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Title: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 07:57:49 PM
How about a where's Waldo game?

First one to guess the location of this picture gets to post the next one.
For a location give a road name with a nearest cross road or recognizable building or something.

Rules:
Must be in Monroe County.
Must be visible from a public roadway. (no treks through the jungle)
Must be something recognizable (no trees or fence posts)
If a poster gets the right answer, they have 24 hours to post a new picture.  If they don't, then anyone can post a picture. 
Please be reasonable and don't make it impossible.
It would help if others could verify the location in case the poster is not online.
Most of all have fun.
This will give us interesting sites around Monroe County


Here's the first one I hope it's not too easy.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/snowman.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 10, 2010, 08:19:29 PM

through the looking glass?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 10, 2010, 08:23:00 PM
Just tagging this.....I think I will like this thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 10, 2010, 08:30:35 PM
Just tagging this.....I think I will like this thread.

ditto
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 10, 2010, 09:06:06 PM
LOL I have no idea!   :P  But I want an up close and personal look!  Where is it someone?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 09:08:26 PM
LOL I have no idea!   :P  But I want an up close and personal look!  Where is it someone?

This isn't only one, there are several more very interesting.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 10, 2010, 09:09:21 PM
That makes me think of the rangers post at Sterling State Park, but I don't think it is.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 09:12:04 PM
That makes me think of the rangers post at Sterling State Park, but I don't think it is.

Nope
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 10, 2010, 10:34:49 PM
I'm not sure. I don't get out much.
BTW, I used to live in a small town and the newspaper would do something like this. The prize was always a Silver Dollar.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 10, 2010, 11:07:14 PM
is it on dixie highway?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 11:23:52 PM
I'm not sure. I don't get out much.
BTW, I used to live in a small town and the newspaper would do something like this. The prize was always a Silver Dollar.

If you donate the dollars, I will give them out.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 11:24:56 PM
is it on dixie highway?

Sorry, nope. I thought this would be a really easy one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 10, 2010, 11:26:32 PM
Sorry, nope. I thought this would be a really easy one.

now i remember where i seen it. it is out at bolles harbor, right?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 11:27:51 PM
now i remember where i seen it. it is out at bolles harbor, right?

Nope, wrong again
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 10, 2010, 11:28:46 PM
Nope, wrong again

i meant by the vfw hall, gotcha didn't i?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: mjkct on April 10, 2010, 11:41:05 PM
newport south and north stoney creek   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 11:48:36 PM
i meant by the vfw hall, gotcha didn't i?

Which one? It doesn't matter it's not there.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2010, 11:49:53 PM
newport south and north stoney creek   ;D

YES, a Frenchtown twp resident I presume.
There are several other rock art pieces there that look like indian heads, birds and such. I took that picture today.

I hope you have a picture to post.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: mjkct on April 10, 2010, 11:53:37 PM
Yay!  I win!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on April 11, 2010, 09:18:34 AM
I think this is a really cool thread!  I've seen other games like this on other forums.  The problem is when someone gets the right answer, and doesn't post the next picture, and the thread dies. 

Since Tiny started this thread, I'll ask him to maybe make a rule - lets say if a poster gets the right answer, they have 24 hours to post a new picture.  If they don't, then anyone can post a picture. 

Sound good?  Anybody else have any other ideas?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 11, 2010, 04:55:11 PM
I think this is a really cool thread!  I've seen other games like this on other forums.  The problem is when someone gets the right answer, and doesn't post the next picture, and the thread dies. 

Since Tiny started this thread, I'll ask him to maybe make a rule - lets say if a poster gets the right answer, they have 24 hours to post a new picture.  If they don't, then anyone can post a picture. 

Sound good?  Anybody else have any other ideas?

So let it be written...so let it be done.
I just want this to be fun.
Now I figure everyone is out trying to take pictures of unique places.
I try to take a camera along when I'm out driving just in case I find something unusual.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: TheShepherd on April 11, 2010, 05:01:19 PM
I agree. Great thread. :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 11, 2010, 05:31:09 PM
mjkct must be out taking pictures.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on April 11, 2010, 05:35:41 PM
Kinda interesting thread. I always have my camera with me . Ive gotten bad at loading my pics lately.  8* I need to spend some time doing that just in case I win someday . I had better start getting prepared  ;) :) :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 12, 2010, 07:08:28 PM
Does anyone have a picture to post?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 12, 2010, 07:18:26 PM
Does anyone have a picture to post?
I do but I'm waiting my turn.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 12, 2010, 07:36:40 PM
I do but I'm waiting my turn.

Well it's been almost 2 full days so if you have one please go ahead and post it. I don't want this dying out.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: cc on April 12, 2010, 08:19:58 PM
Please someone post a picture - this was pretty cool even if I had no idea where it was.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: mjkct on April 12, 2010, 08:22:39 PM
Oops. Sorry I don't have a working camera right now.   :'(  Someone else can post one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on April 12, 2010, 10:59:13 PM
SOMEBODY!

Go ahead and post a pic!   :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 12, 2010, 11:02:46 PM
This should be an easy one.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2650/3679013812_c9bce53422.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 12, 2010, 11:13:06 PM
thanks mayo...

and that is not an easy one...

and we don't need a 24 hour rule...

winner needs to post or pass...

my guess is the state park  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 13, 2010, 07:57:26 AM
thanks mayo...

and that is not an easy one...

and we don't need a 24 hour rule...

winner needs to post or pass...

my guess is the state park  ;D
Nope, not the state park.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 13, 2010, 08:22:47 AM
Erie Orchard?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on April 13, 2010, 08:48:44 AM
Is it the old Nike Park?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 13, 2010, 09:18:25 AM


Detroit Ave & Elm?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 13, 2010, 11:46:04 AM
Nope,
Nope,
Nope.

Ok, I kind of screwed up. (I should have read the rules a little better) It can be seen from the road. A little difficult in the summer time. So I'll give a hint.
The building does show especially when your in the parking lot.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 13, 2010, 12:00:51 PM
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.97211,-83.37686&z=18&t=S (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.97211,-83.37686&z=18&t=S)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 13, 2010, 07:23:26 PM
[url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.97211,-83.37686&z=18&t=S[/url] ([url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.97211,-83.37686&z=18&t=S[/url])

Ok, you knew where it was. I guess that's the object of this, I didn't know the maps were allowed?
Remember the building?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Frenchfry on April 13, 2010, 07:27:39 PM
I see where it is but I don't know what it is.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 13, 2010, 08:05:54 PM
is it the building back in the old drive in theater?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 13, 2010, 08:13:27 PM
is it the building back in the old drive in theater?
Yes it is. I gave the hint of "The building does show especially when your in the parking lot". I was meaning the Denniston Theater. Show as in movie  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 13, 2010, 08:20:28 PM
Yes it is. I gave the hint of "The building does show especially when your in the parking lot". I was meaning the Denniston Theater. Show as in movie  ;)

I actually knew it last night after my first post, but I was waiting for you to say no to my first guess. you were reading the topic last night, but you didn't answer, so i went to bed. i checked this morning and still no answer. i just got home and i was hoping no one answered. after reading your clue, i definitely knew i was right. i will pass to someone else posting a picture. i like participating.  8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Frenchfry on April 13, 2010, 08:21:02 PM
What's it doing in the middle of nowhere?
I saw the theater...didn't know anything about a drive-in.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 13, 2010, 08:22:27 PM
Yes it is. I gave the hint of "The building does show especially when your in the parking lot". I was meaning the Denniston Theater. Show as in movie  ;)

Son of a gun. I thought that was what it was but wasn't positive last night. I should have answered lol.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 13, 2010, 08:47:16 PM
LOL I don't see a drive in anywhere!!   I must have been "busy" while at the drive in last time!   8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 13, 2010, 08:51:10 PM
LOL I don't see a drive in anywhere!!   I must have been "busy" while at the drive in last time!   8)

I drive by there almost every day so I knew it was familiar and was 99.9% sure that is where is was....but that .1% held me back from answering lol. It is the building back where the drive in was behind Denniston. Erie...sound like you know how to have fun at a drive in ;) We still go sometimes to the one in Oregon, OH.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 13, 2010, 08:56:15 PM
LOL Let's see, the last time I was at a drive in . . . before children, before marriage, before engagement . . before army life . . . before college . . hmmmm, I can't remember who I even went with!!   8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on April 13, 2010, 09:21:13 PM
LOL Let's see, the last time I was at a drive in . . . before children, before marriage, before engagement . . before army life . . . before college . . hmmmm, I can't remember who I even went with!!   8*
Yep, long ago... I can remember who I went with, sadly.  I went with a girl that was killed, hit by a train, about two months later.  Kind of thing you don't easily forget.  I often wish drive-ins didn't die out, there was a fun quality that you just don't get from going to a theater.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monique on April 13, 2010, 09:38:02 PM
I remember going to the Dennison Drive-In, but I don't remember much fun about it. I remember sitting in a hot car with a scratchy, intermittent speaker, and hordes of mosquitoes chewing me to pieces! Not very romantic, IMO!

Guess I prefer to 'watch movies' at a Crowne Plaza! ;0)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 13, 2010, 09:40:04 PM
Wow, I would have never guessed it. That place has really grown a lot of brush and trees. It's been a long time since I was there. I still remember Wednesday was Gruber night, watching Clint Eastwood's spagetti westerns there.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 14, 2010, 12:36:48 PM
Ok, you knew where it was. I guess that's the object of this, I didn't know the maps were allowed?
Remember the building?

I didn't see that maps aren't allowed ;) ;) ;)

I thought if people could see a good aerial view of it they might be able to place it a little easier...    I was never there when it was a drive-in (we moved here in the mid-80's) but I have been back in there recently for different purposes...   still would not have recognized it without the "hint" and then it was easy...

Many people from the area probably don't even realize at one time there were three drive-ins right there in that area...   most only remember the two on the west side of Monroe Street but there was also one on the east side where the little golf course is now...

We had a thread on the drive-ins a couple of years ago and I posted an aerial photo of the three drive-ins...   I'll see if I can find it...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 14, 2010, 12:46:41 PM
Ok, here's my post...   it should be fairly easy...   I tried to make it a little harder by leaving out most of the structure...   if no one gets it in a day or two I'l either add to the photo or give a hint...



(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg)

(http://[url=http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg[/url])



Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 14, 2010, 01:00:00 PM
I didn't find the thread I was looking for...   maybe it was in 'Eyes and Ears' instead...


This has several aerial photos showing the three drive-ins...

they even referred to the area as "drive-in alley"...


http://www.waterwinterwonderland.com/location.asp?ID=251&type=1 (http://www.waterwinterwonderland.com/location.asp?ID=251&type=1)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 14, 2010, 01:25:46 PM


There were 2 drive-in's when I was growing up, lots of good times and good memories.  8) We would go in car loads out there, and end up sitting on the hood of the car to watch the movie.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 14, 2010, 10:06:07 PM
In the 60's and 70's there were only two drive-ins, the Bel-aire and the Denniston. One had two screens, one big one and a smaller one facing the other direction. They were both right beside each other. When we were kids we would spin around and watch the movie on the other screen sometimes.

BRD, Is that a picture of your duck coop?  ;D

I thought maybe you had some fancy ducks.

Looks like the old Guardian newspaper bldg. on W. Front St. at Cass St. except it's the wrong color.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 14, 2010, 11:05:37 PM
Ok, here's my post...   it should be fairly easy...   I tried to make it a little harder by leaving out most of the structure...   if no one gets it in a day or two I'l either add to the photo or give a hint...



([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg[/url])

(http://[url=http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg[/url])


The big huge white house on S. Dixie?? 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 14, 2010, 11:35:19 PM
The big huge white house on S. Dixie?? 

Where on S. Dixie? What cross road?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2010, 07:55:19 AM
In the 60's and 70's there were only two drive-ins, the Bel-aire and the Denniston. One had two screens, one big one and a smaller one facing the other direction. They were both right beside each other. When we were kids we would spin around and watch the movie on the other screen sometimes.

BRD, Is that a picture of your duck coop?  ;D

I thought maybe you had some fancy ducks.

Looks like the old Guardian newspaper bldg. on W. Front St. at Cass St. except it's the wrong color.

Good guess Tiny...      my ducks would actually love it there...    they would do the same thing they do in our yard ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2010, 07:58:06 AM
The big huge white house on S. Dixie??

Excellent guess Aguilera...    probably both built about the same time...   but not correct...   but thank you for playing...   please try again ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2010, 08:00:57 AM

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/th_rect1.jpg[/url])



I'll move the pic down... 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 15, 2010, 10:00:54 AM
Macomb Street house!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2010, 10:14:14 AM
Macomb Street house!!

another great guess...    NO...

Ok, I'll give you the first hint...

If you've gone from S. Dixie (and you really meant Dixie Highway south of Monroe) to Macomb street...

You're getting warmer...

It is north of the River Raisin ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 15, 2010, 10:53:48 AM
This is fun but I have to think on this one for a while.....I know I have seen that!  I love old homes and buildings.......

I hope this thread keeps up! 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: why not on April 15, 2010, 12:19:31 PM
monroe golf and country club
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monique on April 15, 2010, 12:19:44 PM
Is it on East Elm? Right there near the statue?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: T-M-T on April 15, 2010, 12:25:31 PM
monroe golf and country club

Pretty sure you are right.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2010, 12:36:35 PM
Is it on East Elm? Right there near the statue?

I know the house you're thinking of...   another good guess...  that would be "north of the river" wouldn't it ;) ;) ;)    That house is actually several apartment units now if it's the same one I'm thinking of...

but, alas, NO...

Sorry, better luck next time...  thanks for playing...   no kewpie doll for you either ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 15, 2010, 12:42:15 PM
Pretty sure you are right.
monroe golf and country club


When I first posted this I thought maybe it would be T-M-T that would guess it...

Congrats why not...

you are the big winner...

I'll have to dig around for your kewpie doll ;) ;) ;)

The picture here is from the back of the club showing the bar and banquet room that has been added on, but you can see the original structure behind...

http://www.mgcc.net/ (http://www.mgcc.net/)


If it went a few days without a winner I was going to post the sketch from this page...

also, some local history here...

http://www.mgcc.net/history.htm (http://www.mgcc.net/history.htm)


Tag, you're it "why not" 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 15, 2010, 02:13:47 PM
monroe golf and country club


Dang it, I knew that one! Probably the only one I'll know in the entire thread too.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 15, 2010, 03:01:01 PM
Dang it, I knew that one! Probably the only one I'll know in the entire thread too.

Maybe somebody will post a pic of a goat pen you are familiar with!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 15, 2010, 09:53:39 PM
(http://www.crowesnestfarm.org/goat%20pen.JPG)

 ;D :D :) ;)

THIS ISN"T THE NEXT PICTURE!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 15, 2010, 09:56:19 PM
I am LMAO @ that pic! Good one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 15, 2010, 10:00:17 PM
The answer is CK's back yard.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 15, 2010, 10:01:28 PM
I am LMAO @ that pic! Good one.
The answer is CK's back yard.

Again!! I am LMAO!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 15, 2010, 10:59:10 PM
That is Erie Apple Orchard! 

I want a new pic.........so funny but I could totally go take a pic but I have zero idea how to post a pic on here.  Someone want to lend me a hand?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 15, 2010, 11:03:23 PM
That is Erie Apple Orchard! 

I want a new pic.........so funny but I could totally go take a pic but I have zero idea how to post a pic on here.  Someone want to lend me a hand?
I use Photobucket and Flick'r. Upload your pics on either site (after you set-up an account, Free) and then it will give you url's for each pic.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 15, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
I use Photobucket and Flick'r. Upload your pics on either site (after you set-up an account) and then it will give you url's for each pic.

Thank you Mayo!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on April 16, 2010, 08:46:02 AM
I use Photobucket and Flick'r. Upload your pics on either site (after you set-up an account, Free) and then it will give you url's for each pic.

Those are two good sites  :)   But personally, I've always used UploadHouse. For some reason, I can't log into Photobucket.... I don't know why!

But UploadHouse is free and you don't have to have an account.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 16, 2010, 10:36:28 PM
Does someone else have a picture? Let's keep this thread moving.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2010, 10:41:16 PM
Does someone else have a picture? Let's keep this thread moving.

I have thousands of them but I don't want to be a thread hog (at least in somebody elses thread)...

besides, some of the pictures I probably shouldn't post here anyway 8* 8* 8*

I'll dig something out over the weekend if no one else posts anything sooner...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 16, 2010, 10:51:40 PM
I have 2 more but that's it for now. I thought I would keep them until I actually solved one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 17, 2010, 03:15:00 PM
Your Welcome Aguilera.
ATG, I'm gonna have to check that one out.

So who's next to post a pic?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 17, 2010, 04:29:19 PM
Here's an easy one.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 17, 2010, 04:43:50 PM
That is an easy one for me. I pass it almost every day (seems like I said that about the other one too). I will let someone else guess though since I don't have any picture handy to share.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 17, 2010, 04:52:44 PM
Yep that is an easy one. I have several pictures of that myself.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 17, 2010, 04:54:23 PM
Here's another easy one.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2618/3849913627_4d9da43450.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 05:22:08 PM
Those are too easy...

Tiny's is the old bridge at S. Stoney Creek and Telegraph...

Mayo's is the Sawyer house...

http://www.historicmonroe.org/sawyer-home/ (http://www.historicmonroe.org/sawyer-home/)


I just went and took a picture to post...

I need to do some work on it first...   maybe an hour or so...


Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 05:27:06 PM
What is the history behind that bridge...   anyone know...

I've been curious about it every since we moved to Monroe...

Zoom out of this aerial and you can see the old road and everything that it used to run on...

I assume N. Monroe street must not have always connected to it the way it does now...


http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.98214,-83.37189&z=18&t=S (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.98214,-83.37189&z=18&t=S)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 05:45:06 PM
anybody want to make a guess before I post the picture ??? ??? ???

This one should be fairly easy...   

I took the pic from a different angle just to try to make it a little more challenging...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 17, 2010, 05:47:16 PM
anybody want to make a guess before I post the picture ??? ??? ???

This one should be fairly easy...   

I took the pic from a different angle just to try to make it a little more challenging...
Umm, the front porch where the Big Red Dog lays...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 06:07:30 PM
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/waw02.jpg?t=1271541942)


http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/waw02.jpg?t=1271541942 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/waw02.jpg?t=1271541942)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 17, 2010, 06:08:21 PM
What is the history behind that bridge...   anyone know...

I've been curious about it every since we moved to Monroe...

Zoom out of this aerial and you can see the old road and everything that it used to run on...

I assume N. Monroe street must not have always connected to it the way it does now...


[url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.98214,-83.37189&z=18&t=S[/url] ([url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.98214,-83.37189&z=18&t=S[/url])



Here's a link to an old map of Monroe County. You can click on it and a page will pop up where you can zoom in, but it's hard to tell where Telegraph fits in with Monroe St.

http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps740024-22412.html (http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps740024-22412.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 17, 2010, 06:09:20 PM
That one is wayyyyy to easy.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 06:18:42 PM

Here's a link to an old map of Monroe County. You can click on it and a page will pop up where you can zoom in, but it's hard to tell where Telegraph fits in with Monroe St.

[url]http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps740024-22412.html[/url] ([url]http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps740024-22412.html[/url])


Thanks for the link Tiny...    I've used that map in paper form and found it online once too...  but glad to have the link...   looks like it shows when the Toledo strip was still part of Michigan...    note that LaSalle is called Winchester...    and in south county there is no Telegraph Rd...   there is also no railroad where the CSX tracks now run along Telegraph and then head off to Carleton and north...

and I have noticed some old concrete bridges out in Raisinville Twsp. along N Custer that looked like railroad bridges...   there's the railroad as clear as can be...   

I'll amuse myself with that map for quite a while...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 06:19:57 PM
That one is wayyyyy to easy.

not for the people that drive with their eyes closed 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 17, 2010, 06:22:23 PM
([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/waw02.jpg?t=1271541942[/url])


[url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/waw02.jpg?t=1271541942[/url] ([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/waw02.jpg?t=1271541942[/url])


Pizza Hut, brd?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 17, 2010, 06:24:29 PM
Pizza Hut, brd?

Could be....







but it's not...   sorry, play again...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 17, 2010, 09:29:55 PM
 :(

I don't know it........and I definately drive with my eyes open!!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 17, 2010, 09:45:39 PM
I'll take a shot is it Quatro's?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 17, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
Hey  BRD, your not the guy that stands out there with the sign: "will work for duck feed" are you?  8* ;) ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 18, 2010, 08:21:51 AM
I'll take a shot is it Quatro's?


Great eyes Billy...   

give that man a kewpie doll...

are you old enough to remember this ??? ??? ???




Perry Como (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaxdjd6tRHI#)



Whenever I'm stuck at the light on n-bound Telegraph and after I check out the gas prices at Meijer then I check out the cedar shake shingles on Quatros...

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=1295+stewart+road,+monroe+48162&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1295+Stewart+Rd,+Monroe,+Michigan+48162&gl=us&ei=1PnKS5HOJ4WyNpWbvIsF&ved=0CAoQ8gEwAA&ll=41.94342,-83.40374&spn=0,0.019205&z=16&layer=c&cbll=41.943096,-83.403911&panoid=qoNFhKsEaqBzpgKlNoR79w&cbp=12,70.02,,1,-1.48 (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=1295+stewart+road,+monroe+48162&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1295+Stewart+Rd,+Monroe,+Michigan+48162&gl=us&ei=1PnKS5HOJ4WyNpWbvIsF&ved=0CAoQ8gEwAA&ll=41.94342,-83.40374&spn=0,0.019205&z=16&layer=c&cbll=41.943096,-83.403911&panoid=qoNFhKsEaqBzpgKlNoR79w&cbp=12,70.02,,1,-1.48)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 18, 2010, 08:42:06 AM
Hey  BRD, your not the guy that stands out there with the sign: "will work for duck feed" are you?  8* ;) ;D

Can I plead the 5th on that Tiny 8* 8* 8*   

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 10:22:36 AM
No but I googled it and boy those things are creepy. So here's the deal I'm going to run take a picture ( I have one in mind) and it's not far from the house. So if someone is ready feel free to post and I'll throw mine up after that or whenever there is a lull in the action. Admittedly I have never done this before so I may need help.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 01:53:12 PM
(http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/pvsteel1/047.jpg?t=1271613095)
You'll need good eyes or a great memory to figure this one out!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 18, 2010, 02:08:33 PM
Eyes aren't as good as they used to be...   memory is slipping a little..   at least short term memory...

but i still recognize it...   I'll pm you my answer for the record but i don't have time to post another pic so I'd just as soon let some others play it out...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 18, 2010, 03:52:43 PM
is it christiancy school?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 05:32:53 PM
We might have to change this thread to:
     
       "Stump the Dawg"

            ;) :) ;D

This is a tuff one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on April 18, 2010, 05:36:05 PM
Stab in the dark here - St. Mary's?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 05:45:17 PM


St. Michael on Front Street?

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monique on April 18, 2010, 06:01:43 PM
There are so many churches downtown, I don't know them all, but I think this is the one on the corner of Monroe and ... is it Fourth? Fifth? On the left as you head south....
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 18, 2010, 06:03:03 PM

my first thought was Lincoln School
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 06:05:56 PM
There are so many churches downtown, I don't know them all, but I think this is the one on the corner of Monroe and ... is it Fourth? Fifth? On the left as you head south....

St lukes?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 18, 2010, 06:08:57 PM
St lukes?

St. John's is on the corner of Monroe and 5th

Firestone is on the corner of Monroe & 4th.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 06:11:19 PM


That's Right..  Where is St Luke ?

Is Lincoln's Bricks that light colored?..

I wish I never opened this thread...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 06:13:38 PM
Those are two good sites  :)   But personally, I've always used UploadHouse. For some reason, I can't log into Photobucket.... I don't know why!

But UploadHouse is free and you don't have to have an account.

ATG  everytime I use UploadHouse I get a warning that Microsoft doesn't like this site. Then it opens a page pretending to scan my computer. I give up on it and went back to Photobucket, it's slow but doesn't try to scam me.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 18, 2010, 06:16:26 PM

That's Right..  Where is St Luke ?

Is Lincoln's Bricks that light colored?..

I wish I never opened this thread...

Is St. Luke the one on the corner of Monroe & 3rd? I know there is a Lutheran church there, just don't know the name of it.

I haven't driven past Lincoln in a long time, so I don't really remember the color of the bricks.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monique on April 18, 2010, 06:36:38 PM
According to Google Maps, St John's is at Monroe and Sixth. I was able to look at the frieze above the door that I thought was the answer, but it isn't. I always wonder if that's St Francis of Assisi, but I guess it would make more sense if it's St John! lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 06:39:17 PM
Is St. Luke the one on the corner of Monroe & 3rd? I know there is a Lutheran church there, just don't know the name of it.

I haven't driven past Lincoln in a long time, so I don't really remember the color of the bricks.

yes That's it.. It had a school.. The bricks are too dark tho..  St Mikes is not it.. again, the bricks..

Grrrrrr...  Now all the places in my mind are blurring... and I am 1200 miles away.. i knew I should have not read this!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 18, 2010, 07:27:14 PM

Technically, St. John's takes the entire block between 5th & 6th.
I believe the church is on the corner of 5th and the school is on the corner of 6th. (if my memory serves me correctly)
I grew up in that area, and played at St. John's a lot when I was a kid.
The playground for the school was in the back on Washington St. across from the old high school.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 18, 2010, 07:29:14 PM
Technically, St. John's takes the entire block between 5th & 6th.
I believe the church is on the corner of 5th and the school is on the corner of 6th. (if my memory serves me correctly)
I grew up in that area, and played at St. John's a lot when I was a kid.
The playground for the school was in the back on Washington St. across from the old high school.

Yes you are correct...the Church is on the corner of 5th and Monroe and the School is on the corner of 6th and Monroe. I know that area pretty well too. :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 07:35:32 PM


What color are the bricks on the Masonic Temple?  To me this looks like it is above a Window not a door.. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 07:37:48 PM
I checked Zion and Grace Lutheran on google street view, right color brick but couldn't find that arch.

I googled Monroe County churches, then go into street view and just click on each church in the left column. Takes you right to the church and shows it from the street.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 07:45:01 PM
([url]http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/pvsteel1/047.jpg?t=1271613095[/url])
You'll need good eyes or a great memory to figure this one out!


So we don't forget who posted this...


I have been studying the whatever it is..  Is it G-d holding the world.. Does anyone else see three arms and hands.. Well the one hand that is above the world looks as if it belonged to Lobster Boy...  It does appear to be one of the Apostles..  going by the clothing, and it doesn't look like Jesus.. So there are 12 guesses... Why is he holding the world like that?

Glenn Beck would know  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 07:46:11 PM


So Apostle or Masonic?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 07:54:03 PM


This is gonna drive me crazy... Are all the Saint churches named after Apostles in Monroe?

 Is it St Josephs?

I need to think about my Saints.. St. Paul.. traveled a lot.. Christopher protects... Jude hopeless causes.. Micheal..  Who is a Saint of the world with a Lobster Boy hand???  lol

Where is Billy!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ell on April 18, 2010, 07:54:26 PM
I don't think there is a St Luke's in the city ofMonroe.  There is a St. Luke's Lutheran down Temperance. way.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ell on April 18, 2010, 07:57:25 PM

This is gonna drive me crazy... Are all the Saint churches named after Apostles in Monroe?

 Is it St Josephs?

I need to think about my Saints.. St. Paul.. traveled a lot.. Christopher protects... Jude hopeless causes.. Micheal..  Who is a Saint of the world with a Lobster Boy hand???  lol

Where is Billy!!!!!!!

Actually, I don't think any of the Catholic churches in Monroe are named after an Apostle.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 07:58:45 PM
The brick looks to me like 1960's
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monique on April 18, 2010, 08:01:05 PM
The dude looks a bit 'balmy' to me! :D I see two hands and arms, and one foot and leg, as if he held the world in his lap with one leg curled around the front.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 18, 2010, 08:01:49 PM
Actually, I don't think any of the Catholic churches in Monroe are named after an Apostle.

I think you're right.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 08:11:41 PM
I don't think it's a saint, wasn't the world thought to be flat when the saints were alive? This guy is more recent.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monique on April 18, 2010, 08:15:01 PM
Maybe it's just God when he's drunk! (To paraphrase Tom Waits, Heartattack and Vine).
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 08:19:57 PM
I don't think it's a saint, wasn't the world thought to be flat when the saints were alive? This guy is more recent.

I thought that too, but look at how he is dressed.. I say it is St. Joseph's. I think the arches and the brick match...

That is my final answer!

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ell on April 18, 2010, 08:28:37 PM
I think you're right.

Thanks MG.  I guess I get to be right once in a while!  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 08:33:35 PM


http://maps.google.com/maps?layer=c&cbll=41.909702,-83.38819&cbp=12,214.78,,0,-2.76&ved=0CBoQ2wU&ei=HqPLS4ebDJHoygS758GbDQ&ie=UTF8&ll=41.909702,-83.38819&spn=0,79.013672&t=h&z=4&panoid=PeC7YmfCHflTuN7E3kkdVA (http://maps.google.com/maps?layer=c&cbll=41.909702,-83.38819&cbp=12,214.78,,0,-2.76&ved=0CBoQ2wU&ei=HqPLS4ebDJHoygS758GbDQ&ie=UTF8&ll=41.909702,-83.38819&spn=0,79.013672&t=h&z=4&panoid=PeC7YmfCHflTuN7E3kkdVA)

look at the arches on the E. Second side... I can't make out what they are.. Is this being used as a school?  It is hard to think that so many churches all had their schools.. wonder how many are left open.. guess that would be a thread for another day..
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 18, 2010, 08:34:56 PM
Thanks MG.  I guess I get to be right once in a while!  ;)

 ;) :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 08:40:19 PM
It's not a church.  What are you thinking about the arches on E. 2nd?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 08:40:48 PM
I thought that too, but look at how he is dressed.. I say it is St. Joseph's. I think the arches and the brick match...

That is my final answer!




I think you're right Chicken, I went to St Joseph E.second and Kentucky with google maps then to street view it's above the door to the school west of the church on 906 E. second st.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=m (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=m)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 18, 2010, 08:41:26 PM
The only arches I know are those Golden Arches :)   :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 08:44:00 PM
The brick looks to me like 1960's

More like 1921!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 08:46:25 PM
More like 1921!

only 40 years off

That was a good one Billy

Chicken you got a Monroe County picture?????????
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 08:47:58 PM

I thought I had it with the School at St.Joseph's..  1921... hmmmm This one is beyond me.. It will drive me crazy, so I am letting this go...

This is why I'm a Chicken...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 08:50:03 PM
Isn't chicken right Billy?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 08:54:58 PM
It's definitely a place of Education but not religious!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 09:00:15 PM
It's definitely a place of Education but not religious!

I don't think the old Monroe High is that color of brick, and Christiancy was already brought up...

What other old schools are left?  The rest would be affiliated a Church of some sort?

Is St. Josephs still open?  is this a trick question?  Is it called something else now?


I know it is not Lincoln.. although it is on the next block over..  it has square windows and dark bricks.. Doesn't it? 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 09:01:50 PM
I don't know what it's called but it's right here.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/StJOES.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
I don't know what it's called but it's right here.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/StJOES.jpg[/url])


That is the school side of St. Josephs...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
Thats what I thought and I thought you were right
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 09:05:07 PM
Chicken - you're not so chicken after all.  The address is actually 908 E. 2nd.  If you could just see the arch to the right of this view you'd be there! 

Winner!  Winner! Chicken Dinner! 

Riv's first thought was Right on!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 09:06:35 PM
It is Lincoln Elementary!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 09:09:36 PM
Actually - Tiny you were the first post!  Nice work!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 09:10:20 PM
It is Lincoln Elementary!

wait a minute.. Isn't Lincoln on 3rd?  and that building is St. Joseph's..  the back side is Lincoln isn't it?  That is a dark brick building?? 

have I lost my mind?   I have not lived there in a very long time.. I would like a ruling from Big Red Dog....
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 18, 2010, 09:14:25 PM
Lincoln actually takes up the block between E. 3rd and E. 2nd - but the postal address is 908 E. 2nd Street.  St. Joseph's doesn't have a school in Monroe anymore.  Unfortunately, Lincoln isn't open anymore either :(  It's a shame because it's one of the most outstanding architecutures in the city!!!! 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 18, 2010, 09:22:47 PM
Lincoln actually takes up the block between E. 3rd and E. 2nd - but the postal address is 908 E. 2nd Street.  St. Joseph's doesn't have a school in Monroe anymore.  Unfortunately, Lincoln isn't open anymore either :(  It's a shame because it's one of the most outstanding architecutures in the city!!!!

Yes.. I know that Lincoln closed.. My mother is donating her beenie.. She has a beenie from when she went to school there..she has a few things she is donating for a museum thing they are doing...

I always thought that school was St. Josephs.. and Lincoln was facing third...



Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 18, 2010, 09:31:24 PM
Yes.. I know that Lincoln closed.. My mother is donating her beenie.. She has a beenie from when she went to school there..she has a few things she is donating for a museum thing they are doing...

I always thought that school was St. Josephs.. and Lincoln was facing third...

Nope that door is the one I went in for kindergarten through about 3rd grade, from 4th grade til 6th grade I went in the other door. I don't remember why though. LOL
I think there was a door facing 3rd st, but I am not certain. I know there were doors that led to the playground.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 18, 2010, 09:35:23 PM
Chicken - you're not so chicken after all.  The address is actually 908 E. 2nd.  If you could just see the arch to the right of this view you'd be there! 

Winner!  Winner! Chicken Dinner! 

Riv's first thought was Right on!

Since I don't have a pic to post, someone else can take my turn.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 18, 2010, 10:03:26 PM
Let's try this one. Where is this mansion?
My battery is almost gone I won't be here long tonight.

(http://)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 18, 2010, 10:09:31 PM
the picture tiny posted about lincoln is the front of lincoln which is on 2nd street. st. joe's church parsonage would be just east of the school, and then the church. the old st. joes's school is on third street kitty corner to the store.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 18, 2010, 10:27:32 PM
Let's try this one. Where is this mansion?
My battery is almost gone I won't be here long tonight.

*Image removed at users request
I know where. I went by when it was being built. I'll pass on this one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Kingsley on April 18, 2010, 10:41:30 PM
Let's try this one. Where is this mansion?
My battery is almost gone I won't be here long tonight.
*Image removed at users request
A demolition contractor's house on Lake Erie. The picture was probably taken from Lavigne Rd.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 18, 2010, 11:17:24 PM
Roger Homrich's house on Lake Erie. The picture was probably taken from Lavigne Rd.

he doesn't need a house that big. a perfect example of what is ruining this country...greedy people with big heads. jmo
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MM1 on April 18, 2010, 11:29:17 PM
Let's try this one. Where is this mansion?
My battery is almost gone I won't be here long tonight.

