Historical Albion Michigan
By Frank Passic

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From the Archives
as seen in the Albion Recorder

Not all of the stories that were originally published are included here.

FESTIVAL OF THE FORKS 40th ANNIVERSARY
September 10, 2006

PARKER INN PROMINENT LANDMARK
March 28, 2002

RAILROAD CROSSINGS
March 21, 2002

N. EATON STREET DEVELOPED IN 1950S
March 14, 2002

AUSTIN SCHOOL FIRST MODERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
March 7, 2002

PURPLE GANG CAR SEIZED HERE IN 1936
February 28, 2002

ALBION WWI BLACK VETERANS
February 21, 2002

19TH CENTURY BLACK HISTORY IN ALBION
February 14, 2002

PIONEER FAMILY PROVIDED UNDERGROUND RAILROAD STOP IN ALBION
February 7, 2002

ALBION MALLEABLE FOUNDERS SUPPORTED THE COMMUNITY
January 31, 2002

ALBION HOSPITAL ONCE LOCATED ON W. ASH ST.
January 24, 2002

INDIAN DEPARTMENT ONCE EXISTED AT ALBION COLLEGE
January 17, 2002

LLOYD PARK ONCE SITE OF WHITE MILL
January 10, 2002

ALBION NATIONAL BANK NOTES
January 3, 2002

INDUSTRY PARTICIPATED IN COMMUNITY LIFE
December 13, 2001

ALBION GAZETTEER LISTINGS PROMOTED COMMUNITY
December 13, 2001

THE UNION HOSE FIRE DEPARTMENT
November 29, 2001

THANKSGIVING A TIME FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
November 22, 2001

1940 SUPERIOR STREET REBRICKING PROJECT
November 15, 2001

RED CROSS ACTIVE IN ALBION'S HISTORY
November 8, 2001

ALBION COLLEGE STUDENT ARMY TRAINING CORPS
November 1, 2001

INTERURBAN TRACKS LAID 100 YEARS AGO
October 25, 2001

THE PHILLIP HARTUNG PHOTOGRAPHY WAGON
October 18, 2001

THE ALBION RECORDER HAS BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK
October 4, 2001

