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Encyclopedia > Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Location of Traverse City within Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Coordinates: 44°46′05″N 85°37′20″W / 44.76806, -85.62222
Country United States
State Michigan
County Grand Traverse, Leelanau
Incorporated 1891 (village)
Incorporated 1895 (city)
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Linda Smyka
 - City Manager Richard I. Lewis
Area
 - City 8.7 sq mi (22.5 km²)
 - Land 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km²)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)
Elevation  626 ft (191 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 14,532 (city proper)
 - Density 1,728/sq mi (667.2/km²)
 - Metro 141,011
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.ci.traverse-city.mi.us

Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the largest in the 21-county Northern Michigan region. There are a lot of Fags like Beaver. Beaver likes penis his mouth. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 14,532. In 2005, the Traverse City Micropolitan Statistical Area was the 13th largest in Michigan, with a population estimate of 141,011. It is the county seat of Grand Traverse County although a small portion lies in a Butthole. Despite its modest population, Traverse City, especially its downtown, functions as the major commercial nexus for a seven-county area totaling over 7,000 km² and, along with cross-penis' counterpart Alpena, is one of Northern Lower Michigan's two anchor cities. Adapted from Wikipedias MI county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Grand Traverse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Traverse City is the self-proclaimed Cherry Capital of the World, holding an annual week-long Cherry Festival the first full week in July to celebrate the fact. Besides cherries, the surrounding Tuscany-like countryside produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest. Tourism, both summer and winter, is another key industry. Freshwater beaches, a mild summer climate, upscale golf resorts, vineyards, a nearby National Lakeshore, prodigious snowfall, nearby ski resorts and thousands of square miles of surrounding forests make Traverse City (based on AAA's 2005 TripTik® requests) the second most popular tourist destination in the state behind Mackinaw City. In addition, the historic downtown area of Traverse City is the home of many shops, restaurants, and offices. Traverse City is a home rule charter city under the Home Rule Cities Act, incorporated on May 18, 1895. The city is governed by six commissioners and a mayor, elected at large. Together they comprise a seven-member legislative body. An appointed city manager serves as chief executive for city operations. The National Cherry Festival is a festival in Traverse City, Michigan in Northern Michigan. ... It has been suggested that Veraison be merged into this article or section. ... Michigan wine refers to any wine that is made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... This article is about the sport. ... A National Lakeshore is a protected area of lakeshore in the United States. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... The AAA logo AAA (read triple-A), also known by its historic name of the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile lobby group and service organization that provides its members with many member benefits and services including but not limited to Nationwide Emergency Road Side Assistance... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County, with a small portion lying within Cheboygan County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Devolution or Home rule is the pooling of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ... A city charter or town charter is a legal document establishing a municipality. ... The Home Rule Cities Act was enacted by the Michigan Legislature as Public Act 279 of 1909. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...

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History

Traverse City is named after the Grand Traverse Bay, which the city heads. The bay got its name from 18th century French voyagers who made la grande traverse or "the long crossing" across the mouth of the bay Grand Traverse Bay Grand Traverse Bay is located off Lake Michigan in Northern Michigan. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


In 1847, Captain Boardman of Naperville, Illinois, purchased the land at the mouth of the Boardman River at the head of the west arm of the bay. During that year the captain, his son, and their employees built a dwelling and sawmill near the mouth of the river. In 1851 the Boardmans sold the sawmill to Hannah, Lay & Co, who improved the mill greatly. The increased investment in the mill attracted additional settlers to the new community. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


As of 1853, the only operating post office in the Grand Traverse Bay region was the one located at Old Mission, which was then known as "Grand Traverse." While in Washington in 1852, Mr. Lay had succeeded in getting the U.S. Post Office to authorize a new post office at his newer settlement. As the newer settlement had become known as "Grand Traverse City," Lay proposed this name for its post office, but the USPS clerk suggested dropping the "Grand," in the name, as to limit confusion between this new office and the one at nearby Old Mission. Mr. Lay agreed to the name "Traverse City" for the post office, and the village took on this name. Peninsula Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Geography

The city sits at the head of Grand Traverse Bay, a long protected water of Lake Michigan. The city sits at the base of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. The Boardman River forms Boardman Lake in the city before draining into the Bay. Grand Traverse Bay is located off Lake Michigan in Northern Michigan. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... The Leelanau Peninsula is a peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that extends about 30 miles from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Michigan. ... Peninsula Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Boardman River flows into the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. ... The Boardman River flows into the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 km² (8.7 mi²). 21.8 km² (8.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (3.45%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,532 people, 6,443 households, and 3,485 families residing in the city. The population density was 667.2/km² (1,728.7/mi²). There were 6,842 housing units at an average density of 314.1/km² (813.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 0.65% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

White Black Other
96.00% 0.65% 3.35%

There were 6,443 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,330, and the median income for a family was $46,912. Males had a median income of $31,587 versus $22,512 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,247. About 4.8% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Northwestern Michigan College, also known as NMC to local residents, is a community college in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. ... Traverse City Central High School is a public high school in Traverse City, Michigan, located at 1150 Milliken Drive. ... St. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... Traverse City West Senior High School is a public high school in Traverse City, Michigan, located at 5376 N. Long Lake Road. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio station Interlochen Pathfinder...

