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					                     MICHIGAN

                     MICHIGAN IS A LARGE MAGNIFICENT STATE…IT’S ALL
                     ABOUT WATER IN MICHIGAN…BORDERED ON MULTIPLE
                     SIDES BY 3 GREAT LAKES, ERIE, SUPERIOR AND LAKE
                     MICHIGAN… OVER 3000 MILES OF FRESHWATER
                     SHORLELINE..

                     IT’S THE BOATING CAPITOL OF THE WORLD…WITH MORE
                     THAN A MILLION REGESTERED BOATS HERE…

                     OUTDOOR RECREATION IS ON THE WATER IN THE
                     SUMMER….. ICE & SNOW IN THE WINTER…

                     MICHIGAN IS DIVIDED INTO TWO DISTINCT GEOGRAPHIC
                     REGIONS LOWER MICHIGAN AND THE RUGGED,
                     RELATIVELY UNSETTLED UPPER PENINSULA…LINKED BY
                     THE 4TH LONGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN THE WORLD…5
                     MILES ACROSS THE STRAITS OF MACKINAW, IT OPENED IN
                     1957.

                     CULTURALLY THERE IS A THIRD REGION OF
                     MICHIGAN…DETROIT…MOTOR CITY…THE AUTOMOBILE
                     CAPITOL OF THE WORLD…

1:02:05              THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED IT WAS ALL CONCEIVED AND THE
Mark Pischea         TECHNOLOGY OF THE AUTO INDUSTRY WAS ALL EFFECTED OVER
Executive Director   TIME. DETROIT IS OBVIOUSLY THE MOST PROMINENT PART OF THE
                     REGION THAT’S YOU’RE IN.
MotorCities
National Heritage    THE DETROIT RIVER COMESTHRU HERE THE RAILROADS COME
Area                 THROU HERE AND MADE DEVELOPMENT OF DETROIT AN OBVIOUS
                     THING BUT YOU ALSO GOT FLINT WHICH IS THE HOME OF GENERAL
                     MOTORS, LANSING THE HOME OF OLDSMOBILE JACKSOPN WHICH IS
                     THE BIRTHPLACE OF 20 DIFFERENT AUTOMOBILE COMPANIES, AT
                     ONE TIME…DEARBORN WHICH IS THE HOME OF FORD SO AROUND
                     YOU, NOT JUST IN DETROIT BUT AROUND THE REGION THERE’S A
                     GREAT AUTOMOBILE HERETAGE AND A STORY TO BE TOLD.

                     THE INNOVATION THE MEN THE WOMEN THE DESIGNERS, THE
                     LABORERS, THE CRATIVE GENIUS THAT WENT INTO DEVELOPING
                     THE AUTO INDUSTRY, EFFECTED THE WHOLE WORLD AND CHANGED
                     THE COMPLEXION IN THE WAY WE OPERATE AS A SOCIETY
                     TODAY…ALL STARTED HERE AND IT’S UNIQUE IN THAT IT HAPPENED
                     NO WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

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IT WAS IN THIS BUILDING THAT HENRY FORD CREATED A
REVOLUTION IN CAR MANUFACTURING WITH HIS FIRST
MODEL T ASSEMBLY LINE….

THIS ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS A MASS OF INDUSTRY
AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY…

IN NEARBY HIGHLAND PARK FORD SOPHISTICATED HIS
MODEL T ASSEMBLY LINE….IN WHAT WAS KNOWN AS THE
CRYSTAL PALACE BECAUSE OF ALL THE WINDOWS
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF NATURAL LIGHT…

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN OUTSIDE THE PLANT IN A RARE
MOMENT WHEN THE ENTIRE FACTORY WAS GATHERED
FOR A PHOTO.

WOODWARD AVENUE…DETROITS MAIN STREET INTO
TOWN FROM PONTIAC…IS A MERE SHELL OF IT’S FORMER
GLORIOUS SELF, THOUGH A FEW OF THE OLD MANSIONS
REMAIN, OFFICE BUILDINGS OR IN ONE CASE A BED AND
BREAKFAST.

DETROIT’S HISTORICAL MUSEUM ON WOODWARD IS
DEVOTED TO THE AREAS 300 YEAR HISTORY…WITH THE
STREETS OF DETROIT EXHIBITION IN THE LOWER FLOOR A
POPULAR ATTRACTION….

ON THE MAIN FLOOR THE MUSEUM TELLS THE AUTO
INDUSTRY STORY FROM IT’S ROUGH AND TUMBLE
BEGINNINGS TO A MORE MODERN MECHANIZED
ERA…COMPLETE WITH AN ASSEMBLY LINE “BODY DROP”
FROM THE CADILLAC FACTORY…

ACROSS THE STREET DETROIT’S INSTITUTE OF THE
ARTS…A MAGNIFICENT BUILDING FROM THE CITY’S
GRANDEST TIMES…

RODIN’S THINKER GRACES THE MAIN ENTRANCE…CAST IN
THE EARLY 1900’S, ONLY A FEW THIS SIZE WERE EVER
MADE.

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                       THE MUSEUM CLAIMS ONE OF THE LARGEST MOST
                       SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES..65,000
                       WORKS FROM THE CLASSIC TO CUTTING EDGE…

                       THE DETROIT INDUSTRY MURALS DONE BY ARTIST DIEGO
                       RIVERA IN 1933 CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE EARLY
                       AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY WITH REMARKABLE PASSION AND
                       CLARITY.

1:05:23                THERE’S JUST SOM MUCH INVOLVED, IN EVERY CORNER YOU SEE
SOT Peter              ANOTHER PERSON OR PROJECT HAPPENING THAT DIEGO FOCUSED
VanDyke,               ON..I’VE BEEN WORKING HERE A LONG TIME AND LIVED IN DETROIT
Communications         ALL MY LIFE, BUT EVERYTHIME I WALK IN I LOOK AND SAY THAT’S
Coordinator            DIFFERENT, THAT’S NEW WOW…THAT’S INTERESTING..I’LL KIND OF
Detroit Institute of   LOOK AT IT FOR AWHILE AND KIND OF SEE HOW IT FITS INTO THE
Arts                   WHOLE PICTURE. SO THERE’S LOTS OF SYMBOLISM IN THESE.. AH..
                       MURALS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE LIKE TO LOOK AT IT AS APRETTY
                       PICTURE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO LOOK A LITTLE DEEPER.

                       AND I THINK IT’S FUN TO LOOK DEEPER INTO THE MURALS BECAUSE
                       THERE DEFINITELY SOME INTERESTING THINGS.

                       IT CAUSE CONTROVERSEY AT THE TIME BECAUSE, DIEGO RIVERA
                       WAS KIND OF KNOW TO BE A COMMUNIST AND IN 1932 IT WASN’T
                       POPULAR TO BE A COMMUNIST IN THE UNITED STATES AND SO THE
                       MURALS HAS A LOT OF POLITICAL HISTORY SO WE HAD TO COVER
                       THEM FOR A CERTAIN TIME TO MAKE SURE NOBODY UH DEFACE
                       THEM BECAUSE IT HAPPENED IN ANOTHER OF DIEGO’S MURALS IN
                       NEW YORK, SO IT’S BEEN INTERESTING, A KIND OF PROCESS WITH
                       THESE MURALS FOR A LONG TIME.

                       ON THIS SIDE YOU HAVE HERY FORD AND HERE AN AVERAGE
                       WORKER AND THEY SAY HE’S THE EAR AND HE’S TALKING TO HIM
                       GOING IN AND IT’S BEING DIGESTED, IT’S KIND OF THRU THE
                       DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IT’S BEING DIGESTED WITH THE COMMON EVERY
                       DAY AVERAGE WORKER.

