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Historic women of Mackinac Island

With old forts, gorgeous Victorian architecture and a horse-drawn culture, Mackinac Island is steeped in history. Names of influential men including Jacques Marquette, Edward Biddle, Charles O’Malley, Rome Murdick and Harry Ryba may come to mind. But did you know that much of Mackinac Island history has been shaped in large part by women? From …

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Churches on Mackinac Island are active places of worship, picturesque stops for sightseers and beautiful wedding venues.

Churches of Mackinac Island: 350 years of historic beauty

From quaint places to stay in town to the stunning Victorian architecture of, Mackinac Island oozes charm. The 19th-century vibe makes it feel like you’re walking through yesteryear. That sense is especially strong when passing by Mackinac Island’s historic church buildings. Only about 500 people live year-round on Mackinac Island, yet the collection of church …

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