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  • St. Mary's Church
    Image       St. Mary's Church, located on North Second Avenue, was dedicated On February 21, 1886. This picture was taken sometime in the early 1900s with Joseph Ayotte pictured on the steeple doing repair work.
    Image     St. Mary's Church, located on North Second Avenue, was dedicated On February 21, 1886. This picture was taken sometime in the early 1900s with Joseph Ayotte pictured on the steeple ...
  • Three vessels moored in Alpena
    Image       Three vessels are moored in Thunder Bay River in Alpena, "City of Cleaveland", "City of Mackinac", and what I believe is the "Flora". In the background is a wood burner (also known as a Wigwam or Teepee Burner).
    Image     Three vessels are moored in Thunder Bay River in Alpena, "City of Cleaveland", "City of Mackinac", and what I believe is the "Flora". In the background is a wood burner ...
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing the lumber mills and stacks of lumber along the river banks.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing the lumber mills and stacks of lumber along the river banks.
  • Thunder Bay River
    ImageCollection       The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing stacks of lumber along the river's edge waiting for transport.
    ImageCollection     The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing stacks of lumber along the river's edge waiting for transport.
  • Thunder Bay River above Four Mile Dam
    Image       Sorting logs on the Thunder Bay River above Four Mile Dam, Alpena County, Michigan. Taken May 3, 1908.
    Image     Sorting logs on the Thunder Bay River above Four Mile Dam, Alpena County, Michigan. Taken May 3, 1908.
  • Thunder Bay River, May 1961
    Image       During the 1930s, the old Second Avenue Swing Bridge became inadequate and occasionally inoperative. On August 20, 1938, the Public Works Administration agreed to finance a new bridge. There was an outright grant of $157,909 to supplement $190,000, which the Municipal Church desired to raise though a bond issue. The ...
    Image     During the 1930s, the old Second Avenue Swing Bridge became inadequate and occasionally inoperative. On August 20, 1938, the Public Works Administration agreed to finance a new bridge. There was ...
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    Image       The original Trinity Episcopal Church was built on Washington Avenue off of Chisholm Street in 1867. This new church was dedicated on June 29, 1884.
    Image     The original Trinity Episcopal Church was built on Washington Avenue off of Chisholm Street in 1867. This new church was dedicated on June 29, 1884.
  • Trowbridge Dam
    Image       Trowbridge Dam across the Thunder Bay River, Alpena County, Michigan.
    Image     Trowbridge Dam across the Thunder Bay River, Alpena County, Michigan.
  • Trowbridge Dam
    Image       Trowbridge Dam across the Thunder Bay River, Alpena County, Michigan.
    Image     Trowbridge Dam across the Thunder Bay River, Alpena County, Michigan.
  • Union Hotel Kitchen
    Image       The 1900 Alpena City Directory listed 28 saloons in the City of Alpena. One was located in the Union Hotel at the junction of W. Washington and Second Avenues. Edward Fitzpatrick was the owner.
    Image     The 1900 Alpena City Directory listed 28 saloons in the City of Alpena. One was located in the Union Hotel at the junction of W. Washington and Second Avenues. Edward ...
  • Union School
    Image       The construction of the Union School began in 1868 and was completed in 1870. It was located on the block between First, Second, Dunbar, and White Streets. It was comprised of primary, secondary, junior, and senior classes. It was replaced by three other school buildings throughout the 1900s. The block ...
    Image     The construction of the Union School began in 1868 and was completed in 1870. It was located on the block between First, Second, Dunbar, and White Streets. It was comprised ...
  • Unknown building
    Image       Unknown building. Labelled as Garfield School, but believed to be labelled wrong.
    Image     Unknown building. Labelled as Garfield School, but believed to be labelled wrong.
  • U.S. Fish Hatchery
    Image       Alpena's U.S. Fish Hatchery was completed in 1882, and proceeded to plant fish in surrounding waters until 1933. In 1928, the hatchery was moved from its original location on Water Street to the rear of City Hall. On September 23, 1933, the hatchery was ordered closed as part of the ...
    Image     Alpena's U.S. Fish Hatchery was completed in 1882, and proceeded to plant fish in surrounding waters until 1933. In 1928, the hatchery was moved from its original location on Water ...
  • W.E. Williams Parade Float
    Image       W.E. Williams parade float in front of the Beck Block on Chisholm Street in Alpena, Michigan. Williams had two businesses in town - undertaker and household furniture.
    Image     W.E. Williams parade float in front of the Beck Block on Chisholm Street in Alpena, Michigan. Williams had two businesses in town - undertaker and household furniture.
  • Whitney Block
    Image       Whitney Block, 1892, corner of Second Avenue and Chisholm Street, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Built around 1875 and owned by C. C. Whitney. Drugstore on corner. S.C. Brooks clothing store to right.
    Image     Whitney Block, 1892, corner of Second Avenue and Chisholm Street, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Built around 1875 and owned by C. C. Whitney. Drugstore on corner. S.C. Brooks clothing store to ...
  • Working oxen and lumberjacks
    Image       Two oxen have pulled a log to add to the pile of logs. (Oxen are generally cattle that have been trained to work by yoke and collar. Most oxen are castrated males. The horns keep the yoke from coming off their heads while they are backing up.) Lumberjacks are posing ...
    Image     Two oxen have pulled a log to add to the pile of logs. (Oxen are generally cattle that have been trained to work by yoke and collar. Most oxen are ...
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