The entire town of Fayette is a restored historic town site. I could walk up to the pay window of this Company, have a seat on the porch of the rooming house, or enjoy a stroll along the paths, roads or beach much like my ancestors would have. For Information Research and other gems and Gossip of the times a must visit site: http://www.fayettemichigan.comHistory of Fayette
One reason for the family friendly success of this visit was I found a weekend where they have a Fayette Historic State Park-Heritage Day in August. With food, crafts, historical re-enactments the family enjoyed the trip and were less annoyed at the stops at the cemetery. Add to that a wonderful scenic location, a beach fro swimming and this is a perfect blend for a family vacation with history thrown in. Fayette Calendar of events
One of the best discoveries I made genealogically during this trip was that in the Opera house there was a wall behind the stage where during renovations they found that the wall was used as a graffiti we were here marker. On this wall I found the graffiti signatures of several of my ancestors, this was one of the connections that made all of us kids included feel a part of a place, to know that great great great grandpa Joe once scribbled his name on that wall.
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