Pickle Barrel House Museum

2015 New England and MidWest, Michigan, Road Trip

Teenie Weenies Lived Here

Teenie Weenies lived here. Well, actually it was William Donahey and his wife Mary Dickerson Dohaney who lived in this Pickle Barrel House for ten summers beginning in 1926 on the shore of nearby Lake Sable. William was the creator of the comic strip characters The Teenie Weenies that debuted in the Chicago Tribune in 1914 and Mary illustrated children’s books. Apparently they gave up summering in this quaint tiny house when they tired of giving tours to curiosity seekers who would just show up on their doorstep. Somehow as T@B owners, we understand! Today we came to discover a geocache here and we didn’t have to disturb any residents. It’s now a museum  and at this time of year is open only on weekends.

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