History

Current State talks with Frederick Stonehouse. His book "The Last Laker: Finding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes’ Deadliest Storm" tells the story of the search for the SS Henry B. Smith, which sank in 1913.


Fort Mackinac photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

At the end of the War of 1812, the British fort on Mackinac Island was returned to the United States. This weekend, the Mackinac State Historic Parks system is celebrating Fort Mackinac’s bicentennial.


Larry Inman photo
Michigan House Republicans

Michigan State Representative Larry Inman recently returned from a trip to the South Pacific. looking for clues to the disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart.


First Michigan Colored Regiment marker photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Detroit was home to the first unit of African-American men trained to fight in the Civil War. Current State's Scott Pohl talks with historian Jack Dempsey about the First Michigan Colored Regiment.


MSU archeological dig photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

MSU students are finding interesting artifacts in an archeological dig along the Red Cedar River.


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