URSCC and Lucky wish you Happy Spring!
We took some liberty with photoshop but hopefully by the end of next year the Bonine House will be landscaped with lovely gardens. Enjoy the season, hope to see you soon!
Allison, Andrew and Molly Culver of Three Rivers -- a new generation of Lucky fans.
Now, after touring the Bonine House, "kids of all ages" take a photo and rub his nose for luck.
Many remember two lions in front of the Bonine House, but we have yet to see a photo. And some say that the two lions were stolen many years ago, and only one returned. These stories may both be true, but the Bonine House has only one lion now-- and he and we are "Lucky".
Lucky wasn't always white; he wasn't always in one piece; and he didn't have a name at all when the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County (URSCC) purchased the historic Bonine House in December 2010. He was just a lump of grey cement with a tail, and no nose to speak of.
"Lucky the Bonine House Lion"
The little white lion that stands sentinel in front of the Bonine House at M-60 and Penn Road in Vandalia, Michigan is named "Lucky" and he has a fan club. He also has a story with a very happy ending.
The Bonine House
Underground Railroad Society
of Cass County, Michigan
We're so grateful to Kate Porath Torrans for sending us this photo of Lucky. For more of the story and a new interview on YouTube.
Lucky "supervises" the restoration.
Lucky celebrates Christmas.
The lion needed a name and while many were considered, "Lucky" just seemed right. He was very lucky to have his nose back, and URSCC is very lucky to have the Bonine House.