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Re: Miscellaneous Monroe History
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2016, 09:59:22 AM »

I'd like to have some of those cars
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Re: Miscellaneous Monroe History
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2016, 01:18:56 AM »

The weeks MonroeBuzz has a neat antique map of the entire great lakes region so I guess that includes Monroe so it can go here!

http://themonroebuzz.com/edition-week-march-7-2016/

Our 'mitten shape' is just a little distorted ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Miscellaneous Monroe History
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2016, 12:09:44 PM »

Civil War Week at the Historical Museum Beginning April 26th
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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2016, 10:35:17 AM »

Monroe County is getting ready to celebrate it's 200th anniversary and they're digging up some of the original state documents involved with creating the county.

http://www.bedfordnow.com/news/20160630/bicentennial-panel-shares-early-monroe-county-documents-with-county-board

This is an early map of the 'proposed' boundaries of the new county although this is not the final location of the boundaries.

I'm curious what the two darker yellow areas are on the map and also the two heavy lines that appear...   maybe just some kind of an overlaid 'base' line to work from :-\ :-\ :-\

The yellow area near the bottom right of the map is in an area where there was a large Native American Reservation at one time so that may be it.  And there was the Macon Reservation just north of Dundee and that could be the other yellow area. 

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“Michigan and Monroe County were wild territory in 1817,” he said. “The Indian Territory was beyond the baseline of Michigan … we’re moving toward our bicentennial and trying to teach lessons we’ve learned.”


By "beyond" I'm assuming they mean 'south of' the baseline.  For those not familiar with how the original surveying was done to lay out the states system of townships and 'square' (they're usually anything but square but that's a different lesson) miles the Michigan primary 'baseline' is 8 mile road on the north side of Detroit and then projected across the state to Lake Michigan.  In some areas it is called 'baseline' road...  pretty creative!!!

Hopefully I can figure out how to get a closer look at this map!

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« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2016, 09:32:48 AM »

Monroe County is getting ready to celebrate it's 200th anniversary and they're digging up some of the original state documents involved with creating the county.

http://www.bedfordnow.com/news/20160630/bicentennial-panel-shares-early-monroe-county-documents-with-county-board


Hopefully I can figure out how to get a closer look at this map!




Maybe Maverick has some pull...   to get you a view of the map  ;)
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« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2016, 10:29:58 AM »

I have a copy in my truck that I don't know what to do with !!!
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« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2016, 10:36:59 AM »

Sounds like a drink and map viewing is in order... :)
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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2016, 06:13:56 PM »

I noticed a few weeks ago that they had cleaned out a lot of the brush and trees around the old cabin.  Glad to see progress is being made.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160812/volunteers-restoring-house-believed-to-be-oldest-in-bedford
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When The Great Fire of 1916 nearly destroyed the town of Erie
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2016, 09:12:57 AM »

The settlement at Erie has burned a few times over it's history.  One of the largest fires was 100 years ago. 

http://www.monroenews.com/article/20160920/NEWS/309209992

Note the interurban tracks at the bottom edge of the photo.


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Restored McGowan School unveiled
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2016, 10:15:55 AM »

Restored McGowan School unveiled

Glad to see the preservation and restoration work on these historic structures.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160920/restored-mcgowan-school-unveiled

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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2016, 02:53:22 PM »

The settlement at Erie has burned a few times over it's history.  One of the largest fires was 100 years ago. 

http://www.monroenews.com/article/20160920/NEWS/309209992

Note the interurban tracks at the bottom edge of the photo.




People find it odd that they didn't have a fire department back then... and it wasn't started up right away after this fire either.    Monroe and Toledo Fire tried to respond but it was likely too late and the interurban was out of commission from the fire.     
We had an old log/dispatch book at the MFD that you could browse through and it had requests like this noted throughout the county. 
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« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2016, 09:50:42 PM »

People find it odd that they didn't have a fire department back then... and it wasn't started up right away after this fire either.    Monroe and Toledo Fire tried to respond but it was likely too late and the interurban was out of commission from the fire.     
We had an old log/dispatch book at the MFD that you could browse through and it had requests like this noted throughout the county.

Even if the power to the interurban had been on and they could have traveled down there I'm not sure what they could have done.  Sounds like all they were taking with them would have been what they could carry so nothing like a pumper to actually extinguish any fire. 

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Did we really 'almost lose Detroit' in Fermi 1 mishap 50 years ago?
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