Taken in 1856, this is the oldest known photo of Mackinac Island – MLive.com

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- 2020 is the 125th anniversary of Mackinac Island State Park.

To celebrate, Mackinac State Historic Parks, which was also created in 1895, is sharing 125 interesting facts leading up to the beginning of the anniversary season on May 1.

Facts began hitting Twitter on Dec. 28, 2019 and while each is interesting on its own, fact No. 28 sent out on Jan. 25 will be of special interest to anyone interested in Mackinac Islands history.

The photo, taken in 1856, is thought to be the oldest known photograph of Mackinac Island, according to Mackinac State Historic Parks.

The grainy, black and white photo shows a dirt road, a carriage and early structures on Market Street looking toward Fort Mackinac.

Follow Mackinac Parks on Twitter to see all the unique facts, which are released daily and focus on Mackinac Islands history, geography, historic businesses and tourism.

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Taken in 1856, this is the oldest known photo of Mackinac Island - MLive.com

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