The Great Moose Controversy
Newberry's claim to be the Moose Capital of Michigan is hotly contested among Yoopers. Some long-time residents swear that there is no documented evidence of moose herds living permanently anywhere east of Seney. Others swear that the significant families of the large quadrupeds have made their home in the soft pine forests along the Big Two Hearted and Tahquamenon Rivers
Myself, I have no strong attachments to either faction. But it is true that the slogan has helped promote Newberry as a tourist destination with trolls and cheeseheads.
The U. P. Trading Company is a good place to stop by for all your Upper Peninsula tourist necessities. Lot of tee-shirts and blankets and shot glasses and recordings by "Da Yoopers" and funny greeting cards and pottery and clocks made out of deer antlers. Stuff like that.
You can also ask about recent moose sightings in the area. Local residents swear that there are moose on the loose nearby.