*Image removed at users request

Hmmmmm.  Just curious.  That shot was taken from inside the property which is definitely private.  Are you an employee of the owner?  Be careful.  I do believe he would frown on that.

Yes, the house is amazing. (the photo does not do it justice)  And, . . . absolutely far more than anyone needs. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on April 18, 2010, 11:34:56 PM
  And, . . . absolutely far more than anyone needs.

just wanted to add that i am not against money. but i am about being practical. and there are others who have to have the biggest house, best watch, most expensive purse, expensive car, expensive clothes, and such. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 18, 2010, 11:44:14 PM


Along those same lines, I'm not sure that private homes should be used in this thread. I know that I wouldn't be happy to see my home posted and then someone guess using my name. Just my opinion though. Maybe it is different if it is a well known home such as this.  :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2010, 12:02:01 AM
Hmmmmm.  Just curious.  That shot was taken from inside the property which is definitely private. 

Yes, the house is amazing. (the photo does not do it justice)  And, . . . absolutely far more than anyone needs.

The shot was taken with a good camera and certainly not necessarily from on his property.  That road is private though and he owns the land beyond it too...   however the house is also visible clear from I-75 and a good camera could get that good a picture but there would probably be a few trees in the way....

Private road and there is a sign not to trespass on the road...

but he also spends tons of money at Christmas putting up lights for people to drive down the road and enjoy...   mixed signals when you do both...

one of the reasons I didn't post a map link to it when I saw it earlier...

i removed his name from the quote and I really think you should remove his name too...

I agree...   far more than i need or want...   and probably for you too...

but it is their money 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2010, 12:07:11 AM
Along those same lines, I'm not sure that private homes should be used in this thread. I know that I wouldn't be happy to see my home posted and then someone guess using my name. Just my opinion though. Maybe it is different if it is a well known home such as this.  :-\

That is kind of a fine line MonroeGal...

generally speaking I agree with you...   especially about using owner's names in the post... 

But, i can also see the point where a home has become historic and therefore may be subject to a different set of rules...   this home isn't old enough to be historic though...

Maybe admin will chime in and give us some guidance before we do any more private homes :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 19, 2010, 12:11:05 AM
That is kind of a fine line MonroeGal...

generally speaking I agree with you...   especially about using owner's names in the post... 

But, i can also see the point where a home has become historic and therefore may be subject to a different set of rules...   this home isn't old enough to be historic though...

Maybe admin will chime in and give us some guidance before we do any more private homes :-\ :-\ :-\

Good point. I guess I'm not sure either. I think the name being posted is what made me uncomfortable. But again, maybe the home owner wouldn't mind. I have no idea. Just my opinion-which isn't worth much anyhow ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MM1 on April 19, 2010, 12:31:05 AM
The shot was taken with a good camera and certainly not necessarily from on his property.  That road is private though and he owns the land beyond it too...   however the house is also visible clear from I-75 and a good camera could get that good a picture but there would probably be a few trees in the way....

Private road and there is a sign not to trespass on the road...

but he also spends tons of money at Christmas putting up lights for people to drive down the road and enjoy...   mixed signals when you do both...

one of the reasons I didn't post a map link to it when I saw it earlier...

i removed his name from the quote and I really think you should remove his name too...

I agree...   far more than i need or want...   and probably for you too...

but it is their money 8* 8* 8*

I've stood (by invitation) on the very spot that shot was taken from.  It's not from 75 or anywhere else outside the property grounds.  And, the person who took the shot may have been invited as well.  I just think that this is pretty personal on the homeowner's behalf to post his house and his name and it should probably be removed.  But that's JMO.

And my comment as to the necessity of such a house does not imply in any way that he is not entitled to build and own such a residence.  He certainly is. 

But I don't agree that he sends out mixed signals.  He absolutely (and consistently) protects his privacy.   

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 19, 2010, 07:17:42 AM
Wow,
Well Kingsley is correct, but I didn't ask for a name of owner only a location. The picture was taken from a public road. I can't remove the name whom ever posted his name will have to do that. But as far as all the fuss, if I had a house like that I would certainly show it off. Why do people build houses like that other than for show.

Kingsley, do you have a picture to post?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on April 19, 2010, 08:56:50 AM
ATG  everytime I use UploadHouse I get a warning that Microsoft doesn't like this site. Then it opens a page pretending to scan my computer. I give up on it and went back to Photobucket, it's slow but doesn't try to scam me.

Really? I've NEVER had it do that to me! Hmmmm... I wonder why....?

It's always quick and I never had a problem with it, that's why I use it   :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Kingsley on April 19, 2010, 09:00:12 AM
To make everyone happy, I have removed the owner's name. JMO would have to edit his reply since he quoted my initial reply. Regardless, the owner of the house has never been a secretive person nor does he seem to care about who knows how much he has. If you did you wouldn't have a home like this nor a million dollar boat. Now if he built out in Temperance back in the woods off of a dead end dirt road with trees and a security gate surrounding you, then secrecy could be argued.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 19, 2010, 09:17:10 AM
So who is next, do we have more?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 19, 2010, 09:36:09 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4275990276_feca26b32e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2010, 09:43:48 AM
downtown in an alley somewhere ??? ??? ???

good post...

We'll probably run into other mters down walking through the alleys today...

maybe we need a code phrase to use 8) 8) 8)

how about "sure would be a nice day for a lordfly" 8* 8* 8*

I see something in the photo that may be a good clue...

but I need to do some checking first!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 19, 2010, 09:47:58 AM
Hey, that's that air conditioner downtown.  ;) Trying to place the ivy.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2010, 09:53:06 AM
Good point. I guess I'm not sure either. I think the name being posted is what made me uncomfortable. But again, maybe the home owner wouldn't mind. I have no idea. Just my opinion-which isn't worth much anyhow ;)
 

Your opinion is worth a million $$$ MonroeGal  (will you hold the check for a few days)???

The wonderful thing about this great nation of ours is everyone is entitled to hold an opinion buy more importantly allowed to express it...   you stated your opinion and you supported it with your reasoning...

I respect that a lot more than I do "some of our posters" who pass their opinions off as facts and their only support is "because that's the way I feel" or because "I said so"...

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2010, 10:07:30 AM
I've stood (by invitation) on the very spot that shot was taken from.  It's not from 75 or anywhere else outside the property grounds.  And, the person who took the shot may have been invited as well.  I just think that this is pretty personal on the homeowner's behalf to post his house and his name and it should probably be removed.  But that's JMO.

And my comment as to the necessity of such a house does not imply in any way that he is not entitled to build and own such a residence.  He certainly is. 

But I don't agree that he sends out mixed signals.  He absolutely (and consistently) protects his privacy.

I'm not sure how you can be so positive where the photo was taken from...   different length lenses can fool you...   and if the foreground has been edited out of the photo (very, very easy to do with even an online site) that would also distort the apparent location of the camera...  but, as I said for MG, you are entitled to your opinion.

I don't know the owner well although I have a close friend that knows him very, very well...  not sure what that has to do with this whole question though...

What I do find interesting about the "mixed signals" comment...

3-4 of us on here can't even agree on what these so called signals really mean...

you say he guards his privacy...   others say because he built an opulent home he has no right to privacy...    seems like we all tend to "interpret" what we see and hear differently...   we're all entitled to our opinions...  no matter how asinine and obscene some of them might be...   Have a wonderful day MM1 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 19, 2010, 11:28:01 AM


is it the alley that runs from front to first in between Washington and Monroe..
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on April 19, 2010, 04:23:42 PM
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4275990276_feca26b32e_b.jpg[/url])


That is the rear of 31 E. Front Street. The building houses Craving's. It is viewable from the riverwalk, two buildings from the alleyway across from Monroe Bank & Trust which accesses the riverwalk.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 19, 2010, 05:28:40 PM
Seems about right. I figured it was along the river walk somewhere. Is this correct Lordfly?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 19, 2010, 07:26:15 PM
We have a winner. :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 19, 2010, 08:05:07 PM
New picture? Although isn't there a city council meeting tonight?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 19, 2010, 09:29:25 PM
I take a lot of pics around town, maybe I should just bomb this thread with pictures. :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: sammy on April 19, 2010, 10:06:20 PM
I take a lot of pics around town, maybe I should just bomb this thread with pictures. :P
Probably not a good idea, as I'm sure there a lot of "bombers" out there. One pic at a time!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on April 20, 2010, 08:44:44 AM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/benny_48162/bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 20, 2010, 01:10:22 PM
I personally have no idea. This may be a tough one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2010, 02:19:35 PM
I've either been there before or seen a similar photo...   or my memory (or rather lack thereof) is playing tricks on me...

my first thought was the old interurban bridge at the south end of Luna Pier, but unless they have put the tracks back on that lately then can't be...   also the water looks too wide for there...

Seeing as it is Brian's post I'm thinking near or in the Port of Monroe property somewhere...

lots of railroads...  lots of water...

the same at the coal burner for DTE...

but I don't know exactly where that would be...

seems like the bridge in the map below has two sets of railroad tracks going into the old Ford plant on the N side of the River Raisin...

so, unless the photo was cropped to hide the other tracks then that doesn't work either...

you can move the map below around too if you want to look...

perhaps something on the Huron River or Swan Creek :-\ :-\ :-\

if it's the River Raisin in the picture it is a long way west of Monroe...


http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.90311,-83.35864&z=15&t=S&marker0=41.90290%2C-83.35854%2C2.2%20km%20WxNW%20of%20River%20Raisin%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.90311,-83.35864&z=15&t=S&marker0=41.90290%2C-83.35854%2C2.2%20km%20WxNW%20of%20River%20Raisin%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2010, 03:03:14 PM
one other possibility I'm familiar with...   

only was back in there once tracking the old interurban line that parallels the railroad tracks...

Stoney Creek just north of Nadeau and south of N. Stoney Creek Rd and just west of Mentel road...

I don't really remember the railing being on the railroad bridge, but I wasn't there to look at that bridge but rather what remained of the old interurban bridge (just the bulkheads are there)...


http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.96457,-83.34073&z=18&t=H&marker0=41.96457%2C-83.34073%2C3.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Detroit%20Beach%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.96457,-83.34073&z=18&t=H&marker0=41.96457%2C-83.34073%2C3.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Detroit%20Beach%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 20, 2010, 04:59:35 PM
BRD. I would go with the first pic. It seems it would be easier getting the picture from the roadway then hanging from a tree.  ;D
I used Google Earth, you can go street level and see it better. E. Elm St. bridge just before the Ford plant.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on April 20, 2010, 05:28:40 PM
Given the fact that BigRedDog's map puts an X on the spot, it appears that we have a winner. It is in fact the rail bridge north of Elm Street right before the entrance to the Monroe Ford plant. The channel of water separates the old Ford Marsh from the old Smurfit Marsh. I thought the body of water would confuse some into thinking it was actually the River Raisin. Good job!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2010, 06:05:06 PM
Given the fact that BigRedDog's map puts an X on the spot, it appears that we have a winner. It is in fact the rail bridge north of Elm Street right before the entrance to the Monroe Ford plant. The channel of water separates the old Ford Marsh from the old Smurfit Marsh. I thought the body of water would confuse some into thinking it was actually the River Raisin. Good job!

I took several photos yesterday but haven't had time to doctor them up yet...   

will take me about an hour to pick one and get it ready to post...

anybody want to take a guess while I'm getting it ready...

and no Ck... 

it is not the front porch where the big red dog takes her naps ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2010, 07:21:32 PM
OK...   last one I posted was just way too easy ;D ;D ;D

this one is a little more difficult I hope...

not as many people will recognize this even though it is in a very prominent location...

I think it will take a magic pair of eyes to get this one from this picture ;) ;) ;)

I took several pictures and i will post a new one every day for as long as it takes...

good luck!!!


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw03-A-mod.jpg?t=1271805197)



http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw03-A-mod.jpg?t=1271805197 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw03-A-mod.jpg?t=1271805197)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 20, 2010, 08:21:29 PM
I'm going to take a "stab in the dark" and say the vents on the roof at the mill.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 20, 2010, 08:24:18 PM
I'm thinking the old depot bar, or whatever it is called.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2010, 08:44:19 PM
I'm thinking the old depot bar, or whatever it is called.
I'm going to take a "stab in the dark" and say the vents on the roof at the mill.

One of you is absolutely out :( :( :( 

the other needs to be a little more specific 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 20, 2010, 08:51:58 PM
I am going to guess the old mill...which is now a thrift shop in Carleton on Monroe Street?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2010, 11:35:34 AM
I am going to guess the old mill...which is now a thrift shop in Carleton on Monroe Street?


Great eyes MonroeGal 8) 8) 8)

I didn't know it is a thrift shop now...

but it was the old mill in Carleton...

heres a map

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.05882,-83.39040&z=18&t=H&marker0=42.05867%2C-83.39036%2CCarleton%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.05882,-83.39040&z=18&t=H&marker0=42.05867%2C-83.39036%2CCarleton%20MI)


and another photo which shows just how far up those vents are...
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw03-B-mod.jpg?t=1271864058)

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw03-B-mod.jpg?t=1271864058 (http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw03-B-mod.jpg?t=1271864058)



Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 21, 2010, 05:22:09 PM
Wow, no kidding great eyes! Anyway new picture?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on April 21, 2010, 07:34:13 PM
Thanks, BRD. I am on that road at least four times a week and you can see those vents peeking over the buildings when coming from Grafton Road. The yellow sign on the front of the building says Thrift Store.

I will post a pic when I have time but it will be awhile. If anyone else has one to post, feel free :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on April 21, 2010, 08:19:51 PM
Hey!  That's Kalbaum's Feed and Grain!

I used to take my corn and soybeans there when I was farming back in the 80's.

Can't say I ever looked up at the roof, though!  lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 21, 2010, 09:49:04 PM
(http://img0.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/5349/p5349120692d20c5db4db7797e992fb24a2fb588.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 21, 2010, 10:44:01 PM
That is the car place at the corner of Albain and S. Telegraph..........
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 21, 2010, 10:49:26 PM
Yes, you were quick.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 22, 2010, 03:37:42 PM
Can someone else post their pic?? I don't have accessibility nor do I understand how to post pics here........I am technologically stupid!! ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 22, 2010, 03:45:31 PM
I have plenty. :P Let me root around...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 22, 2010, 03:49:55 PM
Hopefully this'll be a tough one.

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd146/lordflydigeridoo/wherearewe-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 22, 2010, 03:50:26 PM
Can someone else post their pic?? I don't have accessibility nor do I understand how to post pics here........I am technologically stupid!! ;D


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3398817576_c7672e7f8d.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 22, 2010, 03:50:51 PM
crap, LF beat me to it. Just disregard.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 22, 2010, 04:04:44 PM
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3398817576_c7672e7f8d.jpg[/url])




isn't that the place on Telegraph almost at the Ohio line where one of the buildings just burned?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on April 22, 2010, 04:07:05 PM


isn't that the place on Telegraph almost at the Ohio line where one of the buildings just burned?

Yes
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 04:08:31 PM


isn't that the place on Telegraph almost at the Ohio line where one of the buildings just burned?

Sure is Riv...  the garage building in the foreground is the one that burned...

that photo is historic now...   can never be duplicated ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 04:10:25 PM
Can someone else post their pic?? I don't have accessibility nor do I understand how to post pics here........I am technologically stupid!! ;D

I'll be glad to write you a tutorial Aguilera...   but gotta run do something first...

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 22, 2010, 04:17:58 PM


isn't that the place on Telegraph almost at the Ohio line where one of the buildings just burned?

River is very impressive...  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 05:42:31 PM
Hopefully this'll be a tough one.

([url]http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd146/lordflydigeridoo/wherearewe-1.jpg[/url])

Is this the old IKO plant on Huber Dr. and Elm St.?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 22, 2010, 06:05:16 PM
Very, very close...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 22, 2010, 06:20:29 PM
Very, very close...

 
Is it over on Huber, down the road at 504 Huber?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 06:39:42 PM
Is it the old  Modern packaging just North of IKO?
Or if your real old, in the 60's it was Wood-All plant.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 07:13:08 PM
Can someone else post their pic?? I don't have accessibility nor do I understand how to post pics here........I am technologically stupid!! ;D

This is the way I do it Aguilera...   I'm sure there are probably other and easier ways but this seems to work for me...   The first thing you need to have is a website to "host" the photo...

I use Photobucket but there are several others...  some have been mentioned on here earlier...

if you use something else then this might be different...   save the
photo you want to post to your desktop...   or
somewhere else where you can find it...

open photobucket and upload the photo by selecting it...

after it is uploaded to photobucket then double click on it...

right click again and you will see a line called 'properties'....

highlight that entire filename then right click and select copy...

on the mt site you open reply...

right below the smiley faces is a button called images or image...
it's the 2nd one from the left...   click on that and a set of
brackets will appear in the area for the post...

you should see someting similar to this...   

[img] [\img]....   

I move my cursor between the two sets of interior brackets and open it a
little to look like 

[img]     [\img]

then just insert your cursor in between the two sets of brackets where
you opened it up and paste that address from photobucket in there...

There is a way on Photobucket to generate a link to paste in the reply and you don't have to go through the steps of adding the brackets yourself...   they're already part of the link...

