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Ransom E. Olds From the Horse to Horsepower - Generations of GM

Ransom E. Olds From the Horse to Horsepower - Generations of GM

After a lightning strike burned down the Michigan State Police horse stables at the East Lansing Post in June 1924, Public Safety Commissioner Henry Jackson seized the chance to terminate mounted patrols. Some were sent to the State Fair Grounds Post in Detroit, but most were sold off.  By the end of 1926, the department no longer kept or used any horses and the glory days of Michigan’s “mounted constabulary” passed into history.

After a lightning strike burned down the Michigan State Police horse stables at the East Lansing Post in June 1924, Public Safety Commissioner Henry Jackson seized the chance to terminate mounted patrols. Some were sent to the State Fair Grounds Post in Detroit, but most were sold off. By the end of 1926, the department no longer kept or used any horses and the glory days of Michigan’s “mounted constabulary” passed into history.

The Michigan State Police collaborated with Ford Motor Company in 1937 to produce a feature-film entitled, "Your State Police." Professionally scripted and narrated, the film was filmed on location at East Lansing Headquarters and the surrounding area and portrayed the department's various activities and services using an amateur cast of actual enlisted personnel.

The Michigan State Police collaborated with Ford Motor Company in 1937 to produce a feature-film entitled, "Your State Police." Professionally scripted and narrated, the film was filmed on location at East Lansing Headquarters and the surrounding area and portrayed the department's various activities and services using an amateur cast of actual enlisted personnel.

NY and the movies 2: Times Square - 1954. About to see A Star is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason

NY and the movies 2: Times Square - 1954. About to see A Star is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason

Straight Outta The Mitten

Straight Outta The Mitten

Do You Speak Michigander? we speak normal - it's the others who have accents, right?

Edmund Fitzgerald in front of the Great Lakes freighter which bore his name and would tragically sink in a great storm on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, killing all 29 men aboard the vessel.

Edmund Fitzgerald in front of the Great Lakes freighter which bore his name and would tragically sink in a great storm on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, killing all 29 men aboard the vessel.

Jimmy Hoffa holds a “Hoffa for President” button during his 1959 campaign for the Presidency of the Teamsters Union.

Jimmy Hoffa holds a “Hoffa for President” button during his 1959 campaign for the Presidency of the Teamsters Union.

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