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  • Norm Seiss Interview
        Born and raised in Alpena, Norm Seiss has played accordion and been involved in the music business for over 65 years. Inducted into the Michigan Polka Hall of Fame in 2001, Norm's music focuses on German style oompah music, polkas and waltzes. In this interview, Norm discusses the passage of ...
      Born and raised in Alpena, Norm Seiss has played accordion and been ...
  • Ninth Street Dam
        (Reverse) Postmarked Aug. 23, 1913, 2:30pm, Alpena, Mich. To: Miss Floral Erdman, Mulliken, Mich. Dear Floral,-'Am glad you passed your grade How is grandma and grandpa Love to them. We are all quite well. Hope this finds you all well. Are you going to school this fall? Wish you could ...
      (Reverse) Postmarked Aug. 23, 1913, 2:30pm, Alpena, Mich. To: Miss Floral Erdman, ...
  • Ninth Street Dam
        Alpena Power Company, Ninth Street Dam and Power Plant, Alpena, Michigan.
      Alpena Power Company, Ninth Street Dam and Power Plant, Alpena, Michigan.
  • Log Marks
        Log mark or marks for Eales Brothers and Co. in Alpena, Michigan, 1898.
      Log mark or marks for Eales Brothers and Co. in Alpena, Michigan, ...
  • Chisholm Street Bridge
        Chisholm Street Bridge. The City Ice House or the Dehring Bottling Company is the building in the background. This bridge was damaged from a Spring flood in 1923, but not replaced until 1932 when it was renamed the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
      Chisholm Street Bridge. The City Ice House or the Dehring Bottling Company ...
  • Ken Smith Postcard Collection
        Postcards and photographs from Alpena and Presque Isle Counties from late 1800's to mid 1900's
      Postcards and photographs from Alpena and Presque Isle Counties from late 1800's ...
  • Alpena and Western Railway Account Ledger
        Account Ledger for the Alpena and Western Railway Company recorded by secretary and treasurer Thomas N. Goodburne of Detroit. This railway ran 200 miles from Alpena to Frankfort, Michigan starting in 1901 to early 1900s.
      Account Ledger for the Alpena and Western Railway Company recorded by secretary ...
  • Log Marks
        Log mark or marks for S. F. Smith in Alpena, Michigan, 1887.
      Log mark or marks for S. F. Smith in Alpena, Michigan, 1887.
  • Fletcher House
        "This building is an immense structure, and intended more especially for the accommodations of Summer visitors. The discovery of the mineral springs led to the building of this hotel. It was built by Mr. Geo. N. Fletcher, at a cost of about $50,000, and opened July 12, 1872." "The building ...
      "This building is an immense structure, and intended more especially for the ...
  • Log Marks
        Log mark or marks for Huron Handle and Lumber Co. in Alpena, Michigan, 1899 & 1911.
      Log mark or marks for Huron Handle and Lumber Co. in Alpena, ...
  • Building Second Avenue Bridge
        Building the third Second Avenue Bridge across the Thunder Bay River, late 1800s. Downtown Alpena, Michigan. Looking south.
      Building the third Second Avenue Bridge across the Thunder Bay River, late ...
  • Old Foot Bridge to Breaking Gap, Thunder Bay River
        Old foot bridge to the breaking gap on the Thunder Bay River, Alpena, Michigan, 1908.
      Old foot bridge to the breaking gap on the Thunder Bay River, ...
  • Al Zdan Interview
        Local session bass guitarist, Al Zdan, first began playing professionally in the 1953.He built his own double-neck guitar which can be seen in the photo of the group The Monarchs. Al has played with numerous bands including, The Nomads, The Harmony Boys, Johnny Woloszyk and the Polka Jacks, The Belusar ...
      Local session bass guitarist, Al Zdan, first began playing professionally in the ...
  • Carole Cadarette Interview
        Carole Cadarette began playing music at the age of 14 with The Cadarette Family Band. Starting out on keyboards, she took up the autoharp in 1979 and performed with Carol Witherbee and Diane Madsen to form Three on A String. Currently Carole performs solo as a vocalist and keyboardist around ...
      Carole Cadarette began playing music at the age of 14 with The ...
  • Downtown Alpena Fire
        On February 18, 1927, fire destroyed the Reynold's Block located on the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Chisholm Street. Businesses destroyed included the Owl Cafe, Gavagan and Company Confectionery, and Blackburn and Company Insurance. The intense heat from the fire cracked and broke the windows in all nearby buildings.
      On February 18, 1927, fire destroyed the Reynold's Block located on the ...
  • Penny Farthing Bicycle
        Shown is a young man standing next to a penny farthing bicycle. The photograph is circa 1890, and the photographer is Lawson of Alpena. Bicycles were extremely popular, and there were several bicycle clubs in Alpena.
      Shown is a young man standing next to a penny farthing bicycle. ...
  • Boys' Club Model Plane Builders
        Front of Postcard: Constructive Leisure Time at the Boys' Club Model Plane Builders Back of Postcard: Postmark: Alpena, Mich., Apr 20, 1934, 6:30a. To: R.E. Wilson, 3rd Ave. & River, Alpena, Michigan The Boys' Club Keeps Them Busy One hundred and fifty one boys have been given instructions n various ...
      Front of Postcard: Constructive Leisure Time at the Boys' Club Model Plane ...
  • Huron Cement Plant
        The Huron Portland Cement Company was organized on November 22, 1906. This industry gave a tremendous boost to Alpena's economy after the end of the lumber era. It was once the World's Largest Cement Plant. It is now owned by Lafarge North America.
      The Huron Portland Cement Company was organized on November 22, 1906. This ...
  • Churchill School Students
        A group of elementary school students on the steps of Churchill School. Children were born between 1900 and 1904.
      A group of elementary school students on the steps of Churchill School. ...
  • Churchill School Teachers
        The Churchill School was a two-story brick six-room building erected in 1896 and was first named the Garfield School. It was located on Washington Avenue. The school was destroyed by fire in 1946.
      The Churchill School was a two-story brick six-room building erected in 1896 ...
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