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Traverse City's Automotive History

By Ross Boissoneau | Jan. 24, 2021

A speed limit of eight miles per hour. Traverse City’s first automobile fatality. The Napoleon.

A look back at the history of the automobile in Traverse City showcases technological advances and business failures, the foibles of early driving machines and more.

An entry in the Daily Eagle newspaper dated Sept. 8, 1903, notes that automobiles “shall not be run at a speed exceeding eight miles an hour” in an area defined by Garfield Avenue, Carver and Seventeenth Streets on the south and Elmwood Avenue on the west. However, speed demons outside that area were given more leeway, as cars could go up to 12 miles per hour elsewhere in the ...

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Amidst A 30-Year Shift In Energy Consumption, What Of Traverse City's Utilities?

Did you know that – in addition to changing just about everything in our lives the past year ...

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GT Band Partners With William Hill To Offer Mobile, Online Gambling

In partnership with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, William Hill US launched an mobile ...

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Elk Rapids DDA Launches Listening Campaign

The Elk Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA) - in collaboration with the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of ...

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Police Complaint Filed Against Clous, Calls Mount For Resignation

An incident in which Grand Traverse County Commission Vice Chair Ron Clous displayed a semi-automatic rifle during ...

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Today Sunday, January 24, 2021

7:00 AM

Virtual 2021 Bayshore Marathon

Featuring a marathon, half marathon & 10K. Register. More Info >>

8:00 AM

National Writers Series Scholarship Competition

Calling 11th & 12th graders! Submit your best writing through March 1 at the Grand Traverse Regional Community ... More Info >>

8:00 AM

Northern Home & Cottage 2020 Virtual Tour

Explore 8 of Up North's most stunning residences from the comfort of your own home through virtual video ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Just Great ART"

Presented by Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan. An online exhibit & sale of over 50 works by ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Neither Wolf Nor Dog"

Available for home viewing from Jan. 24-30. Adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name by Kent ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

"Personal Myth, Tales and Icons"

Featuring the art of Mary Fortuna, TJ Schwartz & Ann Willey. Held online now. Opens at the gallery ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Call for Artists: 'Love Is' February Online Exhibit

Artists are invited to submit artwork of all media to be posted & for sale on the Northport ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Pre-Ride

Meet at Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville at 10am & ride to Crystal Mountain to complete a few laps ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

GAAC Outdoor Gallery: Call for Entries

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions for its 2021 Outdoor Gallery. The exhibition space is the ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Senior Center Network Helps!

People in the 60-plus age group have become increasingly isolated during the COVID-19 “stay-at-home” order & are challenged ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

The COVID 19 Wreath Collection

Presented by Art Rapids. Bring an old or new wreath to the Walk of Art Park, Elk Rapids ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest

Presented by Great Lakes Children's Museum, Ann Arbor Hands-On, CauseConnect, & Toyota USA. This contest is designed to ... More Info >>

10:50 AM

Old Mission Snowshoe, Wine & Brew

Held every Sun. through March 7. Grab your showshoes - or book online & rent a pair for ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Dog Sled Rides

Second Hand Mushers Rescue will give dog sled rides. They are offered every 30 minutes from 11am - ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Exhibit: Joan Richmond | Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages

An exhibition of 12 new works is on display, Jan. 15 – April 22. Richmond is more widely ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century

The German-born American Impressionist Mathias Joseph Alten, often referred to as the Dean of Michigan painters, is regarded ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Nutcracker 2020: Reimagined Up North

Purchase a virtual ticket on Anywhere Seat to stream directly to your home devices. You can stream the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

You Are T/HERE

An exhibition that asks exhibitors to visually explore & describe what their own, personal “here” or “there” looks ... More Info >>

State Updates Pause Order, Dining Confirmed To Reopen Feb 1

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City Projects Ahead: Garfield Upgrade, West End Bathhouse, Electric Vehicle Charging Network & More

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Local Businesses Land Training Grants

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Commissioner Brings Out Rifle During Online Meeting

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GT County Commissioners Pass Resolution Denouncing MDHHS Order

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Venture North Granted $500k In 2020; Releases Annual Report

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Relief? Water Levels Now Seen Dropping

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Local Association Names Their Realtor Of The Year

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Greenspire Opens Enrollment For Ninth, Tenth Grades

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Are Co-Op Customers Subsidizing Dirty Energy?

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Business Development Certificate Now Offered At NMC

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Traverse City By The Numbers In 2020

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Traffic Projects, $2.45 Million Kids Creek Crossings, TCLP Program Top City Commission Agenda

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League Of Women Voters To Host Virtual Forum On Toxic Groundwater Chemicals

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