INTERURBAN ONCE RAN THROUGH DOWNTOWN ALBION
January 4, 1999

THE BLACK DITCH
January 11, 1999

BANK SOLICITED SWATTED FLIES IN 1919
January 18, 1999

EZRA CORNELL HAD CLOSE ALBION TIES
February 22, 1999

THE GREAT FLOOD OF 1908
March 1, 1999

THE ALBION HERMIT REVISITED
March 8, 1999

ALBION'S FIRST CITY HALL & FIRE STATION
March 15, 1999

DARROW BOATS ONCE MADE IN ALBION
April 12, 1999

FENNER FERGUSON WAS ALBION'S FIRST ATTORNEY
December 28, 1998

BENHAM FAMILY REUNION
December 21, 1998

TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
December 14, 1998

POSTER A REMINDER OF HOOPER MYSTERY
October 19, 1998

CHARLES BISHOP BOGUE, DOWNTOWN GROCER IN 1870'S & 1880'S
August 24, 1998

HISTORIC ALBION COLLEGE MEDALS PHOTOGRAPHED IN COLORADO CLASSROOM
August 10, 1998

ALBION ONCE HAD ITS OWN FAIR AND FAIRGROUNDS
August 8, 1998

FAMOUS FOOD WRITER M.F.K. FISHER WAS BORN IN ALBION
July 2, 1998

THE PEABODY BLOCK
May 11, 1998

THE CHEAPEST AND THE BEST
Monday April 20, 1998, Page 4A

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
April 13, 1998

BULLEN & TUCKER CLOTHING STORE
Monday April 8, 1998, page 4

WOLVERINE CABLEVISION
March 23, 1998

FRANK NOWLIN ONCE PROMINENT ELEVATOR MERCHANT
Monday, February 23, 1998, page 4

NORMAN H. WIENER BUILDING JUST WEST OF DOWNTOWN
February 2, 1998

WILLIAM STEEL JEWELERS ORIGINAL PREDECESSOR OF GORDON PAHL JEWELRY
Monday, January 19, 1998, Page 4

REAL ALBION MONEY ONCE CIRCULATED HERE
January 26, 1998

COMSTOCK BROTHERS, ALBION DRUGGISTS DURING CIVIL WAR
Monday, January 5, 1998

NEW YEAR BROUGHT BANK FAILURE IN 1912
December 29, 1997, pg. 4

ALBION ELEVATOR ONCE WAS LOCATED ON SUPERIOR STREET
December 22, 1997, pg. 4

ALBION HOSPITAL WAS ONCE LOCATED ON WEST ASH ST.
December 15, 1997, pg. 4

ALBION IN WORLD WAR I
December 8, 1997, pg. 4

ALBION THEATER WAS ALBION'S SMALLER MOVIE HOUSE
December 1, 1997

CITIZENS MOBILIZED TO SPOT ENEMY AIRCRAFT
November 24, 1997

UNION STEEL ORIGINALLY LOCATED JUST WEST OF DOWNTOWN ALBION
November 17, 1997, pg. 4-A

THE COMFORT STATION
November 13, 1997

OLD PHOTO OF DOWNTOWN ALBION WAS TAKEN IN 1870
November 10, 1997, pg. 4

PARKER-KESSLER BLOCK PROMINENT DOWNTOWN ALBION STRUCTURE
November 3, 1997, pg. 4

FRANK BENNETT WAS AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY BUSINESSMAN
October 6, 1997

GALE MANUFACTURING COMPANY WAS ONCE LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN
October 27, 1997, pg. 4

JOHN SHARP/CHAMBER BUIDLING WAS ONCE LIVERY STABLE
October 20, 1997, pg. 4

JC PENNEY STORE WAS A LONG TIME DOWNTOWN FIXTURE
September 29, 1997

GEORGE MITCHELL CONFECTIONARY WAS FAVORITE ALBION HANG-OUT
September 22, 1997, pg. 4

FIRST VILLAGE PLAT MAP SHOWED THE FORKS
September 15, 1997, pg. 4

FRONTIER DAYS PRECEDED FESTIVAL OF THE FORKS
September 12, 1997

BULLENíS BIG BUSY STORE WAS LANDMARK
August 30, 1997, pg. 4

MARY SHELDON ISMON WAS PROMINENT IN 19th CENTURY ALBION
August 25, 1997, pg. 4

J. W. KNAPP COMPANY WAS LOCATED HERE A CENTURY AGO
August 11, 1997

MURDOCK BLOCK ON ERIE STREET IS FILLED WITH HISTORY
August 4, 1997, pg. 4

WHITE MILL ONCE STOOD AT LLOYD PARK LOCATION
July 28, 1997, pg. 4

CHINESE LAUNDRY ONCE OPERATED HERE
July 21, 1997

IRWIN BLOCK WAS SITE OF NUMEROUS RESTAURANTS
July 14, 1997, pg. 5-A

CORNERSTONE HOLDS CITYíS HISTORY
July 8, 1997, pg. 4

ERIE STREET IS ALSO PART OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALBION
June 30, 1997, pg. 6-A

CITGO LOCATION WAS EARLY AUTO SALES SITE
June 23, 1997, pg. 4

McGUIRE SALOON WAS PROMINENT IN EARLY 20th CENTURY
June 16, 1997, pg. 4

GEORGE MITCHELL CONFECTIONERY WAS A FAVORITE HANGOUT IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
June 9, 1997

THE OPERA HOUSE WAS A SCENE OF EARLY ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1997

SNUG BARBERSHOP CONTINUES LONG TRADITION ON WEST PORTER STREET
May 27, 1997

BOHM THEATER DATES BACK TO WORLD WAR I ERA
May 19, 1997

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY HISTORICAL MARKER TO BE DEDICATED
May 12, 1997, pg. 4

THE MARKET PLACE IS RICH IN HISTORY
May 5, 1997

EARLY HOTEL SAW LOTS OF BUSINESS
April 28, 1997, pg. 4

OIL DISCOVERED BEHIND SUPERIOR STREET BY JESSE CROWELL
April 21, 1997

ELECTRIC POLE WAS SITE OF 1911 ELECTROCUTION TRAGEDY
April 18, 1997, pg. 4

THE LAKESHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD HAS REMNANTS STILL IN EXISTENCE
April 14, 1997

HOWARD HALL WAS A MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT CENTER IN ALBION
April 7, 1997, pg. 4

THE 1919 ESLOW BLOCK FIRE REMEMBERED
March 24, 1997

REMEMBERING THE GREAT FLOOD OF 1908
March 17, 1997, pg. 4

HOTEL ALBION STOOD WHERE THE SHELL STATION STANDS
January 12, 1997

TRADE CURRENCY CIRCULATED HERE IN 1933
June 10, 1978


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