Colon Michigan

About Colon

Content updated April 2016
  • "The Magic Capital of The World" as recognized by the US Congress
  • Incorporated in 1904
  • Estimated population: 1200
  • Approximately 1.73 square miles
  • Former home and burial site of famous magician Harry Blackstone Sr.
  • Surrounded by Long, Palmer and Sturgeon lakes
  • Home of Abbot Magic Company: Founded by magicians Percy Abbott and Recil Bordner; included a local store, showroom and factory where magicians' supplies and new tricks are manufactured. Abbot has customers around the world
  • Other magic companies include FAB Magic Company and Sterlini Magic Manufacturing Company
  • Each July FAB Magic puts on Th MagiCelebration Magic Festival with perfromances by world famous magicians, a magic camp and various lectures
  • Each August over 1000 magicians and lovers of magic gather for Abbot's Magic Get-Together": a 4 day event where magicians share their tricks with the public culminating with an evening show at the high school

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