                       DETROITS GOT IS OWN REPUTATIOHN, WHICH I LIKE, IT’S KIND OF A
                       “DOWN AND DIRTY” CITY AND THAT’S HOW WE LIKE I…PEOPLE ARE
                       VERY ASSERTIVE AND VERY DRIVEN AND LIKE IT’S GOT A HUGE
                       HISTORY OF MOTOWN AND MOTOR CITY AND NOW WITH PISTONS
                       AND REDWINGS THERES A LOT GOING ON HERE AND RIGHT NOW IT’S
                       ESPECIALLY NEAT BECAUSE THERE’S SUCH A A RVIVAL OF DETROIT
                       AND REJUVINATION OF DETROIT. I LIVE DOWNTOWN AND IT’S NEAT
                       TO BE IN THE CENTER OF SOMETHING THAT’S BEING REGROWN AND
                       REBIRTHED SO THERES BUILDINGS GOIN UP AND PEOPLE MOVING
                       DOWN HERE…IT’S THE FIRST TIME WE SEEN THAT IN THE CITY FOR A
                       LONG TIME…IT’S EXCITING TO BE HERE NOW.
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1:07:29   PETER VAN DYKE EPITOMIZES THE NEW DETROIT…THERE
          ARE MANY SIGNS DETROIT’S METROPOLITAN AREA IS RE
          ASSERTING ITSELF…CONDOMINIUMS ARE SPRINGING UP
          INSIDE THE CITY….NEW STADIUMS DOWNTOWN ARE
          ATTRACTING NEW DEVELOPMENT…

          THE DETROIT OPERA UNDERWENT A RECENT EXPANSION
          OF THEIR HALL ACROSS FROM THE STADIUMS.

          DETROITS 5000 SEAT FOX THEATER IS THE LARGEST
          SURVIVING THEATER OF THE 20’S…

          COMPLETELY REFURBISHED BY MIKE AND MARION
          LLITCH.. THE TEMPLE OF AMUSEMENT.. REOPENED IN 1988
          REASSUMING IT’S ORIGINAL PLACE IN THE
          ENTERTAINMENT WORLD AS THE NUMBER ONE GROSSING
          THEATER IN THE UNITED STATES....


          THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN IS THE GM COMPLEX, ALONG
          THE RIVER…WITH DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY’S RIVER
          WALK, CONVENTION CENTER AND HOTEL
          COMPLEXES…DOWNTOWN DETROIT’S FUTURE IS MUCH
          BRIGHTER THAN IT HAS BEEN IN THE RECENT PAST.

          A FEW BLOCKS FROM DOWNTOWN…MOTOWN MUSIC’S
          ORIGINAL HOME…A MUSEUM SINCE 1988 IT’S OPEN TO THE
          PUBLIC TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

          OUTSIDE DETROIT ….HISTORY CONTINUES.… THE WALTER
          P. CHRYSLER MUSEUM AT THE DAIMLER CHRYSLER
          HEADQUARTERS IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL MUSEUMS IN
          THE REGION THAT CAPTURE THE ROMANCE OF MICHIGANS
          PREDOMINATE PLACE IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY.

          THE ELEGANCE OF THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY’S
          HALCYON DAYS IS PRESERVED IN MANY OF THE ERAS
          GRAND OLD MANSIONS…THE GRANDEST OF THE
          GRAND….MEADOWBROOK HALL BUILT BY MATILDA
          DODGE WILSON, WIDOW OF AUTO BARON JOHN DODGE.

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                       …88,000 SQUARE FEET UNDER ONE ROOF, IN 110 ROOMS,
                       …THE FOURTH LARGEST HISTORIC HOUSE IN THE UNITED
                       STATES…THE WHITE HOUSE INCIDENTALLY IS 5TH.

THE HENRY
FORD…
 1:09:24 SOT           HERE IN GREEFIELD VILLAGE OUR GOAL IS TO BRING 350 YEARS OF
Jim Johnson            LIFE EVERY DAY…WE’RE OPEN EVERY DAY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
The Henry Ford         THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY AND WE MOVE THROUGH THE
                       SEASONS HERE DOING A WHOLE SLEW OF ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE
                       OF ALL AGES AH THERE ARE NEARLY 80 HISTORIC STRUCTURES
                       HERE RANGING IN AGE FROM 1600’S TO THE EARLY 20TH
                       CENTURY…MANY WERE PERSONALLY COLLECTED BY HERNY FORD
                       BACK IN THE 19 TEENS AND THE 1920’S.

                       HENRY FORD OPENED THIS PLACE TO THE PUBLIC IN 1929 WITH THE
                       INTENT OF IT BEING A WORKING VILLAGE AND A SCHOOK SYSTEM
                       THAT ACTUALLY OPERATED HERE FOR MAY YEARS.

                       THAT QUICKLY CHANGED AND IT BECAME WHAT WE KNOW IT TODAY
                       AS A TOURIST DESTINATION WHERE YOU CAN GET UP CLOSE AND
                       PERSONAL WITH AMERICAN HISTORY, THE EVERY DAY PARTS OF
                       AMERICAN HISTORY.

                       RIDES THROUGH THE VILLAGE IN AUTHENTIC MODEL T’S
                       ARE POPULAR WITH VISITORS YOUNG AND OLD…

                       THERE’S A RAILROAD THAT CIRCLES THE ENTIRE
                       COMPLEX…

                       A WORKING FARM…

                       HENRY FORD MOVED THOMAS EDISON’S ENTIRE MENLO
                       PARK LABOROTORY TO GREENFIELD VILLAGE…



1:10:43                THIS IS THE INVENTION FACTORY YOU’RE STANDING IN NOW…THIS
Living history actor   ROOM WAS WHERE MR. EDISON DID MOST OF HIS WORK, THIS WAS
Male actor is Brian    HIS DESK WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF THINGS SCATTERED AROUND
Kutscher, The Henry    HERE…I SHOULD SAY ARRANGED AROUND HERE, MR. EDISON HAD
Ford                   PATENT MODELS , WE HAVE 2,065 BOTTLES ARRANGED AROUND
-1 &2                  HERE ORGANIC, INORGANIC WOOD SAMPLES, HAIR FIBER SAMPLES
3:00                   EVERYTHING MR. EDISON THOUGHT HE MIGHT NEED FOR HIS
                       ELECTRIC LIGHTING AND OTHER EXPERIMENTS AROUND HERE 1093
                       PATENTS IN HIS LIFETIME …350 THAT WERE DEVELOPED RIGHT HERE
                       IN THIS BUILDING IN 7 YEARS.
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                 THIS MODEL WAS DEVELOPED IN 1878 AND THE FIRST WORDS THAT HE
                 SAID WERE THE ONES THAT WERE RECORDED..”MARY HAD A LITTLE
                 LAMB”, A LITTLE PIECE OF PRACTICAL POETRY…THE MEN WERE IN
                 SHOCK, SORT OF NON PLUSSED WHEN THEY RECORDED FOR THE VERY
                 FIRST TIME BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A RELATIVELY SIMPLE SHORT
                 PROCESS WITH DEVLOPING THIS LITTLE MECHANICAL PHONOGRAPH
                 AND UH, EDISON THEN CALLED IT HIS BABY…IT WAS ONE OF HIS
                 FAVORITE INVENTIONS BUT I DON’T THINK EVEN MR. EDISON HAD THE
                 UNDERSTANDING OR THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS LITTLE INVENTION OF HIS
                 THE PHONOGRAPH AS WE SEE IT TODAY THE FIRST RECORDING OF
                 HUMAN VOICE.

