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  • Draining the Thunder Bay River
        In July of 1971, the Alpena Power Company lowered the Thunder Bay River by nine feet. This was done by opening the Ninth Street Dam and closing the Four-Mile Dam. The purpose of this was to allow the Detroit and Mackinac Railway crew to inspect the car bridge north of ...
      In July of 1971, the Alpena Power Company lowered the Thunder Bay ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jefferson School
        The Jefferson School was built on the corner of Oldfield and Pine Streets prior to 1883 and was originally named just the Third Ward School. By 1887, it had become the Jefferson School. On March 10, 1888, the original building burned, and a new, larger Queen Anne Style school was ...
      The Jefferson School was built on the corner of Oldfield and Pine ...
  • Alpena Fire Department Sleigh
        Alpena Fire Department Sleigh. A sleigh provided fast transportation of firemen during winter fires.
      Alpena Fire Department Sleigh. A sleigh provided fast transportation of firemen during ...
  • 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 ...
  • Engine House No. 1
        Interior of Engine House No. 1. Two uniformed men sit near the head of the table at a dinner held in the Fire Station. Note the two beds in the rear left corner, used by firemen on duty.
      Interior of Engine House No. 1. Two uniformed men sit near the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Churchill Lumber Company
        W.L. and H.D. Churchill Lumber Company. This mill was first built by F.N. Barlow in 1871. It was purchased by the Churchills in 1877. During the season of 1882, it cut 17,250,000 feet of lumber and about 5,000,000 feet of lath. The firm also had a store and a wagon ...
      W.L. and H.D. Churchill Lumber Company. This mill was first built by ...
  • Log Sled On Ice Road
        Logs were easier to transport during the winter on ice roads. A sprinkler wagon sprinkled water on the road to freeze into an ice path for the horse teams to pull a log sled.
      Logs were easier to transport during the winter on ice roads. A ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fletcher Camp
        People in front of a logging camp during the winter could be family visiting or cooks with their helpers and chore boys.
      People in front of a logging camp during the winter could be ...
  • 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 ...
  • LSMS Railroad Car
        Railroad logging crew in front of a Lake Shore Michigan Southern Railway car.
      Railroad logging crew in front of a Lake Shore Michigan Southern Railway ...
  • 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 ...
  • Texaco Gas Station
        Country store in Alpena County with Texaco gas, Royal Crown Cola, and an IGA. Typical of country stores that dotted Alpena County, this store offered a little bit of everything.
      Country store in Alpena County with Texaco gas, Royal Crown Cola, and ...
  • Family at Beach
        A family at what looks to be Starlite Beach on Lake Huron. Huron Portland Cement is in the far distance of left.
      A family at what looks to be Starlite Beach on Lake Huron. ...
  • Arthur Linke in "historic vehicle"
        Arthur Linke and friend riding in a circa 1910 vehicle in July 1962.
      Arthur Linke and friend riding in a circa 1910 vehicle in July ...
  • Razing First Baptist Church
        On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at the southeast corner of Third and Lockwood Street. The church cost the Baptist Society $23,000. Here it is being razed in January and February 1962.
      On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at ...
  • First Baptist Church
        On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at the southeast corner of Third and Lockwood Street. The church cost the Baptist Society $23,000. It was razed in 1962.
      On December 25, 1892, the Baptists dedicated their new brick church at ...
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