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    • Saginaw - Genesee Street storefronts

    • Black and white photograph of a commercial block on Genesee Street, featuring the W. W. Fish Dry Goods Store, in Saginaw, Michigan.
    • Saginaw (Mich.); Saginaw County (Mich.); W. W. Fish Dry Goods Store (Saginaw, Mich.); storefronts; stores; dry goods stores; people; carriages and coaches
    • Lansing - "Bird's Eye View, Lansing, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1900-1905 showing a bird's eye view of Lansing, Michigan, looking west towards the capitol, with the Michigan Avenue bridge crossing the Grand River on the right.
    • Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); Michigan State Capitol (Lansing, Mich.); Lansing City Hall (Lansing, Mich.); city halls; cityscapes; capitol buildings; Grand River; bridges; Michigan Avenue (Lansing, Mich.); postcards
    • Maple Rapids - Maple Avenue, looking south

    • Black and white postcard from circa 1910-1920 showing Maple Avenue, looking south from just north of Main Street in Maple Rapids, Michigan. The postcard is mislabeled as "North Main Street."
    • Maple Rapids (Mich.); Clinton County (Mich.); Maple Avenue (Maple Rapids, Mich.); street scenes; postcards
    • Kalamazoo - "Central Fire Station, Kalamazoo, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1907-1914 showing the Central Fire Station in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The building was constructed in 1907 on the corner of Burdick and Lovell Streets.
    • Kalamazoo (Mich.); Kalamazoo County (Mich.); Central Fire Station (Kalamazoo, Mich.); fire stations; carriages and coaches; buildings;
    • Cheboygan - Main St. Cheboygan, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1910 showing a southwest view of Main Street, taken from State Street in Cheboygan, Michigan.
    • Cheboygan (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); Main Street (Cheboygan, Mich.); street scenes; storefronts; people
    • Grand Ledge - Hemlock Point

    • Black and white photograph of the hemlock grove at Hemlock Point in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Hemlock Point is located at the base of Lions Head Rock, and was a popular destination for boaters on the Grand River. It includes one of the only natural...
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Hemlock Point (Grand Ledge, Mich.); Sandstone Creek (Grand Ledge, Mich.); Grand River; nature scenes; rivers
    • Marquette - Ore Docks on Superior

    • Black and white photograph of the Marquette, Michigan shoreline, with the Cleveland Iron Mining Company ore docks on the right. The ore docks were used to load ships with iron ore directly from railroad cars, making the process much more efficient....
    • Marquette (Mich.); Marquette County (Mich.); Lake Superior; docks; ore docks; Cleveland Iron Mining Company; mining industry; shipping industry; lakes; shorelines; railroads; railroad cars
    • Sault Sainte Marie - St. Marys River and International Bridge

    • Color postcard from 1929 showing a view of the St. Marys River with the International Railroad Bridge, built in 1887, in the background near Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. This postcard is part of the "Souvenir of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada" souvenir...
    • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.); Chippewa County (Mich.); Sault Sainte Marie (Ont.); St. Marys River; International Railroad Bridge (Mich. and Ont.); rivers; canals; bridges; railroad bridges; railroads; postcards
    • Sault Sainte Marie - Steamer Fitzgerald in lock after battle with ice storm

    • Color postcard from 1928 showing the freighter "Fitzgerald" locking down after a 72 hour December storm on Lake Superior, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The postcard is part of a Sault Sainte Marie souvenir postcard booklet. The Soo Locks,...
    • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.); Chippewa County (Mich.); Soo Locks; ships; cargo ships; locks; St. Marys River; canals; postcards; shipping industry; transportation; snow; winter scenes
    • Sault Sainte Marie - Old Water Street

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1880-1890 of people standing in front of storefronts on Water Street in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.
    • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.); Chippewa County (Mich.); Water Street (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.); street scenes; storefronts; bakeries; clothing stores; people; men;
    • Traverse City - Northwest Michigan Fairground

    • Black and white aerial photograph of the Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds in Traverse City, Michigan.
    • Traverse City (Mich.); Grand Traverse County (Mich.); Northwest Michigan Fairground (Traverse City, Mich.); parks; fairgrounds; aerial views
    • Flint - "Flint City Hall"

    • Black and white postcard from 1905 of the Flint, Michigan City Hall, located on Saginaw Street. One of the Flint arches is visible; they were erected to provide street lighting in 1899. Image is part of a multi-image fold-out souvenir postcard.
    • Flint (Mich.); Genesee County (Mich.); Flint arches; Flint City Hall (Flint, Mich.); Saginaw Street (Flint, Mich.); city halls; buildings; postcards; street lighting
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-20 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 20, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses financial issues at home, building a fort, and General Philip Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah Valley.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Sheridan, Philip Henry; Philip Henry...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-07-30 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 30, 1863. In this letter, he relates his travels as a paroled soldier from Memphis (Tenn.) to a camp in Ohio. He also expresses his desire for a furlough in order to visit Michigan.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Cairo (Ill.); Mattoon (Ill.); Terre-Haute (Ind.); Dayton (Ohio);...
    • Grand Ledge - Aerial view of Grand Ledge, 1881

    • Black and white print showing an aerial view of Grand Ledge in 1881. Note the iron bridge crossing the Grand River at Bridge Street. It was built in 1870 to replace a wooden bridge, which inevitably was damages each spring by ice flow on the river....
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Grand River; aerial views; rivers; bridges; Bridge Street (Grand Ledge, Mich.);
    • Marquette - F. B. Spear & Sons

    • Black and white photograph taken August 10, 1912 showing the F. B. Spear & Sons complex, including the Spear Merchant Dock in the background, in Marquette, Michigan. The company began in 1869 and dealt in providing wholesale and retail grain, coal...
    • Marquette (Mich.); Marquette County (Mich.); F. B. Spear & Sons; manufacturing; stores; docks; buildings;

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