GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — For this week’s “On The Michigan Road” throwback, we’re taking a trip back in time and to Mackinac Island.

In this report from July 4, 1978, Dick Evans shows you the ferries taking people to the island.

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Between 1971 and 1991, Dick Evans filed his popular “On The Michigan Road” reports from all over the state. They featured everything from county fairs to people with offbeat hobbies and collections to Michigan’s most beautiful locations. He died in October 1991 at the age of 66 after more than 40 years in broadcasting.

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