Good Luck :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 07:22:28 PM
This is the way I do it Aguilera...   I'm sure there are probably other and easier ways but this seems to work for me...   The first thing you need to have is a website to "host" the photo...

I use Photobucket but there are several others...  some have been mentioned on here earlier...

if you use something else then this might be different...   save the
photo you want to post to your desktop...   or
somewhere else where you can find it...

open photobucket and upload the photo by selecting it...

after it is uploaded to photobucket then double click on it...

right click again and you will see a line called 'properties'....

highlight that entire filename then right click and select copy...

on the mt site you open reply...

right below the smiley faces is a button called images or image...
it's the 2nd one from the left...   click on that and a set of
brackets will appear in the area for the post...

you should see someting similar to this...   

[img] [\img]....   

I move my cursor between the two sets of interior brackets and open it a
little to look like 

[img]     [\img]

then just insert your cursor in between the two sets of brackets where
you opened it up and paste that address from photobucket in there...

There is a way on Photobucket to generate a link to paste in the reply and you don't have to go through the steps of adding the brackets yourself...   they're already part of the link...

Good Luck :D :D :D

Also be sure you can come back and delete the photo, at Photobucket, if necessary, just in case a couple of people have a hissy fit about your picture on here and you want to remove it. I tried "UploadHouse" and then could not go back and delete the picture.

By the way, BigRedDog you must have the patience of a Saint.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 07:30:31 PM
Also be sure you can come back and delete the photo, at Photobucket, if necessary, just in case a couple of people have a hissy fit about your picture on here and you want to remove it. I tried "UploadHouse" and then could not go back and delete the picture.

By the way, BigRedDog you must have the patience of a Saint.  ;)
Also be sure you can come back and delete the photo, at Photobucket, if necessary, just in case a couple of people have a hissy fit about your picture on here and you want to remove it. I tried "UploadHouse" and then could not go back and delete the picture.

By the way, BigRedDog you must have the patience of a Saint.  ;)

I've never tried to delete a photo on Photobucket but I have moved them from one folder to another which would be as good as deleting it...

My wife would probably argue with you about comparing me to a Saint ;) ;) ;)

Actually, that's funny you commented on that...

I had written those instructions earlier for someone else...

I just cut and pasted and then made some minor changes and corrections (typos I caught the 2nd time around) 8* 8* 8*

So, patience of a Saint previously...   

maybe, but it was for a great cause :D :D :D

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on April 22, 2010, 07:56:23 PM

 
Is it over on Huber, down the road at 504 Huber?

We have a winner. :P Side door, in fact.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: sammy on April 22, 2010, 07:57:35 PM
This is the way I do it Aguilera...   I'm sure there are probably other and easier ways but this seems to work for me...   The first thing you need to have is a website to "host" the photo...

I use Photobucket but there are several others...  some have been mentioned on here earlier...

if you use something else then this might be different...   save the
photo you want to post to your desktop...   or
somewhere else where you can find it...

open photobucket and upload the photo by selecting it...

after it is uploaded to photobucket then double click on it...

right click again and you will see a line called 'properties'....

highlight that entire filename then right click and select copy...

on the mt site you open reply...

right below the smiley faces is a button called images or image...
it's the 2nd one from the left...   click on that and a set of
brackets will appear in the area for the post...

you should see someting similar to this...   

[img] [\img]....   

I move my cursor between the two sets of interior brackets and open it a
little to look like 

[img]     [\img]

then just insert your cursor in between the two sets of brackets where
you opened it up and paste that address from photobucket in there...

There is a way on Photobucket to generate a link to paste in the reply and you don't have to go through the steps of adding the brackets yourself...   they're already part of the link...

Good Luck :D :D :D
I know these instructions are absolutely right, having seen some of your previous work, but I would not try to follow them, even with a gun to my head. I still type by the Columbus method,and you can be assured I will never try to post a picture. Sure do enjoy everyone else's efforts, however.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 08:04:47 PM
I know these instructions are absolutely right, having seen some of your previous work, but I would not try to follow them, even with a gun to my head. I still type by the Columbus method,and you can be assured I will never try to post a picture. Sure do enjoy everyone else's efforts, however.

It really is easier than it sounds like it would be sammy...

that is a lot of words just to try to make it unquestionably clear...

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 08:06:46 PM
I know these instructions are absolutely right, having seen some of your previous work, but I would not try to follow them, even with a gun to my head. I still type by the Columbus method,and you can be assured I will never try to post a picture. Sure do enjoy everyone else's efforts, however.

No typing involved just copy and paste.
What's the Columbus method?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on April 22, 2010, 08:11:44 PM
I just wanted to say that I love this topic.  Too bad I am a dunce at places in Monroe County.  But, I am learning...  I hope this topic continues
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 08:20:04 PM
Here are several YouTube videos about uploading photos to Photobucket...

I didn't watch any of them but will once I get a little work done...

I'll have to search for inserting images on a forum...

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=upload+photobucket&aq=f (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=upload+photobucket&aq=f)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2010, 08:33:00 PM
This YouTube looks pretty close for this forum...

How to insert an image picture in your forum post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9antIjDz-9Q#)

Here are some more, but I haven't looked at them yet...


http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=insert+image+forum&aq=f (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=insert+image+forum&aq=f)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: sammy on April 22, 2010, 08:36:07 PM
No typing involved just copy and paste.
What's the Columbus method?
Can't copy and paste, either. Columbus method; Find a key and land on it!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 22, 2010, 08:41:26 PM
I'm glad I won, but I don't have a picture . . . I am leaving town for the weekend, can someone else post one and I'll take a turn when I get home.  Thanks :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 08:54:22 PM
WHERE IS THIS BUILDING?
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/bldg.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 22, 2010, 09:47:35 PM
Corner of Jones Ave and Custer St??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 09:53:58 PM
Corner of Jones Ave and Custer St??
Sorry, not even close.

I checked out your building and it looks similar, maybe built by same people, but not the right one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: mjkct on April 22, 2010, 10:21:52 PM
S Dixie and Dunbar
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Frenchfry on April 22, 2010, 10:23:22 PM
East side of Monroe St, south of Nadeau Rd. ??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 11:18:57 PM
S Dixie and Dunbar

Sorry, wrong place
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 11:21:19 PM
East side of Monroe St, south of Nadeau Rd. ??

Nope, wrong again.

Hint: I got the photo from google street view. So you don't have to drive by to see it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2010, 11:28:58 PM
Another Hint: Head West.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 23, 2010, 01:54:23 AM


The old West side fuel in Dundee?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 23, 2010, 05:17:47 PM

The old West side fuel in Dundee?

I'm not familiar with West side fuel, give me a street and cross road.
It is in Dundee on M-50 west of barnum st. and since it's been 24 hrs. and no one else is guessing Someone else can go ahead and post another picture.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 25, 2010, 04:55:12 PM
Since its been awhile... Here ya go.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/4551749929_46858fafe4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 25, 2010, 04:59:12 PM
First thought comes to mind is the old Amendt Milling building on the south side of W. Front just west of the post office :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: sammy on April 25, 2010, 05:33:22 PM
First thought comes to mind is the old Amendt Milling building on the south side of W. Front just west of the post office :-\ :-\ :-\
Looks right to me.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 25, 2010, 05:51:34 PM
First thought comes to mind is the old Amendt Milling building on the south side of W. Front just west of the post office :-\ :-\ :-\
Nope, sorry :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: General Buster on April 25, 2010, 06:08:39 PM
Maybe it's just God when he's drunk! (To paraphrase Tom Waits, Heartattack and Vine).

great song (sorry to be off topic) love me some tom waits!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: General Buster on April 25, 2010, 06:22:44 PM
is that the building next to martin shoes?

if im right, just skip to the next picture. i cant check enough to post...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on April 25, 2010, 06:37:21 PM
WHERE IS THIS BUILDING?
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/bldg.jpg[/url])


Yeah.. actually it sat between the Mobile Station on the corner of Barnum and West Side Fuel.. West Side Fuel had a coal yard behind it.. and tanks for heating fuel... Most people would remember West Side fuel sold Texaco... but The Williams Brothers owned that building and the car dealership that was on Barnum... So I imaging when Rollo Jucket bought them out that building went with it.. They stored their antique cars in there... and before it was used as that... It was a hatchery...  that is what (the Williams family)  referred to it as.. The Hatchery... Of course that was before my time when it was actually a hatchery :) but I knew the building.... It all tracks back to Chickens.... No I never recall a sign ever being on the building...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 25, 2010, 07:14:55 PM
is that the building next to martin shoes?

if im right, just skip to the next picture. i cant check enough to post...
Nope, sorry
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 25, 2010, 07:34:15 PM
Let's try the Brent Locksmith building...  sw corner of Monroe and Front streets...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 25, 2010, 08:03:23 PM
Let's try the Brent Locksmith building...  sw corner of Monroe and Front streets...


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/4552471506_1db05b2d1a_m.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/3849913835_53b7a5293b_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 25, 2010, 08:14:09 PM
I'm posting from my phone so it will be later before I get home and can post...    I've been collecting a few to post.  There are some sharp eyes around here 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 25, 2010, 09:48:43 PM
Yeah.. actually it sat between the Mobile Station on the corner of Barnum and West Side Fuel.. West Side Fuel had a coal yard behind it.. and tanks for heating fuel... Most people would remember West Side fuel sold Texaco... but The Williams Brothers owned that building and the car dealership that was on Barnum... So I imaging when Rollo Jucket bought them out that building went with it.. They stored their antique cars in there... and before it was used as that... It was a hatchery...  that is what (the Williams family)  referred to it as.. The Hatchery... Of course that was before my time when it was actually a hatchery :) but I knew the building.... It all tracks back to Chickens.... No I never recall a sign ever being on the building...

I remember Williams brothers, but I don't know a thing about chickens except when their fried.   8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: violet829 on April 25, 2010, 10:02:34 PM
So I imaging when Rollo Jucket bought them out that building went with it..


Actually, its John Juckett who has the auto repair place located in that building now.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 26, 2010, 12:46:17 AM
A few hints for this one...

it is not in the city of Monroe, but most assuredly is in Monroe County...

it is NOT a building...   but is a structure of some sort...

it was apparently built in 1914 (that's a good hint to you historians)...

and easily recognizable due to the 4 being reversed ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/1914.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 26, 2010, 07:44:50 PM
Well, haven't seen the guesses rolling in on this one :-\ :-\ :-\

maybe a couple of more hints...

it is well off the beaten path but is adjacent to and easily visible from a county road...

it is north of the River Raisin ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 26, 2010, 08:30:10 PM
Does the reversed number 4 mean the guy that carved it was illiterate?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on April 26, 2010, 08:42:24 PM
Dyslexia....or a silly sense of humor?  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 09:02:06 AM
Dyslexia....or a silly sense of humor?  :)
Does the reversed number 4 mean the guy that carved it was illiterate?

I've wondered about the inverted digit quite often...   it's a poured concrete structure so it was probably from a mold...   maybe they were just in a hurry...   lots of people didn't go to school as long back then so maybe just not well educated...   

it definitely adds a little "intrigue"...

OK...   this pic doesn't seem to be getting any response...  maybe too much off the beaten track...  seems like the objective is to get people to have fun and participate...   and that's not happening...

I think I'll withdraw this one and post one that is somewhere a little more "conspicuous" :D :D :D

if someone figures it out later maybe we can figure out some kind of bonus points for the winner!!!   maybe we should create a different thread for the tougher ones...

going to look through my folder of pics I've been gathering just for this thread :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 09:14:59 AM
Let's try this one...   should be easier...    a lot of people see this every day 8) 8) 8)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P4220333.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on April 27, 2010, 09:30:45 AM
LOL Do we have an Indian burial ground around here?   8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 27, 2010, 06:19:55 PM
I'm glad you didn't post the location of the 1914 picture because I'm still digging. I like the challenge.

I think I know what the new picture is, but can't figure out where it is yet.
I'll be searching with google street view.

Good pics, BRD
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 07:04:06 PM
LOL Do we have an Indian burial ground around here?   8)

There are probably several...   

I know of a few...   

none are near where this pic was taken  as far as I know :( :( :(


Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 07:15:39 PM
I'm glad you didn't post the location of the 1914 picture because I'm still digging. I like the challenge.

I think I know what the new picture is, but can't figure out where it is yet.
I'll be searching with google street view.

Good pics, BRD

The 1914 pic is one when you'll know for sure you've found the right spot if you find it... 

I'll give you another hint...   

Google doesn't have it on street view...

Now the 2nd one is easily visible on street view... 

I just checked 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 27, 2010, 09:56:27 PM
Is this the spot?
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Signtower.jpg)
Laplaisance Rd. West of I-75
I recognized that it was an expressway sign post and the first place I looked was the old gas station on Lapaisance Rd just East of I-75. That one is gone now. So I had to do some searching. Should have went 1/4 mile west next.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 10:32:31 PM
Is this the spot?
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Signtower.jpg[/url])
Laplaisance Rd. West of I-75
I recognized that it was an expressway sign post and the first place I looked was the old gas station on Lapaisance Rd just East of I-75. That one is gone now. So I had to do some searching. Should have went 1/4 mile west next.
That's it alright
  Good eyes...  you and MonroeGal both must drive around watching in the sky ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 27, 2010, 10:36:31 PM
Where is this? What is this?
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Whitething.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 10:43:11 PM
Out west of Carleton...  has something to do with airplane navigation I think but don't know for sure.  I was going to get a pic of that to post here 8* 8* 8*


Don't know exact crossroad right now and posting from my phone...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 27, 2010, 10:52:00 PM
Out west of Carleton...  has something to do with airplane navigation I think but don't know for sure.  I was going to get a pic of that to post here 8* 8* 8*


Don't know exact crossroad right now and posting from my phone...

Do you ever stay home????
You must keep the roads hot like me.  ;D
Scofield carleton and Martinsville Rd.
Your turn.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 11:02:32 PM
ok...  on my laptop...  it'll take me a few minutes to upload one...

Well, my work takes me to just about every road in Monroe County sooner or later... 

and lots of them in Lenawee and Washtenaw...   

and way too many of them in Wayne :( :( :(

but I try to keep my eyes open too ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 11:09:34 PM
Do you ever stay home????
You must keep the roads hot like me.  ;D
Scofield carleton and Martinsville Rd.
Your turn.


Here's an aerial view for anyone interested...


http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.04826,-83.45760&z=15&t=S&marker0=42.04826%2C-83.45760%2C5.7%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Carleton%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.04826,-83.45760&z=15&t=S&marker0=42.04826%2C-83.45760%2C5.7%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Carleton%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 27, 2010, 11:17:54 PM
Sorry, no hints on this one ;) ;) ;)


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P4220332.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 28, 2010, 08:20:58 PM
Is it the back of a fire truck?   ;D

Looks pretty new.
Doesn't appear to be safe enough for public use.
Appears to be high up.
Can't think of any place in Monroe County where this would be needed.
Haven't given up yet though.  ???

BTW...where is everyone else? Did everyone quit?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 28, 2010, 08:30:13 PM
Haven't quit, just don't know the area that well.

That is some sort of cat walk structure that spans something.  Floor grates indicate that.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 28, 2010, 08:49:59 PM
Would it be the catwalk that is connected to the silo's at the mill in Ida?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 28, 2010, 09:51:40 PM
Looks like it Mayo.
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/catwalk.jpg)
I must drive around with my eyes shut I never noticed that before.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 29, 2010, 07:58:29 AM
Would it be the catwalk that is connected to the silo's at the mill in Ida?

Good eyes Mayonnaise... 

I stopped by there with the intention of taking a photo of the US flag on the top of the silo...   it's gone.  Was there for years.  Got to looking at the catwalk...

I'll bet it's an interesting walk go cross up there 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 29, 2010, 08:19:02 AM
Ok, here we go. No hint's on this one. I think this will get solved quick. (I need to get out more) ;)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/4562463817_ebbace8050_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 29, 2010, 09:15:06 AM
Hardware store in downtown Dundee....
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 29, 2010, 12:24:46 PM
Hardware store in downtown Dundee....
Sorry. Please try again.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 29, 2010, 12:44:31 PM
Steve's Tavern?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on April 29, 2010, 01:38:55 PM
Steve's Tavern?
Yep. Maybe I should have cut out the air conditioner... I might have made it harder? LOL!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 29, 2010, 02:44:25 PM
I won't be able to post until I get home later this evening.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on April 29, 2010, 03:22:48 PM
This is a great thread!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on April 30, 2010, 01:22:50 PM
I apologize, for not posting. If someone has a picture feel free to post it. When I get one together I'll post when there is a lull in the action.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 30, 2010, 09:37:58 PM
Where's Waldo?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/cilos.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 01, 2010, 09:38:31 PM
No guesses?

I thought this would be an easy one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 01, 2010, 09:53:11 PM
I have looked and looked at this pic and I don't have a clue!  :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 01, 2010, 10:23:06 PM
I have looked and looked at this pic and I don't have a clue!  :-\

Here's one: It was taken along a major route, but not in Erie.  :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on May 01, 2010, 11:14:01 PM
That is along S. Telegraph Road around Albain Rd??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 01, 2010, 11:44:53 PM
That is along S. Telegraph Road around Albain Rd??

Correct, the silos in the stone quarry on the on west side of Telegraph.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on May 03, 2010, 08:00:17 PM
Correct, the silos in the stone quarry on the on west side of Telegraph.

Woooohooo! 

I still haven't had a chance to go and take any pics.......post another one.

