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  Mackinac National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mackinac National Park was a U.S. National Park that existed from 1875 to 1895 on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan.
The park grounds included Fort Mackinac, which continued to serve as a garrison of the United States Army during the operation of the park.
In 1895, at the request of the Michigan Governor John T. Rich, the fort was decommmissioned and the park was turned over to the State of Michigan, becoming Mackinac Island State Park, the first state park in Michigan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mackinac_National_Park   (178 words)

  
 Mackinac Island State Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mackinac National Park, later known as Mackinac Island National Park, was created in 1875, the second national park in the United States after Yellowstone National Park.
Mackinac Island played an important role in the War of 1812 between the United States and Canada (then a British colony).
Fort Mackinac, upon the island, was built by the American army after capturing the island during the Revolutionary War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mackinac_Island_State_Park   (255 words)

  
 Parks & Recreation: Educational foot soldiers: when it comes to historical preservation, Mackinac Island State Park ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
What in the 1870s was known as Mackinac National Park was the second national park in the U.S. (Yellowstone was the first.) In 1895, the federal government transferred administration of the land to the state of Michigan, and Michigan's first state park was born.
The history of the island's attempts to be car-free is a long and winding road, but the gist of it is that, today, residents, visitors and park personnel get around the island much as they would have in at the turn of the 20th century: by foot, bike or horse-drawn carriage.
After all, the island is blanketed by snow and ice at that time of year, and the main way to reach the mainland is by waiting for an ice bridge to form, and then snowmobiling across.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1145/is_8_37/ai_91398916   (1551 words)

  
 Mackinac Island State Park Facts - Mackinac State Historic Parks
Mackinac Island State Park became Michigan's first state park in 1895 when Mackinac National Park was transferred from the U.S. Government to the State of Michigan.
It remained a national park until it was transferred to the State of Michigan in 1895.
Stately Victorian cottages decorate the island's bluffs, and historic cemeteries are monuments to the legacy of past island dwellers.
www.mackinacparks.com /parks/mackinac-island-state-park-facts_41   (430 words)

  
 Petoskey Residents Donate Land to Mackinac Island State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mackinac Island, Mich. — Susan Lundgren and Kristin and Paul Rossi of Petoskey, Mich., have donated an approximately 1.3-acre parcel of land on Mackinac Island to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission (MISPC).
The parcel is located adjacent to state park land at Brown’s Brook and significantly enlarges the state-owned lands in that sensitive area of Mackinac Island.
Mackinac State Historic Parks is an agency of the Department of History, Arts and Libraries, whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for Michigan residents by providing access to information, preserving and promoting Michigan’s heritage and fostering cultural creativity.
www.outdoorcentral.com /mc/pr/03/09/26c1.asp   (437 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Mackinac Island Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mackinac Island (pronounced MACK-ih-NAW) is a small island, 4.4 mile² (11.3 km²) in area, in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The island was at the center of a thriving fur industry beginning in the 17th century and lasing into the early 19th century.
When Fort Mackinac was decommissioned in 1895, the land was given to the state of Michigan and it became Michigan's first state park, Mackinac Island State Park.
www.ipedia.com /mackinac_island.html   (670 words)

  
 Opinion #5290
The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is authorized to license bicycles which may be used on park lands regardless of whether the bicycles are rented from shops located within the park or located within the city of Mackinac Island.
Mackinac Island largely consists of the State Park, but portions of it are privately owned.
The matter of congestion of the main street of the city of Mackinac Island is one which is within the jurisdictional authority of the city.
www.ag.state.mi.us /opinion/datafiles/1970s/op05290.htm   (1008 words)

  
 Mackinac on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
During the American Revolution, the fort and town at Old Mackinac, threatened by the exploits of the American general George Rogers Clark, were moved to Mackinac Island.
The island and the straits were awarded to the United States in 1783 by the Treaty of Paris, but they remained in British hands until 1794.
Mackinac Island's Main Street becomes eerily quiet in winter, its summertime bustle replaced by the occasional buzz of snowmobiles.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Mackinac.asp   (820 words)

  
 Mackinac Island Michigan
Mackinac (pronounced Mack-in-aw) Island is a north Michigan island summer resort in the Straits of Mackinac.
After the fort was abandoned in 1894, the federal goverment transferred much of the island to the state of Michigan.
The Island is three miles long, two miles wide and nine miles around at the shore.It has a population of about 470 people.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/4278/mackinacisle.html   (293 words)

