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  • Northern Extract Company
    Image       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.
    Image     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. ...
  • Norway Point Dam
    Image       Alpena Power Company's Norway Point Dam (aka Seven Mile Dam) across the Thunder Bay River in Alpena County, Michigan during late construction. Built 1923-1924 as an electrical plant and to control Spring flooding.
    Image     Alpena Power Company's Norway Point Dam (aka Seven Mile Dam) across the Thunder Bay River in Alpena County, Michigan during late construction. Built 1923-1924 as an electrical plant and to ...
  • Norwegian Parish House
    Image       Parish House to the Grace Lutheran Church on Dunbar Street. It was used for Sunday School classes in the 1950s before being torn down.
    Image     Parish House to the Grace Lutheran Church on Dunbar Street. It was used for Sunday School classes in the 1950s before being torn down.
  • Odd Fellow (I.O.O.F.) Parade Float
    Image       Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) parade float in downtown Alpena.
    Image     Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) parade float in downtown Alpena.
  • Odd Fellows Temple
    Image       Odd Fellows Temple (Centennial Block, built 1876), c1912, corner of Washington Avenue, First Avenue, and Chisholm Street.
    Image     Odd Fellows Temple (Centennial Block, built 1876), c1912, corner of Washington Avenue, First Avenue, and Chisholm Street.
  • Oldfield Dam
    Image       Oldfield Dam, later known as the Richardson Dam, built just upstream from Ninth Street. Moses Brown, builder, sits on right. Taken in April 1881.
    Image     Oldfield Dam, later known as the Richardson Dam, built just upstream from Ninth Street. Moses Brown, builder, sits on right. Taken in April 1881.
  • Oldfield Dam and Saw Mill
    Image       "Go to I. Cohen & Bro for W. L. Douglas $2.00 $3.00 and $4.00 Shoes" "Hopper & Hall Watches Clocks & S(?) at 346 Dock St"
    Image     "Go to I. Cohen & Bro for W. L. Douglas $2.00 $3.00 and $4.00 Shoes" "Hopper & Hall Watches Clocks & S(?) at 346 Dock St"
  • Owl Cafe Fire
    ImageCollection       The burning of the original Owl Cafe on the corner of Chisholm Street and Second Avenue on February 18, 1927.
    ImageCollection     The burning of the original Owl Cafe on the corner of Chisholm Street and Second Avenue on February 18, 1927.
  • Parade in Downtown Alpena
    Image       July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards Chisholm Street.
    Image     July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards Chisholm Street.
  • Parade Watching in Downtown Alpena
    Image       Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
    Image     Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
  • PEWABIC Copper
    ImageCollection       Stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865.
    ImageCollection     Stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865.
  • Phelps Collins
    Image       William Phelps Collins was a young pilot from Alpena who joined the Lafayette Escadrille before the United States entered World War I. He was killed in France in an aviation accident in March 1918.
    Image     William Phelps Collins was a young pilot from Alpena who joined the Lafayette Escadrille before the United States entered World War I. He was killed in France in an aviation ...
  • Potter Farm
    Image       Most of the property (hundreds and hundreds of acres) between what is now M-32 and the Thunder Bay River and Bagley Street and Lake Winyah Road was owned by the Potters (William H. and F. N.) and was the Riverside Stock Farm - or more commonly known as The Potter ...
    Image     Most of the property (hundreds and hundreds of acres) between what is now M-32 and the Thunder Bay River and Bagley Street and Lake Winyah Road was owned by the ...
  • Prentiss Lumber Co
    Image       There are stacks of lumber at Prentiss Lumber Company. Boards are stacked getting ready for shipping. There is a wood waste burner (also known as a teepee burner or a wigwam burner).
    Image     There are stacks of lumber at Prentiss Lumber Company. Boards are stacked getting ready for shipping. There is a wood waste burner (also known as a teepee burner or a ...
  • Railroad Jammer / Log Loader
    Image       A railroad jammer or log loader moving logs to the BCGA (Boyne City, Gaylord, Alpena) railroad line.
    Image     A railroad jammer or log loader moving logs to the BCGA (Boyne City, Gaylord, Alpena) railroad line.
  • Richardson Dam
    Image       Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan.
    Image     Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan.
  • Richardson Dam
    Image       Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River at Tenth Street in Alpena, Michigan.
    Image     Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River at Tenth Street in Alpena, Michigan.
  • Richardson Dam
    Image       Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan, 1898.
    Image     Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan, 1898.
  • Richardson Dam
    Image       Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan, Winter 1900.
    Image     Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan, Winter 1900.
  • Richardson Dam
    Image       Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan, 1900.
    Image     Richardson Dam, originally Oldfield Dam, across the Thunder Bay River near Tenth Street, Alpena, Michigan, 1900.
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