Looking Back

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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Published July 16, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — In the mid-1800s, domestic work and clothing were undergoing a revolution thanks to the availability of the sewing machine, which was invented in 1755 but took more than a century to become a practical item.

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Published July 13, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Herman Carl Hilgendorf was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1879. In 1884, his family came to the United States.

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Published July 12, 2018

ORCHARD LAKE — Apple Island once again lives up to its namesake, thanks to fundraising efforts by the West Bloomfield School District. 

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Published July 2, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — The latest event celebrating local history is going on now at the Anton Art Center, and it’s a big one.Read More

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