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    by Basaic Written Sep 17, 2011

    The town of Gaylord is located in North Central Michigan, has a population of over 4000, and is the county seat of Otsego County. The town was settled in 1874 by the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad and named for Augustine Smith Gaylord a lawyer for the company. Gaylord started the Saginaw School System in 1851, became a lawyer in 1856, was appointed to the Michigan House of representatives in 1862, and served as an attorney in the Department of the Interior under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1875 until his death in 1877. Otsego County is named after a lake and a county in New York State. Gaylord is a sister city to Pontresina, Switzerland and has adopted the Alpine style of architecture for many downtown building including the county courthouse.

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    Otsego County Museum

    by Basaic Updated Sep 17, 2011

    The Otsego County Museum has a number of interesting displays about the history of the town and the area. It is housed in a 1910 building with the original pressed tin ceiling that was a cigar factory when first built. For museum hours check the website.

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    St Marys Catholic Church

    by Basaic Written Sep 17, 2011

    The first St Marys Catholic Church was built here in 1884. The congregation became primarily Polish-American under Father Casimir Skory. Skory started the St Marys School in 1893 and was instrumental in the building of the current church in 1900.

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    by Basaic Updated Oct 28, 2010

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    There was a Mexican Restaurant near my hotel so I decided to try it. It was La Senorita. The building had the appropriate Swiss Chalet style (which looked strange for a Mexican Restaurant) and the sign has a senorita dancing in a full skirt. Inside the decor was bright and colorful with baskets, colored lights, lanterns, and a nice mural. I ordered my usual; an Enchilada Platter. The food was very good; the service was just okay. I opted not to try the Margaritas. The bar appeared to be closed.

    Favorite Dish: The Enchilada Platter was above average, especially the Cheese Enchilada.

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Gaylord Nightlife

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    Easy Street

    by Basaic Written Oct 28, 2010

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    Easy Street is attached to the Best Western Alpine Inn. It has big screen TVs tuned to sports channels and the usual neon, beer posters, sports posters, etc. The rum and coke was strong and average priced. This bar appeared to be very popular with some locals; unfortunately they were all friends with he girl behind the bar and she was so busy talking to them I never got a chance to order a second drink. I finally gave up. May try a differnt place next time I am in Gaylord.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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