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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Governor's Residence on Mackinac Island

Here we have a little peak at the three-story summer residence of the governor which is located on Mackinac Island's Fort Hill, giving it some commanding views of all the activity in the straits. Known also as the Lawrence A Young cottage for the Chicago attorney who had it built in 1902,  it has 11 bedrooms and almost as many bathrooms! The Mackinac Island State Park Commission purchased it in 1944 and has since maintained it and its beautiful gardens. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops help with Wednesday tours of this National Historic Landmark when the house is not is use.

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