517 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 517 AREA CODE
517-288-4909
DURAND, MI
The Railroader
(1989)
Dave Richley
517-321-0788
LANSING, MI
Lighthouse CBCS, Mid-Michigan Net Coordinator, Mid-Michigan Net NEC, The Lighthouse BBS
(1987-1999)
John Herrbach
517-323-3620
LANSING, MI
The Light Table BBS
(1989-1991)
David Rinehart
517-323-9621
LANSING, MI
The Light Table BBS
(1988-1989)
David Reinhart, David Rinehart
517-332-2549
EAST LANSING, MI
Sound & Graphics RBBS
(1989-1991)
Tom Drolette
517-337-0261
EAST LANSING, MI
Data Basics
(1985-1995)
Warren WolfeRBBS
517-337-8232
EAST LANSING, MI
Chip's Place
(1988)
Wildcat
517-339-3367
Lansing, MI
CONNECTION-80 Lansing
(1982-1985)
CONNECTION-80
517-339-3783
HASLETT, MI
Political Forum, POLITICAL FORUM , Psych Forum MSU
(1987-1994)
Gordon Williams
517-349-4941
OKEMOS, MI
Online America, The Music Emporium
(1988-1990)
Jay Becker, Charlie BeckerTelegard
517-349-8618
OKEMOS, MI
Oden's Den, Odin's Den
(1988-1993)
Doug Berg
517-349-8886
Okemos, MI
The (Guillaume) Gazette, The Gazette
(1989-1991)
The Guillaumes, Sharon, Peter and Jeff GuillaumeT.A.G.
"First called The Guillaume Gazette, then shortened to The Gazette. Member of FidoNet. The BBS ran on a Tandy 1000SL with 2400 baud modem from beginning to end. Up 24 hours on its own phone line (which strangely later became the number of a local pizzeria)."

"It was really my mom's BBS, and she later admitted she had a serious addiction problem to computers/BBS'ing. She would get up hours before work (5 a.m.) and be on in the evenings running The Gazette and calling other BBSes. I was nine then, and I remember just watching her on the computer. I honestly believe I learned to type by watching her so much." - Jeff Guillaume

517-351-4194
EAST LANSING, MI
Digital Domain
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
517-351-5637
EAST LANSING, MI
Lansing Capital Net, RJs Bit Bucket
(1986-1988)
Rick Murray
517-353-5102
EAST LANSING, MI
The Genesis System
(1989)
Al Bray
517-355-6961
EAST LANSING, MI
Ivory Towers
(1989)
Bryan Ackermann
517-371-4234
LANSING, MI
C.H.A.O.S.
(1985)
AMIS
517-374-1088
LANSING, MI
Jenny's Dog House, Jenny's Dog House I
(1988-1994)
Tim Brown
517-393-1982
LANSING, MI
SSSINet
(1986)
Don Damon
517-393-4139
LANSING, MI
The Miami Coastline
(1989)
Andy Zink
517-394-4874
Lansing, MI
Beam Rider, Mid Michigan Net, The Beam Rider, The Beam Rider, Mid Michigan Net
(1984-1995)
Kevin CraftCnet, Tag, Maximus
"The BBS originally started as a CNET system on a Commodore 64 with a 300 baud modem and two single-sided floppy drives. After a couple of years a fellow Sysop in the area (Andy Zink) talked me into buying a 8088 IBM compat system. The day it arrived he came over, installed DOS, installed TAG and then went home. I had never been on a IBM compat before so the next few weeks were a hectic crash course in learning DOS and keeping the BBS up and running on TAG...I can laugh about it now! The years running the BBS were a real joy! I met many wonderful people through the BBS and had many good times. The internet will never replace the sense of community and sharing that was such a part of the BBS years....." - Kevin Craft
517-423-3544
TECUMSEH, MI
OCS BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
517-463-8474
ALMA, MI
Mainstream , Mainstream BBS
(1989-1996)
Jim Olson et alWildcat
517-482-4765
LANSING, MI
(G)ents, (G)ents BBS
(1986-1991)
Graham Newlove
517-483-9609
LANSING, MI
LCC CAI, LCC CAI BBS
(1989-1995)
Reza Beha, Andy Faull, Tim Musson, Rick Mc Crumb
