In Reply to: Re: More Accurate - posted by Gaspump on January 10, 2018 at 09:20:55:
Your geography is correct. Hell, Michigan is about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Ann Arbor, Mich.
However, my understanding is that there is a Hell in the U.P., at least according to my older sister.
She taught school in Negaunee for several years. In one of the winter storms many years ago, her car slid off the road and down an embankment and hill. She claims she said, "OH HELL" as the car went off the road. I suspect is was more likely, "OH S--t!
As the car started down the hill toward trees she was not wearing a seat belt. She climbed to the passenger side floor waiting for the car to stop. The roof on the driver side was crushed down to the bottom of the driver side window sill. She escaped with bumps and little bruising.
For her, Negaunee meant Hell.