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Wick-A-Te-Wah (or Wic-a-te-wah) is an unincorporated summer resort area of Onekama Township, Manistee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located on the south shore of Portage Lake at 44°21′21″N 86°13′26″W / 44.35583°N 86.22389°W / 44.35583; -86.22389, between the Portage Lake Bible Camp Camp Delight on the east and Red Park on the west.

History

Mr. H. Ward Leonard, a developer from Manistee, developed this area as a summer resort in the early 1900s. In 1917, Leonard issued a brochure describing the property and the availability of lots for sale.

Festivities

The annual Fourth of July Wick-A-Te-Wah Parade is considered by many to be one of the best Fourth of July parades in Michigan, drawing considerable crowds and extensive neighborhood participation.

  • Heidi Berg, "Wick-A-Te-Wah," in Wellspring: Interesting interviews... The way things were... (Manistee: J.B. Publications, 1992), vol. 2, pp. 23–26.
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