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Twin Towers of Irish Hills - Cambridge Township, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 42° 03.385 W 084° 09.366
16T E 735326 N 4659954
Quick Description: 2 towers one location and an interesting story to them
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2007 8:36:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM1C2J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 122

Long Description:
Irish Hills Twin Towers
8424 US 12
Onsted, Michigan 49265

This is a private property but there is a parking area where the towers can be seen and photographed.

Once upon a time, there was a man named Ed Kelley who lived peacefully on Brighton Hill. One day Ed found out that the Michigan Observation Company wanted to build a very tall tower right next to him, and that made him unhappy. He told the Michigan Observation Company how he felt, but the company went ahead and built the tower anyway. It was 50 feet tall!

This made Ed Kelley very, very upset. To show how angry he was, he built his own tower, identical to the Michigan Observation Company's tower - except taller. Ed Kelley's tower was 60 feet tall!

Thus began "The War of the Towers."

The Michigan Observation Company added 14 feet to its tower. Not to be outdone, Ed Kelley added another 4 feet to his tower, making both towers even at 64 feet.

Fed up, the Michigan Observation Company told Ed Kelley that if he kept up this competition, they would build a larger tower out of steel. Ed Kelley could not beat that, so he gave in. That ended the rivalry between the two, but neither tower won the war - they both stand exactly 64 feet tall!

The current owner of the one and the locals are trying to hammer out a deal in order to get these two beauties renovated. I hope they can work it out.

(Log permission is given by the Group Officers without climbing up, please post a photo of the towers instead -- Added by Harleydavidsonandy 4/1/2007)
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 64.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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