Hard To Pronounce Michigan Places | Pure Michigan
Have you ever wondered how Michigan was named Michigan? Before colonization, the now Great Lakes State was home to at least eight Native American tribes throughout the land, one of which being the Ojibwe Indians. The Ojibwe were the first people to openly interact with the French in Michigan, trading furs and knowledge of the area for guns and goods. Through translation, the state of Michigan was named after the Ojibwe Indian word “Michigama,” which means “great lake” or “land surrounded by water.”
With this in mind, we invite you to take a watch some Michiganders stumble their way through some uniquely-named destinations found across the Great Lakes State. Test yourself and learn the correct pronunciations here:
THE WORLD'S MOST HAUNTED PLACE! | Waverly Hills Sanatorium Paranormal Tour
(Louisville, Kentucky) Producing my first documentary at THE Waverly Hills Sanatorium!.....Don't miss what we're up to next, HIT SUBSCRIBE to keep up! Aerial Views and Ghost Hunting at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, known by many as One of The MOST HAUNTED PLACES ON EARTH. Waverly is known world wide to be FULL of History & Paranormal Activity...
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a closed sanatorium located in southwestern Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. It opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. In the early 1900s, Jefferson County was ravaged by an outbreak of tuberculosis (the White Plague) which prompted the construction of a new hospital. The hospital closed in 1961, due to the antibiotic drug streptomycin that lowered the need for such a hospital.
Waverly Hills has been popularized on the television show Ghost Hunters as being one of the most haunted hospitals in the eastern United States. The sanatorium was featured on ABC/FOX Family Channel's Scariest Places On Earth, VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project, Syfy's Ghost Hunters, Zone Reality's Creepy, the British show Most Haunted, Paranormal Challenge and Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel. Also popularizing Waverly Hills was the film Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, released in 2006, which purports to document paranormal sightings at the site
Plans have been developed to convert the sanatorium into a hotel and conference center.
The land that is today known as Waverly Hill was purchased by Major Thomas H. Hays in 1883 as the Hays' family home. Since the new home was far away from any existing schools, Mr. Hays decided to open a local school for his daughters to attend. He started a one-room schoolhouse on Pages Lane and hired Lizzie Lee Harris as the teacher. Due to Miss Harris' fondness for Walter Scott's Waverley novels, she named the schoolhouse Waverly School. Major Hays liked the peaceful-sounding name, so he named his property Waverley Hill. The Board of Tuberculosis Hospital kept the name when they bought the land and opened the sanatorium. It is not known exactly when the spelling changed to exclude the second e and became Waverly Hills. However the spelling fluctuated between both spellings many times over the years.
One of the legends told of Waverly Hills involves a man in a white coat who has been seen walking in the kitchen and the smell of cooking food that sometimes wafts through the room. During their initial visit, they found the kitchen was a disaster, a ruin of broken windows, fallen plaster, broken tables and chairs and puddles of water and debris that resulted from a leaking roof. The cafeteria had not fared much better. It was also in ruins and the team quickly retreated. Before they could do so though, several of them reported the sounds of footsteps, a door swinging shut and the smell of fresh baked bread in the air. A quick search revealed that no one else was in the building and there was certainly no one cooking anything in the kitchen. They could come up with no logical explanation for what had occurred.
Ghost researchers are always drawn to the fifth floor of the former hospital. The fifth floor consisted of two nurses’ stations, a pantry, a linen room, medicine room and two medium-sized rooms on both sides of the two nurses’ stations. One of these, Room 502, is the subject of many rumors and legends and just about every curiosity-seeker that had broken into Waverly Hills over the years wanted to see it. This is where, according to the stories, people have jumped to their deaths, have seen shapes moving in the windows and have heard disembodied voices that order trespassers to “get out”.
There is a lot of speculation as to what went on in this part of the hospital but what is believed is that mentally insane tuberculosis patients were housed on the fifth floor. This kept them far away from the rest of the patients in the hospital but still in an area where they could benefit from the fresh air and sunshine. This floor is actually centered in the middle of the hospital and the two wards, extending out from the nurses’ station, is glassed in on all sides and opens out onto a patio-type roof. The patients were isolated on either side of the nurses’ stations and they had to go to a half door at each station to get their food and medicine and to use the restroom, which was located adjacent to the station.
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Crystal Lake, Montcalm County, Michigan.
White's Covered Bridge - the oldest still in use in Michigan
White's Covered Bridge, which spans the Flat River, was built in 1867.
All of the truss members and dimension lumber are hand hewn and secured with wooden pegs. The sheeting and roof boards are fastened to the rafters with hand cut nails. The abutments are mad of local fieldstone.
Ocean 17 - Camber Sands - Bramley and Teal Holiday Cottages - 01580 860840
Close to the beach
Decked Balcony ideal for drinks & BBQ
Great House for families !
Welcome to ...Ocean 17 ....
Ocean 17, is located moments from the beach at the foot of the sand dunes at Camber and is one of our larger 2 bedroom self-catering seaside holiday houses, Ocean 17 has so much to offer you whilst on holiday from BBQ's on the decking area, over 40 DVD's to watch, kites and body boards to use on the beach as well as being close to the beach and having 2 great decking areas to relax on! The house is part of a pioneering, boutique development combining contemporary design with the latest Eco-friendly technologies. The accommodation is set out over 3 floors with a contemporary feel using modern and stylish furnishings and colonial style shutters in all rooms.
Through the front door into a small entrance hall with stairs to the first floor. Immediately to the right is a door in to a garage /utility room. This area houses a full size table tennis table for everyone to enjoy, 1adult bike, body boards, kites, beach mats and picnic chairs. Washing machine and tumble drier and drying line for wet suits.
Door through to downstairs Den Newly decorated with sisal flooring and a lovely cosy feel with two sumptuous sofas ( one of which converts to a sofa bed ). Side tables, book cases with a variety of games. 30 flat screen TV with DVD, over 40 DVD's to chose from and Full Sky Plus HD and WiFI internet access. Patio door to small patio area and communal dunescape.
Stairs from the hall lead to an open plan sitting dining area. This room has been decorated in an eclectic style with a mix of modern and vintage furnishings in a variety of colours, giving a very relaxed feel to the room. Table seating six with wooden chairs and a small church pew. Dresser housing glassware and table linens. Two small sofas and side table .
Kitchen situated at one end of this room with electric cooker and hob, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, fridge and dishwasher.
Double patio doors that open onto a great decked area with a table and BBQ to enjoy your meals during the summer time!. Stairs down to communal dunescape garden.
Stairs up to landing with family bathroom. Sink, WC and bath with overhead shower.
A light and airy children's bunk room with bunks and a pull out truckle bed, Chest of drawers, desk and plenty of books and games.
Master bedroom that offers a 7ft emperor bed! Bedside lamps, dressing table with driftwood mirror. Storage cupboard and doors that open onto a private balcony with a table and two chairs to have your fist coffee of the morning on. En-suite bathroom with power shower, WC and sink.
Sleeps 5 plus 2 with sofa bed.
Internet access. DVD player with a selection of CDs and over 40 DVDs, Sky Plus and HD, Board games, Books, Towels, Beach Towels, Bed linen, body boards, beach mats and picnic chairs, ping pong table,1 adult bike ( bike ridden at your own risk). Dishwasher, Washing machine and dryer and drying line for wet suits.
1st Floor Decked area: This deck is not secure and the outside area is open onto the road at one end. Small children should be supervised.