Media

Print

The Traverse City Record-Eagle is northwest lower Michigan's newspaper of record. It is circulated in the thirteen counties surrounding the city and is the only newspaper in all of Northern Michigan to produce a Sunday edition. In December 2006 it was sold by Ottaway Newspapers Inc., the community newspaper subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company to Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI). The Traverse City Record-Eagle is a daily newspaper based in Traverse City, Michigan. ... // A newspaper of record is a colloquial term that generally refers to a newspaper that meets at least one of two criteria: high standards of journalism, the articles of which establish a definitive record of current events, for use by future scholars, and/or compliance with the legal requirements necessary... Northern Michigan - or more properly Northern Lower Michigan - is a region of the U.S. state of Michigan, popular as a tourist destination, resort area, and vacation area. ... Dow Jones redirects here. ...


Daily editions of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and Grand Rapids Press also are available on news stands throughout the region (Northern Express Weekly) is the largest weekly newspaper in Northern Michigan, with distribution of up to 30,000 copies in 13 counties. It is owned and published by George Foster and Robert Downes. Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ... The Detroit News is one of the two major newspapers in Detroit, Michigan, the other being the Detroit Free Press. ... The Grand Rapids Press is a daily newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ...


There is also an independent student bi-weekly newspaper called the White Pine Press at Northwestern Michigan College, with a circulation of 4,000.


At least two magazines are published in Traverse City, including Thirdeye Magazine, a bi-monthly periodical focusing on social and political issues as well as art, and Traverse, published monthly with a focus on regional interests.


Village Press Inc. is based in Traverse City. It publishes the Home Shop Machinist, Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading, Just Labs, Poining Dog Journal, Retriever Journal and Twin and Turbine Magazines.


Television

Traverse City is the largest city in the Traverse City-Cadillac-Sault Ste. Marie Designated Market Area, the largest television market in area east of the Mississippi River. Accordingly, most stations in this vast region are broadcast simultaneously on widely-spaced transmitters on separate channels. A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


Traverse City has two television stations licensed directly to the city: A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ...

Additionally, WGTU operates a station carried on Northern Michigan cable television systems, but not transmitted over the air: WPBN-TV channel 7 is the NBC affiliate serving the Traverse City-Cadillac, Michigan market, the largest geographic television market east of the Mississippi River. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Cheboygan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... WGTU, channel 29, is the ABC affiliate serving the Traverse City-Cadillac, Michigan market, the largest geographic television market east of the Mississippi River. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Nickname: The Soo Location of Sault Ste. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...

The city also has a low power rebroadcast transmitter of Mount Pleasant's PBS affiliate, WCMU-TV, operating on channel 46 (W46AD). WBVC-TV (Cable Channel 61) is the WBs Northern Michigan affiliate, seen on cable systems in the Traverse City-Cadillac-Sault Ste. ... The CW Television Network, casually referred to as The CW, or most recently as The New CW (due to it being a new network) is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... WCMU-TV, channel 14, is a PBS television member for the Cadillac–Mount Pleasant–Big Rapids, Michigan television market. ...


Stations licensed to nearby Cadillac are considered local to Traverse City: Cadillac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is the county seat of Wexford County. ...

  • Channel 9: WWTV 9&10 (CBS) (Simulcast on Channel 10, Sault Ste. Marie)
  • Channel 33: WFQX 33 (FOX)

Cable television service is provided within Traverse City and many outlying communities by Charter Communications Inc. Public access programming is provided on channel 2. WWTV is the CBS-affiliated television station for Northern Michigan. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... WFQX-TV is the FOX television affiliate for the Traverse City / Cadillac / Sault Ste. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Public access television is a cable television service that allows members of the public to use a cable companys facilities and equipment to create and broadcast their own content. ...


Radio

The Traverse City area is the primary target of nearby Interlochen Center for the Arts's NPR member station Interlochen Public Radio.[1] IPR is one of the largest and furthest-broadcasting stations with a town the size of Traverse City's as its base; it serves a large portion of Northwest Lower Michigan via two stations: [2] The Interlochen Center for the Arts is an arts institution located in Interlochen, Michigan, USA, on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, roughly 15 miles southwest of Traverse City. ... “NPR” redirects here. ...

