GALLERY: AmericaJR Visits the small town of Chelsea, MI

Main Street in Chelsea, Mich. (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited the small town of Chelsea, Michigan. Chelsea Milling, maker of Jiffy Mix, is based in Chelsea. In 2008, Chelsea District Library was named Best Small Library in America by Library Journal. The Purple Rose Theatre Company is a Michigan not-for-profit theatre company founded in 1991 by Jeff Daniels in an old pizza parlor/garage in Chelsea. Its name comes from the Purple Rose of Cairo, a 1985 film Daniels starred in, earning him his first Golden Globe nomination.

Chelsea, Michigan is located just north of I-94 in Washtenaw County, Michigan. It is about 15 miles west of Ann Arbor, 57 miles west of Detroit and 50 miles south east of Lansing.