                 THE FORD ROUGE FACTORY TOUR, REOPENED RECENTLY
                 AFTER A 25 YEAR CLOSURE… IS AN EXCITING VISIT TO THE
                 REBUILT ROUGE FACTORY WHERE F-150 PICKUPS ARE
                 BUILT…

                 IN ADDITION TO THE FACTORY, A CHANCE TO SEE THE
                 WORLD’S LARGEST LIVING ROOF..THAT COVERS MOST OF
                 THE FORD TRUCK PLANT.

                 10.4 ACRES OF DROUGHT RESISTANT GROUND
                 COVER..REQUIRES NO MAINTENANCE AND WILL LAST TWICE
                 AS LONG AS A CONVENTIONAL ROOF..

                 THE ROOF INSULATION CUTS ENERGY COSTS BY ABOUT 5%
                 WHILE FILTERING RAINFALL AND CLENSING IT OF
                 CONTAMINANTS…

                 SKYLIGHTS LOCATED STRATEGICALLY ACROSS THE ROOF
                 FLOOD THE FACTORY WITH NATURAL LIGHT.

HELL
MICHIGAN
SEGMENT
Highway sign..   THOUGH IT MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY APPARENT…THIS
                 RURAL MICHIGAN HIGHWAY IS INDEED “A ROAD PAVED WITH
                 GOOD INTENTIONS”…


1:13:27          YOU ARE ACTUIALLY IN HELL, MICHIGAN, WE’VE BEEN AROUND A
Sot              HUNDRED AND UH 63 YEARS NOW. WE WERE SETTLED IN 1838 BY
John Colone      GEORGE REESE AND HIS FAMILY…GEORGE HAD 7 DAUGHTERS…NO

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Proprietor/Hell   REASON TO CALL IT HELL…BUT HE BUILT A MILL ON THE BANKS OF OUR
                  RIVER HERE AND A GENERAL STORE AND HE WOULD GRIND THE LOCAL
                  FARMERS GRAIN INTO FLOUR BUT HE ALSO RAN A WHISKEY STILL. SO A
                  LOT OF TIMES THE FIRST 7 OR 10 BUSHELS WOULD BE COME
                  MOONSHINE OR WHISKEY AND SOMETIMES HORSES WOULD COME HOME
                  WITHOUT RIDERS AND WAGONS WITHOUT DRIVERS AND SOMEBODY
                  WOULD SAY TO THE WIFE, WHERE’S YOUR HUSBAND AND SHE’D
                  SAY…AW..HE’S GONE TO HELL.

                  SO IN 1841WHEN THE STATE CAME BY AND SAID GEORGE WHAT ARE YOU
                  GOING TO NAME YOUR TOWN OR COMMUNITY…CALL IT HELL FOR ALL I
                  CARE…EVERYBODY ELSE DOES, SO SURE WE’VE BEEN HELL SINCE
                  …WHAT IS IT…1841.

                  ANSWERS PHONE…HELL COUNTRY SPIRITS…HELLO?

                  THEY CAME THE TOWNSHIPWANTED TO KNOW IF I NEW THE EXACT DAY
                  SO I SAID LET ME DO SOME CHECKING SO WE CELEBRATE THE EXACT
                  DAY UH, THERE WAS REALLY NO WAY TO FIND OUT, OR I WAS TOO LAZY
                  TO GO DO ANYTHING, SO ON THE 13TH OF OCTOBER IS WHEN WE
                  CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY.

                  WE HAVE A NICE PARTY…IT HAPPENS TO BE MY BIRTHDAY..IT’S THE
                  ONLY WAY I COULD GET ANYONE TO HAVE A PARTY FOR ME.

                  IT’S FUN…KIDS…WE LOVE THE KIDS, I CATER TO THE 10 YEAR OLD…IF
                  YOU’VE BEEN NEXT DOOR TO SCREAMS ICE CREAM IT’S A HALLOWEEN
                  STORE ALL YEAR ROUND SO IT’S THE FIRST OF ABOUT 13 BUILDINGS WE
                  WANT TO BUILD ALL DEVOTED TO HALLOWEEN ALL YEAR ROUND WE ALL
                  STAY 10..IF I LEARNED ANYTHING IN BUSINESS THAT IS IT…WE KEEP
                  THAT HUMOR THAT LAUGHTER…12 YEAR OLDS DARE YOU TO SCARE
                  EM..A TEN YEAR OLD…AND WE KEEP THAT… IT’S ALL TO LIKE. IT’S A
                  HAPPY PLACE YOU KNOW TO STAY.

                  YOU’RE IN UPTOWN HELL NOW…AND UH THAT CONSISTS OF HELL
                  COUNTRY STORE AND WEATHER STATION…MID TOWN HELL, IS
                  SCREAMS ICE CREAM AND HALLOWEEN AND DOWNTOWN HELL IS THE
                  BAR…THE DAM SITE INN.

                  (TALKING TO CUSTOMER) THANKS SO MUCH…HAVE A GREAT DAY…HOW
                  YOU GUYS DOIN.. GOOD…47 THERE…

                  (CUSTOMER IN WHITE TANK TOP PAYING A CASH REGISTER) MY MOM
                  AND DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME I WAS GOIN TO HELL…

                  (JOHN) SEE

                  (JOHN) SPEND SOME TIME HERE WHILE YOU CAN ENJOY IT…

                  (SAME CUSTOMER IN WHITE TANK TOP) THE PEOPLE IN HELL ARE A LOT
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          NICER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD THINK…WHEN MY MOM AND DAD
          WARNED ME ABOUT GOIN TO HELL I WAS [RETTY SCARED…NOW I’M
          FEELIN PRETTY GOOD ABOUT IT. GOIN TO HELL ANI’T ALL BAD.

          (JOHN) WE ALL HAVE FUN…

          (CUSTOMER) I NEED A BAG OF ICE…

          (JOHN) OK YOU HAVE FUN…ENJOY THE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND
          HAVE A HELL OF A GOOD TIME

          (CUSTOMER) WE’RE HAVIN A HELL OF A GOOD TIME

          (JOHN) GOOD

          (CUSTOMER AS HE’S LEAVING) OUR ,KIDS ARE HAVIN A RIOT.
          WE HAVE A POST OFFICE…AN OFFICIAL POST OFFICEEVERY PIECE OF
          MAIL THAT COMES THROUGH HELL IS SINGED AND BURNT AND
          STAMPED…I’VE BEEN THROUGH HELL. WE HAVE A SPECIAL DAY ON
          APRIL 15TH, WE’RE OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT. LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT
          390 PEOPLE COME THROUGH HERE FROM ABOUT 6PM IN THE EVENING
          TO MIDNIGHT TO MAIL THEIR TAXES FROM HELL. IT’S A SPECIAL
          STAMP…TAXES FROM HELL…THEY’VE COME FROM A COUPLE HUNDRED
          MILES…


          WE’VE HAD PEOPLE FROM TOLEDO, OHIO, SAGINAW MICHIGAN, COME
          GREAT DISTANCE…DETROIT AREA, JUST TO MAIL THEIR TAXES FROM
          HELL.

