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June 14, 1777 - John Adams introduced a resolution before Congress mandating a United States flag, stating, "...that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." This anniversary is celebrated each year in the U.S. as Flag Day. FLY YOUR FLAG!!!
6PM - 13 JUNE 2023
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The process of how to prove an ancestor to them. -By Lynn Evangelisti
the results of the voting for the new SGS board from May.
SGS MEETING RECAP
MEETING ON: 9th MAY 2023
Leo LeFevre from the HOYT LIBRARY gave us a talk on the Library of Michigan Database. Where we learned about
JUNE 13TH MEETING
WE WILL BE HAVING THE SGS ANNUAL MEETING AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
4509 Longmeadow Blvd W.,
Saginaw, MI 48603
This is at the Lawndale Estates Clubhouse, there are kitchen facilities, bathrooms, an indoor dining area and an outdoor eating area, also an indoor pool is available.
WE WILL BE POSTING PHOTOS OF THE MEETING AFTERWARDS, SORRY, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY ONLINE MEETING.
If you are coming from out of town, here are a list of hotels that are nearby:
is sponsoring a
for deceased Veterans at the
Forest Lawn Cemetery
THE LOVE PROJECT,
this month on
Saturday, 10th June 2023.
We will start cleaning the veterans head- stones between
10 am thru to 3 pm.
Please come and help us
as we honor these service men.
Water bottles will be available,
but please pack a lunch!
DID YOU KNOW
How long will RootsTech sessions be available on the website after the conference? We will keep most of the
classes and keynotes from RootsTech up
for approximately three years. Most classes from 2021 will be available until the 2024 conference and 2022 classes until 2025. Where do I go to watch them?
Check it out below.
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FOOD & FAMILY
Did you know...family recipes are a tradition!?!
GO AHEAD...Make it with family!
What food is most popular in June?
Well, that would be anything associated with LOVE!
OH, AND DESSERT!!!
MONTH BY MONTH
OK OK, SO SOME OF THESE ARE NOT DESSERTS, BUT ON A DAY THATS NOT A DESSERT HOLIDAY I HAD TO DO SOMETHING...BESIDES I LOVE SUSHI AND CATFISH...no not together!....well maybe, I never tried that before....hmmm....
Daily DESERT Food Holidays
June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day
June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
June 3: National Egg Day
June 4: National Cheese Day
June 4: National Frozen Yogurt Day
June 4: National Cognac Day
June 5: National Gingerbread Day
June 5: World Environment Day
June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8: World Oceans Day (Sustainable Seafood)
June 9: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10: Herbs & Spices Day
June 10: National Iced Tea Day
June 10: National Black Cow Day(A “black cow” is a root beer float)
June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12: International Cachaça Day
June 12: International Falafel Day
June 12: National Jerky Day
June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 13: Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15: National Lobster Day
June 15: World Gin Day
June 16: National Fudge Day
June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day
June 17: National Apple Strudel Day
June 18: National Cherry Tart Day
June 18: International Picnic Day
June 18: National Sushi Day
June 19: National Dry Martini Day
June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21: National Peaches & Cream Day
June 22: National Chocolate Éclair Day
June 22: National Onion Rings Day
June 23: National Pecan Sandy Day
June 24: National Pralines Day
June 25: National Catfish Day
June 25: National Strawberry Parfait Day
June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27: National Indian Pudding Day
June 27: National Orange Blossom Day
June 28: National Ceviche Day
June 28: National Tapioca Day
June 29: National Almond Buttercrunch Day
June 30: National Ice Cream Soda Day
We always have room for dessert, especially when we’re celebrating one of the 54 dessert holidays within the year. At that point, it’s not an extra treat, it’s a tradition. In fact, it would almost be rude to pass on a creamy cheesecake if it’s July 30, National Cheesecake Day. So, if the holiday insists, we must simply abide and take an extra slice. In the name of tradition, of course! TO LEARN MORE CLICK BELOW
A beginner's guide to making sushi! We love sushi, as do our kids and it's easy to make. Homemade sushi makes a great weekend dinner and is always a crowd pleaser. You can make a variety of fillings to meet a range of tastes and dietary requirements. Sushi chefs in Japan take decades to learn their trade, perfecting rice and slicing raw fish. While we can aspire to produce Japanese dishes like the masters, let's start at the beginning, with simple yet tasty homemade sushi.
Follow our how to make sushi guide and let us walk you through the process. CLICK BUTTON BELOW
JUNE 25TH NATIONAL CATFISH DAY!!!
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The Korean War: Everything You Need to Know
11 Aug 2020
Military.com | By Blake Stilwell
The Korean War was the first time the United States military engaged in a shooting conflict after the end of World War II; it was also the first of many sparks that really turned the Cold War hot.
From 1950 to 1953, the Korean War was at the forefront of American minds and politics. A public emerging from the World War II years and weary of fighting didn't fully understand the threat of Communism or the Truman administration's "containment" strategy -- which meant they didn't fully understand what happened in the first place.
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In 1845, German Lutherans from Franconia, of the Kingdom of Bavaria, come to settle. One of the missions becomes Frankenmuth.
Only two years later, the first shipment of Saginaw Pine is sent to New York, which triggers demand out East for the Michigan high quality timber.
In 1850 Norman Little built a plank road from Flint to Saginaw. Yes that's right, he built a road out of wooden planks from East Saginaw to Flint, Michigan, a distance of about 37 miles!!! Whoa, that's alot of WOOD! And then they built a toll booth and charged people PER HORSE for travel over the road!
If you travel through the town of Breckenridge you can still see a small portion of a plank road on the side of the PAVED road.
YOU CAN ALSO STOP IN TO SEE THE PLANK ROAD MUSEUM IN BRECKENRIDGE! Address: 404 E Saginaw St, Breckenridge, MI 48615 Phone: (989) 842-1241
In 1851 East Saginaw expands more rapidly than Saginaw City, which is on the West side. At this point, there was still no bridge over the Saginaw river for easy river crossing. Oh Rats!
Preservationist says 160-year-old historic plank road discovery beneath Saginaw 'hit the fancy of the public'
SAGINAW -- A longtime local preservationist said last month's uncovering of a 160-year-old historic plank road has given him new theories on downtown's 19th-century development and "stirred up a hornet's nest" of public interest.
"Ever since the (Saginaw News) story, everybody has been coming up to me and grabbing my collar about this," Thomas B. Mudd said. "It's really hit the fancy of the public. It's stirred up a hornet's nest of people asking about it."
Mudd has spent years conserving iconic relics from Saginaw's past. His efforts have kept alit the riverside Bean Bunny sign, the largest figural neon sign in the nation; moved and preserved the county's oldest house, the Cushway Home near Saginaw's YMCA; and salvaged the fire-ravaged Ippel building neon sign in Old Saginaw City.
But a construction crew's discovery of a plank road buried five feet beneath a stretch of an East Side street in front of Rally's Hamburgers, (420 E. Genesee) -- the road where city founder Norman Little in 1851 laid down 30- to 40-miles worth of wood to provide wagons, horses and stagecoaches footing for the otherwise swampy trek separating Saginaw and Flint --this trumps all of Mudd's previous interests when it comes to public appeal, he said.
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