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Bragging Rights - or, What Makes Charlevoix so Unique

Charlevoix Historical Society
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The Charlevoix Historical Society will present a program titled “Bragging Rights,” tracing how Charlevoix, current population just over 2500, has been able to achieve a reputation that now stretches around the world. This fully illustrated program, presented by Harsha House Museum curator David L. Miles, will take place on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Depot, Depot Beach. Explored will be the mysterious origin of the slogan “Charlevoix the Beautiful,” how the town contributed to the success of the Apollo Space Program and the World War II victory in Europe, its former renown as the most desirable vacation destination in Michigan, the scores of notable people who have walked its streets or lived here (such as Ernest Hemingway, MGM aquatic film superstar Esther Williams, and the “Untouchable” Eliot Ness), the national and international records that have been set here including entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, “firsts,” “bests,” and “mosts” that have happened in Charlevoix, plus much more.