Tour the Clinton Kalamazoo Canal

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting a Clinton Kalamazoo Tour on Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first mass transit system in Rochester was a canal that ended in our community in 1838 – it was part of the first public works project in the State of Michigan. Is it still here today? During the tour, guests will be able to walk along parts of the canal, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this man-made waterway. Guests are … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why are there so many Michigan License Plates?

Dear Crabby, Why does Michigan have so many different kinds of License Plates? Sincerely, Art O’Revenue Dear Art O’Revenue, The job of government is to make things more complicated and more confusing; and to generate more money. We had it easy back in the day. The State of Michigan started requiring license plates in 1910. Each year you would go to the Secretary of State, wait in line for hours, and get a new aluminum plate. Well, you’d get two, one for the front and one for the … [Read more...]