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The Mystery of the Five Michilimackinac Soldiers

Ongoing historical research and archaeological excavations form the backbone of our interpretive programs and exhibits. Every now and then we come across a historical mystery! Read more about a mystery of five soldiers from British Michilimackinac who switched sides during the American Revolution.

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Ice Fishing at Mackinac

Ice fishing has been important part of the Straits for thousands of years, but dramatic scenes of net poles so numerous that they appeared almost as a forest are now nearly forgotten.

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A historic black and white photo showing a large white building known as the Fort Mackinac Post Hospital with three cannons in the foreground.

The Hospital Corps at Fort Mackinac

While the Hospital Corps only came into being toward the very end of Fort Mackinac’s time as an active military post, it demonstrates another way Fort Mackinac experienced the changing times of the army.

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The Famous Mackinaw Potato

When you think of Mackinac, you might think of fudge, or no cars, or horses, or the fort. But potatoes?

“The best potatoes in the world grow at Mackinac.” Or at least they did. Read on!

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