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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
South James Street
These pictures are from last week, but today wasn't a picture day. I did computer work all morning, and drove to Grand Rapids this afternoon to pick up my repaired printer. All good things, but I don't think you'll find a picture of my printer box too exciting!
So, this is a good day to share an observation I made last Thursday. South James Street, in Ludington, was the original "downtown," when transportation focused on the harbor of Pere Marquette Lake. But, as transportation shifted to roads, the downtown moved north to Ludington Ave. And, as often happens, the older section became run down and ratty looking. But, I haven't really looked at it for quite a while.
I was pleasantly surprised to take a look from a side street, and discover that this block has been repaired and repainted. It looks great! Here's a closeup.
And, on the side street, another of the murals that Ludington is becoming noted for. This one celebrates Pere Marquette. He may have died at Ludington. There are about five places that claim to be his death site, but we have a memorial and a lot of local lore.
Here's a closeup of one section.
I'm actually going to cook tomorrow, so... prepare for food.