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A Trip to Mackinac Island By Sarah Johnson Quit
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Fort Mackinac <ul><li>Fort Mackinac is located on the Southern Bluff of  Mackinac Island. </li></ul><ul><li>It towers 150 ...
The Grand Hotel Quit <ul><li>Construction began in 1886 and the completion of the Grand Hotel was in 1887. </li></ul><ul><...
Saddle Horses Quit * 600 horses call Mackinac Island home during the warm months. <ul><li>You can rent horses and take gui...
Carriage Tours Quit <ul><li>Mackinac Island has the oldest and largest horse and buggy livery in the world. </li></ul><ul>...
Mackinac Bridge Quit <ul><li>In 1888, the board of directors of the Grand Hotel proposed a bridge to go across the Straits...
History of the Island Quit Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse- 1892 Arch Rock <ul><li>Aboriginal Natives originally named the i...
Old Mission Church Quit <ul><li>Old Mission Church is the oldest surviving church building in Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Historic Downtown Quit Historic Mackinac <ul><li>Mackinac Island has one of the oldest residences. </li></ul><ul><li>There...
Author’s Page Quit I hope you all enjoyed your tour of Mackinac Island! My name is Sarah Johnson and I am currently a stud...
Resources <ul><li>http://www.mackinacisland.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mackinac.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gr...
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  1. 1. A Trip to Mackinac Island By Sarah Johnson Quit
  2. 2. Pick Your Route! Quit Resources Author Page
  3. 3. Fort Mackinac <ul><li>Fort Mackinac is located on the Southern Bluff of Mackinac Island. </li></ul><ul><li>It towers 150 feet above the Mackinac Straits. </li></ul><ul><li>It is Michigan’s only Revolutionary War era fort. </li></ul><ul><li>It was constructed by British soldiers during the American Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>The British did not relinquish Fort Mackinac to Americans until 15 years after American independence. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1895, the fort was closed and is currently in use as a historic museum where many reenactments take place. </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. The Grand Hotel Quit <ul><li>Construction began in 1886 and the completion of the Grand Hotel was in 1887. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1890’s, the front porch was considered the longest porch in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The porch became the principal meeting place on the island. </li></ul><ul><li>The porch is dubbed “Flirtation Walk” for elderly and romantic couples. </li></ul><ul><li>There have been two movies filmed at the Grand Hotel: This Time for Keeps (1946) and Somewhere in Time (1980). </li></ul><ul><li>Air-conditioning wasn’t added until 2007. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Saddle Horses Quit * 600 horses call Mackinac Island home during the warm months. <ul><li>You can rent horses and take guided or unguided trails all over the island. </li></ul><ul><li>The ban of automobiles caused the necessity for horses at the end of the 19 th Century. </li></ul><ul><li>There are only 30 draft horses that are left on the island during the winter months to provide taxi services and dray services to the community. </li></ul>Breeds include Belgian, Clydesdale, Irish Hackney, Percheron, Standards and other combinations.
  6. 6. Carriage Tours Quit <ul><li>Mackinac Island has the oldest and largest horse and buggy livery in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>These horses consume over 1250 tons of hay, 370 tons of oats, and 250 tons of special feed supplements each season. </li></ul><ul><li>Special horse shoes were developed specifically for these horses. </li></ul><ul><li>These horse shoes are now used in Disneyworld and many other cities around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>They were developed by equine specialists on Mackinac Island. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mackinac Bridge Quit <ul><li>In 1888, the board of directors of the Grand Hotel proposed a bridge to go across the Straits. </li></ul><ul><li>After numerous attempts, construction finally began on May 7 , 1954 and officially opened on Nov. 1, 1957. </li></ul><ul><li>Mackinac Bridge cost about $85 million to complete. </li></ul><ul><li>The bridge is 5 miles long </li></ul><ul><li>It is the world’s longest suspension bridge between cable anchorages. </li></ul>* It was designed by the great engineer Dr. David B. Steinman.
  8. 8. History of the Island Quit Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse- 1892 Arch Rock <ul><li>Aboriginal Natives originally named the island ‘Mish-la-mack-in-naw’ which means turtle. They believed it resembled its shape. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 17 th Century, it was an important French western Fur Trade site. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1875, Mackinac Island was given protection for the natural resources it holds, and development stopped on the island. </li></ul>*The island has been inhabited by the French and the British, and finally given to the American’s by a treaty after the American Revolution. *The Island is made up of limestone, a precious natural resource. *The island covers 3.8 sq. miles.
  9. 9. Old Mission Church Quit <ul><li>Old Mission Church is the oldest surviving church building in Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>It represents the first Protestant work among Native Americans at Mackinac Island. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was built between 1829 and 1830. </li></ul><ul><li>It was originally lead by Reverend William Ferry and his wife Amanda. </li></ul><ul><li>With many restorations, this church is not active, but considered a museum and public has access. </li></ul><ul><li>Although, many weddings still to take place here. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Historic Downtown Quit Historic Mackinac <ul><li>Mackinac Island has one of the oldest residences. </li></ul><ul><li>There are at least five historic homes dating back to the 18 th Century on Mackinac Island. </li></ul><ul><li>From June through September, you can visit these homes and see reenactments of the people’s lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Many houses were designed during the Victorian era </li></ul>* To see more information, please view the following video below:
  11. 11. Author’s Page Quit I hope you all enjoyed your tour of Mackinac Island! My name is Sarah Johnson and I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University. I am studying Group Social Studies with an emphasis in History for Elementary Education. I personally love Mackinac Island and I think that it is a great experience for children of all ages to visit. The history of the island is very important and plays a part in our American History. Feel free to contact me! To send an email, click here
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>http://www.mackinacisland.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mackinac.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.grandhotel.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mackinacbridge.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.photosonmackinac.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mackinacparks.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org </li></ul>Quit
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