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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Mark Schauer.
You probably know that already, but the list below includes five other things you may not know about the Ann Arbor Republican. And check out the photo gallery above to see a side of the governor you might not have seen before.
For the full article, see Jonathon Oosting, "Michigan governor 2014: 5 things you may not know about Republican Rick Snyder", MLive, October 23, 2014,
On this date in 2001, Margaret Chiara was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. She was forced to resign on March 16, 2007. On March 23, 2007, the New York Times reported that Chiara was told by a senior Justice Department official that she was being removed to make way for a new attorney that the Bush administration wanted to groom.
Peggy Lue McCreery has a hunger in her soul for trees, for the shade of maples and oaks, for the silvery rustle of a birch in the wind.
Season after season she has tried to coax a leafy bower from the red earth of the Oklahoma plains, planting oaks and poplar seedlings she found in Chicago. She didn't understand her longing for tall trees until her husband discovered he had married into a family of American Indians, the Potawatomi (Pot-ah-WAT-ah-mee).
Her ancestors once lived where the trees were so thick, legend has it, a squirrel could cross from branch to branch from Lake Michigan to Lake Erie and never touch the ground.
For the full article, see Jennifer Dixon, "She Finds Her Roots Are Indian, In Michigan Woman Discovers Pride in Potawatomi Heritage", Detroit Free Press, October 23, 2000.
Note: The Michigan State University Provides Online Access to the Detroit Free Press via Proquest Gannett Newstand.
On October 23, 1934, the husband-and-wife team of Jean and Jeannette Piccard navigated a balloon as high as 10.9 miles above the earth, starting from Dearborn, Michigan, and landing many hours later hundreds of miles away in Ohio. This flight reached the stratosphere, and set the women’s altitude record for Jeanette, which she held until the early 1960s. The Henry Ford has digitized about 40 photographs and documents related to the flight, including this quirky photo of Charles Roscoe Miles, a Lincoln portrayer visiting Dearborn at the invitation of Henry Ford, examining the gondola a few days before the flight. Find more material documenting the adventure before, during, and after the flight on The Henry Ford’s collections website. (If you want even more, browse additional Piccard material in the digital collections of the Detroit Historical Society, and read their accompanying blog post.)
Source : Ellice Engdahl, "Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Piccards’ Flight", Henry Ford Blog, January 20, 2014.
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