Michigan offers a treasure trove of history and culture and it is a State that both Ian and Tonya called home. So it is with pleasure that World Footprints offers a brief tour of the Great Lakes State starting with Mecosta County in Mid-Michigan to the Southeast suburbs of Dearborn and Grosse Point. To start, you’ll meet descendents of the “Old Settlers”—a group of twelve African-American families, including Tonya’s family, who migrated by underground railroad and wagon train from Canada and Southern and Eastern states to settle in Western Michigan. Then you’ll experience the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village as we share an audio history of American ingenuity. Finally, you’ll take a step back into history and experience what it was like to live the life of an auto baron as we visit the regal Grosse Pointe home of Henry Ford’s only child, Edsel Ford.
You can listen to the show below or at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldfootprints/2012/06/26/world-footprints-radio
Don’t forget to tune in for their next show, A Sailabration of Norfolk’s Culture and History.
RIP Daddy, Lonnie D. “Boogie” Johnson, Nov 13, 1938 – June 16, 2012
We dedicate this broadcast to our dear father, Lonnie D. “Boogie” Johnson–a man whose wonderful legacy will live on forever.