Tourism Documentary on Northern Michigan is a film produced by MGM in 1949. Taking from UncleHoot’s YouTube page their description states that this video Roaming Through Michigan, “A short tourism documentary on Northern Michigan c. 1949 as part of James A. Fitzpatrick’s “TravelTalks” series. Includes footage of Spikehorn Meyer, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, and other places.”
When we at Buy Local Michigan did a little more research on this Tourism Documentary on Northern Michigan video we found a site at TCL, “This Traveltalks entry roams through the northern end of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and makes a short visit to the Upper Peninsula. We start with a ride in a dune buggy on the Sleeping Bear sand dunes. Then it’s on to Traverse City, the cherry capital of the world. In Harrison, we visit with Spikehorn Meyer, who lives with the bears that roam freely on his large natural preserve. Our visit ends with a look at Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie, with emphasis on water sports and the water transportation industry.”
Lake Leelanau Lake Association shares on their site the following, “Here’s a real treat: this color video was made in 1949 by MGM Studios as part of James A. Fitzpatrick’s “TravelTalks” series. The first half of this 8 minute video features footage of Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and other local places. This was back in the days of the “Dunes Mobiles”, equipped with balloon tires for driving tourists across the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Enjoy!”
Enjoy a look at Michigan a few years back. Remember to Buy and Shop Locally.