Very few people in Michigan know it, but the town of Colon, down near the Indiana border, has become famous all over the world as the "Home of Hocus Pocus" where equipment and articles for magicians are manufactured for sale all over the universe, to amateur and professional magicians. For the past 75 years magic has been synonomous with Colon.
We are proud to finally tell the complete story of Colon through this new website. Not only will you read stories about magic and magicians who have visited but you will also be introduced to the folks who first settled here and how their ideas and vision helped develop this unique village. Within these pages you will see rare photographs and read stories told through the eyes of local residents. We take you a step back in time but also take a look into the future of this thriving community.
This website is a work in progress and we will be updating and 'tweaking' to assemble the finest website on the history of Colon. We invite you to submit photographs and stories so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ~
So enjoy - better yet come see our wonderful town!
Read Joe Ganger's Hodge Podge articles on the "I've Got A Story!" page.
Downtown Colon (ca 1906) South side of State Street (ca 1906)
Carnival Days in Colon (ca 1906) Old Colon High School
Looking Back On Our Wonderful Village . . .
View The Video of Colon's Historical Lakeside Cemetery