If you've ever checked into my blog, I'm sure you know where I'm going with this! The place where I truly feel at home is the place where our family goes to come together. To get away from the chaos of day to day life in the city. The pictures are all throughout this blog. I'll claim Bearinger Township as my hometown.
Bearinger Township sits at the tip of Michigans lower penninsula. It's approxomately 1/2 way between Rogers City and Cheboygan. The eastern border of the town touches the western shores of Lake Huron, while the west side of the township enjoys sunsets on Black Lake. Bearinger (as of the 2,000 census) has a whopping 329 residents! We don't have our own schools, I don't think there is a store within the township limits. Is there a gas station? Thinking...No! Really, the only thing we have are woods, and water! (And a few homes, cottages and an array of hunting cabins!) It's history revolves around logging. And later tourism. Not the kind of tourism that has you buying fudge, and t-shirts that say "Grandma went to Bearinger and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"! No, the kind of tourists that Bearinger attracts wear Stormy Kromers! (google it!!) They boat, sail, salmon fish, hunt, snowmobile, quad ride, hike, swim, canoe and have long conversations 'round campfires.
The township of Bearinger is located in Presque Isle County. The county seat is Rogers City. Now
Rogers City, there's a story! Founded by the illegitimate son of a King in Germany, by the name of Albert Molitor. Molitor hooked up with William E. Rogers. (see the connection? Rogers...) Anyway, the two worked for the dept. of Lake Survey, and stumbled upon a sizeable stand of virgin timber in 1869. The pair headed north to exploit their findings! And so the birth of Rogers City. Rogers spent only one winter before he said nuts to this! He headed back east, where winters were more civilized. Yet the town bears his name. And there's more! Money, greed, murder, politics, manipulation! It certainly didn't start out as a sleepy little town. But, enough about Rogers City. This is about Bearinger.Perhaps the best way to tell you about my town, is to show you my town...
|Harbor of refuge run by the state of Michigan.|
|A wintery view of the harbor!|
|Quad/snowmobile trails criss cross the county.|
|Beach roses! My favorite time of the year!!|
|A bouquet my boys picked to dress up the picnic table.|
|Out in the woods of Bearinger township. B. with the blind he built himself!|
|Headed to the beach!|