Articles in the March 2015 Issue:

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures:
Marine Artist Robert McGreevy Receives Honor
A Great Lakes Sailor:
Sailor Mike Quinn Part 1
Garden Guidance:
Gardening Conference and Yard and Garden Expo
Events:
March Events
Smile Awhile:
Advice From an Old Farmer
Lake Huron Update:
Lake Level Above Long-Term Average
Where In America Are You?:
Where in America Are You?
Schools of Yesteryear:
Bloomfield No. 5 - Swayze School - Part 4
The Doctor's Corner:
91 Things
Healing From the Roots Up:
Cancer - Part Five: Faith in Your Healing
Legally Speaking:
Protecting Children
A Peek at the Past:
Dionne Quintuplets
Thumb Rails:
Thumb Depots: History of the Capac Depot - Part 4
The Way it Was:
...Remembering the Doctors Who Made House Calls
Guardians of Freedom:
Robert L. Tschirhart in World War II - Part 4
Sightseers:
Capitol Reef National Park - Where Rocks and Fruit are the Stars
Travel Trivia:
TravelTrivia Question Of The Month
Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!:
The Great Starvation From the diary of Katie O’Connell... - Part 12
Helping to Secure Your Future:
Seniors: Helping Prevent Investment Fraud

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March 2015 > Travel Trivia

TravelTrivia Question Of The Month

Author Info:

Randy Karr
For the past dozen plus years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a travel writer for the Lakeshore Guardian, the best little newspaper in Michigan.

Articles by Randy Karr

 

Jennifer Bohs, Fred Black, Ken Coulston, Elly Willis, Ron Burkhard, Thomas Behm, Bonnie Layman, Deborah Black, and Rick Jenkinson correctly answered the Leelanau Peninsula as being where Carlson’s Fishery is located in Fishtown and where two iconic fishing boats are moored. Now, let’s see how you do with this Michigan Travel Trivia Question of the Month. Answer is due March 15, 2015.

When Mabel Holmes’ twin sons invited friends over for lunch, she noticed the biscuits the motherless boys' father made for them were inedible. Thinking there’s got to be a better way for a man to make biscuits, she began blending biscuit ingredients in her home kitchen and eventually hit upon a biscuit mix formula that could be manufactured at her family mill. "The mix is so simple," she proudly announced, "that even a man can do it." All it takes is to add milk to the mix. Thinking about what to name her creation, she remembered hearing what the family's cook always announced when preparing biscuits for dinner: "They'll be ready in a jiffy!" Jiffy became the brand name for the first retail prepared mix in America. Soon after, a Detroit supermarket chain began stocking Jiffy Mix. Since the 1950s, Jiffy Mixes have been distributed to all 48 states, all the while being manufactured and packaged at the company’s original Washtenaw County mill located midway between Ann Arbor and Jackson. Jiffy products are distributed to the Midwest by a fleet of Jiffy-owned trucks and to the rest of the United States by commercial carriers. All of Jiffy's products are top sellers nationally. The company sells almost four times more units than General Mills, five times more than Martha White, 13 times more than Pillsbury, and 23 times more than Duncan Hines. Their business model is simple – use high quality ingredients, keep prices low and never spend money on advertising, TV commercials or printed advertisements. This makes it possible for Jiffy to undercut their competitors' prices by a third to a half and insure the brand's success entirely on repeat customers and word of mouth. Name the city where Jiffy Mix Milling Company is located, a city that is home to the world-class Purple Rose Theater Company and is located near the Chrysler Proving Grounds, one of the largest, most modern automotive test sites in the world.

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Know an interesting or unique fact about Michigan that you think would make a good Travel Trivia question? Please email your suggestion to randy@lakeshoreguardian.com. Thanks!