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  • Subject: Alpena County Mich.--History
  • Beck's Brewery
        Beck's Brewery was built in 1887 and was located on First Avenue in the center of the block between Chisholm Street and Park Place. If was owned by John Beck. Prohibition halted production in 1918. After being a storage building for numerous years, the building was razed in 1957.
      Beck's Brewery was built in 1887 and was located on First Avenue ...
  • Evergreen Cemetery Chapel
        The Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery on Washington Avenue near the Thunder Bay River in Alpena.
      The Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery on Washington Avenue near the Thunder Bay ...
  • LaCross Boat Works, Inc.
        The LaCross Family’s first business ventures began in the early 1940s with cabinet making and general wood work. In 1951, brothers Arthur and Ernest, with sons Jim and Charles, began constructing wood filing cabinets in Alpena, MI, which were distributed through Leonard’s Office Supply and Equipment Co. of Detroit. In ...
      The LaCross Family’s first business ventures began in the early 1940s with ...
  • St. Anne's School Fire
        Burning of the third floor of St. Anne's School on December 10, 1936.
      Burning of the third floor of St. Anne's School on December 10, ...
  • Owl Cafe Fire
        The burning of the original Owl Cafe on the corner of Chisholm Street and Second Avenue on February 18, 1927.
      The burning of the original Owl Cafe on the corner of Chisholm ...
  • Michikewis Bathing Pavilion
        On June 2, 1924, Stoney Point Camping Grounds was officially renamed to Mich-e-ke-wis, named after Chief Mich-e-ke-wis meaning "Spirit of the Wind." On July 29, 1926, there was a formal opening of the bathing pavilion.
      On June 2, 1924, Stoney Point Camping Grounds was officially renamed to ...
  • Clown Wagon in 1925 Parade
        O'Callaghan Bros. Welcome - Farmers and - Guarantee Bully Drug Store Service
      O'Callaghan Bros. Welcome - Farmers and - Guarantee Bully Drug Store Service
  • Alpena Board of Commerce Band
        photo by Garlock [sp?] U.S.S. Arizona Oct. 17 - 1923
      photo by Garlock [sp?] U.S.S. Arizona Oct. 17 - 1923
  • Alpena Board of Commerce Band
        The Alpena Board of Commerce Band in uniform standing in front of City Hall.
      The Alpena Board of Commerce Band in uniform standing in front of ...
  • Men with Bear Cubs at Union House
        Men with bear cubs outside the Union Hotel, Alpena.
      Men with bear cubs outside the Union Hotel, Alpena.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Fire Department
        Alpena Fire Department wagon and horse teams within department building.
      Alpena Fire Department wagon and horse teams within department building.
  • Thunder Bay River
        The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing the lumber mills and stacks of lumber along the river banks.
      The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing the lumber mills and stacks ...
  • Thunder Bay River
        The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched along the river banks.
      The Thunder Bay River at Alpena showing schooners and lumber stacks stretched ...
  • Crystal Ice Company Wagon
        Crystal Ice Company wagon in front of New York Saloon at an unknown location.
      Crystal Ice Company wagon in front of New York Saloon at an ...
  • Downtown Alpena
        Second Avenue, looking south, in Downtown Alpena. Maltz Theatre is on the left.
      Second Avenue, looking south, in Downtown Alpena. Maltz Theatre is on the ...
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