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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.

Address:
124 S. St. Joseph St., Colon, MI
Directions:
Abbott's Magic Co. West edge of town. On S. St. Joseph St., a half-block south of W. State St.
Phone:
269-432-3235
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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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