Looking Back

Published September 18, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The “old Green farm house” stood at the corner of 11 Mile and Grant Roads in St. Clair Shores since its construction in 1868.

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Published September 8, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — During September, the public is invited to view materials from the Birmingham Museum’s collection that tell the story of some pretty amazing local women and how their experiences relate to the national struggle for women’s voting rights.

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Published September 8, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — George and Eliza Taylor escaped slavery in Kentucky, following the perilous Underground Railroad route to gain access to Michigan in the 1850s.

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Published September 3, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In a “step toward normalcy” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society has positioned itself to continue to keep history alive for local residents via virtual programming.

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Published August 25, 2020

ROCHESTER — Mae Axford’s list of accomplishments include serving as a director of the Red Cross for 22 consecutive years, making over 100 quilts and being an active member of at least eight organizations.

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Published August 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — Volunteers at the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum have been hard at work putting together their first exhibit since the building shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

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Published August 7, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Parish was established as a mission of Sacred Heart Parish in Roseville in 1873, when the area was known as Erin Township. St. Gertrude was elevated to parish status in 1914 by Bishop Michael James Gallagher, and on Nov. 18, 1920, the parish began welcoming students to its new elementary school.

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Published August 6, 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS — Ever wonder what stories your house could tell if its walls could talk? The Crocker House Museum’s new Porch Walk event, to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and our long established Cemetery Walk has inspired me to know more about the homes of Mount Clemens and the people who lived there.

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Published July 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As summer wanes in St. Clair Shores, the Harper Charity Cruise normally takes place.

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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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