517-543-0228
CHARLOTTE, MI
MicroNet
(1988-1999)
Ladd Riether, Ladd Reither
517-546-9503
Howell, MI
Montay IV
(1985-1986)
Rob Klingsten
517-548-4548
HOWELL, MI
Total System Support BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
517-625-4706
PERRY, MI
Digital Visions Multi-Line BBS, The Genesis System
(1989-1991)
Al Bray
517-627-2390
GRAND LEDGE, MI
Rymalees Second Node
(1988-1989)
Bob Peel
517-627-8015
GRAND LEDGE, MI
Lansing Capital Net, Mid Michigan Net, Rymalee's Refuge, Rymalees Refuge
(1987-1994)
Bob Peel
517-629-2012
ALBION, MI
Lil' BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
517-631-2849
MIDLAND, MI
RBBS Delta
(1989-1990)
Don Kitchen
517-631-9637
MIDLAND, MI
Royal Crown BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
517-646-9114
Lansing, MI
Fletcher Memorial Home BBS, Magrathea
(1984-1988)
Randy PearsonNite Lite
"I was the President of the Modem Support Group, of Lansing Michigan. We were an organization that got the BBSers together for picnics and awards shows (we'd have people vote online in various categories and we'd hand our awards) as well as keeping the Lansing BBS List. We were together from around 1982 until around 1994. We even compiled and handed out a "Beginning Modem User's Guide." - Randy Pearson
517-651-5134
LAINGSBURG, MI
Micron Computer
(1989-1990)
Mike Behrenbrinker
517-655-1277
WILLIAMSTON, MI
Harvard BBS
(1987)
517-655-2756
Williamston, MI
U.S.S. Insanity
(1988-1991)
Erik Kremsreiter
517-655-3347
WILLIAMSTON, MI
Mid Michigan Net, The Programmers Attic
(1987-1999)
Mike Huntzinger
517-694-6344
Holt, Michigan,
The Cat's Meow
(1986-1992)
Cathy HartmannFIDO
517-695-9952
Freeland, MI
Wolverine, Wolverine BBS
(1988-1996)
Rick RosinskiSearchlight , PCBoard
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Freeland, Michigan since 07/88. Sysop: Rick Rosinski. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 7 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 14000 MB storage. US Robotics at 19200 bps. $35 Annual fee. Mid-Michigan's Largest BBS with over 100,000 files. Files for Windows, Amiga, Mac, IBM, more. Official Support BBS for SkyGlobe. Apogee, Eipc, MVP, Software Creations, MoraffWare Distribution Site. FidoNet, RIME, USPoINet. 13 CD-ROM's. Subscribe online.
517-723-3334
OWOSSO, MI
The Nightline
(1989)
Steve Barnett
517-723-7148
OWOSSO, MI
C/C BBS
(1987-1988)
Lyod Craft
517-725-8077
OWOSSO, MI
//icroCosm
(1989)
Loyd Craft
517-750-2003
JACKSON, MI
Gary's Toy House, Starship Dora, The Starship Dora, The Toy House, The Toyhouse
(1989-1996)
Gary Searles, Echomail Coord
517-754-7454
SAGINAW, MI
American Spirit BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
517-772-5394
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
TOLENKAR'S LAIR
(1988)
Wildcat
517-782-5342
JACKSON, MI
Michigan MedSig
(1987-1988)
Greg Baumann
517-783-2547
JACKSON, MI
NICK AT NITE
(1988)
Wildcat
517-784-1422
JACKSON, MI
PC-Lynx
(1989-1994)
Brian Ludwig
517-790-1002
SAGINAW, MI
Chatter Box, The Chatter Box
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
517-793-1014
SAGINAW, MI
Charlie, Charlie
(1987-1994)
Paul BenkertPCBoard
517-799-1304
SAGINAW, MI
Dynamite Hill, DYNAMITE HILL BBS, DynamiteHill
(1989-1995)
Jon Hozeska, Jonathan D HozeCollosus
517-882-0717
LANSING, MI
Colonial Fam. Res., Colonial Family Research
(1989-1999)
Bill Korroch
517-886-0474
LANSING, MI
SportsCenter
(1989-1994)
Dave Goble
517-886-0841
LANSING, MI
Main Access
(1989)
Dennis Domagalski
43 Sysops currently listed.
56 BBSes Listed.