Sad Statements in White Pigeon

Trip Start Nov 10, 2009
Trip End Dec 18, 2009

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White Pigeon Library

Flag of United States  , Michigan
Friday, November 13, 2009

Kevin Laake and I are going to meet up on the tail end of this journey so we needed to look at maps and itneraries together.  The closest library was in White Pigeon, MI.  A small town made even more small by the economy. 

As I rolled into town I realized.  "hmmm, I'm leaving Indiana.  I just got to Indiana"  The sign on the road read "Pure Michigan".  That slogan has about as much meaning to me as the Baltimore's "Believe" one did.  (It was months before I knew what they were going for with that).

The town had a John Cougar Mellencamp feel.  You could kind of hear his music.  Upon entry you see two Tobacco shops, one on the left and one on the right.  Pure Michigan is into smoking. 

Strangely the move I drove into town the more desolate it seemed.  This was odd because there were houses and businesses (the ratio of working business to business not there anymore was heavily favored towards the later).

I just wanted the library.

The town was adorned with odd signs fortelling its entropy.  I did find Bigfoot in that town.  I've been on his case for a long time now. I get a cryptozoological victory, I'm a happy man.

I booked out of that library and hit the road again knowing that Michigan wants you to know that they are pure and that Indiana makes sure you are aware that they are the "Birthplace of Lincoln"  more on that later.

A Few More Memories:
I drove past countless farms and grain silos.  The oddest thing I may have seen was the Motor Home-Recreational Vehicle Hall of Fame.  You can actually stop and visit this place and marvel at rolling homes.

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