Theme park plan pits new jobs against saving nature
GRAYLING -- A proposal to create Michigan's biggest theme park on 1,800 acres of state land just south of town has stirred a huge jobs-versus-environment controversy. The $161-million plan to build Main Street America is the boldest idea for Crawford County since the U.S. military opened Camp Grayling in 1914.
The proposal also has brought out the love-hate relationship that some longtime locals have with environmentalists, and people who visit Grayling on weekends or who own second or retirement homes in the area -- the locals call them flatlanders or downstaters.
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