This beautiful northern state has access to the great lakes, has a rich automotive industry and a few other interesting facts you will be surprised to learn.
A sad tale now that they are all gone.
Sault Ste. Marie was settled by Native Americans over 500 years ago and was used for fishing and trading of tribes around the Great Lakes. It developed as the first European settlement in the area in 1668. Father Jacques Marquette was a French Jesuit who learned of the Native American village and traveled there to found a Catholic mission.
A Petoskey stone is a rock and a fosil that is often pebble shaped and comprised of fossilized coral.