Photos from Trip to Hell, Michigan  (June 19, 1999)

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On 6/19/99, I talked my mother into visiting Hell, Michigan; which is a little town near Dexter with a really cool name. Nobody believes me that there is a Hell, Michigan; the map below shows that hell is just a little NW of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The picture below is while mom and I were "On The Road Straight To Hell".  Note the "HELL" sign of less than impressive stature.

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I had no idea what to expect, but I was hoping for a real tourist hole, with attractions like "Roller-Coaster To Hell" or "Elevator To Hell".   Much to my disappointment, the town turned out to be miniscule, sporting only two shops with hell-related themes.

Below is "The Devil's Den", which is a small restaurant and a party store.   They also had Hell souveniers, such as coffee cups and bumper stickers; as well as postcards and a little post office where you could be sure your postcard got the Hell, MI postmark.  Note the orange and yellow paint job with the flames.

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Belw is the "Hell Creek Party Store".

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This is mom and I.  (We did not ride a motorcycle up--the bikes belong to one of the gentlemen who took the picture.)

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Naturally, I could't resist the bumper stickers, postcards, and coffee cups.  Note that Hell has a website,

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