Is that being lazy?

I am still having fun though! 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 03, 2010, 10:14:00 PM
Where is this building, and what's wrong with the design?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/happy.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 03, 2010, 11:13:44 PM
Where is this building, and what's wrong with the design?

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/happy.jpg[/url])


My first thought it is Riverfront Commons...   

but something just doesn't look right...   

have you manipulated the photo :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Kingsley on May 04, 2010, 01:12:21 AM
Where is this building, and what's wrong with the design?

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/happy.jpg[/url])

It's the new pizza place next to Computer Works.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 04, 2010, 08:09:30 AM
It's the new pizza place next to Computer Works.

Yup! (ok, I know I'm not Tiny, but that's exactly what I just said! lol) That's for Happy's Pizza!


But Tiny, even though Kingsley got it before I did.... do I get a prize for finding Waldo??  ;D 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 04, 2010, 07:59:30 PM
BRG the only thing I did to the photo was add Waldo.

Kingsly is correct, I didn't think too many people would know being it was just remodeled.

ATG gets a big Waldo doll for finding Waldo.

The wall right above Waldo is too high. The crown along the top should be just below the crown around the post on the left. See the gap between the two pieces?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Frenchfry on May 04, 2010, 09:42:03 PM
BRG the only thing I did to the photo was add Waldo.

Kingsly is correct, I didn't think too many people would know being it was just remodeled.

ATG gets a big Waldo doll for finding Waldo.

The wall right above Waldo is too high. The crown along the top should be just below the crown around the post on the left. See the gap between the two pieces?
Must have been non-union construction workers.
Sometimes it costs more to cut corners.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 04, 2010, 09:47:17 PM
My guess was that it was the designer, FF......and he graduated from the same school that CK did.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Frenchfry on May 04, 2010, 10:00:06 PM
An architectural error?

It looks like someone didn't know how to read the blueprint...assuming they had one....maybe the owner of the shop had a vision, became the construction manager and something got lost in translation.

I cringe when I look at all the design/architectural mistakes around Monroe County....I'm pretty sure there are architects in the area but it looks like most don't think they need one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 04, 2010, 10:51:32 PM
By looking at this site, it appears that its a design that they are trying to distinguish themselves.
http://www.samonaconstruction.com/ (http://www.samonaconstruction.com/)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 05, 2010, 07:17:02 AM
An architectural error?

It looks like someone didn't know how to read the blueprint...assuming they had one....maybe the owner of the shop had a vision, became the construction manager and something got lost in translation.

I cringe when I look at all the design/architectural mistakes around Monroe County....I'm pretty sure there are architects in the area but it looks like most don't think they need one.

On second thought after looking at it longer, it was most likely builder error.  That would have shown up in design as a glowing error.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 05, 2010, 07:27:22 AM
That overhang or false facade has just been added in the past couple of months.  Probably just built without any major design.  Probably supported from the columns and never intended to be supported from the building (cantilevered).

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 05, 2010, 10:09:04 PM
Anyone have a new picture???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 05, 2010, 10:34:19 PM
ATG gets a big Waldo doll for finding Waldo.

Ok, when do I receive my prize?  :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 05, 2010, 10:35:26 PM
Ok, when do I receive my prize?  :D

I'll give you a prize, ATG!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 06, 2010, 07:02:59 AM
I'll give you a prize, ATG!
:o :o :o

 ;) ;) ;)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 06, 2010, 07:05:13 AM
Anyone have a new picture???


I've got a file with ones I've been taking in my "travels"...

This one shouldn't be too hard...


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/threesome.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on May 06, 2010, 11:50:45 AM
The old Amedt Milling on Front street??? 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 06, 2010, 01:05:22 PM
The old Amedt Milling on Front street???

Well Aguilera...   I have good news....




and I have bad news...

the good news is you're on the correct side of the River Raisin...

and you're looking up ;) ;) ;)

the bad news is...   that's not correct :( :( :(
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on May 06, 2010, 02:41:02 PM
Then,,,,, I have no clue!  Good luck everyone!  I am sorry, but this is sooo fun!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 06, 2010, 08:03:32 PM
Looks like a close up of my bongs side by side!  But I hid them when BRD was over at my house.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on May 06, 2010, 09:05:46 PM
Wow, for growin up around here I sure dont know where anything is. ??? LoL I think I need to get out of the house more often. :D  Cool thread though. I guess one of these places someday. LOL :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 06, 2010, 10:41:46 PM
I'm 99% sure I know what these are and where, but I want to see someone else's pictures so I won't guess.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 07, 2010, 04:05:19 AM


How many stacks are on the Edison coal burner.. or Consumer's power?  I don't know.. they look like stacks to me..
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 04:47:08 AM
Looks like a close up of my bongs side by side!  But I hid them when BRD was over at my house.

C'mon Fuzz...  you should know you can't hide something like that from a good dog's nose...   

and I've been accused at times of having x-ray vision 8) 8) 8)

and I always have my camera with me...   

and you are on the correct side of the River Raisin ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 04:50:43 AM

How many stacks are on the Edison coal burner.. or Consumer's power?  I don't know.. they look like stacks to me..

Edison has two stacks that are symmetrical (been there since it was built) and a third one that has just been added and looks nothing like the other two...

the Consumers plant has 3 stacks...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 05:09:50 AM
I'm 99% sure I know what these are and where, but I want to see someone else's pictures so I won't guess.

Based on past performance I'd guess you've probably got it figured out Tiny...

I'm like you...   I want to see some new and different members posting some photos in here...

directions for how to post pictures were posted earlier...    I'll do a link back to them if anyone needs them...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 05:14:40 AM
I've got a file with ones I've been taking in my "travels"...

This one shouldn't be too hard...


([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/threesome.jpg[/url])


Just moving the photo down again...   

a little more info...   ok, maybe a bit of a hint...   

although these objects are clearly visible from the road (several roads actually)...

this is not the typical view from the road...

and the rising sun can put things in a different perspective 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 07, 2010, 06:05:39 AM
3 stacks.....gotta be Consumers, doesn't it?  The shadow cast by the morning sun is messing me up; the pic would indicate that they set side by side going East/West, but I thought those stacks run North/South.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 07, 2010, 08:56:29 AM


Am I going to have to call my mother's Paramour and have him describe Consumers Stacks to me???  I thought they had added another stack to Edison.. but I was not sure...

I am coming up with my camera... I am also going to take a picture of what you call a boat ramp in Dundee.. because I think the map you posted of that is a canoe launch.. I don't think the river is deep enough that close to the down river side of the Dam to launch a boat... lol

It has made me crazy ever since you posted that... I just can't imagine having a boat launch below the Dam.... the river gets too low in the summer.. you can walk across on rocks if it is low enough..

Do I need a life... yes I think so...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 09:44:57 AM
3 stacks.....gotta be Consumers, doesn't it?  The shadow cast by the morning sun is messing me up; the pic would indicate that they set side by side going East/West, but I thought those stacks run North/South.
   

When I stopped by there a few days ago to take the pic I started taking them from nearer I-75...   that would have make it easier maybe...    went down near the lake for the one I posted...   the sun was bright and definitely changed the look...    yes, those stacks run just about as north and south as can be...   here's an aerial view...    I know Flanders won't approve 8* 8* 8* but everyone else might enjoy it...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.79201,-83.44801&z=18&t=H&marker0=41.79201%2C-83.44801%2C2.0%20km%20SxSW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.79201,-83.44801&z=18&t=H&marker0=41.79201%2C-83.44801%2C2.0%20km%20SxSW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI)

zoomed out from about the same location...


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/lakeview.jpg)

Am I going to have to call my mother's Paramour and have him describe Consumers Stacks to me???  I thought they had added another stack to Edison.. but I was not sure...

I am coming up with my camera... I am also going to take a picture of what you call a boat ramp in Dundee.. because I think the map you posted of that is a canoe launch.. I don't think the river is deep enough that close to the down river side of the Dam to launch a boat... lol

It has made me crazy ever since you posted that... I just can't imagine having a boat launch below the Dam.... the river gets too low in the summer.. you can walk across on rocks if it is low enough..

Do I need a life... yes I think so...


Here's a more typical view of the Consumer's Energy JR Whiting plant at Luna Pier just for you TC...

Taken from Erie Road but nearer to 75...

As far as that boat launch I agree with you about the water being low...   next time I'm over that way I'll take a few pictures for you ;D ;D ;D


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/erieroad.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 09:49:32 AM
While we're waiting for The Fuzz to get his bongs out of storage...

I do have one unsolved photo hanging out there that we declared a "too tough for most Monroe County residents because it's out in bfe" 8* 8* 8*

So far out the snow hasn't even melted yet...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/1914.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 07, 2010, 07:47:24 PM
While we're waiting for The Fuzz to get his bongs out of storage...

I do have one unsolved photo hanging out there that we declared a "too tough for most Monroe County residents because it's out in bfe" 8* 8* 8*

So far out the snow hasn't even melted yet...

Beyond Freaking Egypt???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 07, 2010, 07:50:53 PM
Gotta "pass" all, not ready with a pic.

Please, someone feel free to post.  I love this thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 07, 2010, 11:39:21 PM
Here's another one then...

no hints until we see what kind of response we get...


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/chimney.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Kingsley on May 08, 2010, 07:01:56 AM
Looks like the old Northwood Villa.

Here's another one then...

no hints until we see what kind of response we get...


([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/chimney.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 08, 2010, 01:51:45 PM
Looks like the old Northwood Villa.


Good eyes Kingsley :) :) :)

Here's a little better view...


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/northwoodvilla.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 08, 2010, 06:57:40 PM
While we're waiting for The Fuzz to get his bongs out of storage...

I do have one unsolved photo hanging out there that we declared a "too tough for most Monroe County residents because it's out in bfe" 8* 8* 8*

So far out the snow hasn't even melted yet...

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/1914.jpg[/url])
BFE is where nik lives and wolves howl.
I'm still working on this one so don't tell yet.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 08, 2010, 09:09:26 PM
I was doing some research on BRD's 1914 Picture and found out Monroe County has a lighthouse. I didn't know that. Just FYI

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/MClighthouse.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on May 08, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
I was doing some research on BRD's 1914 Picture and found out Monroe County has a lighthouse. I didn't know that. Just FYI

I found that out recently myself. It was on one of my census maps.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 08, 2010, 10:19:21 PM
If Kingsley comes up with a picture we'll put his in too.
Here's one I took today, the sign behind has been edited so you wouldn't know where it was.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Threebears.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 09, 2010, 10:31:32 PM
No guesses?
Hint: it's in Frenchtown Twp.

Went hunting for BigRedDogs 1914 picture today...Getting warmer, thought I actually found it but no date on it.
Went looking for Morel Mushrooms...zilch
Went looking for Indian Arrow heads...zilch
Went looking for Wildlife to photograph...got two photos.
Not too bad since the sun was bright, little chilly in the wind.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 10, 2010, 08:11:53 PM
Another hint for the 3 bears: There are horses nearby.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 10, 2010, 08:13:38 PM
Well, haven't seen the guesses rolling in on this one :-\ :-\ :-\

maybe a couple of more hints...

it is well off the beaten path but is adjacent to and easily visible from a county road...

it is north of the River Raisin ;) ;) ;)

Alright BigRedDog...I need a clarification on the above statement from your 1914 picture. If it's off the beaten path how can it be adjacent to a county road? How far is adjacent? Feet, Yards, or Miles?

I'm still seaching and I'm not giving up. My wife and I have a lot of time invested in this one so far. Not to mention a ton of research.  :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 10, 2010, 08:40:44 PM
If Kingsley comes up with a picture we'll put his in too.
Here's one I took today, the sign behind has been edited so you wouldn't know where it was.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Threebears.jpg[/url])


Are there big rocks/stones in the yard too???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 10, 2010, 08:43:33 PM
No guesses?
Hint: it's in Frenchtown Twp.

Went hunting for BigRedDogs 1914 picture today...Getting warmer, thought I actually found it but no date on it.
Went looking for Morel Mushrooms...zilch
Went looking for Indian Arrow heads...zilch
Went looking for Wildlife to photograph...got two photos.
Not too bad since the sun was bright, little chilly in the wind.

It is distinctly visible from a county road...   but the road is not well travelled...  not a dead end or anything...   just not well traveled...  there are a few houses in the area...   there are other roads nearby that are much faster ;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 10, 2010, 09:03:31 PM
Are there big rocks/stones in the yard too???

I don't remember any big rocks or stones in the yard, there possibly could have been.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 10, 2010, 10:04:04 PM
I don't remember any big rocks or stones in the yard, there possibly could have been.

OK...   probably not the place I thought it might be...

I even sent the pic to my oldest daughter...

she gets around the county quite a bit in her work too...

she didn't recognize it either :o :o :o
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 11, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
I have no clue!  I hope someone can get it!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 11, 2010, 11:43:24 AM
Another hint for the 3 bears: There are horses nearby.


Well Tiny...  thanks to you I was awake all night trying to figure this one out...   

the "horses nearby" finally triggered it though...

been there, seen that...   just didn't remember it I guess...

620 W. Hurd rd. between N. Monroe and Telegraph...   north side of the road...

Stepping Stones Therapeutic Riding Stable.   A great organization by the way.



http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1414+Stewart+Rd,+Monroe,+MI+48162&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.784549,78.662109&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1414+Stewart+Rd,+Monroe,+Michigan+48162&ll=41.962809,-83.38343&spn=0,0.004801&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.962749,-83.383357&panoid=MrP0hmdmY7Jbq5KOAXTO_w&cbp=12,12.44,,0,10.33 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1414+Stewart+Rd,+Monroe,+MI+48162&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.784549,78.662109&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1414+Stewart+Rd,+Monroe,+Michigan+48162&ll=41.962809,-83.38343&spn=0,0.004801&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.962749,-83.383357&panoid=MrP0hmdmY7Jbq5KOAXTO_w&cbp=12,12.44,,0,10.33)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 11, 2010, 11:58:37 AM
Hope I'm not jumping the gun Tiny (I guess even if I am it won't hurt to have a couple of pics going at a time)...


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/bluesky.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 11, 2010, 12:50:25 PM
Well Tiny...  thanks to you I was awake all night trying to figure this one out...   

the "horses nearby" finally triggered it though...

been there, seen that...   just didn't remember it I guess...

620 W. Hurd rd. between N. Monroe and Telegraph...   north side of the road...

Stepping Stones Therapeutic Riding Stable.   A great organization by the way.


Absolutely correct. Not a lot of traffic down that road I guess, not too many people see those Pink bears.

BTW I've spent a lot more time on your 1914 picture and now my wife who doesn't even use a computer is constanly wanting to go out looking for your cement slab. She's bound and determined to post another picture of the 1914 slab on here and surprise you. It's really addicting when you can't find it right away.

I can't even think of a white brick building I've seen lately.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 11, 2010, 02:21:18 PM
Absolutely correct. Not a lot of traffic down that road I guess, not too many people see those Pink bears.

BTW I've spent a lot more time on your 1914 picture and now my wife who doesn't even use a computer is constanly wanting to go out looking for your cement slab. She's bound and determined to post another picture of the 1914 slab on here and surprise you. It's really addicting when you can't find it right away.

I can't even think of a white brick building I've seen lately.

You're right about it being addicting Tiny :) :) :)

My wife enjoys helping me look for places to take pics to post on here...

I hope you two find it and can post a pic before there is snow in the picture again 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 11, 2010, 03:39:56 PM
Hope I'm not jumping the gun Tiny (I guess even if I am it won't hurt to have a couple of pics going at a time)...


([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/bluesky.jpg[/url])
I found it, but I'm not telling because I want to let someone else guess.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 11, 2010, 06:23:52 PM
Ok.... I suck at this game.   :(
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on May 11, 2010, 06:25:49 PM
Ok.... I suck at this game.   :(

me too. I can't see this stuff from my house...  :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 11, 2010, 06:36:16 PM
me too. I can't see this stuff from my house...  :D

LOL! Maybe that's my problem, too!  :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on May 11, 2010, 06:39:00 PM
Ok.... I suck

That's what I heard too. :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 11, 2010, 06:48:16 PM
That's what I heard too. :P

Boy! Imma smack you! 



;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 11, 2010, 06:49:08 PM
That's what I heard too. :P

Hey, that's not a bad thing, CK!   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on May 11, 2010, 06:52:57 PM
Hey, that's not a bad thing, CK!   ;D

Not at all, especially for you.
Boy! Imma smack you! 


Gotta catch me first, and I'm sneaky fast for a fat man.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 11, 2010, 06:56:37 PM
Not at all, especially for you.

Yeah, I agree!

 ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 12, 2010, 11:05:41 AM

ATG, I will be saving bottle caps, and I'll help you.  ;D

haha thanks, Riv!!  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on May 12, 2010, 07:02:20 PM
Ok.... I suck at this game.   :(

I do too!! I only got one right at the beginning and that's only because I drive by it almost every day. Otherwise, I suck  :(

But I like reading the thread anyway! lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 12, 2010, 07:07:14 PM
I do too!! I only got one right at the beginning and that's only because I drive by it almost every day. Otherwise, I suck  :(

But I like reading the thread anyway! lol

Is that a fact?!!   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on May 12, 2010, 07:10:25 PM
Is that a fact?!!   ;D

You know, I really should read to the end of the thread before replying lmao!!!  :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on May 12, 2010, 08:32:03 PM
Do we get any clues?  :o
Thanks!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 13, 2010, 04:12:00 AM


Do we get any clues?  :o
Thanks!

