Hollywood Actor Dedicates Manistee Historic Sites Tours

Hollywood Actor Dedicates Manistee Historic Sites Tours

By: Andrew Allen HOLLYWOOD ACTOR TONI TRUCKS DEDICATES HISTORIC SITES TOURS Hollywood Actor and Manistee native Toni Trucks (known for her parts in Seal Team and Twilight Breaking Dawn)  came home for a very special event at the Ramsdell Theatre. Media and the local...
The Udell History in Manistee County

The Udell History in Manistee County

THE ROLLWAY HISTORY Often times before we set out on a trip, we may wonder if the journey (like the old adage says) will be worth the destination. Upon turning onto Horseshoe Bend Road the thought of turning around and the phrase, “There’s not really much down here,”...
Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge

Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge

I can’t count how many times I’ve traveled across M-55 to get to Manistee County from the east side of the state.  What I recently learned is that right before the village of Wellston, you will cross one of Michigan’s rarest truss bridges. The Cooley Bridge is...
Trolley tour is a visit to the past

Trolley tour is a visit to the past

Imagine stepping back to a time when you would hear the sound of horses’ hooves clip-clopping down the cobblestone streets of Manistee as you board a street car at the station in your neighborhood to go downtown for the evening. This was a regular occurrence...
The Sand Industry in Manistee

The Sand Industry in Manistee

While salt was more or less discovered in Manistee, sand, on the other hand, was an abundant problem that residents of the city have had to, more or less, endure. In the past, the area’s sand dunes gave the city a unique reputation for being pretty to look at...