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Historic beaches opened for Black Americans during Jim Crow

  Back in November of 2019, I posted a list of the beach wade-in protests that took place during the Civil Rights Era. These protests demanded that public beaches be opened up to all people, instead of being limited to … Continue reading

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Black-owned or operated hotels of the Green Book era

One of the most disturbing consequences of America’s Jim Crow segregation¬†era is the limited amount of archival documentation that can be found about Black-owned and operated businesses and organizations from the time period. Even a search of sites such as … Continue reading

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Ten+ planning lessons from “remarqable” Marquette, Michigan

Before going through the twelve planning lessons listed below, it must be noted that for many years, Marquette has been at the top of my list of favorite cities in Michigan, as well as the at the top of my … Continue reading

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China’s clearly spectacular glass footbridges – UPDATED

Words can hardly describe this magnificent 1,726 foot glass suspension bridge that was recently completed over the Lianjiang River Gorge (part of the Huangchuan Three Gorges) in the Liangzhou District of China. It is world’s longest glass bridge and opened … Continue reading

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Ten Planning Lessons from Bisbee, AZ

Current and former mining towns (as well as all declining post-industrial cities) can learn valuable lessons from Bisbee on how to survive and later begin to reverse the decline after its founding industry falters. Architectural gems from previous eras are … Continue reading

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The UK’s loneliest commercial airports

http:// Many are familiar with crowded international airports in the United Kingdom like London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, City, and Luton; as well as Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. However, the following list identifies the ten (10) least busy (loneliest) commercial airports … Continue reading

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WATCH mUSkeGOn!

Got to admit that it has been quite a few years since I last visited Muskegon, Michigan. Even though it is my mother’s birthplace, I can only think of two or three trips to the city (not passing by on … Continue reading

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Stitching together a “Quilt Barn Trail”

On Michigan’s historic Old Mission Peninsula, the community has banded together to stitch a Quilt Barn Trail. One may ask, as I first did, what is a Quilt Barn Trail? Essentially, it is an effort to celebrate and recognize the … Continue reading

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Best airports for customer satisfaction in 2015

The table below from Airport World shows results from 2015 customer satisfaction surveys for those airports with a minimum of 2,000,000 passengers annually. As is evident, Michigan should be pleased that both of its airports which meet the minimum passenger criteria … Continue reading

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Elegant tourist town airport terminals

Below are images of several elegantly designed airport terminals from eight tourist towns across the country. Each has a unique architectural style that immediately impresses those arriving to the community. Well done Traverse City, Jackson Hole, Myrtle Beach, Vail, Kona, … Continue reading

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