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Learn about the mob’s Northern Michigan connection.  Visit Cops and Doughnuts, Tobacco Ranch, and Mist Winery & Tasting Room.  Dinner & tour at the Doherty Hotel.

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First stop today is at Cops and Doughnuts—a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that has been in constant operation since 1896. This foundation business was within weeks of closing when the members of the Clare Police Department came to the rescue. All of them. That’s right, all nine members of the local police department banded together to save this historic business.

Next, visit Tobacco Ranch. In the 1930's, Isaiah Leebove, an attorney with ties to the infamous Purple Gang, found himself in trouble with the law on the east coast and decided to flee New York. After finding himself in Clare, Michigan, he began building what is now known as the Tobacco Ranch House.

Enjoy a wine tasting & tour at Currant Mist Vineyards.

Enjoy dinner and a tour at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, MI. This hotel has so much history; however, The most infamous happening at the Doherty Hotel was on May 14, 1938 when Central Michigan oil promoter, Carl Jack Livingston, shot and killed Isaiah Leebove in the Tap Room of the hotel. Register for this trip to find out about how the Purple Gang had an influence on all of these places!


Round Trip Motorcoach Transportation
Wine Tasting & Tour at Currant Mist Vineyards
Dinner and Tour at Doherty Hotel
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