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  • 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 ...
  • Northern Extract Company
        Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam and close to the railroad. Tannic acid was extracted from hemlock bark, boiled down and shipped in barrels. It was used in the tanning of leather.
      Northern Extract Company was built in 1891 near the Ninth Street Dam ...
  • Flood of 1923
        In 1923, the Thunder Bay River crested 18 inches over the 1922 record high. The Chisholm Street and Ninth Street bridges collapsed. Homes near Ninth Street and Washington Avenue were surrounded by water, and residents evacuated.
      In 1923, the Thunder Bay River crested 18 inches over the 1922 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Parade in Downtown Alpena
        July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards Chisholm Street.
      July 4th Parade in downtown Alpena on Second Avenue, looking south towards ...
  • Linke's Greenhouse
        Young girl standing in Linke's Greenhouse.
      Young girl standing in Linke's Greenhouse.
  • Margaret Linke Knechtel
        Linke's Flower Shop had a long history. Established in 1872 by Charles Sans, father-in-law of Alfred Linke, in formally passed to the Linke family with purchase in 1907 by Alfred Linke, Art Linke's father. The building was on the Mirre and Fifth Streets site for 120 years out of 135 ...
      Linke's Flower Shop had a long history. Established in 1872 by Charles ...
  • Linke's Greenhouse
        Linke's Flower Shop had a long history. Established in 1872 by Charles Sans, father-in-law of Alfred Linke, in formally passed to the Linke family with purchase in 1907 by Alfred Linke, Art Linke's father. The building was on the Mirre and Fifth Streets site for 120 years out of 135 ...
      Linke's Flower Shop had a long history. Established in 1872 by Charles ...
  • Adam Ludewig, Portrait
        Known as the Dean of Alpena Businessmen, Adam Ludewig came to Alpena in 1871, and owned and operated a bookstore in various Alpena locations for over fifty years. He received many public honors including a life membership in the Elks Club. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge ...
      Known as the Dean of Alpena Businessmen, Adam Ludewig came to Alpena ...
  • Thunder Bay River, June 1960
        Thunder Bay River, June 1960
      Thunder Bay River, June 1960
  • Thunder Bay River, May 1961
        During the 1930s, the old Second Avenue Swing Bridge became inadequate and occasionally inoperative. On August 20, 1938, the Public Works Administration agreed to finance a new bridge. There was an outright grant of $157,909 to supplement $190,000, which the Municipal Church desired to raise though a bond issue. The ...
      During the 1930s, the old Second Avenue Swing Bridge became inadequate and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thunder Bay River, April 1960
        Thunder Bay River, April 1960
      Thunder Bay River, April 1960
  • Grace Lutheran Church
        The organization of Grace Lutheran Church began as early as 1869 when the first Norwegians settled in the Alpena area. Occasional services were held in the Union School. The church first built a parsonage in 1872, then a wooden church, shown to the rear of the brick church. Construction of ...
      The organization of Grace Lutheran Church began as early as 1869 when ...
  • Building St. Bernard's Church School
        The cornerstone for the St. Bernard's School was laid in 1962, and dedicated in 1963. The school included eight classrooms, a cafeteria, gymnasium and library. The project cost $325,000.
      The cornerstone for the St. Bernard's School was laid in 1962, and ...
  • Green Funeral Home
        Green Funeral Home, Veterans' Highway, Hillman, Michigan, October 1961.
      Green Funeral Home, Veterans' Highway, Hillman, Michigan, October 1961.
  • Roadside
        Roadside, probably along Thunder Bay River, October 1961.
      Roadside, probably along Thunder Bay River, October 1961.
  • Albert, Margaret, Dorothy, and Leo Linke in Buggy
        Albert, Margaret, Dorothy, and Leo Linke in a buggy next to the Linke's greenhouses.
      Albert, Margaret, Dorothy, and Leo Linke in a buggy next to the ...
  • Camp Eaton
        A flash of lightning taken at Island Lake "Camp Eaton," 2 o'clock, morning of August 15, 1898 during a thunderstorm by G. F. Sterling, Detroit.
      A flash of lightning taken at Island Lake "Camp Eaton," 2 o'clock, ...
  • Balchen / Balken Laundry Ladies
        The Balchen / Balken laundresses for L. R. Balken. Ludwig R. Balken was born in Norway on June 11, 1865, immigrated to America in 1886, and married Margaret Eastonson in Evanston, Illinois on August 1, 1888. According to city directories, he was in Alpena as an owner of a laundry ...
      The Balchen / Balken laundresses for L. R. Balken. Ludwig R. Balken ...
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