The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor a free presentation on the McCormick Tract and Grand Camp from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library. The public is invited to attend.

            The McCormick Tract wilderness area is located in the heart of the Upper Peninsula and consists of more than 17,000 acres. It is the former home of the McCormick Grand Camp, a group of walkways and historic buildings, including 13 cabins and a lodge of unique architectural style.The camp was built by Cyrus McCormick, whose father invented the reaper, a machine that altered farm production methods.

            The presentation will include slides and photos of pre-McCormick Tract history, a discussion of its trails and the vision for its potential use, background on the now-disassembled Grand Camp and light-hearted storytelling about the area.           

            Presenters are: Eric Miller, an NMU graduate in environmental science and research; Richard Hendricksen an environmental activist/preservationist of the McCormick Lodge; Tom Foye, a wilderness enthusiast and Internet author; and Fred Rydholm, a U.P. historian and author. 

            To register contact Paula McCormick at 228-5489 by Aug. 26.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director