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Looking Back

Published July 7, 2020

ROCHESTER — In the 1930s, Walnut Boulevard, just a block west of Rochester’s growing Main Street, was lined with tall, lush trees and enough churches to give it the nickname Church Street.

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Published June 25, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — As the COVID-19 crisis disrupts normal life across the nation, the Oakland University libraries are working to document and preserve southeast Michigan’s experiences with the pandemic.

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Published June 23, 2020

ROCHESTER — A new development could soon take the place of Rochester’s oldest business, the Rochester Elevator Co., at the corner of University and Water streets in downtown Rochester.

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Published June 23, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Folks will soon get a better look into the history of Macomb Township thanks to the work of an area author. A final edit of “Images of America: Macomb Township,” a book by Linda Osborne Cynowa, will happen this month. The 128-page book, produced by Arcadia Publishing, is due out Aug. 3. It includes around 220 historical photos of Macomb Township.

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Published June 19, 2020

ROSEVILLE — Mike Stanley grew up in Roseville and has always believed the town was a part of him. It was this belief that led him to use his filmmaking skills to express his love for his hometown.

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Published April 21, 2020

TROY — For the first half of the 20th century, the population of Troy Township hovered at around 2,000 residents. 

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Published March 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On March 14, 1946, Roy O’Brien opened his car dealership at the corner of Nine Mile Road and Mack Avenue in what was then the village of St. Clair Shores.

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Published March 13, 2020

DETROIT — Parishioners of Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church are celebrating following the announcement that Pope Francis has declared their beloved church a minor basilica.

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Published March 6, 2020

EASTPOINTE — Several Eastpointe-area reenactors sold and traded their historically accurate clothing and equipment at a sale at the old one-room Eastpointe Schoolhouse Feb. 29.

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Published March 4, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will begin rebuilding a historical equipment barn on the property this summer with help from a state grant.

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Published March 3, 2020

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Area District Library is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020 and is inviting people to attend a party to help commemorate the occasion.

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Published February 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Let’s turn the calendar back 100 years to Jan. 17, 1920. Jazz music is about to take over and it’s time for Americans to say goodbye to their favorite spirits as drinking publicly becomes illegal. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of when Prohibition began in the U.S.

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Published February 19, 2020

ROCHESTER — Starting in 1873, the Rochester Era newspaper, produced by T.B. Fox and his son, William, informed residents of local, national and international events.

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Published February 18, 2020

TROY — In 1957, Chrysler Corp. purchased 1,800 acres of undeveloped land in Troy as the site of a large research and technology facility.

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Published February 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In 2020, Kaul Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores celebrates 93 years in business.

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Published February 14, 2020

DETROIT — It’s renowned for its remarkable acoustics and as the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, but Orchestra Hall very nearly met with the wrecking ball in the 1970s.

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Published February 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — The American Legion Frank Wendland Post 253, located in the heart of the city in an unassuming building near Main Street and 12 Mile Road, is celebrating its centennial this year.

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Published January 29, 2020

ROYAL OAK — From Feb. 8 through mid-July, the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum will host its latest exhibit, which focuses on the early years of Royal Oak, particularly its early settlers and the founding of the school district.

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Published January 29, 2020

METRO DETROIT — From Jets to Giants to Colts, when the NFL puts on its brightest lights, local athletes from the C & G coverage area have been there.

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Published January 29, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Oakland University has been given funds to preserve records chronicling the university’s history, as well as original materials on the history of Oakland County, the Civil War, women’s studies and other fields.

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