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Chippewa basket maker, Harvest Day, 1972
Edith Bondie, Chippewa basket maker, prepares materials, Harvest Day 1972. Photo courtesy Jesse Besser Museum

Alpena Fall Harvest Festival

Held annually at the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena, Michigan, on the first Saturday in October, Harvest Day celebrates the pioneer heritage of northeast lower Michigan.The 28-year-old event is documented with a six-page narrative with bibliography, information on the Jesse Besser Museum, and ten 8 x 10 black-and-white photographs.

Originally submitted by: Bart Stupak, Representative (1st District).

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