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What will the Grand Traverse region look like in 2159?

By Loraine AndersonWe asked former Gov. Milliken and four other area leaders to predict what the Grand Traverse Region would look like 150 years now. Now, we’d like to ask you, our readers, to do the same thing.

Leave your prediction as a comment below (all comments are subject to moderation only to weed out spam; it should appear live online within 24 hours).

Loraine Anderson is associate editor of the Record-Eagle and has been part of our newsroom since 1978. She researched and wrote the series of history stories that have run over the last year to celebrate the 150th anniversary year of the Record-Eagle and its forerunners. Read Loraine’s entire series at Record-Eagle.com/150 »

  • gayle skubick

    I think the Grand Traverse region will be just as beautiful as ever! The waters of Lake Michigan will sparkle in the sunlight and shimmer in the moonlight. The fragrance of the pines will fill the air, as will the fruit blossoms in the spring. The heat of summer will contrast to the crispness of fall and the deep cold of winter which will continue to blanket the region with snow that falls in the wonder of winter. Best of all, the people will continue to live peacefully in one of God's best gifts to us all!!!

  • gayle skubick

    I think the Grand Traverse region will be just as beautiful as ever! The waters of Lake Michigan will sparkle in the sunlight and shimmer in the moonlight. The fragrance of the pines will fill the air, as will the fruit blossoms in the spring. The heat of summer will contrast to the crispness of fall and the deep cold of winter which will continue to blanket the region with snow that falls in the wonder of winter. Best of all, the people will continue to live peacefully in one of God’s best gifts to us all!!!

  • LoraineAnderson

    Gayle,
    Thanks for your post and forecast. It's a great vision for the generations of 2159. What we see is often what we get. Do you believe that?.

    Here's a link to one of my favorite pictures of the 150th series:
    http://photos.record-eagle.com/gallery/6568059_

    It was taken in 1896 and shows the railroad track along the West Bay where Clinch Park and the Open Space are now.
    Some people back then sure had some enduring visions.

    I call the picture “Hope” because it shows how far a community can come when it envisions a beautiful place.

  • Anonymous

    Gayle,
    Thanks for your post and forecast. It’s a great vision for the generations of 2159. What we see is often what we get. Do you believe that?.

    Here’s a link to one of my favorite pictures of the 150th series:
    http://photos.record-eagle.com/gallery/6568059_7FjR9#663751923_XeRxM-A-LB

    It was taken in 1896 and shows the railroad track along the West Bay where Clinch Park and the Open Space are now.
    Some people back then sure had some enduring visions.

    I call the picture “Hope” because it shows how far a community can come when it envisions a beautiful place.

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