Looking Back: Street Sweeper

Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published November 6, 2017

It’s fall. We can always tell because the clocks fall back and the leaves on the trees fall everywhere — on the ground, on driveways and onto the street. The history of the street sweeper began with a broom, but then the horse-drawn street sweeping machine made the job much easier. In the early 1900s, the motorized sweeper took command of the streets. Here, Adolph Geise stands proudly in front of the first city of Mount Clemens motorized street sweeping machine. Special thanks to Gus Ruprecht for this photo of his great, great grandfather.

— Marie P. (Ling) McDougal, Harrison Township Historian