Mackinac Island Inside Out: 5 things you have to see in Michigan’s original national park


You may know that Mackinac Island is home to historic Fort Mackinac, the Colonial-era military base that the British, French and Americans fought over in the 18th and early 19th centuries. But did you know that as the political significance of Mackinac declined and the island evolved into a popular vacation destination, it became the…

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Explorer’s guide to Mackinac Island: Cave of bones and more


More than 250 years ago, Fort Michilimackinac came under attack during Pontiac’s War. Under the guise of a lacrosse game, a coalition of Native Americans invaded the fort and routed the British who controlled it. Twenty people were killed, some of them scalped alive. The fur trader Alexander Henry fled. Henry was friends with the…

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