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  • Contributors: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
  • Contributors: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
  • Collections: Knechtel Collection
  • Collections: Knechtel Collection
  • Decade: 1920-1929
  • Decade: 1920-1929
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Downtown Alpena Fire
        This downtown fire was located on the west side of Second Avenue between Chisholm and Rivers Streets in the early 1920s.
      This downtown fire was located on the west side of Second Avenue ...
  • 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 ...
  • Woman and girl amongst Rosebushes
        Unidentified woman and child in front of rosebushes at the side of a house. Believed to be of Linke Family in Alpena...Margaret Linke is probably the young girl.
      Unidentified woman and child in front of rosebushes at the side of ...
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church Fire
        Tragedy struck on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 1923 when the original St. Paul Lutheran Church was completely destroyed by fire.
      Tragedy struck on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 1923 when the original St. ...
  • St. Anne's Catholic Church and School
        The St. Anne's Catholic Church burned on August 4, 1907. It took 13 years to rebuild to the same specifications is the French Romanesque style. Hillarie Gagnon supervised the construction. The steeples were new to the new building. The brick school was also added.
      The St. Anne's Catholic Church burned on August 4, 1907. It took ...
  • School Students
        Probably St. Paul Lutheran Church School Students posing outside of new church building, c 1926.
      Probably St. Paul Lutheran Church School Students posing outside of new church ...
  • 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 ...
  • Children Outside in Summer
        Children sitting outside in summertime. Believed to be Leo and Margaret Linke.
      Children sitting outside in summertime. Believed to be Leo and Margaret Linke.
  • Arthur Linke with Calf
        Arthur Linke with calf.
      Arthur Linke with calf.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Parade Float
        Linke Florist parade float with probably Arthur Linke as driver and daughter Dorothy. The float is in front of the VanNocker Photo Studio at 217 West Chisholm Street, Alpena, Michigan, c 1920.
      Linke Florist parade float with probably Arthur Linke as driver and daughter ...
  • Albert Linke?
        Believed to be Albert Linke at about age 16 around 1928.
      Believed to be Albert Linke at about age 16 around 1928.
  • Children of Arthur Linke
        The children of Arthur Linke and Ann A. Mensavitz, from oldest to youngest with approximate ages, are Albert (8), Dorothy (6), Leo (3 1/2), and Margaret (8 months). Margaret was the donor's (Dennis Knechtel) mother. She married Richard Knechtel on January 31, 1942.
      The children of Arthur Linke and Ann A. Mensavitz, from oldest to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sheriff Hatch with the Lyon Brothers
        Sheriff Ed Hatch with the Lyon Brothers in custody on March 8, 1926 after the shooting of Chief of Police Dougal McKenzie, who was shot in the neck. The Lyon Brothers killed Special Investigator for the American Railway Express Company, Frank McGrath, in Norwalk, Ohio. McGrath was shot when he ...
      Sheriff Ed Hatch with the Lyon Brothers in custody on March 8, ...
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