          HALLOWEEN 365 DAYS A YEAR WITH SOMETHING TO
          ENTERTAIN AND BRING A SMILE TO EVEN THE MOST JADED
          OF TRAVELERS…


          IN MIDTOWN HELL, BEHIND SCREAMS ICE CREAM
          PARLOR…CUT OUTS FOR DEVILISH PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES…


          IN ADDITION TO BEING THE LOCATION FOR A CUTE
          STORY…THE PINCKNEY RECREATION AREA, SURROUNDING
          HELL IS A BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR ALL SORTS OF OUTDOOR
          RECREATION…AND JUST 50 MILES NORTH WEST OF DETROIT.
Lionel
trains…
          (TRAIN ANNOUNCER)…S-1 82 YOU ARE CLEARE OUTBOUND…

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1:18:03 SOT
Chuck) Horan       WELCOME TO THE LIONEL VISITORS CENTER THIS IS A VISITORS
Visitors Center    CENTER THAT WAS PUT TOGETHER BY A LOT OF LIONEL EMPLOYEES,
                   FRIENDS, FAMILIES…IT WAS DONE ALL VOLUNTEER, IT WAS AFTER
                   WORK AND ON WEEKENDS…WE HAD A LOT OF FUN PUTTING IT
                   TOGETHER AND WE HAVE AN AWEFUL LOT OF FUN SHOWING IT.

                   THE LIONEL VISITORS CENTER WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1991…WAS WHEN
                   WE STARTED..ON THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY…WE COMPLETED IT IN
                   1992.

                   IN FEBRUARY WE OPENED IT UP AND WE AVERAGE ANYWHERE FROM 18
                   TO 22 THOUSAND GUESTS PER YEARAND WE HAVE AN AWEFUL LOT OF
                   FUN IN HERE.

                   FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE A SMALL6 X 8 LAYOUT WHICH IS FOR CHILDREN
                   IT HAS 4LOOPS OF TRAINS A COUPLE OF BUTTOPNS ON THERE WITH
                   SOME ANIMATED ACCESSORIES FOR OUR CARNIVAL RIDES AND THINGS
                   LIKE THATAND ONCE YOU LEAVE THE SMALL VISITORS CENTER
                   CHILDREN’S LAYOUT YOU COME TO OUR LARGER LAYOUT WHICH IS 14
                   AND HALF FEET WIDE, BY 40 FEET LONG.

                   WE HAVE 10 TRAINS RUNNING ON FOUR LEVELS OF TRAINS, IT GETS A
                   LITTLE NOISEY IN HERE BUT UH WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN.

                   IT ALSO MAKES IT VERY INTERACTIVE BECAUSE WE HAVE ABOUT 40
                   BUTTONS AND EACH ONE OF THE BUTTONS WILL OPERATE ONE OF THE
                   ACCESSORIES THAT IS ON THE LAYOUT. WE HAVE SWITCHMEN, TOWER
                   S, WE HAVE CRANES, WE HAVE…OH JEEZ, IT’S JUST NUMEROUS WE
                   HAVE A LOT OF FUN…WE HAVE SAWMILLS THAT ACTUALLY TAKE LOGS
                   AND CUT IT INTO LUMBER, AND THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF OUR MOST
                   POPULAR ONES THAT THE CHILDREN STAND IN LINE AND OUR ADULTS
                   ALSO, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PUSH ALL 5 LOGS THROUGH AND
                   ALL 5 BOARDS COME OUT.

Music nat sound
of trans running
Supers..           WELL ONE THING THAT WE DO SHOW IN HERE…LIONEL’S HISTORY IS
Chuck) Horan       THAT WE’RE 104 YEARS OLD WE WANTED TO SHOW AND HAVE THE
Visitors Center    PUBLIC SEE THAT EVERYTHING IS VERY INTERACTIVE WE’RE RUNNING
 continues         OUR WALK AROUND REMOTE CONTROL OUR COMMAND SOME
                   CONVENTIONAL LOCOMOTIVES…WE JUST WANTED TO SHOW THE
                   PUBLIC HOW SIMPLE AND EASY IT IS TO RUN THE SYSTEM AND HOW
                   EVERYTHING IS SO INTERACTIVE.

                   WE GET PEOPLE IN HERE THAT ARE 60, 70, 80 YEARS OLD AND THERE’S
                   JUST SUCH A SMILE ON THEIR FACE CAUSE THEY CAN REMEMBER THE
                   LIONEL TRAIN THEY HAD WHEN THEY WERE A KID, AND NOW THEY’RE
                   ABLE TO AFFORD ONE AND HAVE ONE THERSELF OR THE PERSON THAT
                   COMES IN AND SAYS BOY WE WEREN’T ABLE TO AFFORD ONE BACK
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                  THEN BUT I HAVE ONE NOW.

                  IT JUST BRINGS OUT SO MUCH EXCITEMENT IN THEM. UH..THEY’RE 16
                  TRAINS RUNNING IN THE ROOM RIGHT NOW 10 ON LARGE LAY OUT AND
                  4 ON SMALL LAYOUT AND WE HAVE ONE ON OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
                  WHICH IS UH…EVERY DAY IS CHRISTMAS AT LIONEL.

                  WE ACTUALLY HAVE 4 CAMERAS LOCATED ON THIS LAYOUT. 2 ARE
                  STATIONARY. ONE’S ON THE CORNER, IT SHOWS A VIEW OF THE TRAINS
                  GOING BY THAT MAKES IT VERY REALISTIC LOOKING. ONE IS AN
                  OVERVIEW ON A SWITCH TOWER WE HAVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
                  LAYOUT WHICH SHOWS THE WHOLE OVERVIEW OF THE SIDE THAT I
                  CAN’T SEE.

                  AND THEN WE HAVE ONE IN OUR KIT BASH CABOOSE, IT’S A SNOW PLOW
                  THAT…AND ONE SHOWS THE ENGINEERS VIEW WHICH IS VERY
                  IMPRESSIVE AND I LIKE CHANGING THAT ONE AROUND A LOT, BECAUSE
                  YOU CAN PUT THAT ON DIFFERENT TRACKS AND SEE DIFFERENT
                  THINGS ON HOW TO CHANGE SCENERY AND GIVES YOU DIFFERENT
                  PLACES TO PUT SCENERY.



1:21:59 SOT       THE HISTORY OF LIONEL IS REALLY ONE OF THE GREAT AMERICAN
Todd Wagner       SUCCESS STORIES, JOSHUA LIONEL COWAN STARTED THE COMPANY IN
Product           1900, AND HE WAS YOUR BASICALLY RESTLESS TINKERER THAT
Manager           STUMBLED UPON SOMETHING THAT WAS REALLY AN ACCIDENTAL
                  DISCOVERY.

                  HE HAD ORIGINALLY THOUGHT OF CREATING SOME MOTORIZED
                  WINDOW DISPLAYS THAT WOULD HELP SELL A..UH, MINIATURE
                  PRODUCTS THAT COULD BE PUT INSIDE THESE CGONDOLA CARS…AS IT
                  TURNS OUT CUSTOMERS WERE MORE INTERESTED IN THE DISPLAYS
                  THEMSELVES..

                  AND THAT PRETTY MUCH WAS HOW WE GOT THE FIRST LIONEL TRAINS.
                  IT WASN’T UNTIL 1905 THAT COWNA STARTED MODELING HIS
                  CREATIONS AFTER REAL TRAINS AND LITERALLY A HUNDRED YEARS
                  LATER WE’RE STILL MAKING TRAINS TODAY.

Chuck) Horan      YOU CAN’T HAVE A BAD DAY WHEN YOU’RE IN THE LIONEL VISITORS
Visitors Center   CENTER.
again
                  IF YOU HAVE A BAD DAY YOU COME DOWN HERE IT CLEARS YOUR MIND
                  FOR THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU’RE DOWN HERE…GETTING INTERACTIVE
                  WITH THE TRAINS, GETTING INTERACTIVE WITH THE ACCESSORIES AND
                  LIKE I SAID EVERYTIME YOU COME IN HERE AND ARE DOING TOURS IT
                  ALL SMILING FACES. YOU DON’T SEE TOO MANY GROUCHY PEOPLE
                  COMING IN HERE. IF THEY ARE WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THAT
                  FRONT DOOR, THE SMILES COME ON.
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Battle
creek
michigan
                  BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN IS FOR MANY CHILDREN…MORE
                  FAMOUS THAN DETROIT…THIS IS BREAKFAST CEREAL
                  CAPITOL OF THE WORLD…SPECIFICALLY RALSTON,
                  KELLOGGS AND POST CEREALS.

