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Promote Michigan is exactly that — an outlet to promote all things about the Great Lakes State... It’s people, places and products from coast to coast to coast! Launched in August, 2004 by its passionate leader Dianna Stampfler, Promote Michigan prides itself on being an active face and voice for the state, by not only talking the talk, but walking the walk. Follow along on any of the social media channels listed below and discover (or rediscover) what makes Michigan the best of the best! Safe travels!

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This Month on Promote Michigan

Bridges to Michigan’s Past
Bridges to Michigan’s Past

If your interest in covered bridges dates back to the 1995 film “The Bridges of Madison County” with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, you’re not alone! It was shortly after seeing that romantic drama that I began researching Michigan’s historic covered bridges – of which just few still exist. Over the past 12 months or so, I made a point to visit a couple of these bridges that I had yet to see for myself (in person). It renewed my interest in these beautifully rustic structures and I am reworking my presentation of the same name to add to my portfolio and am even looking at publishing a book in the future with The History Press.

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Investigating Michigan’s True Crime Bookstore
Investigating Michigan’s True Crime Bookstore

Over the years, there has been a growing interest in true crime, paranormal and other dark topics – thanks in part to an influx of podcasts, cable television shows and public tours/investigations. While we are inundated with real-time news stories about murders and kidnappings, many readers and writers remain fascinated with historic and often cold cases in Michigan’s shadowy history.


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