Well, it is south of the River Raisin...

You're welcome ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 14, 2010, 07:13:14 PM
Do we get any clues?  :o
Thanks!

It's a business most people don't like to visit :( :( :(

Hope this makes it easy for someone ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 14, 2010, 08:44:35 PM
Is it the old Bennett Funeral home?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2010, 12:32:51 AM
Is it the old Bennett Funeral home?

Absolutely correct Billy.  Now named Prochnowe.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 15, 2010, 03:07:10 PM
Alright I'm on it give me a couple hours.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 16, 2010, 12:03:19 AM
C'mon Billy we're all chomping at the bit.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 16, 2010, 09:48:04 AM
(http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/pvsteel1/HPIM2409.jpg)
Have a good time with this one!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 16, 2010, 10:07:55 AM
I've seen this bell before, but I'm drawing a blank.  Grrrr!

BRD will get this one, I bet.

Is it in a park, near Lake Erie?   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 16, 2010, 10:42:05 AM
Quote
Is it in a park, near Lake Erie?   


Sort of, and depends what you mean by near.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 16, 2010, 09:33:38 PM
Uh.............. anybody?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 16, 2010, 09:48:59 PM
I know I've never seen that before and I've been all over this county.
It's in Monroe County? Good eye Billy.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 16, 2010, 10:11:01 PM
It's definitely in Monroe County a little hint is that it is north of the Raisin.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 16, 2010, 10:18:19 PM
Is it a bell from a church?

St. Michael's was built in 1866...   ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 16, 2010, 10:43:09 PM
Live, I'm not completely sure but you are on the right track.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 16, 2010, 11:20:46 PM


Is it behind St. Mary's...  Back by the visitation barn?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 16, 2010, 11:39:04 PM
Ding ding goes the bell, nice call TC. Next......
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 16, 2010, 11:46:59 PM
Dang it!  I had a good picture, too!

Good job, Chicken!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 16, 2010, 11:49:03 PM
([url]http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y326/pvsteel1/HPIM2409.jpg[/url])
Have a good time with this one!


Hey, that's where I proposed to my wife!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 17, 2010, 07:04:04 AM


Go Ahead live and take my spot... It's not like I can run out and take a pic...

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 17, 2010, 08:54:27 AM

Go Ahead live and take my spot... It's not like I can run out and take a pic...

Ok, thanks, Chicken!

brb
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 17, 2010, 09:00:36 AM
Ok, since you guys are so good at this, I took several pics - but I'll start with the one showing just a little bit.

Shouldn't be too hard.

(http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/5434/5434063-holder-a22410f35fc8d17ff84ebe0f6c322659.jpg) (http://www.uploadhouse.com/viewfile.php?id=5434063&showlnk=0)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 17, 2010, 03:10:17 PM
Man, I need to start looking up more.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: boater on May 17, 2010, 05:12:07 PM
I was doing some research on BRD's 1914 Picture and found out Monroe County has a lighthouse. I didn't know that. Just FYI

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/MClighthouse.jpg[/url])

Actually, Monroe County has two lighthouses, kind of. Most of the old light structure is still standing on Turtle Island. Thing is, the island is bisected by the Ohio/Michigan state line. The old light house is on the East side of the island, that probably puts it in Ohio. Past history puts the island in Monroe County's jurisdiction.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 17, 2010, 05:16:02 PM


It's the top of J's Smoker
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 17, 2010, 07:54:32 PM

It's the top of J's Smoker

LOL!

Nope.  Sorry Chicken!

This thing does not move. 

If nobody gets it in the next day or two, I'll post a picture that shows a little more of... this thing...   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 18, 2010, 08:04:12 PM
Ok, nobody's guessing, so here's a little more:





(http://img1.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/5441/5441041258f086d23365b55a41df8ddb0bbf4aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 18, 2010, 08:42:09 PM
How about a hint?  8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 18, 2010, 08:56:53 PM
How about a hint?  8*

Hmmmmmm.........

It's NOT J's smoker.   ;D















Ok, ok, I can do better than that.

In all fairness, this is kind of tough, because it's behind a building that practically everyone here has been inside of.  It is very visible, though - just not many people pay attention to things like this.  I'm weird, I guess.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on May 18, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
The incinerator chimney at Danny's?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 18, 2010, 09:10:43 PM
The incinerator chimney at Danny's?


Very good, Brian!  We have a winner!



(http://img3.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/5441/54413030cbf35bab926edcdc64bfb1b130eaaf4.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on May 18, 2010, 10:23:18 PM
This should be pretty easy, but it is the only picture I have tonight.(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/benny_48162/montalks.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 18, 2010, 10:26:08 PM
is it the old maeco building between 1st and 2nd streets?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on May 18, 2010, 10:32:04 PM
is it the old maeco building between 1st and 2nd streets?
Sure is. Hopefully you will post a little tougher one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 18, 2010, 10:35:23 PM
Sure is. Hopefully you will post a little tougher one.

that is my 2nd or 3rd winner!

it wasn't easy, i just knew it. the brick gave it away for me.

someone else can post a picture  8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 18, 2010, 10:46:17 PM
I'm gonna. :P I suck at guessing, but I love taking pictures.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/4620043443_738e35fd94.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MonroeGal on May 18, 2010, 11:01:01 PM
I don't know where that is, fly...but I love the pic!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 18, 2010, 11:18:40 PM
Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: stephanie76 on May 18, 2010, 11:20:24 PM
the Barbershop place on N. Custer, mear Waterloo school?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 18, 2010, 11:25:05 PM
Nope. :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 18, 2010, 11:26:47 PM
is it on the inside or outside of a building?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 18, 2010, 11:47:56 PM
Outside. Inside would just be mean.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 19, 2010, 08:08:03 AM
By looking at the colors of I believe to be the door-frame and building. Also from the reflection at bottom, which I can see a street and a car and someone taking the picture ;)
I would say the Viking Barber Shop in Dundee.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 19, 2010, 12:44:15 PM
We have a winner. :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 20, 2010, 08:05:35 AM
Ok, finally got one.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4623579767_97012d1643.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 20, 2010, 08:31:01 PM
Seems like I've seen that Mayonnaise...

don't remember where for sure...

and don't have time to go looking for it either :D :D :D

but, if I was going looking...

I'd look at (in whatever order i happened to get there)...

The Sawyer homestead on E Front St...

the Johnson Phinney building on W. Second...

or on the grounds at the Ellis Library at M-50 and Raisinville Roads...

There is a plaque on a tree at the Dorsch library but that's on the Ginko (sp???) tree...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 20, 2010, 09:21:56 PM
I know exactly where that is but I don't have a picture and can't get one till tomorrow evening so I'll give other people a chance and check back tomorrow.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 20, 2010, 09:25:00 PM


soldiers and sailors park?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 20, 2010, 10:02:21 PM

soldiers and sailors park?
We have a Winner!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 20, 2010, 10:08:34 PM
That was a good one Mayo.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 20, 2010, 10:13:10 PM
We have a Winner!!


pass on the picture
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MM1 on May 20, 2010, 10:13:46 PM
Just a note:  I was driving down Monroe Street yesterday near Front and noticed a guy taking what looked like obscure, closeup photos of things along the street. (ie: closeup of a sign)   I couldn't help but wonder to myself if it was a MT poster taking pics for this thread, and if so . . which poster was he? 

Funny.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 20, 2010, 10:16:04 PM
Fly do you have an alibi?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 20, 2010, 10:21:38 PM
I was at work :) I haven't used my camera much lately :(
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on May 20, 2010, 10:51:09 PM
Fly do you have an alibi?

Fly was the first one I thought of too when I read that!!  lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 20, 2010, 10:53:18 PM
Believe me, I do my fair share of that... annoys the wife something fierce.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 20, 2010, 10:54:45 PM
I first thought of CK, but when there was no mention of people driving by throwing beer bottles at him I ruled him out.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 20, 2010, 10:57:19 PM
how about someone posting a picture
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 20, 2010, 11:01:07 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4626015468_a9cf90d258.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 20, 2010, 11:03:14 PM
Is that your air conditioner, Fly?   :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 20, 2010, 11:04:38 PM
I think it'd be a bit overkill for my modest abode. :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 20, 2010, 11:13:11 PM
Well, it looks an awful lot like one of the access doors on a Generac standby generator.  But I have no idea where it is...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 20, 2010, 11:21:45 PM
Is it the Generac standby generator behind the Monroe County Community Credit union on North Dixie Hwy?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 20, 2010, 11:30:29 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Baby Hitler on May 20, 2010, 11:52:41 PM
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4626015468_a9cf90d258.jpg[/url])
Is it the furnace door inside your house? I see a light switch to the right side of the picture, and the trim along the floor.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 21, 2010, 01:17:54 AM
Just a note:  I was driving down Monroe Street yesterday near Front and noticed a guy taking what looked like obscure, closeup photos of things along the street. (ie: closeup of a sign)   I couldn't help but wonder to myself if it was a MT poster taking pics for this thread, and if so . . which poster was he? 

Funny.

Was "he" by any chance a very distinguished looking older gentleman 8* 8* 8*

You should have gone around the block once and stopped back and said "hi"...

too funny MM1...   

I have actually been on Monroe street walking and taking pictures for this thread...   

and yes my collection even includes a few closeups of signs...

and I was in Monroe yesterday but it was quite late in the evening...

and all the pictures I took were out the window of the car :D :D :D

I may have to get a better disguise if I go back to take more pictures...

and there is a special one I want to do...  and have to get out to take it too...

so, keep your eyes peeled...

I'll even give you a hint...

I won't have the big red dog with me;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on May 21, 2010, 05:13:34 PM
I first thought of CK, but when there was no mention of people driving by throwing beer bottles at him I ruled him out.

Funny, I'm the first one that you always think of. I think I might have a stalker.
Well, it looks an awful lot like one of the access doors on a Generac standby generator.  But I have no idea where it is...
Well, it looks an awful lot like one of the access doors on a Generac standby generator.  But I have no idea where it is...

That was my thought too, way to many out there to know the specific one though.

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on May 21, 2010, 07:25:43 PM
Near St. Mary's Park restroom?   :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on May 21, 2010, 08:06:16 PM
Near St. Mary's Park restroom?   :P

i am thinking that might be it. it does look like the picture is taken from above and the bridge is overlooking the restrooms.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 21, 2010, 11:14:48 PM
Nope. Perhaps it was too difficult from the shot :/
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on May 21, 2010, 11:16:43 PM
locker at the Y ?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on May 21, 2010, 11:34:55 PM
Drive thru speaker?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on May 21, 2010, 11:38:06 PM
generator behind Monroe Bank & Trust?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 22, 2010, 12:07:22 AM
Brian got it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on May 22, 2010, 12:21:58 AM
(http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/benny_48162/mt2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 22, 2010, 03:10:08 AM
generator behind Monroe Bank & Trust?

Ah, but what BRAND of generator?   ;D


Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on May 22, 2010, 08:02:34 AM
Ah, but what BRAND of generator?   ;D




Is there any other besides the Generac? lol.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on May 22, 2010, 08:08:37 AM
([url]http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss272/benny_48162/mt2-1.jpg[/url])



The back of the Monroe Shopping Center?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on May 22, 2010, 10:05:19 AM

The back of the Monroe Shopping Center?
That is correct. Wasn't sure how many people were familiar with that area. Good job.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 22, 2010, 10:35:55 AM
Is there any other besides the Generac? lol.

Actually, yes.

Kohler and Generac are the two big names in standby power, and they're both similar colors.  But the Kohler generators that I'm familiar with have latches at the top of the removable access doors.  The picture shows what looks like a hinge on the left side, and a latch on the right side, indicating a hinged access door, which is typically found on a Generac.  I could be wrong - but in my experiences, it looks like a Generac.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 23, 2010, 10:44:09 AM
While we're in a "lull" waiting for a new picture to chase down...

I need a little help in something I'm looking for...   

if any of the "active" posters on this thread think this is not the right thread then I will certainly start a different thread...  but it seems like this could fit in just fine while we're out looking...

One of the other things I do with my life besides spending too much time on here is chasing down information on the old Interurban street car systems that existed in the area a hundred or so years ago...   yes, Tiny, there might be a "hint" of sorts ;) ;) ;)

I recently had a request from a member of our group to keep an eye open for an old barn that is built around two old interurban cars...   He is pretty sure it is on Dixie Highway and south of Monroe...   but I wouldn't totally discount north of Monroe either...   one of the county interurbans and Dixie Highway ran fairly close and parallel across the county...

From his email:

Quote
   About 20 years ago a friend chased down a pair of box cars that were reported to bhe interurban freight trailers in a courogated barn off Dixie Highway near you. One was on each side with peaked roof connecting the two and space about 25 feet across in the middle. the sheet metal covered the outsides but the original carsides were still visible in the middle. Sound familiar? They might have been 36 foot cars and were not very tall. More like a steam rr boxcar than a CERA type trailer.   

any help is appreciated...   any other tips on old interurban relics please PM or email me the info...   unless we want to start a thread on interurban railways...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 23, 2010, 10:28:35 PM
Oh God BigRedDog you're killing me. Now I want to change the thread to old railways.  :o  I don't recall seeing the two cars you're looking for but you sparked a memory of an old interurban passenger car I seen a long time ago in someone's yard. I have accidently driven past it twice but can't recall the location. It seems like it was North of Maybee, west of Carleton somewhere, maybe not even in Monroe County but not too far out.

I figured your 1914 might be an old railroad bridge that was removed, but haven't found it yet. I have found some old bridge supports from an old spur that went into Dundee back in 1800's and was removed in the 1930's. I will see if I can get a picture on here for you. Now you opened up a whole new can of worms for me. I spent a large chunk of today searching for your elusive 1914 picture. 

Sorry everyone but BRD has made this more fun for me than my original intentions. Where's Riv with a picture?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 23, 2010, 10:42:34 PM
Try and find these. Just kidding they are really out there.
BRD these are on Radka Rd over by Dundee. RR went along Stewart Rd. and circled around the river and into Dundee. You can still see where it ran a 100 years ago.
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/oldrrbridge.jpg)
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/oldrrbridge2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on May 24, 2010, 06:20:58 AM

I hope someone else will post a pic, didn't realize I guessed correctly. I have been  busy..... 

I was out and about yesterday, saw someone near Harbor Inn and Ale taking pics...maybe that person can post one.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 24, 2010, 08:26:38 AM
Oh God BigRedDog you're killing me. Now I want to change the thread to old railways.  :o  I don't recall seeing the two cars you're looking for but you sparked a memory of an old interurban passenger car I seen a long time ago in someone's yard. I have accidently driven past it twice but can't recall the location. It seems like it was North of Maybee, west of Carleton somewhere, maybe not even in Monroe County but not too far out.

I figured your 1914 might be an old railroad bridge that was removed, but haven't found it yet. I have found some old bridge supports from an old spur that went into Dundee back in 1800's and was removed in the 1930's. I will see if I can get a picture on here for you. Now you opened up a whole new can of worms for me. I spent a large chunk of today searching for your elusive 1914 picture. 

Sorry everyone but BRD has made this more fun for me than my original intentions. Where's Riv with a picture?

Let's keep it at Where are we in general...   the railroad thing might be a bit specialized even for a group this size...   saw your pics and I will definitely get over there and check them out...   and you're way cold on the 1914 pic when you're in Dundee...    it is interurban related...   light rail, not heavy.

Glad I found something that was a bit of a challenge...   and glad someone was up for the challenge...   I have to go that way this morning so I am going past there and check and make sure it's still visible in the grass and brush and weeds....   maybe it's only visible in the winter...   wouldn't that be a bear!!!

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 24, 2010, 08:46:17 AM
I hope someone else will post a pic, didn't realize I guessed correctly. I have been  busy..... 

I was out and about yesterday, saw someone near Harbor Inn and Ale taking pics...maybe that person can post one.  :)


Well I did try to make it to HI&A yesterday but ran out of day Riv...

but I wasn't wanting to go there to take pics ;) ;) ;)

I was out and did take a few yesterday though...   this is one of them...    took this one with my cell phone...   might go back and take it with my good camera sometime...   kind of an interesting pic in general.

I've got a busy day...   will check in on my cell phone when I can though...


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/circle.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 07:33:33 AM
Drove by there and looked yesterday Tiny...   still there and visible from the road...   I did some more pics...  maybe a few hints in the pictures for you...   one picture is worth a thousand words...   actually I've seen some pictures you couldn't describe with a thousand words, but that's a different topic  :o :o :o

OK, these are for Tiny...   but everyone is welcome to play...   we deemed it extra challenging a while back...  but some of you are driving by this and probably not even noticing it :D :D :D

They still haven't turned the 4 around...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/IUB02.jpg)

Not too hard to see from the road at all...   the brush will hide it before the summer is over though!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/IUB01.jpg)

I even went across the road and took a wide angle pic for you Tiny...

The shadows kind of make it look harder to see than it really is...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/IUB03.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 07:37:47 AM
hmmmmm....   not even a single "guess"...   maybe because of the browser issues here yesterday...

We did drive by there yesterday again and my wife commented that it was a little hard to see going by at 55 mph (that's a hint by all means)...   it's outside of Monroe, but not "too far"  :D :D :D


([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/circle.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 25, 2010, 08:06:11 AM
Yep for me it was the browser issue.
When I first saw this I could only think of the office, between the gates at Roselawn Cemetery.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 08:11:20 AM
Yep for me it was the browser issue.
When I first saw this I could only think of the office, between the gates at Roselawn Cemetery.

