There are no fiddlers singing in the night in the homes on the Darkeytown Road, no sound of dancing feet; only in memory are heard the creaking of the net reels in the wind, the sound of cowbells in the woods. If the little people still dance on Fairy Hill, they are unseen.
"Only here & there was an occasional township, closely-knit, homogeneous, stubbornly resisting all changes in a declared antagonism to America. There the family might survive a generation in its traditional form because there the family could call on the support of communal sanctions analogous to those of the old world. Nowhere else could it survive with its roots pulled out of village soil."
- Oscar Handlin, The Uprooted, p. 257
"The impulse to re-establish the old community in the new world was as characteristic of the earliest as of the latest immigrants."
["Our children are becoming Dutch!" -Pilgrims]1
Air Service to Beaver Island
[see also Mail Service]
"700 year-round inhabitants, who can communicate with the outside world 4 months of the year only by airplane, next winter will not have to depend on the frozen surface of Lake Michigan for supplies. Planes now can land only when the lake ice is solid.
Construction of a landing field at a Federal cost of approximately $10,000 has been approved. Work will start as soon as frost leaves the ground, under supervision of the State Department of Aeronautics.
600 of the permanent population live in the village of St. James
- [from an] undated clipping of Nonie's