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Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER — This photo from the archives of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm shows Rochester YMCA members on the steps of the Masonic Temple building at 318 Walnut Blvd.

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Published December 4, 2018

DETROIT — Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is marking its 90th anniversary by celebrating its storied early history while also acknowledging its more recent past.

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Published November 30, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Barneys were among the first residents of Harrison Township to settle on one of the islands at the end of South River Road.

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Published November 23, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — A historical steam engine that once played a role in the city’s bath houses has returned to Mount Clemens.

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Published November 16, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — Christmastime in Birmingham is always special. But this year’s festivities will be a little more memorable, since they will serve as the conclusion of the city’s yearlong bicentennial celebration.

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Published November 15, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The preservation and restoration of the Selinsky-Green Log House began in 1974 when the structure was threatened with demolition as a result of the construction of the Interstate 696/Interstate 94 freeway interchange.

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Published November 13, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — On the 11th day of November 1918, at 11:11 a.m., World War I officially ended. The United States had entered the war about a year and a half earlier, on April 6, 1917.

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Published November 6, 2018

ROCHESTER — People gather around stores on the east side of Rochester’s Main Street, near Fourth Street, in a photo that the staff of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm said was likely taken between 1905 and 1910.

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Published November 1, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — For most people, this is a picture of Cass Avenue, looking toward the old Macomb County building on Gratiot Avenue. For those who have been around a considerable amount of time, this is a picture of the Emsee Theatre.

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Published October 23, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — On June 1, 1926, the St. Clair Shores Village Police Force was organized.

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Published October 4, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — While most local residents know the story of Mount Clemens as the Bath City, not all remember the days when it was known as the “Greatest Flower Nursery in the World” or simply “The Rose Capital.”

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Published October 2, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — As the weather cools and the leaves start falling from the trees, there is plenty to do at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to celebrate the harvest season.

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Published October 1, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Did you know it took more than 100 years for 19th-century Detroiters to mosey on north to the area that would become Birmingham-Bloomfield? They figured there was nothing to discover but an “interminable swamp,” according to historian Neil Hepburn.

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Published October 1, 2018

UTICA — The Victor I. Rieck American Legion Post 351 will honor its namesake with a wreath-laying ceremony at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Utica Cemetery, 46325 Shelby Road in Shelby Township.

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Published September 28, 2018

DETROIT — The Spirit of Detroit is one of Detroit’s most recognizable sites and a monument that encapsulates the Detroit experience for many people.

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Published September 28, 2018

DETROIT — Ste. Anne Parish de Detroit, 1000 St. Anne St. in Detroit, was the site of the second annual Rendez-vous Festival, a celebration of Detroit’s French Canadian and Native American roots.

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Published September 25, 2018

TROY — Although the fifth-generation family business hasn’t raised chickens or turkeys on the former farm on Rochester Road, near South Boulevard, since 1969, it still operates with the adage, “If we don’t like it, we don’t sell it.” 

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Published September 25, 2018

ROCHESTER — Eighty-three years ago, the Avon Double Jubilee celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first Avon Township meeting.

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Published September 24, 2018

The Greendale Inn in St. Clair Shores occupied the space at 27609 Harper Ave., at 11 Mile Road. With its large parking lot, the Greendale presided over the corner from at least 1937, since a phone directory for that year lists the phone number as ROSevl-238. 

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Published September 24, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — June 10, 1939, saw some crazy weather wreak havoc across Oakland County.

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