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The impasse began to crumble in 1969 with the Great Snowmobile Parade. By the winter of 1968-69, about 40 Islanders had bought snowmobiles, and in a coordinated demonstration of nonviolent civil disobedience, Mayor Otto "Bud" Emmons led Island snowmobilers eastward along Main Street onto park property in front of Marquette Park. From Fort Mackinac, Park Superintendent Eugene T. Petersen took this photograph and marked the boundary in red ink. (Photograph courtesy of Mackinac State Historic Parks) 048p2_xlg.jpg


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