Lake Michigan tradition: walking out to the cozy, little Ludington lighthouse; waving goodbye to the Badger car ferry as it leaves to cross the lake to Wisconsin; then, on to the House of Flavors ice cream parlor.
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The king you’ve never heard of: Pedro V, King of Portugal, who reigned from 1853-1861. He was only 16 years old when he ascended the throne.
Pedro was a conscientious and hard-working monarch who sought radical modernization of the Portuguese state and infrastructure. Under his reign, roads, telegraphs, and railways were constructed and improvements in public health advanced. His popularity increased when, during the cholera outbreak of 1853–1856, he visited hospitals handing out gifts and comforting the sick.
Pedro V, along with other royal family members, succumbed to typhoid fever and cholera that had spread throughout the country in 1861. Intelligent and wise beyond his years, Pedro was one of the most enlightened leaders anywhere during the 19th century.