2009-08-08 / Top News

MSHP Will Commemorate Father Marquette Statue With Photo Contest

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Father Marquette Statue in Mackinac Island's Marquette Park, Mackinac State Historic Parks is sponsoring a photograph contest with first place and honorable-mention prizes.

Amateur photographs may be submitted of the statue alone or with people posing by it. Photos can be e-mailed to priestj1@michigan.gov or mailed to Mackinac State Historic Parks, Box 370, Mackinac Island, MI 49757. Photos must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, August 17.

The winners will be announced, and a large copy of the winning photograph unveiled, at the Father Marquette Statue Centennial Celebration at 7 p.m. September 1 in Marquette Park.

Photograph contest rules and prizes are described online at www.MackinacParks.com. The Web site also includes a history of the Father Marquette Statue and historic photographs.

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