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More great Michigan trivia!

“The (even) Greater, Great Lakes Trivia Test”

released May 2018!

Even more questions!  Many more answers!

  • Who was the first millionaire in Detroit, and why was his daughter called, Princess?
  • What Michiganian could juggle four balls while riding a unicycle and is called the father of the digital age?
  • Where is Michigan’s first historical marker?
  • When was apple cider first noted in Michigan?
  • Why can Michigan Catholics eat muskrat on meatless days?
  • How many times was Michigan’s first governor, Stevens T Mason, buried?
  • Did the Japanese bomb Michigan during WWII?
  • What happened to the church that inspired the hymn, “The Old rugged Cross?

Take my latest test, let’s see what you know.

 

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There are many varied paths that may have led you here to this site. First off, thank you for visiting and my goal is to provide you with the information you are seeking and connect if it makes sense. If I miss the mark, don’t hesitate to share.

As an author, I have the pleasure of offering a children’s book: The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry or The Practically True Tale of How the Huckleberry Railroad Got It’s Name.  A drive around M-25 with my book Michigan Thumb Drive. Plus my first book, The Great Great Lakes Trivia Test. Visit the Author page to learn more about the books and buy a copy while you are at it!

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The Great Great Lakes Trivia Test

The (even) Greater Great Lakes Trivia Test

The (even) Greater, Great Lakes Trivia Test is about the people, places and history of Michigan and the Great Lakes. Who was the first millionaire in Detroit, What Michiganian could juggle four balls while riding a unicycle and is called the father of the digital age, where is Michigan’s first historical marker, and why can Michigan Catholics eat muskrat on meatless days? Learn the Who, What, Where, When and Why of Michigan. Take the test, let’s see what you know.
The Great Great Lakes Trivia Test

The Great Great Lakes Trivia Test

A must have for any trivia buff or Michigan fan! You will be amazed at the 264 pages packed with interesting facts and stories about Michigan. Use the Pay Pal option below to order for $16.95 plus shipping cost, or view the events link to meet Michael on the book tour.
Michigan's Thumb Drive

Michigan's Thumb Drive

“Michigan’s Thumb Drive” is a trip through the history of Michigan. Michael J. Thorp tells stories of people, hard work and hard luck; legends of opportunity and riches and of failure and loss. Tales of presidents and war heroes, famous inventors and explorers, simple farmers and sophisticated Ivy League professors; it’s all here in one trip around Michigan’s Thumb.
Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry

Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry

Author Michael J. Thorp turns railroad history on its ear with this delightful and slightly scary tale of an oversize huckleberry and the people who see it, and have to decide whether to tell anyone what they saw. A little history, a little fantasy and a whole lot of fun. Do you believe in the Abominable Huckleberry?