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Just a bit off the beaten path, Turkeyville has been delivering homemade country fun since the 1960's. The calendar of events shows something going on nearly every week of the year. Great shops, craft fairs, unbelievable ice cream, a dinner theatre and, the best turkey sandwich I have found. In fact, I have tried all three of the turkey sandwich versions and each is delicious.
Homemade and Michigan Made is part of everything they do here.
The Turkeyville story began in 1943. Grandpa (Wayne) Cornwell was from the city and when he married Grandma (Marjorie) he decided to try his hand at farming. They decided to raise cows but 1943 was a difficult year when things weren’t going very well and the cows got sick. A neighbor gave grandpa 12 turkeys to try and raise, and he was successful with all of them. In the early 60’s the Cornwell’s joined together with a group from the church and went to the county fair to sell turkey sandwiches. By 1968 the word was out about how good Grandma’s cooking was, so they decided to open a one room eatery, now know as Cornwell’s Turkeyville. Grandpa Cornwell served up the sandwiches and Grandma was in the kitchen preparing all the food.
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