The Monarch white pine tree in Hartwick Pines
State Park is a mere echo of its former self, yet the word "Monarch" still resonates with those who "knew it when."
(In a draft of the 1933 story "Fathers and Sons" Hemingway would again use the image of tree trunks rising high before their first branches and would specifically identify the image as representing virgin forest [JFK MS Item 383].) In Michigan, the old growth pines are today found at Hartwick Pines
State Park, once an overlooked lumber tract near Grayling in the Lower Peninsula, where one may bend backward to see "the trunks straight and brown ...
Several generations of Michiganders--as well as those from throughout the United States and around the world--have formed fond memories of Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling in Northern Michigan.
Most visitors to Hartwick Pines surmise that someone with the name of Hartwick must have had something to do with the creation of the state park.
The original deed for the land that would become Hartwick Pines shows that Karen Hartwick had several requisites for the property.
It is extremely interesting that Karen encouraged the protection of timber when she was the daughter of Nels Michelson, a lumberman and part owner of the Sailing Hanson Company, which owned and logged the land that eventually became Hartwick Pines State Park.
In addition to Hoeft, parks that commemorate lumber barons include Hartwick Pines, Mears, Mitchell, Sterling, Wilson, and Wells.
Hartwick Pines State Park (Grayling): Major Edward E.
In another promotion, Leonard offered souvenir glasses emblazoned with the image of the nearly completed Mackinac Bridge, the Hartwick Pines
forest, or the Soo Locks--available "free" with a minimum purchase of 10 gallons of gas.
HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK NEAR GRAYLING IS CELEBRATING ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ALL SEASON LONG.
Hartwick Pines was dedicated in 1935, after Karen Hartwick donated 8,800 acres of land to the state of Michigan to honor her husband Edward, who had died in France during World War I.
Hartwick Pines Historian Rob Burg said the park plans to recognize the Hartwick family at the ceremony along with past park managers and seasonal employees.