Mackinac Town Crier

A Look at History

Young Quebec Man Became Key Island Figure 200 Years Ago

In June 1822, Alexis St. Martin of Quebec became one of the leading men in Mackinac Island history. The 20-year-old youth had not wanted or expected to gain this distinction. June 6, 1822, had been a typical day in the American Fur Company’s small, crowded general store on Market Street. No one bothered to write down how the almost-fatal accident […]


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