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Lost Railway Museum to Host a Fundraiser

Jun 08, 2017

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Uncovering History, One Track at a Time Before the car, when horses were still the way people got around town, the Interurban railway showed up and changed lives. Folks from rural America took a ride to the city – to

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DeLand and the Underground Railroad

May 15, 2017

Charles Victor DeLand Charles Victor DeLand not only left his mark on local, state and national history; remnants of his presence linger today, providing history lovers with a unique opportunity to experience Jackson’s past. DeLand (1828 -1903) had many

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Learn to be a Tourist in your own Hometown: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Apr 01, 2017

While we might be enjoying this mild winter around this time of year most of us start to experience cabin fever. So, what better way to cure cabin fever than getting out of our house and trying something new?  

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How to Kill 3 Hours in Downtown Jackson: For Wedding Parties and Guests

Mar 30, 2017

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I’ve been there, so I can relate. You’ve just prepared for and sat through a wedding ceremony and now you have several hours to kill.  Well fear not, downtown Jackson is the perfect venue to

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Dramatic Escape Years in the Making Led to 30 Hours of Freedom

Mar 23, 2017

Dale Otto Remling concocted one of the most well-known prison escapes in Michigan’s history - all from his Michigan State Penitentiary cell. With the help of a few outside accomplices, he hopped aboard a stolen helicopter and flew

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The Underground Railroad in Jackson Michigan

Mar 14, 2017

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Hidden in plain view are local landmarks that bear witness to a secret past so well concealed, it was only recently discovered. A church, train depot and several bronze plaques are among spots throughout town that were once connected to

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Mar 10, 2017

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Looking for new ways to learn about your hometown and have some fun? We are so very fortunate in Jackson County to have an airport, train station and yes even a car museum.  So, pack up the kids and

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Learn to be a Tourist in your Hometown

Feb 06, 2017

When most of us go on vacation we spend a little time before hand looking into the town we are going to. We want to know what locations we are going to have to stop at, the very best local

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