Colleen Burcar has worked in radio, television, and newspapers for many years. She now works in media consulting and public relations and her voice continues to be heard on commercials across the country. The mother of a daughter, Kimberly, Colleen currently resides in suburban Detroit with her husband, Bryan Becker, and toy poodle, Chloe.
It Happened in Michigan: Remarkable Events That Shaped Historyby Colleen Burcar
True Tales from the Great Lakes State's Pastfrom the pageant of the Sault to a World Series that healed wounds Michigan is one-of-a-kind. America's only two-part state, with dual peninsulas, it has been host to a medley of cultures. And, while these cultures have not always coexisted peacefully, Michigan has conquered its brushes with adversity to reunite stronger than ever. It Happened in Michigan goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Great Lakes State. • Set sail with the Griffin on its first, triumphant voyage in August 1679, and on its second, last, disastrous journey a month later. • Learn how one man survived a gunshot for fifty-eight years with a see-through stomach that brought advanced medical knowledge. • Have the last laugh along with Michigan, which saw Ohio prevail in the 1835 Toledo War but gained both statehood and much of the Upper Peninsula. • Relive the building of the Mighty Macthe engineering masterpiece that spanned Michigan's two peninsulas and that would forever change the state.
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