Grand Marais, Michigan: Pickle Barrel HouseBuilt in 1926 for the creator of the single-panel comic "Teenie-Weenies."
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We saw it today... and it is so cute. The inside is done well. The town is tiny but nice. A campground overlooks the lake and the people were very friendly. Interesting place to say I have been to.[cameron, 06/23/2011]
A 16-foot-tall, two story pickle barrel stands in this summer resort town, built in 1926 as a summer cottage for cartoonist William Donahey, who was the creator of the single-panel comic "Teenie-Weenies." The barrel house was paid for by a pickle company, whose pickles William Donahey would plug, via the Teenie Weenies, in his comic. A smaller barrel in the back served as a kitchen. The barrel fell into disrepair after Donahey's death, but it was restored as a tourist attraction by civic-minded locals in 2005.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 10/31/2005]
The Grand Marais Pickle Barrel house was built in 1926 for children's book authors/illustrators William and Mary Donahey. The 16-ft. tall barrel still stands, but is in terrible shape. The area historical society has launched a campaign to raise $50,000 for its restoration, and is still in need of donations. they plan to open a museum at the Pickle Barrel.[Jim G., 07/04/2004]