Allen, Michigan—An Important Crossroads

In her book Little Michigan, Kathryn Houghton takes a nostalgic look at Michigan’s smallest towns; today, she takes us to Allen, the Antique Capital of the World. The town built its first high school in 1869. Though the building burned down in 1913, the community came together...

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Little Michigan: Tiny Places, Big Stories

In her book, Little Michigan, writer and historian Kathryn Houghton shares the stories of 100 tiny Michigan towns, all with a population of fewer than 600 people. Scattered across the state from Copper Country in the far northern Upper Peninsula to tiny towns on the...

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Little Michigan: 100 Towns Around 600

Little Michigan, by Kathryn Houghton, is for anyone who grew up in a small town and for everyone who takes pride in being called a Michigander. It’s one book, and it’s 100 towns to love. They’re Michigan’s smallest towns, and they have great stories. Experience the charm...

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