Looking Back

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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Published September 11, 2018

DETROIT — Frank Mays was in the dunnage room aboard the Carl D. Bradley freighter the evening of Nov. 18, 1958, when a storm hit over Lake Michigan. With waves reaching 40 feet in height and wind gusts of 55 mph, the vessel could not make it through the storm that had brewed in the lake’s upper part.

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Published August 31, 2018

FARMINGTON — In the early 1900s, the Owen House hotel stood at the site of the Village Mall, at the southeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Farmington Road. Rates were $1.50 per day, with a special Sunday dinner for 25 cents.

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Published August 27, 2018

BLOOMFIELD/BIRMINGHAM — George Mitchell, a pillar of community life in the village of Bloomfield in the late 1800s, was known for many talents. He was a prolific entrepreneur and the village postmaster.

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Published August 24, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — If it’s August in Mount Clemens, the men of the Old Crowd are either working on their fish stories, parading through downtown to a boat dock or recovering from their annual meeting.

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Published August 17, 2018

This week’s Looking Back section switches gears to the 1980s when bands rocked New York New York on Hoover Road in Warren. Pictured is Mommy’s Dearest, a group of friends from area high schools who banded together to create a “loud” following on the local music scen

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Published August 14, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — The John Tienken homestead was located on the south side of Tienken Road, near Alston Drive, between Livernois and Brewster roads.

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Published August 7, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Eight lucky Oakland University honors college students will reside in a historic former bed-and-breakfast, thanks to a donation by the Moceri family.

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Published August 6, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — When it comes to the Woodward Avenue corridor, a lot has changed since the highway was a dirt pathway through the wilderness, traveled by Native Americans migrating between villages.

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Published July 24, 2018

ROCHESTER — People young and old celebrated the Rochester centennial in 1969, commemorating 100 years since Rochester was incorporated as a village.

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Published July 18, 2018

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PONTIAC — When some think of today’s tumultuous political climate, they might think yesteryear was more tranquil and serene.

They’d be wrong.

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