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  • Contributors: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
  • Contributors: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
  • Contributors: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
  • Media Types: Images
  • Media Types: Collections
  • Media Types: Collections
  • Media Types: Collections
  • Collections: Knechtel Collection
  • Subject: Alpena County Mich.--History
  • Decade: 1910-1919
  • Decade: 1910-1919
  • Engine House No. 1
        Engine House No. 1 of the Central Fire Station. This building replaced the original Engine House No. 1, which burned in 1910. It was located on the corner of Third Avenue and River Street.
      Engine House No. 1 of the Central Fire Station. This building replaced ...
  • Parade Watching in Downtown Alpena
        Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
      Second Avenue looking south toward Chisholm Street, which is just above center.
  • Funeral Procession
        Believed to be a funeral procession in downtown Alpena along Second Avenue heading south toward Chisholm Street. Photographer is looking north. The Second Avenue Bridge can be seen at the far end.
      Believed to be a funeral procession in downtown Alpena along Second Avenue ...
  • W.E. Williams Parade Float
        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.
      W.E. Williams parade float in front of the Beck Block on Chisholm ...
  • 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.
  • Huron Portland Cement Company
        The Huron Portland Cement Company began production in 1908. Now known as the Lafarge Corporation, it is known as the world's largest cement plant.
      The Huron Portland Cement Company began production in 1908. Now known as ...
  • 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 ...
  • Federal Building Work Crew
        The construction crew of the U.S. Federal Building, along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Michigan. Picture taken about mid-1912.
      The construction crew of the U.S. Federal Building, along the Thunder Bay ...
  • Phelps Collins
        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. See the links attached for more information on Phelps Collins and the Lafayette Escardille.
      William Phelps Collins was a young pilot from Alpena who joined the ...
  • Cass School Students
        Elementary students as Cass School. The Cass School was located on Sable Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. It is currently a private residence. Boy in exact center is noted as "Oliver."
      Elementary students as Cass School. The Cass School was located on Sable ...
  • Alpha Phi Fraternity Brothers in Model T
        Alpena High School Alpha Phi Fraternity Brothers in Model T on side street next to the Henry Home (State Avenue) Carl Henry (with glasses) is standing in the back row, third from the right.
      Alpena High School Alpha Phi Fraternity Brothers in Model T on side ...
  • Clowns
        Harry Alec, Ralph Alec, and Eddie Everty dressed as clowns. Not sure of order. Harry Alec was born in May 1883; Ralph Alec was born January 1886; Edward A. Everty was born April 24, 1884 and died August 29, 1974.
      Harry Alec, Ralph Alec, and Eddie Everty dressed as clowns. Not sure ...
  • Alpena Business College
        The Alpena Business College, at the corner of First Avenue and River Street, operated from about 1899 to 1920. Mrs. Mary Veenfliet was the proprietor.
      The Alpena Business College, at the corner of First Avenue and River ...
  • PEWABIC Copper
        Stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from a collision with the METEOR in 1865. See the Great Lakes Maritime Collection database for more information. Earl Shannon salvage operation.
      Stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, which sank from ...
  • Churchill Lumber Company Vessel W.J. CARTER
        The W.J. CARTER was built in 1886 and came under the ownership of the Churchill Lumber Company, Alpena, in 1907 until about 1913. Here the CARTER sits in the Thunder Bay River being loaded with lumber. See the Great Lakes Maritime Collection database for more information.
      The W.J. CARTER was built in 1886 and came under the ownership ...
  • Beck's Grand Hotel on Long Lake, Alpena.
        Beck's Grand Hotel, Long Lake, near Alpena, Mich.
      Beck's Grand Hotel, Long Lake, near Alpena, Mich.
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