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  • Funeral Procession
        Believed to be a funeral procession in downtown Alpena along Second Avenue heading south toward Chisholm Street. Photographer is looking north. The Second Avenue Bridge can be seen at the far end.
      Believed to be a funeral procession in downtown Alpena along Second Avenue ...
  • Parade in Downtown Alpena
        July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards Chisholm Street.
      July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards ...
  • Downtown Alpena
        Second Avenue on the north side of the bridge. McRae Block (1882) is on the right where the Post Office is now located. The Cohen Store is on the left where Alpena Furniture stands today. St. Mary's Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church steeples can be seen in the background.
      Second Avenue on the north side of the bridge. McRae Block (1882) ...
  • Parade Watching in Downtown Alpena
        Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
      Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
  • Early Downtown Alpena
        Second Avenue looking north towards bridge at the approximate location of the pre-Maltz Opera House (State Theatre), c1870.
      Second Avenue looking north towards bridge at the approximate location of the ...
  • Northern Extract Company
        Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam and close to the railroad. Tannic acid was extracted from hemlock bark, boiled down and shipped in barrels. It was used in the tanning of leather.
      Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam ...
  • Flood of 1923
        In 1923, the Thunder Bay River crested 18 inches over the 1922 record high. The Chisholm Street and Ninth Street bridges collapsed. Homes near Ninth Street and Washington Avenue were surrounded by water, and residents evacuated.
      In 1923, the Thunder Bay River crested 18 inches over the 1922 ...
  • City Flood Sewer Pipe
        Installation of the city's flood sewer pipes. Dennis Knechtel, about 5, is standing in the center.
      Installation of the city's flood sewer pipes. Dennis Knechtel, about 5, is ...
  • Linke Parade Float
        July 4th parade float created by Linke Florist Shop. Arthur Linke is believed to be the driver, with daughters Dorothy on the left and Margaret on the right. The float is in front of a home on Chisholm Street.
      July 4th parade float created by Linke Florist Shop. Arthur Linke is ...
  • Lemon and Orange
        Clowns, Lemon and Orange, on a 1900 style bicycle.
      Clowns, Lemon and Orange, on a 1900 style bicycle.
  • Owl Cafe
        When the original Owl Cafe, on the corner of Chisholm Street and Second Avenue, burned in 1927, it was rebuilt less than a block down on the opposite side of Chisholm Street. This picture shows it before a gas blast in the cellar destroyed the building in 1959.
      When the original Owl Cafe, on the corner of Chisholm Street and ...
  • Franklin School Students
        Construction of the Franklin School began on July 28, 1880. Located on Lockwood Street, the building was later used as St. Anne's Catholic Church Parish Hall.
      Construction of the Franklin School began on July 28, 1880. Located on ...
  • Alpena Portland Cement Company
        Not to be confused with Huron Portland Cement, the Alpena Portland Cement Company began production in 1901. It was located on the bay just north of the city limits. After closing for seasonal repairs in 1909, the company never reopened.
      Not to be confused with Huron Portland Cement, the Alpena Portland Cement ...
  • Linke's Greenhouse and Girl on Penny-farthing
        This girl (Linke?) is riding a penny-farthing next to the Linke's Greenhouse on Lincoln Street. The bicycle was donated by Arthur Linke to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, where it can be seen today.
      This girl (Linke?) is riding a penny-farthing next to the Linke's Greenhouse ...
  • Arthur Linke with Calf
        Arthur Linke with calf.
      Arthur Linke with calf.
  • Building on Thunder Bay River
        Believed to be the Thunder Bay River and vicinity. The location is unknown. Pictures taken in January 1963.
      Believed to be the Thunder Bay River and vicinity. The location is ...
  • Linke's Greenhouse
        Young girl standing in Linke's Greenhouse.
      Young girl standing in Linke's Greenhouse.
  • Infant Portrait
        Believed to be Arthur Linke at about 9 months of ago, c 1890.
      Believed to be Arthur Linke at about 9 months of ago, c ...
  • Toddler Portrait
        Believed to be Arthur Linke at about 2 years of ago, c 1892.
      Believed to be Arthur Linke at about 2 years of ago, c ...
  • Young Boy Portrait
        Believed to be Arthur Linke at about 11 years of age, c 1900.
      Believed to be Arthur Linke at about 11 years of age, c ...
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