                  A PROSPEROUS, PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY KELLOGG’S
                  CEREAL CITY IS THE MAIN ATTRACTION HERE FOR KIDS OF
                  ALL AGES…

Cherry’s          IN TRAVERSE CITY MICHIGAN…THE ANNUAL CHERRY
                  FESTIVAL IS SUMMER’S OFFICIAL KICKOFF ON THE 4TH OF
                  JULY…

                  A WEEKLONG CARNIVAL…WITH RIDES….THERE ARE
                  CHERRYS FOR SALE OF COURSE….EVEN A PIT SPITTING
                  CONTEST….


                  ALL WRAPPED UP WITH THE CHERRY FESTIVAL PARADE
                  THROUGH THE HEART OF TOWN..

1:24:38 SOT       MY NAME IS RACHEL AND THE GUY DRIVING IS ALEX…DON’T WORRY I’VE
Rachel’s cherry   KNOWN HIM FOR A LONG TIME HE’S ACTUALLY A REALLY GOOD DRIVER.
tour…sot
                  WE ARE CALLED THE CHERRY CAPITOL OF THE WORLD BECAUSE WE DO
Rachael Lardie    GROW 50% OF THE WORLD’S CHERRIES HERE IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN.

                  WE GROW TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHERRY TREES HERE. ONE IS
                  THE TART CHERRIES MOSTLY THE MT. RENZIE TART CHERRIES
                  BECAUSE THAT IS THE ORIGINAL TYPE OF CHERRY TREE. WE HAVE THE
                  DARK AND THE LIGHT SWEET CHERRIES RIGHT HERE…WE MIX
                  THEM…THE REASON WHY WE MIX THEM IS BECAUSE WHEN THE BEES
                  COME TO POLINATE THEM THEY WILL CROSSPOLINATE WITH THEM.

                  WE HAVE TO HAVE THEM DO THAT TO PRODUCE THIS TYPE OF FRUIT.
                   THE AMON ORCHARD FARM STORE IS A SIGHT TO
                   BEHOLD…A MULTI RING CIRCUS THAT IS THE EPITOME OF
                   THE FARM WORK ETHIC. EVERYONE IS DOING EVERYTHING
                   AND PITCHING IN WHERE NEEDED…

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1:25:29 sot.      THIS WEEK REALLY BUSY BECAUSE WE’RE SUPPLYING TWO
Jan Amon          PLACES…NOT ONLY BAKE GOODS HERE, BUT BAKE GOODS
Marmett           DOWNTOWN. NOW MY MOM AND DAD OWNED THE FARM, AND MY MOM
                  AND DAD ARE NOW BOTH DECEASED AND SO NOW IT GOES TO THE
                  NEXT GENERATION OF KIDS AND SO MY KIDS GREW UP ON THE FARM
                  AND MY BROTHER DAVE GREW UP ON THE FARM SO IT’S A GOOD
                  PLACE TO RAISE KIDS, IT’S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO RAISE KIDS SO…

                  WE TRY TO PROMOTE EAT CHERRIES, AND THEY MAKE YOU FEEL
                  BETTER.

Backing cutaway

Cherry sorting

Blackie sot…

Kids stamping
product

Sleeping bear     JUST OUTSIDE TOWN…SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL
dunes…            SEASHORE…50 THOUSAND ACRES ALONG LAKE
                  MICHIGAN…A LIVING, EVER CHANGING EXAMPLE OF THE
                  POWERFUL FORCES OF GEOLOGIC CHANGE...

                  NIORMALLY GEOLOGIC CHANGE TAKES MILLIONS OF
                  YEARS, BUT HERE…TWICE IN THE LAST CENTURY SAND
                  SLIDES HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY THE LANDSCAPE
                  ALONG THE SHORE.

                  CLIMBING THE DUNES IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE MOST
                  POPULAR KIDS ACTIVITY…IN THE WINTER THE HILL IS OPEN
                  FOR SLEDDING…
                  FURTHER SOUTH ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN… DUNES AND
                  WATER SPORTS DOMINATE THE OUTDOOR RECREATION
                  PICTURE ALONG SILVER LAKES WESTERN SHORE…


                  IN SILVER LAKE STATE PARK…THE ROAR OF BOAT AND
                  WATER SLED ENGINES IS REPLACED BY 2 AND 4 WHEEL
                  VARIETIES…450 ACRES OF DUNE SET ASIDE FOR ORV’S OF
                  ALL SHAPES AND SIZES..

Doug Noren,

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knife maker
Start on hammering
cu…

Cu of material in
forge…

1:28:24               MASTER KNIFE SMITHS…THERE ARE ONLY 100 IN THE
                      WORLD…TRANSFORM COLD HARD STEEL…INTO ART…

Pan knives…           AN ANCIENT CRAFT OF FORM AND FUNCTION…


                      THESE ARE JUST A FEW PIECES FORGED BY MASTER KNIFE
                      SMITH DOUG NOREN….

Ms doug               THE PROCESS STARTS AT THE FORGE…OR MORE
hammering….           CORRECTLY WITH AN IDEA/INSPIRIATION… FOLLOWED BY
                      HOURS OF WORK MELTING, HAMMERING, CRAFTING,
                      BENDING, GRINDING, CARVING AND POLISHING……

1:29:00 SOT Doug      I GOT A LITTLE CROOKED THERE IN ONE SPOT…GOTTA STRAIGHTEN
Noren, master knife   THAT OUT.
smith
Cu quillian dagger    TO BECOME A MASTER KNIFE SMITH REQUIRES A MINIMUM
in drawer…            OF 6 YEARS WORK CULMINATED BY CREATING 5 KNIVES TO
                      BE JUDGED BY THE GUILD…

1:29:16 Sot Doug      LIKE I SAID WE HAD TOI HAVE 5 KNIVES FOR THE MASTERS AND WE
Noren                 HAD TO HAVE ONE ART KNIFE, AND THIS IS ONE CALLED A QUILLIAN
                      DAGGER, AND QUILLIANS ARE THE ENDS OF THE GUARD.

                      IN WEAPONERY IT’S MEANT TO CATCH THE END OF THE OPPONENTS
                      SWORD SO IT DOESN’T HIT YOUR HAND AND IT GETS CAUGHT IN
                      THERE.

                      THE DAMASCUS PATTERN IS CALLED FIRE AND ICE OR REEF & SURF,
                      AND UH KIND OF HAS A FLAME LOOK TO IT, IT KIND OF LIKE THE
                      GUARD TO LOOK LIKE A FLAME. IT’S CALLED A QUILLIAN DAGGER.
                      WITH A PITOSI STONE HANDLE AND IT HAS TO HAVE TWISTED WIRE
                      WHICH CVOULD BE SILVER OR GOLD, AND I USED SILVER.

                      THE GROOVE IS HAND FILED INTO THE STONE SO IT FITS JUST
                      PERFECT.

                      THE CHALLENGE WAS IN THE GUARD. IT HAD TO BE ABSOLUTELY
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                      PERFECT…THE DISTANCE IN HERE AND HERE HAS TO LINE UP WITH
                      YOUR BLADE AND HOW IT SAT AND THE DISTANCE IN THIS ARC HAD TO
                      BE THE SAME, AND YOU’RE BASICALLY DOING IT ALL FREE HAND.


