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Kendziorski Interview

'Way Out Wayne' Kendziorski has been entertaining audiences and influencing other musicians for decades. Wayne started forming bands in high school- ...

Kendziorski Interview
Kaltrider Interview

Trinity Episcopal Church organist Bill Kaltrider's story begins as a lad in Owosso, Michigan who was fascinated with organs. In this interview, Bill ...

Kaltrider Interview
Marvis McNeil Interview

St. Paul Lutheran Church organist Marvis McNeil recounts her life in music from her roots in Alpena to playing the violin in regional orchestras,and ...

Marvis McNeil Interview
Bill Lawrence Interview

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Bill Lawrence  Interview
Lois Centala on her father, musician Bill Jerome

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Lois Centala on her father, musician Bill Jerome
Randy Ladkau Interview

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Randy Ladkau Interview
Ernest (Ernie) Walker Interview

The music and words of local country music artist, Ernest Walker.

Ernest (Ernie) Walker Interview
Clint Kirchoff Interview

At age 10, Clint Kirchoff received his first accordion from a Norwegian family in Leer, MI. He studied piano with Mrs. Douville while he was in high ...

Clint Kirchoff Interview
James Rasche Interview

August 2016 James Rasche began playing guitar at the age of 14 and performed in the local Alcona music scene. In this interview, James talks about ...

James Rasche Interview
Cal Howard Interview

Coming from a musical family, Cal's love for music began at the early age of five and was influenced by his travels growing up in a military family. ...

Cal Howard Interview
Hanover Harness Shop

The D.D. Hanover Harness Shop was located on Chisholm Street in the back portion of the building that fronted with the original Owl Cafe (corner of ...

Hanover Harness Shop
Alpena City Hall

The construction of Alpena City Hall was completed in 1908. It was constructed with a steeple, which was replace by a cupola. The cupola was removed ...

Alpena City Hall
Raven's Craig or Pest House

Communicable diseases were a threat in early Alpena. This building, referred to as the "Pest House," was used to quarantine patients. The name is ...

Raven's Craig or Pest House
Viall Home on Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan

"Home of J.C. Viall, 511 Washington Ave., 1880"...

Viall Home on Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
Fletcher, Johnson, and William Homes on First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan

Residential area of First Avenue looking north from Hitchcock towards Chisholm Street.

Fletcher, Johnson, and William Homes on First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
Potter Home on Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan

"Home of William E. Potter, 306 Washington Ave., 1886. Built 1883, Dismantled 1965."...

Potter Home on Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
Harshaw Home on First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan

Looking along the residential portion of First Avenue from Chisholm Street.

Harshaw Home on First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
Sherman House

The Sherman House (hotel) was located at 217 West Fletcher Street, half way between Commercial and Merchant Streets, opposite the railroad depot. It ...

Sherman House
Harrington and Jenny Lumber Mill on Thunder Bay River

"Believed to be a picture of the Harrington & Jenny Mill on River Street between Third & Fourth Streets. Sold to the Comstocks and ...

Harrington and Jenny Lumber Mill on Thunder Bay River
Downtown Alpena

Looking towards the bridge along the East side of Second Avenue from Chisholm Street.

Downtown Alpena
Downtown Alpena

Looking North along Second Avenue from Washington Avenue. The Masonic Block is to the left. The F.C. Holmes building built in 1894 is next to it ...

Downtown Alpena
Downtown Alpena in Winter

A snow entrenched Chisholm Street from Second Avenue. The Methodist Episcopal Church is on the left with the St. Bernard's Church steeple in view ...

Downtown Alpena in Winter
Second Avenue, South of Downtown Alpena

Looking South along Second Avenue from Washington Avenue. The Union Hotel sits on the right, and the Beebe Block is on the left.

Second Avenue, South of Downtown Alpena
Downtown Alpena

Looking North along Second Avenue from Washington Avenue. The Masonic Block is on the left. This is just prior to the F.C. Holmes building (Alpena ...

Downtown Alpena
Second Avenue, South of Downtown Alpena

Looking South along Second Avenue from Washington Avenue. The Globe Hotel is to the left. Union School is center rear, and Union Hotel is on the ...

Second Avenue, South of Downtown Alpena
Ox-Bow Log Banks on Thunder Bay River

Ox-Bow banking grounds. The "ox-bow" was named for a twisting stretch of the Thunder Bay River that resembled a yoke used to harness oxen. The ...

Ox-Bow Log Banks on Thunder Bay River
Ox-Bow Log Banks on Thunder Bay River

Ox-Bow banking grounds. The "ox-bow" was named for a twisting stretch of the Thunder Bay River that resembled a yoke used to harness oxen. The ...

Ox-Bow Log Banks on Thunder Bay River
First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan

First Avenue starting just before the Thunder Bay River. The Churchill House would be to the left and residential homes sit to the right, which ...

First Avenue, Alpena, Michigan
Thunder Bay River and Downtown Alpena

View of lumbering operations along Thunder Bay River and looking across downtown Alpena out into Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay River and Downtown Alpena
Lumber Mill on Thunder Bay River with Early Alpena County Courthouse in Background

View of lumbering operations along the Thunder Bay River. The three-story building with the cupola is the earlier Alpena County Court House located ...

Lumber Mill on Thunder Bay River with Early Alpena County Courthouse in Background
Sorting Gaps in the Thunder Bay River

The sorting gap was where logs were sorted according to owner by reading the mark on the end of each log. The logs were then sent to the relevant ...

Sorting Gaps in the Thunder Bay River
Downtown Alpena

Looking towards the Thunder Bay River and Bay from River Street. The large building center is the Maltz Opera House. The hotel behind it(right)is ...

Downtown Alpena
Downtown Alpena

In the first image, Trinity Episcopal Church (Washington Avenue is on the left, Methodist Episcopal Church (Chisholm Street) is center, and First ...

Downtown Alpena
Residential Area of Alpena, Michigan

Looking Southwest along Third Avenue. The three-story building with the cupola is the Union School. Central Hotel was located on Lockwood Street ...

Residential Area of Alpena, Michigan
Residential Area of Alpena, Michigan

A view of Third Avenue from River Street looking southwest.

Residential Area of Alpena, Michigan
Washington Avenue in City of Alpena

Visible in the images are the Centennial Building, Trinity Episcopal Church, Globe Hotel, Union Hotel, and First Congregational Church. Bottom right ...

Washington Avenue in City of Alpena
Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River

Scene of the Thunder Bay River below Ninth Street Bridge showing the extensive lumber industry along the river.

Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River
Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River and Schooner SEA BIRD

Scene of the Thunder Bay River below Ninth Street Bridge showing the extensive lumber industry along the river. The scow-schooner SEA BIRD was built ...

Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River and Schooner SEA BIRD
Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River

Logs banked on the Thunder Bay River ready to be processed at the Comstock Lumber Mill.

Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River
Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River

Logs banked on the Thunder Bay River ready to be processed at the Comstock Lumber Mill.

Comstock Lumber Mill Log Bank on Thunder Bay River

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