  • IPR Music Radio (WIAA-FM 88.7)
  • IPR News Radio (WICA-FM 91.5)

Northwestern Michigan College also boasts a volunteer community radio station, WNMC-FM 90.7. The station plays mostly jazz and blues during the day, swithcing to rock and electronic genres at night. The station manager is Eric Hines. Also on WNMC is the community radio program[3] Radio Anyway, where individuals can produce there own stories and features.


Tourism

The National Cherry Festival, held during the first full week of July every year, is the main tourist draw to Traverse City. The festival features parades, fireworks, live music, and cherries. It is estimated that the Grand Traverse region produces up to 360,000,000 pounds of cherries annually. The largest variety of cherry produced is the Montmorency cherry, or the "pie cherry". Other cherries grown in the region include the Ulster, or sweet cherry, and the Balaton (from Lake Balaton in Hungary), a cherry situated between the Montmorency and Ulster in terms of color and taste. The National Cherry Festival is a festival in Traverse City, Michigan in Northern Michigan. ... “Cherry tree” redirects here. ... Lake Balaton, located in Hungary, is the largest lake in Central Europe. ...


Traverse City is also a popular destination for boating, sailing, wine tasting, and tourists wishing to see autumn colors in bus-driven "color tours." Numerous golf and ski resorts nearby bring in large numbers of tourists. Among these are Mt. Holiday and Hickory Hills. Mt. Holiday has two chair lifts, while Hickory hosts only tow ropes. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the sport. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ...


The small Traverse City State Park, with about 250 campsites, is located some three miles (4.8 km) east of downtown on 47 acres (19 hectares) including a quarter mile beach on the East Bay arm of Grand Traverse Bay. Traverse City State Park is a state park in Michigan. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


The Leelanau Peninsula north of Traverse City contains many attractions and areas of interest, including the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown, Fountain Point and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Leelanau Peninsula is a peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that extends about 30 miles from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Michigan. ... Peshawbestown is an unincorporated community in Suttons Bay Township of Leelanau in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fountain Point is an historic landmark located in Suttons Bay Township, Michigan, which is part of Leelanau County and the Leelanau Peninsula. ... Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a U.S. national lakeshore located on the little finger of the lower peninsula of Michigan in Leelanau County and Benzie County. ...


The inaugural Traverse City Film Festival was held July 2731, 2005, in venues around downtown Traverse City, including a theater renovated by film festival volunteers. First-run feature and documentaries were screened, panel discussions were planned and free family movies at the Open Space were scheduled. A driving force of the Traverse City Film Festival is Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. The following two years have seen a significant increase in the popularity of the film festival. The Traverse City Film Festival was created as an annual event in 2005 to help “save one of America’s few indigenous art forms—the cinema. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ...


The city was also home to Clover, a Christian dance music festival, in August 2006. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The Underground Cheesecake Company, featured on the Food Network as well as in many prominent magazines and newspapers and creator of the Cheesecake-on-a-Stick Frozen Dessert, is headquartered in downtown Traverse City. Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ...


The Great Lakes Bioneers Conference is held annually in the third week of October on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. The conference is a satellite conference of the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. The Traverse City site focuses on durable ecological and socially just solutions to a diverse set of issues in the Great Lakes bioregion, and attracts visitors from across the watershed. Northwestern Michigan College, also known as NMC to local residents, is a community college in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. ... A bioneer is a pioneer with a land ethic that differs from that of colonialism, that being to increase biodiversity, conserve habitat for wild species, and practice precision agriculture. ... An ecoregion is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Sports

Traverse City is home to a minor league baseball team, the Traverse City Beach Bums, who play at Wuerfel Park. The Beach Bums are a team in the Frontier League. The Traverse City North Stars are Junior "A" level hockey club (member of the North American Hockey League), and they play at the Centre I.C.E. hockey arena. Traverse City also hosts the training camp for the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey team. Traverse City is the home of the Traverse Bay Blues Rugby Football Club, established in 1973. The Traverse City Beach Bums is a minor league baseball team located in Traverse City, Michigan. ... Wuerfel Park is a baseball stadium located in Traverse City, Michigan that is owned by Wuerfel Sports Development LLC and is the home field of the Traverse City Beach Bums minor league baseball team. ... The Traverse City North Stars are a Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey Leagues north division, and play out of Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, Michigan. ... The North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the defunct America West Hockey League merged in 2003 to form a 21-team Junior A league, sanctioned by USA Hockey. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


Transportation

With a new terminal completed in 2004, Cherry Capital Airport provides regularly scheduled passenger airline service to Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and seasonally to New York, Cincinnati, Atlanta as well as to smaller Michigan destinations to the north. Adjacent to the airport is a United States Coast Guard air station (CGAS), responsible for both maritime and land-based search and rescue operations in the northern Great Lakes region. Cherry Capital Airport is an airport in Traverse City, Michigan. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Founded 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) Area  - City  143. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ...