                      I PUT MY NAME ON THE EDGE..ON THE RICASSO RIGHT THERE, THAT
                      WAY IT WOULD DETRACT FROM THE DAMASCUS PATTERN ON THE
                      RICASSO.. THIS SURFACE IS REALLY NICE.

                       WE’VE ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE OF DOUG’S KNIFE
                      SMITHING…

                      THERE ARE HOURS OF GRINDING, AND POLISHING THE
                      BLADES…FINDING THE RIGHT HEFT AND BALANCE FOR A
                      PERFECT HANDLE…

SOT Doug noren        IT’S VERY SUBJECTIVE IT’S UH YOU ONLY HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT
1:31:18               OF MATERIAL TO WORK WITH AND YOU’RE AFTER A PARTICULAR
                      PATTERN UH SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO UH, OH …YOU ALWAYS DON’T
                      END UP WITH WHAT YOU ANTICIPATE. SOMETIMES YOU END UP WITH
                      MORE THAN YOU ANTICIPATE, THEN YOU HAVE TO REPLICATE IT.

Tilt down             THE LAYERING OF THE VARIOUS METALS TO MAKE
Damascus..            DAMASCUS STEEL IS AN ENTIRE ART TO ITSELF..INVOLVING
                      HUNDREDS OF LAYERS OF DIFFERENT METAL…

Knife pan in drawer
Ships name boards     DOUG IS A GIFTED, INVENTIVE CRAFTSMAN WHOSE
                      TALENTS RANGE FROM THE 7 HOUSES HE’S BUILT
                      TO…SHIP’S NAME BOARDS…IHE’S A MASTER AT THIS
                      CRAFT TOO AND TRAVELS WORLD WIDE TEACHING HIS
                      ART…



Upper
peninsula
1:32:30               WITH THE OPENING OF THE MACKINAC BRIDGE IN THE LATE
                      50’S, WHICH AT THE TIME WAS THE LONGEST SUSPENSION
                      BRIDGE IN THE WORLD…5 MILES OVER THE MACKINAC
                      STRAITS…MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA…A
                      WONDERLAND OF WILDERNESS, WATERFALLS AND A
                      PRETTY COLORFUL HISTORY…WAS OPENED UP TO ANYONE
                      WITH A CAR, SOME TIME AND A LITTLE ADVENTUROUS

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                    WANDERLUST.

                    MACKINAC ISLAND IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE GREAT
                    JEWELS OF THE UP…WE’LL GET BACK TO IT A BIT LATER…

                    THE HILLS AND VALLEYS OF THE UPPER PENINSULA ARE
                    COVERED IN DENSE TIMBER…PUNCTUATED BY PRISTINE
                    LAKES AND STREAMS…

                    WATERFALLS ARE SCATTERED ACROSS THE UPPER
                    PENINSULA…WELL OVER 200 COPPER COLORED
                    CASCADES RUSH THROUGH GLACIER CARVED LIMESTONE
                    TRACKS…
Open for various
waterfall shots..   THE AMBER COLORED WATER IS FROM TANIN LEACHED
                    FROM CEDAR, SPRUCE AND HEMLOCK.

                    TAHQUAMANON FALLS, UPPER AND LOWER…NOW
                    ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF VISITORS TO THE STATE PARK
                    SURRONDING THE FALLS..

                    UPPER TAHQUAMANON IS THE SECOND LARGEST CASCADE
                    EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI…200 FEET ACROSS WITH NEARLY
                    A 50 FOOT DROP.

                    THE FROTH CHURNED UP BY THE CASCADE IS FROM THE
                    REMARKABLY SOFT RIVER WATER…A TRADEMARK OF THE
                    REGION.

Town scenes, old    THE GREAT COPPER RUSH OF THE 1840’S COMES ALIVE IN
ruins and mine      OLD MINING COMMUNITYS LIKE CALUMET…TOURISM IS
tour…
                    NOW REVITALIZING OLD MINING COMMUNITIES ONCE FADED
                    LUSTRE…

                    COPPER HARBOR…SCENE OF THE FIRST COPPER
                    DISCOVERYS, 2 YEARS BEFORE THE CALIFORNIA GOLD
                    RUSH… IS A QUIET, PEACFUL LITTLE COMMUNITY NOW…FT.
                    WILKINS BUILT IN 1840 TO KEEP THE
                    PEACE…COMPLIMENTS THE RESTORED 1840’S COPPER
                    HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE….

1:34:46 Sot         THE COPPER HARBOR LKIGHTHOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1848 TO MARK THE
lighthouse          ENTRANCE TO COPPER HARBOR 6 YEARS BEFORE THE CALIFORNIA
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Barry james, curator   GOLD RUSH. AMERICA’S FIRST GREAT MINING BOOM BEGAN
of educastion, Dept.   HERE…PROSPECTORS AND MINERS WERE COMING UP HERE LOOKING
history, arts and      FOR COPPER IN THE HILLS AND THE HARBOR BECAME SO IMPORTANT
libraries, Michigan    AS A PLACE TO LAND AND GET SUPPLIES THE UNITED STATES
historical center      GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO PUT A LIGHT HERE ON THE POINT TO
                       MARK THE ENTRANCE.

                       LAKE SUPERIOR AND MANY OF THE GREAT LAKES AS WELL ARE DEEP
                       AND HARBORS OF REFUGE ANDIN THE CASE OF LAKE SUPERIOR,
                       LONG DISTANCES FOR PLACES TO LAND BOATS, SO MARINERS IN THE
                       EARLY DAYS REALLY HAD TO KNOW WHERE THEY WERE GOING AND
                       LIGHTS WERE REALLY IMPORTANT TO MARK SAFE PASSAGES OR
                       ISLANDS AND OTHER PLACES THEY COULD LOOK FOR SHELTER.

                       THIS ROOM WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PARLOR SITTING ROOM AS PART
                       OF THE 1848 LIGHT KEEPERS BUILDING AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE
                       DWELLING WHERE THE KEEPER STAYED. THE FIRST TOWER WAS
                       BUILT A LITTLE DISTANCE FROM HERE WHERE THE KEEPER WOULD
                       WALK UP TO MAINTAIN THE LIGHT DAILY THEN SPEND OTHER HOURS
                       IN THIS HOME.

                       IN THE 1860’S INSTEAD OF HAVING A TOWER SEPARATE FROM THE
                       KEEPERS HOUSE, THEY PUT THE LIGHT AND DWELLING IN ONE
                       BUILDING. SO IT BASICALLY ATTACHED THE TOWER TO THE KEEPERS
                       HOUS…THAT WAS THE STYLE OF THE TIME. AND THEIR JOB WAS
                       FAIRLY SIMPLE, TO KEEP THE LIGHT BURNING FOR THE MARINER TO
                       SEE, BUT THEY ALSO NEEDED TO HAVE A GOOD SKILLS IN REPAIR AND
                       FIXING THINGS. PAY WAS MODERATE AT BEST. ABOUT 650 DOLLARS A
                       YEAR IN THE 1800’S AND A LITTLE MORE IF THEY WERE AT THEIR
                       STATION YEAR ROUND. BUT AH NEAT PLACES TO VISIT A TOUCH
                       STONE TO THE PAST IN MARITIME HISTORY.

