Tag Archives: Bryon Ennis

TALKIN’ TRAINS

Four railroad companies remain active throughout the U.P. By Bryon Ennis During the “Golden Era” of American railroads from the 1890s into the 1920s, some 19 independent railroads operated in the U.P. on 3,513 miles of track. One-quarter of all railroad miles in Michigan were in the U.P. But by 1920, cars and trucks began […]

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COMMON CENTS

The lowly penny and the nation’s most honored president Story by Bryon Ennis People who collect or are interested in coins and currency are called numismatists. I am not a numismatist, and that is perhaps why I find the occasional discovery of an old penny so surprising and rewarding. Occasionally, I have discovered old pennies […]

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GAINING TRACTION

By Bryon Ennis. My 2010, all-wheel drive SUV usually performed well on snow-covered Upper Peninsula roads, and I credited this normally safe, sufficient traction to the four all-weather tires that came on the vehicle. However, I experienced two hair-raising episodes when, of its own accord and totally without warning, my SUV suddenly broke from its […]

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TOUGH TRIP

“No hill too steep, no sand too deep,” U.P. road tested Story by Bryon Ennis When automobiles reached the stage of development where they were no longer referred to as “horseless carriages,” six 1915 Jackson Automobiles made a tortuous journey from the southern portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to the Upper Peninsula. There […]

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Fat, the much maligned nutrient

by Bryon Ennis The day I began to see fat in a different light occurred 10 years ago. My companion and I, Ron, a retired chiropractor, and an active yoga instructor, had stopped for breakfast on our way to a day of birding. I knew that Ron had different notions about food than were popular at […]

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