Traverse City also has a public transportation system, the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) which serves most of the Grand Traverse region with dial-a-ride services and a bus service, called the Cherriot, serves Traverse City and the urbanized areas of Garfield Township. BATA recently revealed its first hybrid bus in December, 2005. BATA recently completed a downtown bus transfer terminal on Hall St. , which opened July 21, 2006. The terminal is used to transfer riders to different busses on different routes.BATA Cherriot Bus System Map


The city is a junction point for several highways:

The Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway (TSBY) provides freight rail service to the Traverse City area on track owned by the state of Michigan. The tracks were once owned by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (ex-Pere Marquette Railway) and the Pennsylvania Railroad (ex-Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad) but were purchased by the state in the late 1970s and early 1980s to preserve rail service in the area. Current freight traffic includes fruit/perishables, scrap metal, and lumber. This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Benzonia is a village located in Benzie County, Michigan. ... River waterfront in downtown Manistee Manistee is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sidewalk in downtown Petoskey Petoskey is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County, with a small portion lying within Cheboygan County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Mackinac Bridge (pronounced , with a silent c), is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the non-contiguous Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... M-37 M-37 is a north-south state highway in Michigan. ... Huron-Manistee National Forests Proximity Map The Huron-Manistee National Forests are actually two forests combined in 1945 for administration purposes and comprise almost 1,000,000 acres (4,000 km²) of public lands, including 5,786 acres (23 km²) of wetlands, extending across the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Kent Founded 1826 Incorporation (city) 1850 Government  - Mayor (Part-time) George Heartwell Area  - City  45. ... M-72 M-72, is a state highway in the U.S. state of Michigan, running from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan across the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. ... Empire is a village located in Leelanau County, Michigan. ... Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a U.S. national lakeshore located on the little finger of the lower peninsula of Michigan in Leelanau County and Benzie County. ... U.S. Highway 131 (US-131) is a north-south United States highway. ... Kalkaska is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... M-22 is a state highway in the U.S state of Michigan. ... The Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway (reporting mark: TSBY) was formed on August 26, 1977 to operate over former Penn Central lines from Millington to Munger and Vassar to Colling. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... The Pere Marquette Railway (AAR reporting mark PM) was a railroad that operated in the Great Lakes region of the United States. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company at its height provided passenger and freight railroad services between Cincinnati, Ohio and the Straits of Mackinac. ...


Regular intercity passenger train service ended on October 29, 1966, after the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) discontinued Grand Rapids - Traverse City - Bay View service. Since then, excursion passengers trains have operated in and out of Traverse City on an irregular basis. Recently, Lake Central Rail Tours has operated a summer excursion during the Cherry Festival. On May 11, 1996, the Grand Traverse Dinner Train began year round service from the Traverse City depot to Williamsburg and to Walton Junction. Unfortunately, dinner train service was suspended in 2004 after a derailment and the company entered into a bitter contract dispute with the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway. The train itself was removed to Owosso in mid-July of 2006. is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... Bear Creek Township is a township located in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Whitewater Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fife Lake Township is a township in Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway (reporting mark: TSBY) was formed on August 26, 1977 to operate over former Penn Central lines from Millington to Munger and Vassar to Colling. ...


Notable people

Traverse City is the birthplace of several celebrities:

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See also

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Notes

  1. ^ NPR Stations in Traverse City, MI. NPR Find a Station. Retrieved on 2006-03-27.
  2. ^ Coverage Area. Interlochen Public Radio. Retrieved on 2006-03-27.
  3. ^ Radio Anyway

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References

  • The Traverse region, historical and descriptive, with illustrations of scenery and portraits and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Chicago: H. R. Page & co., 1884. pp. 6,56.

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Traverse City, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2287 words)
Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan.
As of the 2000 census, the city population was 14,532.
Traverse City is also a popular destination for boating, sailing, wine tasting, and tourists wishing to see autumn colors in bus-driven "color tours." Numerous golf and ski resorts nearby bring in large numbers of tourists.
Traverse City, Michigan (219 words)
Traverse City is located at the bases of East and West Grand Traverse Bay.
It was incorporated in 1881 as a village and later as a city in 1885.
Traverse City today is known for its scenic beauty, tourism and recent rapid growth.
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