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Winter 2022 MCC Lecture Series - Shared screen with speaker view
John & Karen Wells
01:15:30
Can you share anything of revitalization efforts in Idlewild today?
Nicholas Palmer
01:15:35
Thank you for the fascinating information! It sounds like it was heaven.
Jeff Eikenberry
01:15:59
I noticed your brochure from 2017 for the summer revival type of event, and saw it on social media as well. Who was putting that event on, and are there plans for more efforts like that?
Kathleen
01:16:20
in your research did you run across the impact of the KKK in the geo area and how it might have influenced decisions to leave the area?
Tasha Loving Life Williams
01:16:28
I’ve learned a lot I never knew about idewild until I watched this. Amazing
Nicholas Palmer
01:16:38
Thank you, Andy, for bringing Wilson here today.
Kurt Troutman, Dept Chair
01:17:24
History & Government students-this talk covered so many topics from our classes.
Ron
01:17:57
I never knew of Idlewild either, and I took a MI history class here, after moving up here, and it was not even mentioned and is not in the book either. Too bad, so glad I am learning this now. Donna g
Theresa
01:17:57
Very informative! Thank you so much for sharing
Kathleen
01:18:02
in the time your family was swindled with the poor farm, developers also targeted immigrant populations, specifically those non- English speakers from Slovenia.
George Maniates
01:18:13
Agree Professor Troutman. I look forward to the students' observations.
Sarah
01:19:04
Thank you so much! I grew up in South Carolina and now own property on Long Lake in Walhalla. I love learning Black History since I was never taught in school. Great talk! Thanks again.
Regan O'Connor
01:19:41
I never knew very much about the history of Michigan, this talk was very informative, and I enjoyed listening. Thank you for doing this!
Diana A
01:19:42
thank you, that is a great History brief, I liked it.
Jen
01:20:30
So what made you feel the desire to start doing presentations about the experiences you had growing up in idlewild? Also would any of your family or friends that lived there with you be interested in doing one of these presentations or future speakings about this.
Joy E.
01:22:23
Can you ask participants to mute?
Tina
01:23:41
Fellow viewers: Read "what looks like crazy on an ordinary day" and "I wish I had a red dress" for a historical fiction intro to Idlewild.
Jan
01:23:53
Sounds like a great Thomas Family Reunion spot?
Christine Byron
01:25:34
Is the Red Rooster still open?
Michelle
01:26:13
thank you for the presentation. I didn't realize the extensive history behind Idlewild and other similar communities in the area
pat
01:28:24
I watched a TV special about Idlewild a few years ago. Might have been on PBS.
Jen
01:28:46
So what made you feel the desire to start doing presentations about the experiences you had growing up in idlewild? Also would any of your family or friends that lived there with you be interested in doing one of these presentations or future speakings about this.
Lorraine
01:30:18
I really enjoyed the presentation. A lot of wonderful memories.
Angela Ortiz
01:33:36
I live near Mears the Golden Township in Oceana. The area is mostly farmland or homes with many acers. Silver Lake in Mears attracts many tourists, the highest attraction is the sand dunes surrounding the lake. Most houses bought along the lake in Mears are not used year-round, they are mostly rented as summer homes.
Lorraine
01:34:56
Always felt very safe in Idlewild, too.
cathydbecker
01:38:40
Hi Morris, This is your friend Andy. Do you know what happened to Onion Lyle?
Erika
01:41:25
I truly enjoyed this talk. Very cool that artists like Sammy Davis Jr. and Aretha Franklin performed at Idlewild. I hope to visit one day. Thank you for sharing your experience and expertise!
Jordan Noble
01:42:09
Thank you so much for sharing! I found it all very interesting!
Ron
01:50:59
Super wonderful to hear all the memories, experiences, and connections and community. Thanks everyone for sharing all this history. Donna g
Jasiri Gadea
01:52:25
Have you ever considered applying your geographical knowledge to advising officials who combat gerrymandering?
Rachel Gebolys
01:53:04
Thank you!
Kennadi Dykstra
01:53:08
I really enjoyed this presentation, thank you so much!!
Michelle
01:53:11
Thank you!
Jeff Eikenberry
01:53:18
Thank you SO MUCH!
Zane Holderman
01:53:19
Thanks for sharing with us!
camimaynard
01:53:45
Thank you!
Nahum Asres
01:53:49
Thank you for sharing this history with us.
Erika
01:53:54
Thank you!
Lauren Janetzke
01:54:06
thank you!!