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    • Allegan - "Souvenir of Allegan, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from about 1911, showing four images of Allegan, Michigan: the "Big Dam" on the Kalamazoo River; the "M. E. Church" on Trowbridge Street, which is now the Allegan United Methodist Church; the "Steamer Mildred on the Kazoo...
    • Allegan (Mich.); Allegan County (Mich.); United Methodist Church (Allegan, Mich.); Mildred (Steamboat); Kalamazoo River (Mich.); Mill District (Allegan, Mich.); rivers; bridges; dams; ; postcards
    • MS 22:  Civil War diary of Cyrus Bacon  1861-1863 Diary of Cyrus Bacon

    • 1861-1863 diary of Cyrus Bacon. In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War; Bacon, Cyrus; Cyrus Bacon; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry; Assistant Surgeon; Commissioned Officer; Yorktown (Va.); Battle of Yorktown; Seven Days Campaign; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Battle of Fair Oaks;...
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-11-16 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated November 16, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his regiment's movements and the status of family and friends.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Fayettesville (Va.); regimental history; health; illness;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-12-10 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 10, 1863. In this letter, he relates his opinions on education, churches in the area, weather, the cost of food, and John Hunt Morgan's escape from the Ohio Penitentiary.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); education; Provost Guard; religion; weather; food; finances;...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1865-02-19 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated February 19, 1865. In this letter, Ewing discusses prostitutes visiting the hospital, his desire for a discharge, prayer meetings, and smallpox outbreaks in the hospital.
    • American Civil War; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; private; Prostitutes; Satterlee U.S.A....
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-10-20 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Edward Barnard dated October 20, 1862. In this letter, he describes his surroundings, battle strategy, religion, and his impressions of civilians.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Edward Barnard; Barnard, Edward; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Harpers Ferry (Va.); nature; civilians; battle strategy; religion; southern society;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-06-02 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Emily Barnard, dated June 2, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Au Sable Forks, New York, Kentucky civilians, Grass Lake, Michigan, General Morgan, and his orders to march.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Columbia (Ky.); Au Sable Forks (N.Y.); civilians; Grass Lake (Mich.); John Hunt...
    • Bellaire - Bridge Street circa 1895-1900

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1895-1900 of N. Bridge Street in Bellaire, Michigan, looking north. The church to the left in the image is the First Methodist Church (now the Community Methodist Church), one of the oldest churches in Antrim...
    • Bellaire (Mich.); Antrim County (Mich.); Bridge Street (Bellaire, Mich.); First Methodist Church (Bellaire, Mich.); Richardi House (Bellaire, Mich.); street scenes; ; dwellings;
    • Bellaire - Aerial view of Bellaire (Mich.), approx. 1900

    • Black and white photograph from approximately 1900 of the northern side of the town of Bellaire, Michigan. The white church is the First Methodist Church (now the Community Methodist Church), one of the oldest churches in Antrim County.
    • Bellaire (Mich.); Antrim County (Mich.); First Methodist Church (Bellaire, Mich.); aerial views; ; cityscapes
    • Big Rapids - "First Methodist Episcopal Church"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the First Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was built in 1906, designed by the Detroit architect W. E. N. Hunter. It is currently the...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); First Methodist Episcopal Church (Big Rapids, Mich.); First United Methodist Church (Big Rapids, Mich.); buildings; church buildings;
    • Byron - "A Little Bit of Byron, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1908 depicting several scenes and buildings in Byron, Michigan. Included are: the old Haviland School building (built in 1899) of Byron High School; the Methodist Episcopal Church building, which was...
    • Byron (Mich.); Shiawassee County (Mich.); Shiawassee River (Mich.); First United Methodist Church of Byron (Byron, Mich.); Byron Baptist Church (Byron, Mich.); Byron High School (Byron, Mich.); Saginaw Street (Byron, Mich.); street scenes; church...
    • Central - Abandonded mining town

    • Black and white photograph from 1962 of the remains of the ghost town of Central, Michigan. The Central Mining Company was organized in 1856 to mine a rich vein of copper along the bluffs. The town of Central grew up around the mine, up to 900...
    • Central (Mich.); Keweenaw County (Mich.); Central Mine Methodist Church (Central, Mich.); ghost towns; buildings; dwellings; ; church buildings
    • Clarkston - "Birds Eye View of Clarkston, Mich."

    • Black and white photo postcard from circa 1907-1910 depicting a view of the town of Clarkston, Michigan, taken from a hill. The church steeple on the right belongs to the First Baptist Church, built in 1840. The building is now the Clarkston Union...
    • Clarkston (Mich.); Oakland County (Mich.); First Baptist Church (Clarkston, Mich.); Clarkston United Methodist Church (Clarkston, Mich.); Clarkston Union Bar and Kitchen (Clarkston, Mich); ; church buildings; cityscapes; farms; aerial views;...
    • Detroit - Grand Circus Park

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1920-1930 of Grand Circus Park, looking northeast in Detroit, Michigan. On the other side of the park is the Central United Methodist Church, built in 1865 by the architecture firm Smith, Hinchman and Grylls....
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Grand Circus Park (Detroit, Mich.); Fyfe Building (Detroit, Mich.); Central United Methodist Church (Detroit, Mich.); Smith, Hinchman and Grylls; automobiles; parks; ; skyscrapers; buildings; fountains; people;
    • Detroit - "Woodward Avenue in Winter, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1910-1913 of Woodward Avenue looking north in Grand Circus Park, Detroit, Michigan. On the left is the Hazen S. Pingree statue, erected after his sudden death while on safari in 1903. On the right is the steeple of the...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Grand Circus Park (Detroit, Mich.); Woodward Avenue; Hazen S. Pingree Monument (Detroit, Mich.); Central United Methodist Church (Detroit, Mich.); Smith, Hinchman and Grylls; ; monuments; parks; street scenes;...
    • Detroit - Woodward Avenue looking south from Winder Street

    • Black and white photograph 1960 showing Woodward Avenue, looking south from Winder Street in Detroit, Michigan. On the left is St. John's Episcopal Church, dedicated in 1861, with both the David Broderick Tower (1928 - Louis Kamper) and Central...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); St. John's Episcopal Church (Detroit, Mich.); Fox Theater (Detroit, Mich.); David Broderick Tower (Detroit, Mich.); Kamper, Louis, 1861-1953; Central United Methodist Church (Detroit, Mich.); Smith, Hinchman...

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