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    Albion Historical Notebook

    Newburg Road Albion MI Historical Notebook

    Recently Division Drive (Erie) east of Albion was widened and repaved all the way to the Jackson County line. One of the improvements was the installation of a new road sign at Newburg Road.

    Newburg Road

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    Please support our Albion Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31. Remember, the time has been moved back to now start at 9 a.m. instead of 10 am. In the time leading up to the Civil War, political alliances were strong, and newspapers were often the"right arm" of propaganda for political parties.

    Please support our Albion Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31. Remember, the time has been moved back to now start at 9 a.m. instead of 10 am. In the time leading up to the Civil War, political alliances were strong, and newspapers were often the"right arm" of propaganda for political parties.

    THOMAS EDWARD COFFIN, CIVIL WAR VETERAN

    There's an old cemetery joke that goes something like this: "How many coffins are buried in this cemetery?" The answer of course, is "All of them." Not in Riverside Cemetery in Albion, however. The answer here in Albion is "two." (2). That's right, just two.

    Theodore Roosevelt Visited Albion in 1907 Albion Michigan

    The recent derailment of that railroad engine on N. Superior St. on Thursday, April 22 reminded us that this track was once the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, which ran from Jonesville to Lansing. Albion’s Lake Shore passenger depot was located on N. Superior St. on the site of today’s cell phone office

    The Orange Eagle Albion Michigan

    The recent announcement by the Marshall Public Schools that it plans to replace the Harrington Elementary School in Albion with a new building at another location reminded us of the original bond financing of Harrington back in 1956, and the artistically beautiful school building bonds that were issued to finance the project.

    Former Bank Building Was Jesse Crowell Mill Albion Michigan

    Recently Albion College announced that the building they now own at 207 S. Superior St will become the home of the Albion College Community Collaborative. Renovation will begin soon, and the building will be open to the public this fall. Please see recent news announcements for details about this collaborative.

    Boy Scouts Bus, 1962 Albion MIchigan

    Before vans became popular to transport groups of people around, old school busses were often purchased from school districts by churches and scout groups to accomplish that mission. Often these old school busses had reached their mileage limits, and were showing hefty indications of Michigan rust, as well as having mechanical problems.

    Verner Jerome Tefft Albion Michigan

    Regarding our March 28 article about the Old Rugged Cross historical marker monument in Albion being destroyed, Michigan State Representative Jim Haadsma has provided the leadership for a project to raise money to restore this monument. The Michigan Historical Commission has indicated the cost of replacing the monument to be $2,700.

    WASHINGTON GARDNER  HIGH SCHOOL Part 6 Albion Michigan

    We conclude our series of the history of Washington Gardner High School in Albion. After a series of legal challenges in the early 1960s, a new Albion High School was erected on Watson Street. The new Albion High School (named after nobody) opened for classes on January 9, 1967. The class of 1967 was the first to graduate at the new high school.

    Old Rugged Cross Historical Marker Destroyed Albion Michigan

    As we approach the Easter season, we are reminded that the “famous” hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross,” was written here in Albion in December, 1912 by Rev. George Bennard. Bennard lived in an apartment of the home of Albion College Professor Delos Fall at 1101 E. Michigan Ave. and penned the first verse and chorus in the kitchen area with his guitar.

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