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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Old Victoria

Yesterday, I included a picture of me standing by a North Country Trail sign pointing to the line, Old Victoria - 76 miles.  I had no idea where Old Victoria is, or, more importantly, what it is.
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Today, we were on U.S. 45 headed south toward another waterfall and were passing through Rockland, Michigan.  I saw a sign announcing, "Old Victoria, 4 miles."  I quickly made a turn and headed West to Victoria.

It turns out that Victoria was once a small mining settlement.  It has been preserved as a historic and archaeological site.  It yields quite a few artifacts.  I suspect that the "artifacts" are mostly whiskey bottles and snoose containers, but a historical artifact is what it is.  You can do a self-guided tour or, for $5, get the guided tour.  The volunteer answering questions said we were the first to ever arrive because of a sign on the North Country trail.
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The site is described in more detail here.  If you are ever passing through Rockland, just turn west when you see Bussiere's Bunkhouse on the east side of U.S. 45.
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