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  • Fletcher Office Building
        The Fletcher Office Building was originally a bath house built by the Alpena Magnetic Sulphur Springs Company in 1892. Mineral water was supplied by a 1,276 foot flowing well on the property. It was not a success and closed after just a few years. The building was purchased by the ...
      The Fletcher Office Building was originally a bath house built by the ...
  • Jefferson School
        The Jefferson School was built on the corner of Oldfield and Pine Streets prior to 1883 and was originally named just the Third Ward School. By 1887, it had become the Jefferson School. On March 10, 1888, the original building burned, and a new, larger Queen Anne Style school was ...
      The Jefferson School was built on the corner of Oldfield and Pine ...
  • Alpena Fire Department Sleigh
        Alpena Fire Department Sleigh. A sleigh provided fast transportation of firemen during winter fires.
      Alpena Fire Department Sleigh. A sleigh provided fast transportation of firemen during ...
  • 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. This was the first ladder truck owned by the Alpena Fire Department, circa 1920s.
      Engine House No. 1 of the Central Fire Station. This building replaced ...
  • 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 ...
  • Engine House No. 1
        Interior of Engine House No. 1. Two uniformed men sit near the head of the table at a dinner held in the Fire Station. Note the two beds in the rear left corner, used by firemen on duty.
      Interior of Engine House No. 1. Two uniformed men sit near the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letter From Dorothy (Linke) to Arthur Linke
        Letter from Dorothy to Arthur Linke (Dad) dated May 24, 1963. Arthur died June 3, 1963.
      Letter from Dorothy to Arthur Linke (Dad) dated May 24, 1963. Arthur ...
  • Linke Florist Letterhead
        "We grow our own." Telephone 515 A. Linke and Son, Florists Wholesale and Retail 331 Mirre Street cor Fifth Alpena, Michigan (logo) Florists' Telegraph Deliver Interflora
      "We grow our own." Telephone 515 A. Linke and Son, Florists Wholesale ...
  • Wm. D. Brooks Gulf Gasoline and Oils Receipt or Vic's Cycle Sales & Service Receipt
        Wm. D. Brooks Gulf Gasoline and Oils Receipt or Vic's Cycle Sales & Service Receipt for 2 lamps.
      Wm. D. Brooks Gulf Gasoline and Oils Receipt or Vic's Cycle Sales ...
  • Linkes' Flowers, Inc. Business Card
        Flowers for All Occasions Linkes' Flowers, Inc. 331 Mirre Street 1236 Washington Avenue Alpena, Michigan Phone: Elmwood 4-8202 (logo) Florists' Telegraph Delivery Interflora-Worldwide
      Flowers for All Occasions Linkes' Flowers, Inc. 331 Mirre Street 1236 Washington ...
  • Elliot Company Letter
        Elliot Company A Division of Carrier Corporation Crocker-Wheeler Plant Jeannette, PA. February 2, 1960 General Offices Jeannette, PA Plants Jeannette, PA Ridgway, PA Springfield,O Newrk, N.J. Arthur Linke and Son Wholesale and Retail Florists 331 Mirre Street, Corner Fifth Alpena, Michigan Gentlemen: Reference is made to your letter of January ...
      Elliot Company A Division of Carrier Corporation Crocker-Wheeler Plant Jeannette, PA. February ...
  • Lemuel G. Dafoe Business Card
        Lemuek G. Dafoe business card. This man had a varied career including lumbering, trial lawyer, member of the State legislature, Alpena Postmaster, and Mayor of Alpena (1910-1914). This card shows him to be a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), Aerie (nest) No. 1241, Alpena, Michigan.
      Lemuek G. Dafoe business card. This man had a varied career including ...
  • Arthur Linke Historical Museum Business Card
        Arthur Linke Historical Museum business card. Arthur Linke was a great collector of Alpena memorabilia. Much of his massive collection was donated to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan.
      Arthur Linke Historical Museum business card. Arthur Linke was a great collector ...
  • Log Sled On Ice Road
        Logs were easier to transport during the winter on ice roads. A sprinkler wagon sprinkled water on the road to freeze into an ice path for the horse teams to pull a log sled.
      Logs were easier to transport during the winter on ice roads. A ...
  • LSMS Railroad Car
        Loading or unloading logs on a Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway car.
      Loading or unloading logs on a Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway ...
  • Fletcher Camp
        People in front of a logging camp during the winter could be family visiting or cooks with their helpers and chore boys.
      People in front of a logging camp during the winter could be ...
  • O'Leary Camp
        Once done by horses, the steam loaders made loading logs onto railroad cars much easier. The horse-drawn piece of equipment shown on the right is a "big wheel." The big axle allowed it to be driven over a pile of logs. Chains were used to suspend the logs from the ...
      Once done by horses, the steam loaders made loading logs onto railroad ...
  • LSMS Railroad Car
        Railroad logging crew in front of a Lake Shore Michigan Southern Railway car.
      Railroad logging crew in front of a Lake Shore Michigan Southern Railway ...
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