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Mackinac College and the missing library

In 1966, Mackinac College opened its doors in the former Moral Re-armament (MRA) campus on the east end of Mackinac Island. Today, that location is known as the Mission Point Resort.

While the College used the existing buildings and dormitories, the first (and perhaps only) building built specifically for the college was the Peter Howard Memorial Library.

The library was situated between M-185 and the shoreline - most likely in the area that today is occupied by the wonderful Adirondack chairs on the great lawn of Mission Point. Prior to visiting the Mackinac College website ( I had no idea this building existed. What once was a focal point for the college seems to have simply vanished.
Certainly someone out there knows the story of the missing library. Is it you?

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Comment by Chris Ann Nelson on December 13, 2009 at 8:17am
No but I applied to the college in 1966. I think then it was run by Rex Humbart ?? My parents would have no part of it and tried to send me to Bennington in VT. I ended up at CMU doing a 2 year airline stewart program met and married my Geology prof. Granduated with a teaching degree and the rest is history :)
Comment by Larry Razek on December 12, 2009 at 9:47pm
never knew it exsisted!!


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