The Restless Viking: Michigan’s Big Prairie Desert

This video was originally published on June 16, 2022 on The Restless Viking YouTube page.

Just over a decade after Michigan became a state, it had its first “dustbowl”. Local’s called it the “largest desert east of the Mississippi”. It wasn’t a real desert – it had plenty of rainfall, but was a sand wasteland that grew for decades. Here’s the story of Michigan’s “Big Prairie Desert”

Chuck and Martha Hayden, aka The Viking and Poppins, enjoy going on adventures off the beaten path. They also like to share their explorations with others. The Viking is a retired expedition leader while Poppins is a retired teacher. The two offer independent views of their journeys showcasing places, people, and cultures as they explore the world. Visit and follow them on their website and social media accounts. Website | Facebook | Instagram |YouTube

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