  
 Local comment: Marina fever menaces Mackinac
The City of Mackinac Island has passed a resolution asserting its authority over the shore, as granted by state charter, and is on record opposing the eastern location.
Cawthorne stated that he supports MDNR and the Waterways Commission's proposal for development at the east end of the island because it provides more boat slips and opportunities for more visitors and longer stays on the island.
The quiet shore of Mackinac Island should not be chiseled away to meet the seasonal whims of a small segment of the boating community.
www.freep.com /voices/columnists/elen29_20000929.htm   (728 words)

  
 Mackinac.com
Mackinac Island is the truly "all natural" theme park of America.
Families, especially children, love their relatively new found "mobility", exploring the historic, natural beauty of Mackinac Island State Park, honored by National Geographic as one of the ten finest in America.
The calendar of events on Mackinac Island is highlighted by the Annual Lilac Festival, climaxed with one of the largest "All Horse Hitch" parades known.
www.mackinac.com /content/general/about.html   (346 words)

  
 Mackinac Island
The ordinance was proposed to the village council, by a group of carriage drivers, whose livelihood was dependent on taking visitors on tours of the island and transporting them from the ferry boats to their accommodations.
Scout troops from across the country are welcomed to stay on the island for week-long visits during the summertime, to partake in the natural wonders of Mackinac Islands Parks.
To ensure the preservation of the limestone formations on Mackinac Island, the park commission has limited private development within park owned land and requires that all leased bluff cottages maintain a victorian style of architecture.
www.geocities.com /moondarlin/tmackinacisland.html   (559 words)

  
 Proposed budget cuts would hike Mackinac Island fees - 04/13/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Mackinac Island Park Commission on Monday proposed the fee hikes for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 in a report aimed at finding ways to offset a proposed cut of nearly $1.5 million in state aid to Mackinac Island parks.
Mackinac supporters say their case is different from other state parks, because the parks have great historical value and draw tourists from all over the world.
The Mackinac commission said it would not be wise or practical to charge a fee just to visit the island, since some visitors never enter the parks.
www.detnews.com /2005/metro/0504/13/C09-148673.htm   (823 words)

  
 Association of Midwest Museums
The essay described the challenges (and solutions) the Park’s staff faced in interpreting the "large collection of bits of rusted iron" acquired through its excavations to reconstruct the buildings at Fort Michilimackinac.
It’s interesting to note that the Mackinac Island State Park Commission used prison labor from a nearby Department of Corrections forest conservation camp.
Petersen served as the Parks' Director from 1958-1985.
www.midwestmuseums.org /mackinac.html   (1212 words)

  
 Galveston Island State Park - Galveston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Those traveling to Sherwood Island State Park to cool off over the July Fourth weekend will be on their own when it comes to safety.
The Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area/State Park is a joint effort between USFWS and Texas Parks and Wildlife to preserve the diverse biological balance on this remote barrier island.
Moran State Park's new ranger is Chris Guidotti, who comes from nearby San Juan Island where, for the past 12 years, he has managed Lime Kiln Point State Park plus several others in the outer islands.
galvestonislandstatepark.fopsgalveston.com   (846 words)

  
 Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Jennifer Granholm has proposed a $1.5 million cut in state appropriation to Mackinac State Historic Parks, which is half of the parks' annual expenses, according to the Associated Press.
In the meantime, Mackinac Island State Park Commission Chairman Dennis O. Cawthorne has indicated he hoped the commission would search for additional revenues and negotiate with Granholm to find alternative solutions to the state's budget problems, according to the St. Ignace News.
The Mackinac Island State Park Commission consists of seven members appointed by the governor of Michigan and confirmed by the Michigan senate.
www.cheboygannews.com /articles/2005/03/16/news/news1.prt   (325 words)

  
 Mackinac Island Michigan .com Vacation Rentals Hotels Attractions Events Real Estate Weather Map Pictures Business ...
Mackinac Island, in fact, was the setting for the romantic movie, “Somewhere in Time,” starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
Mackinac Island’s all-natural theme park atmosphere is great for either couples or families with children, and it was named one of the ten finest state parks in the country by National Geographic.
The island is eighty percent state park, and in summer tourists come to escape the heat of the cities and enjoy the lakeshore breezes, fine restaurants and grand hotels.
www.mackinacislandmichigan.com   (516 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mackinac Island State Park was founded in 1875 making it the second national park of our country.
However, when it became a Michigan State park in 1895, it was no longer a national park.
Mill Creek was established in the 1790s and was a source for lumber on Mackinac Island.
t3.preservice.org /T0401386/landmarks.htm   (578 words)

