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My grandfather sometime in the 50's took a camping trip from the watertown area of Wisconsin into Michigan through Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I'm trying to figure out where these were taken, if anyone lives near these areas would you mind taking some current photos and sending them my way. View full size.