Shorpy Saturday – Message From Mars: 1913

By Jeffrey Buck

Michiganders have historically flocked to upper Michigan in the summer months to take advantage of the many offerings of nature from the vast lakes to the miles of hiking trails. But as the weather turns to cold it still offers a place to escape. From cabin getaways to ice fishing, Michigan always finds away to really showcase the four seasons. I can only imagine the cold winter breeze off Lake Superior but the residents of Marquette  embrace the beauty of the UP year round.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Message From Mars: 1913“:

Marquette, Michigan, circa 1913. “Washington Street, showing opera house.” Now playing at the picture show: “Message From Mars” and “Flaming Arrrow.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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