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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Chief Wa-Bish-Kee Pa-Nas
The city of White Pigeon was named after and Chippewa Indian Chief , (His real name was Wa-Bish-Kee Pa-Nas) who befriended a small village of white settlers. However the other tribes in the area were uneasy about his relationship with the white settlers. They made several attempts to convince Chief White Pigeon to betray his white friends. But Chief White Pigeon had given the white settlers his word of friendship and his protection. He is quoted as saying" to betray my village of the white people is to betray my self". Chief White Pigeon was called to what is now known as the Detroit area for a Meeting with the Councel of Chiefs. While at this meeting he over heard of an indian tribe plans to raid a white village. His white village. He immediatly left the meeting to warn his white friends.

He ran the entire way back to the village (at least 150 miles ) He saved the village from the pending attack. And the Settlers were able to ward off any attempts on their small village. Chief White Pigeon than died of heart failure from the Exhusting trip. He gave his friendship, his protection and his life for what in believed in. And even today there stands a Statue of him in the center of this town for his heroic efforts.
I've got a lot to do today, so this update is short. Have a great day whatever ya do! See ya tomorrow!!!

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