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  • Alpena Central High School Fire
        The burning of the Alpena Central High School on April 14, 1940.
      The burning of the Alpena Central High School on April 14, 1940.
  • Alpena County Savings Bank
        The Alpena County Savings Bank was established in 1893 at the corner of Second Avenue and Chisholm Street. Second Avenue and Park Place was the new location in 1905. The building pictured was a branch location on the corner of W. Chisholm and N. Ninth Avenue that operated from 1922 ...
      The Alpena County Savings Bank was established in 1893 at the corner ...
  • Bobby Rigg Interview
        Bobby Rigg started playing drums under the tutelage of his dad Tubby Rigg, then played drums at St. Bernard's and in the City Band. Enamored by the sounds of rock and roll, he formed the band The Chevelles with Ralph Pinkerton, Donny Hartman and Jack Smolinski. Their success in the ...
      Bobby Rigg started playing drums under the tutelage of his dad Tubby ...
  • C. Patrick Labadie Collection
        The C. Patrick Labadie Collection within the Thunder Bay Sanctuary Research Collection is reputed to be one of the finest in the country regarding Great Lakes Maritime History. It represents one of the largest single repositories of historical material concerning 19th Century Great Lakes vessels in existence. Mr. Pat Labadie ...
      The C. Patrick Labadie Collection within the Thunder Bay Sanctuary Research Collection ...
  • City Flood Sewer Pipe
        Installation of the city's flood sewer pipes. Dennis Knechtel, about 5, is standing in the center.
      Installation of the city's flood sewer pipes. Dennis Knechtel, about 5, is ...
  • Dan Ager Interview
        Local guitar player and vocalist Dan Ager began playing regular gigs at the age of 15. He attended the music program at Olivet College for two years, recorde in Nashville, and has performed throughout Michigan, in many states and Canada. Dan has performed in concerts with Moe Bandy, Susie Nelson, ...
      Local guitar player and vocalist Dan Ager began playing regular gigs at ...
  • Don Deadman Interview
        A native of Alpena, Don Deadman was born into a musical family and began playing music at the age of one. In addition to teaching music and owning a music store in downtown Alpena, Don led a variety of local bands, preferring jazz, but comfortable in many styles. Don's father, ...
      A native of Alpena, Don Deadman was born into a musical family ...
  • Doug and Eve Allyn Interview
        Husband and wife, Doug and Eve Allyn, worked professionally in rock and roll bands for over 35 years. Both natives of Northeast Michigan, the Allyns talk about their formative years in the Alpena area and their experiences working as musicians in Taiwan while Doug was stationed during the Vietnam War. ...
      Husband and wife, Doug and Eve Allyn, worked professionally in rock and ...
  • Habitant Shops, Inc.
        "Habitant Shops Inc. 1941. Corner Johnson Street and Woodward Avenue"
      "Habitant Shops Inc. 1941. Corner Johnson Street and Woodward Avenue"
  • Harbour View Hotel in Presque Isle
        Front: Harbour View Hotel is of the highest type resort hotel. It is 21 miles north of Alpena via good gravel scenic road. F.W. Piepkorn, Owner. Presque Isle, Michigan. (Written below) The hotel burnt down but the cottages are quite comfortable. Back: Harbour View Hotel, with completely furnished cottages, is ...
      Front: Harbour View Hotel is of the highest type resort hotel. It ...
  • 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 some of his early years playing at the Mountain Inn, Slanty Shanty, and Rainbow Lounge, as well as many local festivals, dances, and parties ...
      August 2016 James Rasche began playing guitar at the age of 14 ...
  • Jim LaCross Interview
        Jim LaCross started playing sax and clarinet in local Alpena bands in the 1950's- including theThe Jim LaCross Trio, The Monarchs and The Kombo Katz. In 1960 Jim set off on tour with the Hal Wallace Quartet, a traveling show band that had been playing at Twin Acres. Jim was ...
      Jim LaCross started playing sax and clarinet in local Alpena bands in ...
  • 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 piano in supper clubs and private parties. Marvis talks about her musical family as well as her musical achievements in the Alpena Public School system.
      St. Paul Lutheran Church organist Marvis McNeil recounts her life in music ...
  • Matthew McCormack Collection
  • Norm Seiss Interview
        Born and raised in Alpena, Norm Seiss has played accordion and been involved in the music business for over 65 years. Inducted into the Michigan Polka Hall of Fame in 2001, Norm's music focuses on German style oompah music, polkas and waltzes. In this interview, Norm discusses the passage of ...
      Born and raised in Alpena, Norm Seiss has played accordion and been ...
  • North Second at Chisholm, 1940
        A photo showing North Second Ave from E Chisholm street from 1940.
      A photo showing North Second Ave from E Chisholm street from 1940.
  • PEWABIC Salvage
        Salvage crew and 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 on the PEWABIC and METEOR.
      Salvage crew and stacks of copper salvaged from the passenger vessel PEWABIC, ...
  • 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 was built prior to 1883 and remained in business until about 1908. The proprietor, John D. McDonald, died in April 1907. The 1910 Sanborn Fire Insurance map ...
      The Sherman House hotel was located at 217 West Fletcher Street, half ...
  • Thunder Bay Theatre: Never Too Late; 1967
        Live performance of the play Never Too Late on stage at Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena, MI. Photo 1: Sonya Titus (far left) Photo 3: Sonya Titus (2nd left) Photo 4: Sonya Titus (middle) Photo 9: Sonya Titus (far right) Photo 11: Sonya Titus (far left) Photo 18: Sonya Titus ...
      Live performance of the play Never Too Late on stage at Thunder ...
  • USS MAINE Cannon in front of City Hall
        Most of the following was taken directly from an article published in the July 2008 issue of Michigan History Magazine titled “A Historic Cannon Comes to Alpena” written by Raymond Herek. The battleship MAINE became famous when an explosion destroyed her in the harbor at Havana, Cuba, on February 15, ...
      Most of the following was taken directly from an article published in ...
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