Roaming Through Michigan

Michigan Sunset Photo:

I am a huge Ohio State fan so I tend to ignore Michigan more than is healthy.  To be honest, Michigan is a stunning and beautiful state worthy of a vacation that is cooler in the summer (especially on the lake) and fantastic in the spring.  The winters can be a little brutal but if you’re a skier, there’s no place better.

This is a video from 1949, part of a series of documentaries put together by James A. FitzPatrick (and, no, it’s not a typo), called Travel Talks.  It definitely seems outdated (the narrator, alone, could put me to sleep) but it showcases Michigan in a nice, positive light.  Some of the series is available on DVD at Amazon and a number of them can be found on, too.



About Nancy Marine

I've been a travel writer since 2006 and have pretty much loved every minute of it! If there's a location you'd like to know more about, send me an e-mail at and I'll do everything I can to get it on the site for you!


  1. Very cool video! Thanks for finding – and sharing – it!

  2. Aha. I forgot we were on opposite sides of the state boundary. xoxox your favorite MSU Spartan :-) Great article!

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