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  • Subject: Alpena County Mich.--History
  • Ann Taber's Finding Alpena's Roots
        This narrated slide show was a group project for a graduate class offered through Central Michigan University. It reviews and explains some of the resources available to study the history and people of Alpena.
      This narrated slide show was a group project for a graduate class ...
  • 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) ...
  • Independence Day Parade 1962
        Independence Day Parade 1962 #282 French's Machine Shop: William "Bill" French was Alpena's "Mr. Fix-it." Bill started work with his father. Both of them worked on assembling the Alpena Flyer, an automobile built in Alpena between 1910 and 1913. He later opened his own shop. He loved steam engines and ...
      Independence Day Parade 1962 #282 French's Machine Shop: William "Bill" French was ...
  • Maltz Block
        Maltz Block from west, 1892, North Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Law Office on 2nd floor. Advertisement on outside wall for "A Big Whale" exhibition and the Herbert L. Flint Hypnotism Act. Jacob Levin Cigar Shop was located in this building. The Maltz Opera House (built 1879) is located in ...
      Maltz Block from west, 1892, North Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Law ...
  • Hanover Block
        Hanover Block, 1905. Built 1904. North Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Joseph H. Cobb, lawyer, second story. B. H. Young storefront on left. Godfrey Dentist in middle. Montgomery Ward opened in this building in 1938. Trelfa number Sep-45
      Hanover Block, 1905. Built 1904. North Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Joseph ...
  • Davison Block
        Davison Block, East Chisholm Street, Alpena, Michigan. Ellis's Laundry on right. Trelfa number 4-1967
      Davison Block, East Chisholm Street, Alpena, Michigan. Ellis's Laundry on right. Trelfa ...
  • McDonald and Creighton Block
        McDonald & Creighton Block, 1880, Second Avenue and River Street (south corner), downtown Alpena, Michigan. "Insurance Agency" Trelfa number 4-365
      McDonald & Creighton Block, 1880, Second Avenue and River Street (south corner), ...
  • Masonic Block
        Masonic Block, 1906, South Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan, Edwards store (left), D. D. Hanover (Buggies & Harness shop), Sinclair Company. Holmes Grocery Store is on far left with peak tower (built 1894) Trelfa number 4-464
      Masonic Block, 1906, South Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan, Edwards store (left), ...
  • Masonic Block
        Masonic Block (built 1891, 1894, 115 to 119 South Second Avenue, downtown Alpena, Michigan. Sinclair Company. Brebner & Johnston. First Congregational Church on far left. Trelfa number 4-2049
      Masonic Block (built 1891, 1894, 115 to 119 South Second Avenue, downtown ...
  • Centennial Block
        (Reverse) Postmarked Oct. 23, 1912, 9 am, Applegate (?), Mich. To: Mrs. Wm McLean, Richmond, Mich. Oct. 22, 1912 Hello Cora and how you's all are. how is little George. We are all quite well. Aunt Jane is hear yet don't know when she will go. Cora I am going ...
      (Reverse) Postmarked Oct. 23, 1912, 9 am, Applegate (?), Mich. To: Mrs. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Downtown Alpena
        Chisholm Street, looking West, Alpena, Mich.
      Chisholm Street, looking West, Alpena, Mich.
  • 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.
  • Cohen Block
        Cohen Block and store, North 2nd Avenue, 1895.
      Cohen Block and store, North 2nd Avenue, 1895.
  • Centennial Block
        Centennial Building, 1880, corner of 1st Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Chisholm Street, Alpena, Michigan.
      Centennial Building, 1880, corner of 1st Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Chisholm Street, ...
  • Beebe Block
        Beebe Block, corner of 2nd Avenue and Washington Avenue, Alpena Michigan, 1894. Trelfa number 4-2006
      Beebe Block, corner of 2nd Avenue and Washington Avenue, Alpena Michigan, 1894. ...
  • Beebe Block
        Beebe Block, Globe Hotel and Trinity Church, East Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan.
      Beebe Block, Globe Hotel and Trinity Church, East Washington Avenue, Alpena, Michigan.
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