The Upper Thumb network of sites contain unique information and content on the Michigan's Upper Thumb. Please check out each of the sites below for more information and details.

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Ora Labora Colony

Ora Labora is an educational and research site dedicated to the recognition of the German Colony. Our goal is to provide verifiable and primary source information on the formation, operation and demise of the colony. In addition to its educational purpose we are striving to gain the required funding and recognition from the State of […]

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ThumbWind-Mercantile

Thumbwind-Mercantile provides great custom T-shirts and gear that you can’t seem to find anywhere in Michigan’s Thumb. Sweats, Hoodies, T-Shirts and more is added each week. Did you paddle to Turnip Rock? What is your favorite beach? Don’t like the wind turbines? New gear is being designed each week so be sure to sign up for updates.

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ThumbWind

Thumbwind is a personal project to show the highlights of a true gem in the backyard of Metro-Detroit. It wasn’t too many years ago when a working blue-collar family could purchase a lot and park a camper or build a cottage near the shores of  beautiful Saginaw Bay in the Upper Thumb. At almost at the same […]

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