Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8/03 Another day in Manistee

I am so glad we stayed in Manistee another day.  This fountain is on Front Street at the Marina.
The town has a trolley history tour, which we took.  It was a short walk to the starting point and it only cost $6.00.  The town was quite affluent in the late 1800's and early 1900's due to the logging industry.  Also the Morton Salt Company is here and gets salt out of the ground by solution mining, which is sending water into the salt vein and dissolving it and then drying the salt out. 

As a result, there were some beautiful Victorian homes and buildings built. 

The Vogue theater has been refurbished and shows first run films as well as children's matinees and retro films.

While on the tour, a family of deer crossed the street in front of us.  It was a doe and buck and two fawns.  The only decent picture I got was of the doe.

In the afternoon, I went to the Manistee Museum.  It was an eclectic museum with lots of information on the Michigan light houses, and the logging industry.  I liked this exhibit of the old pharmacy that had been in one of the older stores downtown. 

Tomorrow, we head to Ludington, MI.

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