Historical Albion Michigan
By Frank Passic

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FESTIVAL OF THE FORKS WEEK

Morning Star, September 13, 2015, pg. 16

It’s time again for our annual Festival of The Forks this coming weekend. Many former Albionites will be returning to visit their hometown and enjoy meeting together with family, classmates, and acquaintances. Yours truly will be in front of First Merit Bank (formerly Citizens Bank, formerly City Bank & Trust Company, formerly the Commercial & Savings Bank) with my Albion History booth on Saturday. Be sure and stop by. I’ll have my Albion history books and items for sale, which are filled with memorable photographs and information. This past summer I discovered a box containing copies my 1991 book "A History of the Albion Public Schools" (long sold-out) in my garage, and I will have these available on a first-come basis. Bring your out-of-town visitors to my booth, as they will be surprised as to all the history our town has. I will also have a limited number of Albion High School Breeze yearbooks and old Albion City directories available, perhaps some you need.

Things have been looking up for Albion in recent months. There are many people in this town with their own specialties and areas of expertise. They volunteer and do their part to help make Albion a better place to "live, work, and play" as that slogan from the 1960s once stated. A big thank-you for all you do. The Bohm Theatre project has been a success, Albion College enrollment is up, some roads are being repaired and plans are being made for more, the groundbreaking for the new hotel will be October 16, and the Swingin’ at the Shell series has provided an enjoyable venue for our residents to come together each week during the summer months.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present a postcard postmarked around 1913 showing a lovely couple sitting on their porch. The colorful message states, "We Spent Many Pleasant Hours Together in Albion. Wouldn’t You Like to Come Again?"

Let’s show our Albion hospitality again this weekend as people flock to our community and provide them with a positive memorable experience that they will remember and make them want to return. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Enjoy!


Circa 1913: "We Spent Many Pleasant Hours Together in Albion. Wouldn’t You Like to Come Again?"

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