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As Michigan lawmakers continue to debate funding solutions for crumbling roads, the state House may move to allow golf carts on some of them.
House Bill 5045, introduced by Republican state Rep. Kevin Cotter of Mt. Pleasant, would allow licensed drivers to take golf carts on local streets in communities where elected officials give their blessing.
The state House is returning from summer recess for a session on Wednesday and is tentatively scheduled to take up the measure, which would only apply to cities, villages or townships with 30,000 or fewer residents.
For the full article, see Jonathan Oosting, "Golf carts on local roads up for vote today in Michigan House", MLive, August 27, 2014.
Native Americans are getting back to their roots on Friday, August 27, 2010 with a Detroit River Canoe Crossing to enforce the 1974 Jay Treaty Rights led by the American Indian Movement of Michigan. 200 canoes will journey across Detroit's, Belle Isle Island/Park to Windsor, Ontario, and back.
The River Crossing will be a kick off for the American Indian Movement of Michigan hosting of a Pow Wow in Lincoln Park, MI.
Source : Brita Brookes, "Michigan Asserts Sovereignty Rights in Canoe Crossing", Censored News, August 27, 2010.
A former mulatto Civil War soldier was lynched in Mason on this day, accused of attacking a local farmer's female relatives with an ax in a dispute over wages.
Lynching beyond Dixie [electronic resource] : American mob violence outside the South / edited by Michael J. Pfeifer. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2013. See pages 212-215.
Abraham Lincoln only once set foot on Michigan soil when he visited Kalamazoo on August 27, 1856 to campaign for Presidential Candidate John Charles Fremont. His connections to the state, however, go beyond this one visit. For more information, see Bob Garrett, "Abraham Lincoln’s Michigan", Seeking Michigan, Archives of Michigan, August 24, 2010.
The text of Lincoln’s Kalamazoo speech had seemed lost to time. Then, Tom Starr, a Lincoln enthusiast from Royal Oak, Michigan found it. In 1930, Starr discovered a bound volume of 1856 Detroit Advertiser issues. The volume had fallen behind the shelf at the Detroit Public Library. While paging through it, Starr discovered that the Advertiser had published a verbatim transcript of Lincoln’s Kalamazoo speech! In the speech, Lincoln talked at length about slavery and sectional tensions. Lincoln's Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 27, 1856
Source : Michigan History, July/August 2011.
On August 27, 1818, the Walk-in-the-Water, the first steamboat on the Upper Great Lakes, arrived in Detroit. She was owned by the Lake Erie Steamboat Company and ran between Buffalo and Detroit, with additional stops in Cleveland and Erie, PA.
Source : Michigan Historical Society
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