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Colon, Michigan: Magic Capital of the World, Magicians Buried Here

Home of Abbott's Magic Co., which has a spooky-looking storefront and provides a list and map of the famous magicians buried in the town cemetery.

Abbott's Magic Co.

124 S. St. Joseph St., Colon, MI
Abbott's Magic Co. West edge of town. On S. St. Joseph St., a half-block south of W. State St.
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Magic Capital of the World, Magicians Buried Here

Known as "The Magic Capital of the World", Colon, Michigan is the site of a magic supply house known as Abbott's Magic Co. It is in certain ways a successor to the Blackstone Magic Co. of Colon Michigan, as Percy Abbott was Harry Blackstone's partner in that original magic supply. But the partnership dissolved after a year and a half due to an unfortunate misunderstanding. A visitor to the shop on a summer Saturday afternoon can often find a short but entertaining magic show presented on a small stage. There may be a small "admission charge" for the show.

As a bonus, a number of magicians (including Harry Blackstone Jr. and his father Harry Blackstone Sr.) are buried in a cemetery just outside of Colon.Get a list/map of the graves at Abbott's (I don't think that there is a charge).

[Chris Sallek, 05/28/2005]

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