                       THE PICTURED ROCKS AREA ALONG WITH THE MORE THAN
                       1700 MILES OF SHORELINE SURROUNDING THE UPPER
                       PENINSULA IS AN UNDISTURBED PARADISE FOR BOATERS
                       AND KAYAKERS…

                       THE THIRD OLDEST EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT IN THE UNITED
                       STATES, SAULT ST. MARIE IS THE GATEWAY INTO LAKE
                       SUPERIOR…

                       THE SOO LOCKS NOW ALLOW GIANT CARGO SHIPS TO
                       TRAVERSE THE ONCE IMPASSABLE ST. MARYS RIVER
                       FALLS…A DROP OF OVER 21 FEET…

                       FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN THE 1800’S THE LOCKS ARE
                       THE LONGEST IN THE WORLD.
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                11,000 VESSELS EACH YEAR… 90 MILLION TONS OF CARGO
                TRAVEL BETWEEN THE GREAT LAKES AND LAKE
                SUPERIOR…EACH YEAR…

                LIKE GHOSTS IN THE HAZE…THE GIANT LAKER BOATS
                …1000 FEET IN LENGTH, OVER 100 FEET WIDE… CARRY
                72,000 TONS OF FREIGHT…

                EQUIVILENT TO 6, ONE HUNDRED CAR TRAINS, OR 2300 SEMI
                TRAILER LOADS…THEY ‘RE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION
                TO THE ECONOMY OF THE GREAT LAKES..



Sunset close…

1:38:33 VO      MICHIGAN’S AND THE UPPER PENINSULA’S CROWN JEWEL
MACKINAC        IS MACKINAC ISLAND….
ISLAND
SEGMENT
aerial
                TRAVEL TO THE ISLAND IS BY FERRY, PLANE OR PRIVATE
                BOAT…

                IT’S A POPULAR RACE DESTINATION FOR SAILORS WHO
                HAVE BEEN RACING HERE FOR THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS
                OR SO…

                TRANSPORTATION ON THE ISLAND IS ON FOOT, BICYCLES
                OR ONE FORM OR ANOTHER OF GENUINE HORSE POWER…

                BEST INTRODUCTION TO THE ISLAND…MACKINAW ISLAND
                CARRIAGE TOURS…IT’S THE WORLD’S LASRGEST AND
                OLDEST CARRAIGE TOUR COMPANY….RUNNING ABOUT 300
                HORSES IN THE SUMMER…

1:39:16 SOT     WE STARTED OUT WITH…YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE BIG PARK ON
Dan Mitchell    THE RIGHT, WHICH IS CALLED FATHER MARQUETTE PARK, THAT’S HIS
Tour guide      STATUE UP IN THE CENTER THERE WITH A SEA GULL ON HIS HEAD.

                UP ON THE HILL THERE IS FORT MACKINAC, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1780
                BY THE BRITISH, MAIN WALLS AROUND THE FT. ARE ORIGINAL THEY
                HAVE BEEN REPAIRED HERE AND THERE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART
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                       ARE ORIGINAL.

Park & Fort
exteriors…fife music

1:40:05 SOT            FT MACKINAC IS AN ORIGINAL REVOLUTIONAY ERA FORT BUILT IN
Tim Putnam             1780 BY THE BRITISH AND SUBSEQUENTLY BY TREATY BECAME THE
Tomothy Putman         AMERICANS AND WAS ALSO THE SITE OF SOME BATTLES DURING THE
Mackinac State         WAR OF 1812, IN FACT THE FIRST LAND ACTION OF THE WAR OF 1812
Historic Parks 1 & 2   TOOK PLACE RIGHT HERE ON MACKINAC ISLAND AND IT CHANGED
                       HANDS A COUPLE OF TIMES, BUT THE AMERICANS ENDED UP WITH IT.

                       NOW WE RUN IT AS A LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM.

                       WELL FT MACKINAC WAS BUILT IN 1780 AND THIS IS THE ORIGINAL
                       STRUCTURE, ONE OF THE NEAT THING S ABOUT IT YOU
                       KNOW…YOU’RE STANDING ON THE ACTUAL GROUND, THIS IS NOT A
                       RECONSTRUCTION OR SOMETHING THAT WAS JUST PUT UP TO
                       RECREATE SOMETHING THAT WAS HERE. THIS IS THE ACTUAL FORT.

                       IT’S BEEN A MUSEUM PROGRAMS AS WE HAVE IT NOW, SINCE 1959
                       WHEN WE STARTED LIVE INTERPRETATION PROGRAM AND REALLY
                       STARTED RENOVATING THE BUILDINGS.

1:41:14 Dan 2 SOT      THE OLD BUILDING HERE THE FUR COMPANY STORE WHICH IS ALSO
Dan Mitchell           KNOWN AS THE BEAUMONT MUSEUM DEDICATED TO DR. WILLIAM
Tour guide             BEAUMONT, HE WAS A SURGEO N HERE AT FT. MACKINAC. HE WAS
                       NOTED FOR BEING THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER STUDY THE
                       DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. AND DID SO RIGHT HERE ON MARKET STREET
                       ACTUALLY.

                       ORIGINALLY MARKET WAS THE MAIN STREET BACK IN THE FUR
                       TRADING DAYS WHEN THE FORT WAS ACTIVE. MANY OF THE
                       BUILDINGS ARE ORIGINAL, SOME DATE BACK OVER 200 YEARS OLD.

Dan 3 with exteriors   IN CASE YOU HAVE ANY POST CARDS TO SEND BACK HOME, THIS IS
of post office         THE POST OFFICE HERE WHICH IS ONE OF THE PLACES THAT ARE
                       OPEN YEAR ROUND.

                       NO MAIL DELIVERY ON THE ISLAND, EVRYONE HAS TO RIDE DOWN ON
                       THEIR BICYCLE OR WALK DOWN TO PICK UP THEIR MAIL.

                       TWO BIG BUILDINGS ON THE RIGHT HERE…THESE WERE THE
                       ORIGINALLY THE WAREHOUSE FOR THE AMERICAN FUR COMPANY
                       THIS WAS OWNED AND OPERATED BY JOHN JACOB ASTOR AND HIS
                       FAMILY.

                       FROM 1817 TO 1834, THE ASTORS BOUGHT SOLD OR TRADED OVER 3
                       MILLION DOLLARS IN FURS HERE. THE HIGHEST PRICED FUR WOULD
                       HAVE SOLD FOR ABOUT A NICKEL. THE AVERAGE PRICE WOULD
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                    HAVE BEEN ABOUT 2 TO 3 CENTS, SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THE VOLUME
                    OF FURS THAT CAME THROUGH HERE .




Dan 5 & 6 to lead   THIS IS THE WORLD FAMOUS GRAND HOTEL WHICH IS ONE OF THE
into Grand hotel…   LARGER SUMMER HOTELS IN THE WORLD. THE GRAND HOTEL HAS
                    JUST SHY OF 400 ROOMS, IT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY TWO
                    STEAMSHIP COMPANIES AND A RAILROAD COMPANY. IT WAS BUILT
                    BASICALLY TO PROMOTE TOURISM IN THIS AREA.

                    AS I’M SURE YOU’LL NOTICE IT’S ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS
                    HERE ON THE PENINSULA. THE FRONT PORCH HERE IS 660 FEET
                    LONG. VERY PRETTY, FRESHLEY PAINTED EVERY SPRING. I CAN’T
                    INAGIUBNE HOW MANY GALLONS OF PAINT IT WOULD TAKE, BUT IT
                    WOULD DEFINITELY BE A LOT.


1:43:10 SOT Dan     NATIVE AMERICANS CONSIDERED MACKINAC ISLAND SPECIAL SO
musser, owner       THEY CONSIDERED HOME TO THEIR GODS, AND I BELIEVE EVER
Mackinac island     SINCE THEN WE’VE ALL FELT IT’S SPECIAL AND UH LATER ON THE
hotel               BRITISH BUILT FORTIFICATIONS HERE TO PROTECT THE STRAIGHTS
                    THAT THE HOTEL LOOKS OVER AND THEN IN MORE RECENT TIMES
                    THE RAILROAD BUILT THIS MAGNIFICENT STRUCTURE, A
                    DESTINATION TO ALL PEOPLE.