  
 The US50 - A guide to the fifty states
Straits State Park is near the boat lines serving Mackinac Island, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.
Wilderness State Park is a nature lover's paradise, offering 26 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 16 miles of hiking trails and nine rustic cabins, some of which are located on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
W.J. Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is bordered by a group of inland lakes frequented by anglers and boaters.
www.theus50.com /michigan/outdoors.shtml   (1008 words)

  
 Mackinac National Park -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Mackinac National Park was a (Click link for more info and facts about U.S. National Park) U.S. National Park that existed from 1875 to 1895 on (Click link for more info and facts about Mackinac Island) Mackinac Island in northern (A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region) Michigan.
Its creation was largely the result of efforts by (Click link for more info and facts about United States Senator) United States Senator (Click link for more info and facts about Thomas W. Ferry) Thomas W. Ferry, a native of the island.
The park grounds included (Click link for more info and facts about Fort Mackinac) Fort Mackinac, which continued to serve as a garrison of the (The army of the United States of America; organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare) United States Army during the operation of the park.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mackinac_national_park.htm   (184 words)

  
 Michigan State Parks, Marinas, Camping, Outdoors, Events, Books, Posters | © www.michiganring.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Situated between the shores of Muskallonge Lake and Lake Superior, this park is known for its forests, lakes and streams.
The park has an observation platform and a number of campsites that offer stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac.
The Upper Falls of Tahquamenon Falls State Park is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, with a drop of 50 feet and a width of 200 feet.
www.ring.com /travel/dnr/parkseup.htm   (580 words)

  
 Islands.com | Mackinac
It was "Somewhere in Time," the 1979 movie starring Christopher Reeve that brought the island and the Grand Hotel to the attention of a new generation (and reminded an older generation of remembrances of things past).
About four-fifths of Mackinac (pronounced Mac-in-naw) is state park, where trails and bridle paths are the domain of the horse and buggy and bicycle.
From the island’s famed Grand Hotel, some history and fun facts (the hotel's swimming pool was named for actress Esther Williams, who starred in the 1949 movie "This Time for Keeps", filmed here).
www.islands.com /mackinac   (544 words)

  
 Lansing State Journal:Retired parks deputy injects life into history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Straits' story: David Armour holds a poster promoting Historic Mill Creek, a state park at the Straits of Mackinac that was developed under his leadership and has attracted more than a million visitors since it opened in 1984.
During 36 years as deputy director of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, Armour was a driving force behind bringing history to life, expanding the park system and protecting Mackinac Island State Park against development.
Armour, who spent seven months of each year in Lansing and five on Mackinac Island, was headed toward a career as a university instructor when he fell under the spell of the northern Michigan's beauty and rich history.
www.lsj.com /news/local/031028_armour_3b.html   (621 words)

  
 Mackinac Island & Round Island
Mackinac Island State Park was Michigan’s first state park.
No motorized vehicles are allowed on the island; it is an ideal area to explore on foot, by bicycle, or in a kayak.
At the south end of the island is a harbor and small city, where ferries bring thousands of tourists to the island every summer.
www.trails.com /tcatalog_trail.asp?AffID=mz01&TrailID=CGM018-018   (170 words)

  
 Donations for parks are her goal - 06/01/03
She was appointed to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission last month.
The parks' budget was cut from $1.9 million to $1.7 million, said Timothy Putman, spokesman for the commission.
It would be my job to help my state and the governor in preserving the historical aspects of the island.
www.detnews.com /2003/macomb/0306/09/d05-179587.htm   (1244 words)

  
 The Rutherford Institute - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
MACKINAC, Mich.—Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have successfully protected the First Amendment rights of two Michigan residents, Bryan and Linda Beckwith, to distribute religious literature and speak to visitors in Mackinac Island State Park.
Beckwith that she was not permitted to speak to park guests on the sidewalk; Mr.
In response to the Institute’s concerns, the Acting Director of Mackinac State Historic Parks acted quickly to remedy the situation by formally reprimanding the park employee who sought to curtail the Beckwiths’ activities, issuing a written apology to the Beckwiths, and promising future employee training to ensure a better understanding of protected-speech activity.
www.rutherford.org /articles_db/press_release.asp?article_id=451   (447 words)

  
 III. Mackinac Island State Park Commission [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]
The fiscal year 2003 gross appropriation for the Mackinac park system is $2,950,800; $1,037,600 of this amount comes from the Mackinac Island state park fund, while $76,400 is generated from user fees.
The parks need not be managed by the state — in fact, they might be improved and made more self-sufficient if management responsibility were transferred to a private, nonprofit organization.
The conservancy has restored the park from its dilapidated state in the 1970s to its present beautiful condition, using almost $250 million worth of private investment.
www.mackinac.org /article.asp?ID=6605   (380 words)

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