You can't get much more precise than that ;) ;) ;)

Any idea of the history behind this "fixture" ??? ??? ???

must have been part of a fountain at one time...  but there's just a shrub underneath it now...

I'll post a couple of more pics of it in a few minutes for the members that don't have their sharp eyes turned on...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 25, 2010, 08:14:04 AM
You can't get much more precise than that ;) ;) ;)

Any idea of the history behind this "fixture" ??? ??? ???

must have been part of a fountain at one time...  but there's just a shrub underneath it now...

I'll post a couple of more pics of it in a few minutes for the members that don't have their sharp eyes turned on...
It looks to me to be the downspout when it rains.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 08:18:28 AM
It looks to me to be the downspout when it rains.

If that was a 2 or 3 inch drain hole maybe...   that's only a 3/4 inch hole...  would plug up with crud pretty easily if it was drain water...

I figured there was a catch basin that sat below it at one time...

maybe got stolen or damaged by a careless driver...

I'll ask Larry Merkle when I see him ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 25, 2010, 08:27:36 AM
If that was a 2 or 3 inch drain hole maybe...   that's only a 3/4 inch hole...  would plug up with crud pretty easily if it was drain water...

I figured there was a catch basin that sat below it at one time...

maybe got stolen or damaged by a careless driver...

I'll ask Larry Merkle when I see him ;) ;) ;)
Maybe the hole (drain) behind the plate is 2 or 3 inches.
Something decorative. There's larger one's on the main mausoleum at the top.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 08:29:22 AM
A couple of more pics just to show how sharp his eyes are...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/circle03.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/Circle02.jpg)

Tag, you're it Mayonnaise ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 08:32:25 AM
Maybe the hole (drain) behind the plate is 2 or 3 inches.
Something decorative. There's larger one's on the main mausoleum at the top.

That would make sense...   maybe that's just a restricter plate so the water doesn't pour out all at once...   it does look like it's had water running through it recently...   that may be one well watered shrub...   maybe there's a tank or screens built in there somewhere to catch the crud before it gets to that point...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 25, 2010, 08:40:50 AM
That would make sense...   maybe that's just a restricter plate so the water doesn't pour out all at once...   it does look like it's had water running through it recently...   that may be one well watered shrub...   maybe there's a tank or screens built in there somewhere to catch the crud before it gets to that point...

BRD, to fully solve this puzzle, you'll have to get back out there and take another picture while it's raining!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 08:52:10 AM
BRD, to fully solve this puzzle, you'll have to get back out there and take another picture while it's raining!

Guess I should have done that last week ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on May 25, 2010, 09:11:04 AM
One of the other things I do with my life besides spending too much time on here is chasing down information on the old Interurban street car systems that existed in the area a hundred or so years ago...   yes, Tiny, there might be a "hint" of sorts ;) ;) ;)

Here's one of the Storage buildings next to an old Fire Station...  Look familiar

How do you get the images to appear - I attached it?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 25, 2010, 11:40:54 AM
A couple of more pics just to show how sharp his eyes are...
Tag, you're it Mayonnaise ;) ;) ;)
No not sharp eyes :P It just growing up, I passed through those gates a lot. At one time, I was on a first name basis with all the funeral directors and cemetery managers. :P ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 25, 2010, 11:43:06 AM
No not sharp eyes :P It just growing up, I passed through those gates a lot. At one time, I was on a first name basis with all the funeral directors and cemetery managers. :P ;)

Gotcha...   still have to be paying close attention... 

maybe it's an ex-military trait... 

survival instinct ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 25, 2010, 11:53:10 AM
Ok, just got back from taking some pics.
Here's one. Should be easy for some. ;)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4639353146_c2b8a7f1c7_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 25, 2010, 09:51:45 PM
BRD, we finally found it! Of course the latest hints helped a lot. We were searching in this area until you said it was bfe. That's when we switched to the western county. The strange part is I know I've stood on that road and looked into the water under that bridge about 32 years ago and never even noticed the date on it. They had replaced the railroad ties on the tracks and left the old ones lying along the track, and me and my brother parked there and picked up 3 or 4 of them. Now I want to find that old rail car I seen years ago next.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/1914good.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2010, 07:43:32 AM
Way to hang in there Tiny ;D ;D ;D

Interesting about having been there so long ago. 

I'll be looking for that car too on my treks north.

You earned your kewpie doll...   persistence pays off!!!


FRANKIE VAUGHAN Kewpie Doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE8hH6FiLfM#)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2010, 07:47:18 AM
Ok, just got back from taking some pics.
Here's one. Should be easy for some. ;)
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4639353146_c2b8a7f1c7_m.jpg[/url])


Don't recognize it...   have a couple of ideas, but I've got a lot to do today...   it's not even 8 am and I'm already an hour behind...   and looks like one of those days that the faster I go the behinder I will be...  but wanted to get it back on top after Tiny found my backwards 4 bridge ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 26, 2010, 07:55:57 AM
Well, where is the bridge?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on May 26, 2010, 08:25:25 AM
Ok, just got back from taking some pics.
Here's one. Should be easy for some. ;)
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4639353146_c2b8a7f1c7_m.jpg[/url])


The ornate work at the top appears to be like the Court House or a Statute by St. Mary's church.
I'll have to look when I go in town.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on May 26, 2010, 09:57:29 AM
The ornate work at the top appears to be like the Court House or a Statute by St. Mary's church.
I'll have to look when I go in town.

I'd almost say that it's near the port. But I haven't been out there looking.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: lordfly on May 26, 2010, 01:11:56 PM
I've always wanted to go explore the port with my camera, but somehow I think they'd frown upon it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2010, 06:03:40 PM
Well, where is the bridge?


Up north of Newport along the east side of Brandon Rd. just south of where it intersects with Armstrong Rd...   there's a map below...  if Flanders gets after me it's all your fault :o :o :o

The old interurban line ran along the west side of the dual conventional railroad tracks right there...

the interurban line came out on the north side of Monroe and joined the railroad tracks at Sand Creek Road.  Followed them all the way to South Rockwood before crossing what is now I-75 right under where the S. Huron River Dr. overpass is located.

They did make a detour off the rail ROW for about a half mile right in "downtown" Newport.  The little quarry just north of Newport on Brandon Road belonged to the interurban line and that is where they got their limestone for line ballast, rocks, bridge pieces, etc... 

You can still see distinct signs of the right of way most of the way along this route north of Monroe.  South of Monroe it's a little harder to follow because it didn't follow the railroad.

Congrats again to Tiny for the efforts he (and his wife) put forth on this trek :D :D :D

Link to eriemermaid's map:


http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.03205,-83.28383&z=16&t=H&marker0=42.03226%2C-83.28371%2C4.0%20km%20SxSW%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.03205,-83.28383&z=16&t=H&marker0=42.03226%2C-83.28371%2C4.0%20km%20SxSW%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 26, 2010, 08:18:24 PM
I wasn't going to tell them where it is and make them find it themselves.
                          ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2010, 08:35:20 PM
I wasn't going to tell them where it is and make them find it themselves.
                          ;) ;) ;)

it would take a lot of people years to find that one...   

it would be possible to drive right by there and still miss it ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 26, 2010, 08:57:36 PM
Thanks for the map BRD!  I LOVE your maps!!   I have never been in that section of Monroe County!  I would have NEVER found it! LOL
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2010, 09:03:38 PM
Thanks for the map BRD!  I LOVE your maps!!   I have never been in that section of Monroe County!  I would have NEVER found it! LOL

everybody goes zooming by on 75 just a few hundred yards to the west...

one of my hints was about the busier roads in the area...   and N Dixie is just to the east...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2010, 08:14:50 AM
Ok, just got back from taking some pics.
Here's one. Should be easy for some. ;)
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4639353146_c2b8a7f1c7_m.jpg[/url])


Won't get a chance to go looking today either Mayonnaise...

but wanted to get it back to where everyone would see it again ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 28, 2010, 05:00:14 PM
This is one of those things you swear you seen but can't remember where.

I'll be looking tomarrow.

I think we need a hint.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 31, 2010, 04:20:35 PM
Well we looked all over Monroe and can't find this logo. Searched all over the web too. It's a real tough one to crack. I don't see any other guesses, maybe everyones too busy partying.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 31, 2010, 05:26:03 PM
Well we looked all over Monroe and can't find this logo. Searched all over the web too. It's a real tough one to crack. I don't see any other guesses, maybe everyones too busy partying.
Yeah that may be true with the holiday and all.
Ok here is a hint.
Let the angel be your guide
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on May 31, 2010, 05:34:09 PM

The angel in front of St. Mary's church
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on May 31, 2010, 05:42:26 PM
We have a WINNER!
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4639353146_c2b8a7f1c7_m.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/4639353104_83992875e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Original Riv on May 31, 2010, 06:37:07 PM

I kept thinking it was St. Mary's church, but I couldn't remember exactly where I saw it there. When you said let the angel be your guide then I remembered.

I don't have any pics, so I hope someone has another one to put up.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on May 31, 2010, 07:46:26 PM
The ornate work at the top appears to be like the Court House or a Statute by St. Mary's church.
I'll have to look when I go in town.

I figured so - a few days ago -
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2010, 08:22:11 PM
I kept thinking it was St. Mary's church, but I couldn't remember exactly where I saw it there. When you said let the angel be your guide then I remembered.

I don't have any pics, so I hope someone has another one to put up.  :)

I have plenty to put up...   been taking them almost everyday...  but don't want to be a topic hog...

I have a few I promised TC I would post so might as well do them here...   then everyone can see...

if no one has posted by the time I'm done with those I'll dig out something ;) ;) ;)

but, I like to play this on the guessing end too when I have time...

maybe it's time to have two different posters have one going at the same time...

maybe that would speed the game up a bit...

Tiny???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 31, 2010, 08:37:02 PM
I have plenty to put up...   been taking them almost everyday...  but don't want to be a topic hog...

I have a few I promised TC I would post so might as well do them here...   then everyone can see...

if no one has posted by the time I'm done with those I'll dig out something ;) ;) ;)

but, I like to play this on the guessing end too when I have time...

maybe it's time to have two different posters have one going at the same time...

maybe that would speed the game up a bit...

Tiny???
That's fine with me as long as we don't lose track of what's going on.

I can't believe where that picture was from...must have been by there 100's of times and never noticed. Our amateur radio club just had a hidden trasmitter hunt that ended up in the parking lot across the street Saturday morning. We even asked some friends of ours who are members of the church and they said they never seen it before. I guess some of us walk around in a fog most of our lives.  8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2010, 08:42:42 PM
These are pics of the boat launch in beautiful downtown Dundee...

I told TC I would get her some recent pics of the launch site...

this is right in town right behind the fire station...

We've had lots of rain (just ask livewire) and it rained hard not too long before we got there so there is plenty of water in the river for a boat TC...   at least there is today!!!

from the top of the hill...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/launchdundee01.jpg)

pretty close to the bottom...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/launchdundee02.jpg)

looking east toward Monroe from the bottom...   if you look west you just see the bridge and the dam...   they look about like they have since I can remember them ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/launchdundee03.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2010, 08:44:49 PM
That's fine with me as long as we don't lose track of what's going on.


I don't mind commenting on a pic to "bump" it back up to where everyone realizes what we're looking for 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 31, 2010, 09:17:54 PM
I think this will actually be kind of easy...   

it's something I would recognize  (that might be a hint if you know me)...

OK...  another hint...

we were in Dundee today taking pics...


and this is a long way from Dundee :D :D :D


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/Amod01.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 31, 2010, 10:22:01 PM
the end of a lit cigarette, or maybe a railroad spike.
too small too tell.  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 01, 2010, 03:50:50 PM
Looks like it is rolled in blunt tobacco papers to me!

BRD, you rolling and driving again?   ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: CatLady on June 01, 2010, 04:14:54 PM
Your sock?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 01, 2010, 05:07:18 PM
Looks to me like a helicopter blade. I've seen some with the end painted yellow. (To me it looks yellow).
Or the end of a prop a of an airplane.
I see the  :D :D :D so I'd say Custer Airport.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 01, 2010, 06:30:16 PM
Looks to me like a helicopter blade. I've seen some with the end painted yellow. (To me it looks yellow).
Or the end of a prop a of an airplane.
I see the  :D :D :D so I'd say Custer Airport.

I'll give a couple of more hints...

I haven't been near Custer airport with my camera since way before this game started (and the picture is only a couple of weeks old)....

When I posted it I kind of figured Mayonnaise had the background to figure it out if someone with really sharp eyes didn't beat him to it...

looks like he's doing pretty good too ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 01, 2010, 06:35:02 PM
Is it from the small little airfield off of Telegraph near Temperance rd?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 01, 2010, 06:50:35 PM
Is it from the small little airfield off of Telegraph near Temperance rd?

Sorry Ck...  that is a good guess though...   

I thought about taking a pic there...   

may have to wait awhile now :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 01, 2010, 10:20:47 PM
Is it the rotor blade from the Huey helicopter (the one on the post) at Heck Park? I can't make out if its the main or the tail. Kind of looks like the tail.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 02, 2010, 04:17:39 AM
Is it the rotor blade from the Huey helicopter (the one on the post) at Heck Park? I can't make out if its the main or the tail. Kind of looks like the tail.

That was my next guess.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2010, 07:59:46 AM
Is it the rotor blade from the Huey helicopter (the one on the post) at Heck Park? I can't make out if its the main or the tail.

That was my next guess.

Wow...  both you guys have great eyes...    and you drive around looking up too 8* 8* 8*

It is the tail rotor on the Huey at Heck park.  I'll find a better pic and post it in a bit...

Tiny agrees that we can try a couple of people posting pics at one time...

so both of you can start looking for something easy for me to spot ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 02, 2010, 08:20:08 AM
Thought I had an even better one but can't find it right now...

this is the one I chopped to get the one I posted though...

great eyes guys ;D ;D ;D


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/Aorig.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 02, 2010, 04:35:07 PM
Wow...  both you guys have great eyes...    and you drive around looking up too 8* 8* 8*

Not sure I drive and look up so much, as I grew up very near there, and have been to the park several dozen times over the years.  And I can't take credit, since I was not the first to post. I was certain that it was the propeller on Telegraph, though thinking it over now, that is white and yellow.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 02, 2010, 04:48:25 PM
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/th_houseEdit.jpg?t=1275511678)

This should be a really easy one to be honest.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: sammy on June 02, 2010, 05:40:12 PM
Top of the courthouse?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 02, 2010, 05:46:33 PM
Here's one


 (http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/IMG00127-20100602-1444-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 02, 2010, 05:46:56 PM
Top of the courthouse?
I concure
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 02, 2010, 07:09:22 PM
Top of the courthouse?


Told you it was super easy. lol.

The original photo.

 (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/courthouse.jpg?t=1275520151)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 02, 2010, 07:57:40 PM
You know... If the program was changed to upload from our files like for the "Gallery" instead of first having to upload them to Photobucket, Flick'r or whatever people use, there might be more people participating in this.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 02, 2010, 08:41:18 PM
You know... If the program was changed to upload from our files like for the "Gallery" instead of first having to upload them to Photobucket, Flick'r or whatever people use, there might be more people participating in this.

I agree , its kinda a time consuming to have to do it that way but it has allowed me to learn a few more skills. lol

Seams like I never get around to get any cool pics though or I would post a few too.  Guess I should get out of the house more.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 02, 2010, 09:46:17 PM
Here's one


 ([url]http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/IMG00127-20100602-1444-1.jpg[/url])
Looks like unexploded ordinance their looking for in the MEN last week.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on June 02, 2010, 11:10:59 PM
Here's one


 ([url]http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/IMG00127-20100602-1444-1.jpg[/url])


mccc?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 02, 2010, 11:25:55 PM
mccc?

Ding Ding Ding...
We have a winner.

I'm trying to figure out what it's supposed to be.

(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/IMG00127-20100602-1444.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 04, 2010, 12:25:28 AM
Ding Ding Ding...
We have a winner.

I'm trying to figure out what it's supposed to be.

([url]http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/IMG00127-20100602-1444.jpg[/url])


Well Prof H...   

I'm not sure what it is either...

that's the trouble with all this modern art today :-\ :-\ :-\

but I do have a pretty good idea of what it's decorated with :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on June 05, 2010, 08:42:00 AM
Do we have another one?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 05, 2010, 09:41:07 PM
Here's a new one.
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/clock.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 05, 2010, 10:08:45 PM
And here's a little harder one. Where is this 6 foot tall slab of granite?
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/granite.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2010, 12:45:06 AM
I see that clock tower all the time tiny...   but my mind isn't telling me "where" right now :( :( :(

Is the granite rock out on Geiger road between Dunbar and Ida East???

Doesn't look quite right in the picture for that one though :-\ :-\ :-\

I'll look closer when I'm wider awake ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on June 06, 2010, 02:13:18 AM


Isn't the clock tower on the Edison building... that is suppose to be a replica of Independence Hall... across from the court house?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 06, 2010, 05:30:12 PM
Yes, Chicken has the clock tower right. I wondered if anyone would realize it was across from the Courthouse in the previous pictures.

Nope, BigRedDog the granite is North of the river.