                    QUESTION WHAT BRINGS PEOPLE TO THE GRAND HOTEL)…WELL I
                    THINK IT’S A COMBINATION OF THINGS, CERTAINLY THE UNIQUENESS
                    OF THIS FACILITY… I THINK THE CHARM AND UNIQUENESS OF THE
                    ISLAND HELP, WE ALSO HOPE THAT THE ROOMS THAT WE PROVIDE,
                    THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE, THE FOOD AND THE AMBIANCE
                    THAT WE TRY TO CREATE BY HOLDING ONTO SOME TRADITIONS
                    SUCH AS WEARING COAT AND TIE FOR GENTLEMEN IN THE EVENING
                    FOR DINNER AND MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL STARTING
                    REALLY AT LUNCH TIME UNTIL A LITTLE PAST MIDNIGHT.
                    FRESH FLOWERS WHETHER IN OUR GARDENS OUT HERE OR CUT
                    FLOWERS INSIDE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS, THE TRADITIONAL
                    THINGS WE’RE TRYING TO HOLD ONTO AND ALSO NOT BE TOO
                    STUFFY.
Street scenes…
Sunrise
bumper…from
ferry

1:45:15             THE REALITY OF KEEPING A SEASONAL ISLAND
                    COMMUNITY RUNNING AND MAINTAINED IS A FULL TIME
                    PROJECT IN THE SUMMER….LONG BEFORE THE
                    TOURISTS AWAKEN FOR CROISANTS AND COFFEE…AN
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                      ENTIRE ARMY OF CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
                      WORKERS…FERRY INTO THE ISLAND FOR THE DAY…
Open up for workers
and ferry scenes…
                      MOVING CARGO IN A HORSE DRAWN SOCIETY…MEANS
                      WAGONS…LOTS OF WAGONS HAULING ALL SORTS OF
                      GOODS…

Hay wagon passing     MACKINAC ISLAND RUNS ON PEDEL POWER AND
by                    HORSE POWER…THE WHINNEYING KIND…THIS
                      ISLAND’S FUEL HOWEVER….IS NOT CONTROLLED BY
                      OPEC…

Open up for cargo     1200 TONS OF HAY EACH SUMMER IS CONSUMED BY
shots and guys        THE 600 OR SO HORSES ON THE ISLAND….
unloading horse
wagon on slide with
water in bg…

                      HORSE EXHAUST…IF YOU WILL ….IS PLENTIFUL… J0B
                      SECURITY FOR THE ISLANDS STREET CLEANERS..

Painter with ladder   ON THE ISLAND YOU MOVE YOUR STUFF HOWEVER YOU
on bicycle…           CAN…
Street
scenes…music…
                      THOUGH THE ISLAND MAY BE FAMOUS FOR NO MOTOR
                      VEHICLES IT’S MOST RECOGNIZED CLAIM TO FAME IS
                      FUDGE….

                      MAYS CANDIES HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME LOCATION ON
                      MACKINAC ISLAND FOR 65 YEARS…
                      5 GENERATIONS. REPORTEDLY THE FIRST FUDGE
                      SHOP IN THE UNITED STATES…WITHOUT QUESTION THE
                      FIRST ONE ON THE ISLAND.

1:46:52 SOT           THE EASIEST WAY TO DO IT THE FIRST TIME IS TO PUSH
Marvin May            FORWARD AND LIFT..DON’T….
May’s candies
                      PATRIARCH, MARVIN MAY IS STILL AT IT…NOW
                      TEACHING HIS CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN THE
                      ART OF FAMOUS MACKINAC ISLAND FUDGE….

1:47:07   SOT         I HAVE THREE OF MY DAUGHTERS AND I’VE HAD TWO DIFFERENT

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Marvin May             SONS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER AND I HAVE A GRAND SON WHO
May’s candies          HAVE ALL WORKED IN THE BUSINESS BESIDES MY FATHER AND
Continues              AND MY GRANDFATHER SO WE’VE GOT ABOUT 5 GENERATIONS
                       THAT HAVE CARRIED ON THE SAME LINE.


                       SO MY FOLKS CAME HERE ALONG TOWARD THE END OF THE
                       DEPRESSION, THE BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR II, WITH SUGAR
                       RATIONAING LOOMING IN THE BACKGROUND…DAD AND I SOULD
                       COME TO WORK IN THE MORNING AND WE’D MAKE ALL THE
                       FUDGE WE COULD MAKE UP TO NOON. WE’D PUT A SIGN OUT
                       THERE IF YOU LOOK BEHIND THE COUNTER THE PICTURE ON THE
                       WALL IS THIS LONG LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR THAT DOOR
                       TO OPEN, SO OUR DAY’S SUPPLY DIDN’T LAST TOO LONG.

                       WELL FOR MANY YEARS WE WERE THE ONLY FUDGE SHOP IN
                       THE UNITED STATES AND I STARTEDIN HERE WITH MY DAD IN
                       1940. AS LOT OF THESE FUDGE RECIPES …HE’D HEARD THE TWO
                       CANDY SHOPS THAT HAD BEEN HERE WENT OUT OF BUSINESS,
                       ONE OF THEM HAD SOLD FUDGE, SO HE LOOKED THROUGH ALL
                       OF HIS RECIPES AND HE THOUGHT A SLAB FUDGE WOULD BE A
                       LITTLE BIT MORE PICTURE ESQUE THAN DIFFERENT TYPES OF
                       PAN FUDGES.

                       IT’S JUST SHOWMANSHIP…THAT ALL,,THAT WHY YOU NOTICE ALL
                       THE ONES CAME ALONG AFTER US ALL OVER THE COUNTRY,
                       THEY ALL MAKE SLAB FUDGE. THEY DO IT FOR THE SAME
                       REASON. THEY FIGURE WELL, WE DID IT SUCCESSFULLY THAT
                       WAY SO CAN THEY…SO… SO OUR BUSINESS GREW AND GREW
                       AND GREW AND MY DAD REGSTERED A TRADEMARK…”FAMOUS
                       MACKINAC FUDGE” SO WE HAVE THAT TRADEMARKED TO THIS
                       DAY. NOW THERE ARE FUDGE SHOPS…NOW I’M SURROUNDED
                       BY FUDGE SHOPS…SURROUNDED BY ORIGINALS…YOU KNOW
                       HOW THAT GOES.

                       I GUESS THEY’RE FROM NEW YORK TO L.A. RIGHT ABOUT NOW
                       SEE.


Close on sunset shot
on lake on
cass…493

Credits…               Motor Cities National Heritage Area
Motor Cities           WWW.EXPERIENCEEVERYTHINGAUTOMOTIVE.ORG
National Heritage
Area                   DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
                       WWW.DIA.ORG



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THE HENRY FORD
WWW.THEHENRYFORD.ORG

WALTER P CHRYSLER MUSEUM
www.chryslerheritage.com

Meadow Brook Hall
www.meadowbrookhall.or

LIONEL TRAINS
WWW.LIONEL.COM

DEPT OF HISTORY, ARTS AND LIBRARIES,
MI HISTORICAL CENTER
WWW.MICHIGAN.GOV

STARLINE MACKINAC IS HYDROJET FERRY
WWW.MACKINACFERRY.COM

MACKINAC ISLAND CARRAIGE TOURS
www.mict.com

MACKINAC ISLAND TOURISM BUREAU
WWW.MACKINACISLAND.ORG




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