‘On The Michigan Road’ throwback: Thanksgiving 1987

On The Michigan Road

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re taking you back in time with this vintage “On The Michigan Road” report from Thanksgiving 1987.

Above, Dick Evans tells the story of the first Thanksgiving, reminding you that turkey, now the staple of the holiday meal, was not on the menu.

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

See more throwback “On The Michigan Road” reports here on woodtv.com.

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