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  • Ann Taber's Finding Alpena's Roots
        This marrated slide show was a group project for a graduate class offered though Central Michigan University. It reviews and explains some of the resources available to study the history and people of Alpena.
      This marrated slide show was a group project for a graduate class ...
  • Alpena Central High School
        Alpena Central High School c1939
      Alpena Central High School c1939
  • Churchill Lumber Company
        W.L. and H.D. Churchill Lumber Company. This mill was first built by F.N. Barlow in 1871. It was purchased by the Churchills in 1877. During the season of 1882, it cut 17,250,000 feet of lumber and about 5,000,000 feet of lath. The firm also had a store and a wagon ...
      W.L. and H.D. Churchill Lumber Company. This mill was first built by ...
  • First Baptist Church
        On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at the southeast corner of Third and Lockwood Street. The church cost the Baptist Society $23,000. It was razed in 1962.
      On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at ...
  • Alpena Central High School
        Alpena Central High School 1942
      Alpena Central High School 1942
  • Independence Day Parade 1962
        Independence Day Parade 1962
      Independence Day Parade 1962
  • Downtown Alpena
        This view looks North up Dock Street (now Second Avenue). St. Mary's Catholic Church is at center. The photographer is on the north side of the bridge (note the iron raling to the right), c1875.
      This view looks North up Dock Street (now Second Avenue). St. Mary's ...
  • Downtown Alpena
        Bird's Eye View of Alpena, Mich., looking East.
      Bird's Eye View of Alpena, Mich., looking East.
  • U.S. Fish Hatchery
        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 ...
      Alpena's U.S. Fish Hatchery was completed in 1882, and proceeded to plant ...
  • C. Moench Sons' Company
        By 1890, the lumber industry was in decline. New industries cropped up based on wood as a resource. They used hardwoods and pulpwoods previously ignored. Moench Tannery was one of these new industries. C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company was first operated by John C. and Henry L. Moench of Cattaraugus, ...
      By 1890, the lumber industry was in decline. New industries cropped up ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • Odd Fellow (I.O.O.F.) Parade Float
        Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) parade float in downtown Alpena.
      Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) parade float in downtown Alpena.
  • Downtown Alpena
        Chisholm Street, looking West, Alpena, Mich.
      Chisholm Street, looking West, Alpena, Mich.
  • Dougal McKenzie
        Chief of Police Dougal McKenzie prior to the Lyon Brother incident in March 1926. The Lyon Brothers killed Special Investigator for the American Railway Express Company, Frank McGrath, in Norwalk, Ohio. McGrath was shot when he went to question the Lyon Brothers about a robbery at the Express Company office. ...
      Chief of Police Dougal McKenzie prior to the Lyon Brother incident in ...
  • Unknown building
        Unknown building. Labelled as Garfield School, but believed to be labelled wrong.
      Unknown building. Labelled as Garfield School, but believed to be labelled wrong.
  • Globe Hotel
        The first Globe Hotel was built on River Street and burned on November 12, 1871. This Globe Hotel was built in the early 1880s on Washington Street off of Chisholm Street and burned in the 1970s.
      The first Globe Hotel was built on River Street and burned on ...
  • C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company
        C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company operated by John C. and Henry L. Moench of Cattaraugus, NY, and William Kreb. The tannery was located at the end of Washington Avenue, west of Alpena.
      C. Moench Sons' Tannery Company operated by John C. and Henry L. ...
  • Dege's Garage Next to Martindale's Store on River Street, Alpena
        Dege's Garage next to Martindale's Store on River Street, Alpena.
      Dege's Garage next to Martindale's Store on River Street, Alpena.
  • Ed Kositchek and Son
        Edward Kositchek and Sons were dealers in buggies, wagons, robes, blankets, and oliver plows in the early 1900s. They were also manufacturers of harnesses, guns, ammunition, and sporting goods. Their store was located at 119 South Second Avenue.
      Edward Kositchek and Sons were dealers in buggies, wagons, robes, blankets, and ...
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