Petoskey, Michigan

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Petosegay

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After the 1836 Treaty of Washington, Odawa Chief Ignatius Petosega (1787–1885) took the opportunity to purchase lands near the Bear River.
Both present-day Petoskey, Michigan, Petoskey State Park, and nearby Emmet County park Camp Petosega are named in his honor.

Bay View, Michigan

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When the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad was about to be extended into the Bay View area, Mr Rose purchased much land in that area as well as trolley cars to enable transport from Petoskey to Bay View.
It is located in Bear Creek Township, Emmet County on Little Traverse Bay and abuts the east side of the city of Petoskey along U.S. Highway 31.

Claude Shannon

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Notable natives are information theorist Claude Shannon, Civil War historian Bruce Catton and actress Megan Boone, star of the NBC television series The Blacklist (2013).
The Shannon family lived in Gaylord, Michigan, and Claude was born in a hospital in nearby Petoskey.

Bruce Catton

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Notable natives are information theorist Claude Shannon, Civil War historian Bruce Catton and actress Megan Boone, star of the NBC television series The Blacklist (2013).
Charles Bruce Catton was born in Petoskey, Michigan, to George R. and Adela M. (Patten) Catton, and raised in Benzonia, Michigan.

Sufjan Stevens

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The city is the boyhood home of singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.
Stevens was born in Detroit, Michigan, and lived there until the age of nine, when his family moved to Petoskey, in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

Northern Michigan

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Part of Northern Michigan, Petoskey is on the southeast shore of the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Bear River.
The last large nesting was in Petoskey, Michigan, in 1878 (following one in Pennsylvania a few days earlier), where 50,000 birds were killed each day for nearly five months.

Megan Boone

Notable natives are information theorist Claude Shannon, Civil War historian Bruce Catton and actress Megan Boone, star of the NBC television series The Blacklist (2013).
Boone was born in Petoskey, Michigan and raised in The Villages, Florida.

Little Traverse Bay

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Part of Northern Michigan, Petoskey is on the southeast shore of the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Bear River.
The cities of Harbor Springs and Petoskey are located on this bay.

Antoine Carre

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Petosega's father was Antoine Carre, a French Canadian fur trader and his mother was Odawa.
His son Chief Petosegay and grandson Ignatius Petoskey were prominent Ottawa leaders throughout the 19th century, the land of the Bear River Ottawas being the site of the present day town Petoskey, Michigan.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

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With members descended from the numerous bands in northern Michigan, the Little Traverse Bay Band is a federally recognized tribe that has its headquarters at nearby Harbor Springs, Michigan.
The largest communities within the reservation boundaries are Harbor Springs (formerly known as L'arbre Croche in the French colonial era), where the tribal offices are located; Petoskey, where the Tribe operates the Odawa Casino Resort; and Charlevoix.

Lake Michigan

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Part of Northern Michigan, Petoskey is on the southeast shore of the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Bear River.

Odawa

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The Little Traverse Bay area was long inhabited by indigenous peoples, including the Odawa people.

Katie Brown (TV personality)

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Katie Brown (born 1963 in Petoskey, Michigan) is an American home and gardening television show host, author, and trained art historian.

Pellston Regional Airport

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* The nearest airports with scheduled passenger service are in Pellston Regional Airport and Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport.
Mainly a general aviation airport, Pellston Regional Airport also functions as the primary commercial airport for the sparsely populated northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, owing to its location halfway between the region's primary cities, Petoskey and Cheboygan, as well as its close proximity to the tourist centers of Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island.

Charlevoix, Michigan

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Regular intercity passenger train service ended on September 1, 1962 after the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) discontinued Traverse City, Michigan – Charlevoix – Petoskey, Michigan service.

Hal Smith (actor)

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Smith was born in Petoskey, in the northern portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, but he spent a significant part of his early years living in Massena, New York.

Petoskey stone

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Petoskey is also famous for a high concentration of Petoskey stones, the state stone of Michigan.
The city of Petoskey, Michigan, is also named after him, and is the center of the area where the stones are found.

Bear River (Michigan)

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Part of Northern Michigan, Petoskey is on the southeast shore of the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Bear River.
The river flows east for about 2 mi before turning north through Bear Creek Township, angling northwest to empty into Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey at 45.37722°N, -84.96083°W.

Alan Hewitt (musician)

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Hewitt was born in Petoskey, Michigan and attended Berklee College of Music graduating in 1978.

Grace Chandler

As Grace Chandler Horn, she operated the Horn Art Shop in Petoskey, Michigan with her husband from 1899 to 1913, and then on her own.

North Central Michigan College

Among the many colleges in Michigan includes North Central Michigan College, located in Petoskey.
North Central Michigan College (NCMC) is a public community college in Petoskey, Michigan.

WJML

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WJML (1110 AM) is a radio station licensed to Petoskey, Michigan, which is owned by John Yob, through licensee Mitten News LLC.

Great Lakes Central Railroad

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* Freight rail service to Petoskey is limited and provided by the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway (TSBY); however, the tracks are owned by the state of Michigan in order to preserve rail service in northern Michigan.
On October 1, 1984, MDOT cancelled its contract with the Michigan Northern Railway and the TSBY assumed operation as a 405-mile short-line freight railroad with the rest of the Ann Arbor Railroad mainline from Alma to Cadillac, former Grand Rapids and Indiana Railway (GR&I) trackage from Reed City to Petoskey (crossing in Cadillac, Michigan) and Walton to Traverse City and former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from Grawn to Williamsburg (through Traverse City).

Passenger pigeon

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In the late 19th century, Petoskey was also the location where 50,000 passenger pigeon birds were killed daily in massive hunts, leading to their complete extinction in the early 20th century.
The last large nesting was in Petoskey, Michigan, in 1878 (following one in Pennsylvania a few days earlier), where 50,000 birds were killed each day for nearly five months.