Sorry about being late on here been out taking pictures of storm damage. We were out last night at 3 am running around doing Skywarn with the amateur radio club.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on June 06, 2010, 05:40:45 PM
the clock tower is at washington and first and the slab is by st. charles church.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 06, 2010, 06:44:13 PM
JMO, Chicken already got the clock tower right, it's on the Edison bldg. The Granite slab is about 2 or 2 1/2 miles from St. Charles church though.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 09, 2010, 05:35:54 PM
This one is inside an eating establishment. 
(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/Flamingos-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 09, 2010, 06:40:14 PM
Is that inside China Buffet on Monroe St ?  ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 09, 2010, 07:28:48 PM
Is that inside China Buffet on Monroe St ?  ???
yep - I laughed when I saw it on my way out - thought I might stump people for a little while.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 09, 2010, 07:31:49 PM
Ok, finally got one together.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4686761286_4d53c8150a.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on June 09, 2010, 07:34:47 PM
OMG, I finnally got one. LOL . ;D

I knew it had to be one of there decorations.

I have a few pics and I could try and post one (im not very good) but it will be a bit so if anyone else has one in the meam time feel free to post one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on June 10, 2010, 03:16:50 PM
Mayo, I'm fairly sure I know this one. Don't have a picture so I'll give someone else a shot.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on June 11, 2010, 07:10:51 AM


I don't know where that is...  So I will guess.. Is it the smoker at J's Smoke house? lol... Looks like some sort of Incinerator..  Is it at the sewage Plant?

I do want to ask.. I have gotten a couple right.. and passed on posting a pick..  I do have pics of Monroe.. I finally found them.. I have one ready...

So when there is another turn.. I would like to post a pic if no one has one available..

I will keep an eye on the thread... but please don't hold up the fun if I have not responded in like a hour...

I only ask this, because I don't know how many more I can get right!  I have a bit of a disadvantage, have not lived there in 22 years... it's been almost 2 since my last visit... and frankly... I am a bit short on brain cells...

Ciao!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 11, 2010, 02:15:21 PM

I don't know where that is...  So I will guess.. Is it the smoker at J's Smoke house? lol... Looks like some sort of Incinerator..  Is it at the sewage Plant?

I do want to ask.. I have gotten a couple right.. and passed on posting a pick..  I do have pics of Monroe.. I finally found them.. I have one ready...

So when there is another turn.. I would like to post a pic if no one has one available..

I will keep an eye on the thread... but please don't hold up the fun if I have not responded in like a hour...

I only ask this, because I don't know how many more I can get right!  I have a bit of a disadvantage, have not lived there in 22 years... it's been almost 2 since my last visit... and frankly... I am a bit short on brain cells...

Ciao!


Well, first of all, NO...   that is not J's smoker...  his is a trailer model...   photo below...  this was last year out at the Island Rumble on Doglady Island...   I believe it was only the first or second time they had used the smoker...   and btw...   the Island Rumble this year is June 19th...

also, Tiny has agreed that we could try having a couple of photos going at a time for the game because there does seem to be quite a time lag involved...   so unless someone else posts one go ahead and post away ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/smokertrailer.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on June 11, 2010, 05:46:04 PM
Alright since I don't have a picture I'll make my guess and if correct Chicken can put up a pic. Isn't that at Monroe County Animal Control?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on June 11, 2010, 05:57:06 PM
Alright since I don't have a picture I'll make my guess and if correct Chicken can put up a pic. Isn't that at Monroe County Animal Control?
Yes it is.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on June 11, 2010, 06:00:57 PM
TC you're up.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on June 11, 2010, 06:18:47 PM



Ok....  sorry it's small (you can make a few jokes)...


(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii234/Tampachicken/synagogueinMonroe-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 11, 2010, 08:25:02 PM
Isn't that the temple on 8th street?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 11, 2010, 08:30:54 PM
and as either a second picture, or in case I win, here is another.

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/Blowme.jpg?t=1276302605)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on June 13, 2010, 10:00:16 AM


Yes... you are correct!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 14, 2010, 10:09:49 PM
Here's a second picture to find.
I don't know where the green door is or what's behind it.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Ladybug on June 14, 2010, 11:59:24 PM
Tiny, is that at the VFW in Maybee? 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on June 15, 2010, 09:26:28 AM
Tiny, is that at the VFW in Maybee?

Oh, man!!!  I recognized this one right away!  I just didn't see it until after Ladybug posted.

I used to cut the grass here at the Maybee VFW for several years!  I remember cutting around that tracked vehicle dozens of times!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2010, 10:14:35 AM
Oh, man!!!  I recognized this one right away!  I just didn't see it until after Ladybug posted.

I used to cut the grass here at the Maybee VFW for several years!  I remember cutting around that tracked vehicle dozens of times!

That is a howitzer mounted on tracks...   some are pulled as trailers behind trucks too.

The "blade" in the back is lowered into the ground to keep the vehicle from rolling backwards when it fires.  They will shoot many many miles...   I don't know the exact age or model of that one but I do hate to see them on display in places like this because they were using those same ones when I was in the Army :( :( :(

I recognized it right away too live...    some of these photos are just easier than others :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 15, 2010, 11:04:30 PM
Yes Ladybug, it's the one in Maybee. I watched them unload this beast off the flat bed rail car and tow it out to the VFW with big tractors many years ago. They said it was driven onto the rail car, then they dismantled the engine and welded the engine cover shut. They didn't want anyone going for a joy ride in it. We used to go inside it before they welded the door shut. Bad place for a clausterphobic.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 16, 2010, 02:16:06 PM
and as either a second picture, or in case I win, here is another.

([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/Blowme.jpg?t=1276302605[/url])


So do people need a hint or a larger photo on this one?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 16, 2010, 02:41:39 PM
Both CK!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 16, 2010, 03:41:55 PM
and as either a second picture, or in case I win, here is another.

([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/Blowme.jpg?t=1276302605[/url])


ok, and now for a second picture, this part buts up to the green door.

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/mex.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 16, 2010, 06:11:19 PM
ok, and now for a second picture, this part buts up to the green door.

([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/mex.jpg[/url])


Looks Like Carl's Hide a way in Ida.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 16, 2010, 06:51:21 PM
Looks Like Carl's Hide a way in Ida.

That's a winner.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 17, 2010, 11:13:23 PM
Someone got a picture to post?

I'm going to be very busy these next two weekends with our ham radio club and won't be on much. Someone needs to keep this thread alive. Swap and Shop Father's day at the fairgrounds and Field Day the following weekend at Vienna Park Temperance, MI
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2010, 10:11:02 AM
And here's a little harder one. Where is this 6 foot tall slab of granite?
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/granite.jpg[/url])


Did we ever get a closer location on this one???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2010, 11:34:35 AM
Someone got a picture to post?

I'm going to be very busy these next two weekends with our ham radio club and won't be on much. Someone needs to keep this thread alive. Swap and Shop Father's day at the fairgrounds and Field Day the following weekend at Vienna Park Temperance, MI


Have fun Tiny...  we'll do what we can hear...    swap and shop sounds interesting 8) 8) 8)

OK...  here's one that shouldn't be too difficult...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P6030407.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on June 24, 2010, 05:00:07 PM
I wondered what happened to this thread. And I have no idea what the picture is.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 24, 2010, 05:03:12 PM
I know I've seen it, just can't place it. I hate when that happens.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 24, 2010, 06:07:46 PM
I know I've seen it, just can't place it. I hate when that happens.

Well this might be more of a "hint" for Ck than for some of the others...

I would say it is something you have seen hundreds if not even thousands of times...

but, on the other hand...   

it may be a fairly recent addition to the building too :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2010, 03:10:28 AM
OK...   time for a hint...

"near the water" 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 29, 2010, 05:48:07 AM
I still don't know  . . 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 29, 2010, 11:18:45 AM
One of the "beach" club houses?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 29, 2010, 11:31:15 AM
I found this one driving in Monroe County on the North Side of the River to narrow the field


(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/Potawatomi.jpg?t=1277825365)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 29, 2010, 01:26:41 PM
One of the "beach" club houses?

I think as long as this one has taken we'll call that close enough...

Detroit Beach Boat Club to be exact...

I'm short of time so will post the rest of the photo later...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 29, 2010, 04:25:12 PM
I think as long as this one has taken we'll call that close enough...

Detroit Beach Boat Club to be exact...

I'm short of time so will post the rest of the photo later...

In my defense, I haven't lived across the street from that place since I was 8..... lol.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 29, 2010, 10:24:00 PM
I found this one driving in Monroe County on the North Side of the River to narrow the field


([url]http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/Potawatomi.jpg?t=1277825365[/url])
This sign is in Bigalow Flats over by Dundee.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 29, 2010, 10:26:46 PM
Here's a new picture, where is this school?
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/OldSchool.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on June 30, 2010, 12:33:04 AM
Is that the schoolhouse that is now offices next to the mall?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 30, 2010, 09:03:33 AM
This sign is in Bigalow Flats over by Dundee.

I was out for a ride and saw it, wasn't sure how new it was - but it looks relatively new.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on June 30, 2010, 10:07:49 AM
Dixon and Ida Center?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 30, 2010, 11:21:11 PM
Is that the schoolhouse that is now offices next to the mall?

Sorry wrong answer.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 30, 2010, 11:22:18 PM
Dixon and Ida Center?

Nope.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 30, 2010, 11:24:37 PM
I was out for a ride and saw it, wasn't sure how new it was - but it looks relatively new.

It's been there a few years but I saw it just recently while looking for BRD's 1914 picture in that area so it was fresh in my mind.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 03, 2010, 10:39:24 PM
Here's a new picture, where is this school?
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/OldSchool.jpg[/url])
Is everyone tired of this thread?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on July 03, 2010, 11:40:55 PM
Is everyone tired of this thread?

No, I jsut don't have a clue on the current photo.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on July 03, 2010, 11:47:39 PM
is it the back of the old golden school?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 04, 2010, 08:14:06 PM
is it the back of the old golden school?
I'm not familiar with the "Old Golden school", where is that?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on July 08, 2010, 01:10:22 PM
There is a school near the Monroe Mall, and another down in Temperance that have businesses inside.

This looks like the one on Monroe St. by the mall  The old Golden School
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on July 08, 2010, 04:23:45 PM
Is that school in Samaria on Samaria Rd ? Maybee on the South side of the Rd?  ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 09, 2010, 10:25:18 PM
There is a school near the Monroe Mall, and another down in Temperance that have businesses inside.

This looks like the one on Monroe St. by the mall  The old Golden School
Sorry wrong school
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 09, 2010, 10:26:52 PM
Is that school in Samaria on Samaria Rd ? Maybee on the South side of the Rd?  ???
Nope, hint it's East of I-75
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 09, 2010, 10:42:43 PM
Here is another picture to keep this thread moving.
Where is this located?
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/horns.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 11, 2010, 10:36:31 PM
Here's a new picture, where is this school?
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/OldSchool.jpg[/url])


Hints; East of I-75 and North of Monroe.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 12, 2010, 06:27:46 AM
I really have to get out more . . still no idea where this is.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: boater on July 12, 2010, 10:30:13 AM
The old Brest school off N. Dixie.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 12, 2010, 10:33:39 AM
Is this on top of the school across from Danny's?
 
Here is another picture to keep this thread moving.
Where is this located?
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/horns.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: boater on July 12, 2010, 10:34:41 AM
Or, maybe the the one in downtown Newport on Swan Creek Rd.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 12, 2010, 07:23:59 PM
Is this on top of the school across from Danny's?
 
Absolutely correct, it's Zion school at Cole and Macomb St. I wonder how often they use them.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 12, 2010, 07:27:24 PM
Or, maybe the the one in downtown Newport on Swan Creek Rd.

That's better. The school is right East of I-75 on Swan Creek Rd. near the entrance to Meijer warehouse.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on July 12, 2010, 08:23:24 PM
Absolutely correct, it's Zion school at Cole and Macomb St. I wonder how often they use them.

If thats what the church bells come out of then its alot cause I always say "Its time for church' when I hear those church bells. LoL :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 12, 2010, 08:38:28 PM
I guess I need instructions, LOL  I took a picture and it is in "my pictures" on my computer . . . but I don't know how to get it here . .   :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 12, 2010, 09:07:13 PM
I wish it were that easy, EM.

You have to open a Photobucket account or something like that; someone more geeked out than me will have to explain it though.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 13, 2010, 09:11:51 AM
maybe I'll have to send the picture to someone like brd, and he can post it for me . . . but then he wouldn't get to play . .   :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 13, 2010, 09:51:34 AM
maybe I'll have to send the picture to someone like brd, and he can post it for me . . . but then he wouldn't get to play . .   :-\


Here are the directions for posting a pic on here that I did earlier...

http://monroetalks.com/forum/miscellaneous/where-are-we/msg443595/#msg443595 (http://monroetalks.com/forum/miscellaneous/where-are-we/msg443595/#msg443595)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on July 13, 2010, 10:14:58 AM
Here are the directions for posting a pic on here that I did earlier...

[url]http://monroetalks.com/forum/miscellaneous/where-are-we/msg443595/#msg443595[/url] ([url]http://monroetalks.com/forum/miscellaneous/where-are-we/msg443595/#msg443595[/url])


Maybe you could make a thread with those directions, and get the MT admins to sticky it to the top for all to see as needed.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on July 14, 2010, 05:52:50 PM
BRD taught me, it's pretty easy if you follow his directions.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 14, 2010, 10:10:19 PM
Here's a tough one while we're waiting for the others to post.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/grave.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on July 16, 2010, 03:31:33 PM
Here's a tough one while we're waiting for the others to post.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/grave.jpg[/url])


Is that the cemetery on Hoffman Road (I think) in London Township?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on July 16, 2010, 04:11:02 PM
I think that's at the corner of Doty and Bluebush on the east side of Doty?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 17, 2010, 12:26:49 PM
Sorry Live, Billy is correct on this one.
Doty Rd just South of Bluebush Rd.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 19, 2010, 06:06:01 PM
Since its been a couple of days, I thought I would post one.
This one is very easy.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4809709867_37d384d592.jpg)
For the hard part. What does it mean. I know but I want to see if anyone else does. ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on July 19, 2010, 10:59:59 PM
I remember it from going there as a kid - Dorsch Library.

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 20, 2010, 12:12:16 AM
I remember it from going there as a kid - Dorsch Library.
Correct!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on July 20, 2010, 08:31:50 AM
Sorry Live, Billy is correct on this one.
Doty Rd just South of Bluebush Rd.

That's ok Tiny.  I was just guessing anyways! 

Headstones and farm fields like that all look alike!   :D

Got a picture Billy?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on July 20, 2010, 09:25:47 AM
Correct!

For the second part did it have anything to do with the Ginko tree?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 20, 2010, 11:58:45 AM
For the second part did it have anything to do with the Ginko tree?
Nope, not really.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 20, 2010, 12:07:56 PM
"Piss off you dope."

?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 20, 2010, 05:06:59 PM
"Piss off you dope."

?
Hey Now!  :D
Well I'll just go ahead the tell. Its written in Greek and it means "Water is Best". It is the cover of the well when Dr. Dorsch lived there. I've been doing some historical research on the place and happened to come across the meaning.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Billy on July 20, 2010, 07:46:52 PM
I'm out of pictures I'll try to get a few tomorrow.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 20, 2010, 08:20:43 PM
I am going to read BRD's instructions . . just haven't been able to concentrate this month!  The remberance for Mom is early next month . . maybe when that is over I can get back to ME!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 22, 2010, 10:44:15 PM
Here is a new picture.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/oldbridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 22, 2010, 10:45:25 PM
And here's another.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/plant.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 25, 2010, 10:14:09 PM
Here is a new picture.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/oldbridge.jpg[/url])


No guesses?
Found this while looking for BRD's 1914 awhile back. It's north of the river, west of I-75, East of US-23.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 25, 2010, 10:16:18 PM
And here's another.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/plant.jpg[/url])


I thought this one would be easy, there aren't that many smoke stacks in Monroe County.
If I give anymore hints it will be too easy.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 25, 2010, 10:57:11 PM
Dundee Cement Plant/Holcim?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 25, 2010, 11:18:56 PM
Dundee Cement Plant/Holcim?

Yes sir, picture taken from the north side.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on July 26, 2010, 06:23:36 AM
Yes sir, picture taken from the north side.

Yup!  That's from the driveway, off of Day Road, I think.  I recognized that one right away, but Mike beat me to it!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 26, 2010, 08:25:04 PM
I grew up on the west side of Bates Lane in Frenchtown Township.  There is pretty much nothing between there and Dundee.  Well, my mom was kind of an insomniac.  And she was looking out one night and saw the pink-tinged smoke coming from the plant and thought it was a fire.  She called the fire department.  They must have gotten a nice few laughs out of that one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 28, 2010, 10:59:08 PM
Here's a new picture.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Bell2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 28, 2010, 11:00:05 PM
Here is a new picture.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/oldbridge.jpg[/url])

Don't forget this one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: JMO on July 29, 2010, 12:14:37 AM
Neither one rings a bell yet.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 29, 2010, 07:56:29 AM
Tiny....is the one with the bell the Raisinville Township Hall out on Ida-Maybee Road?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 29, 2010, 06:38:17 PM
Fuzz is right.  Bridge School.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM28FY (http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM28FY)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 29, 2010, 07:20:11 PM
Fuzz is right.  Bridge School.

[url]http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM28FY[/url] ([url]http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM28FY[/url])


Hey, not bad for a Johnny Come Lately guy, aye.  I've always liked that little intersection area and have walked around the river there several times.  I've pictured the school house full of farmer's children playing around outside. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 29, 2010, 09:56:27 PM
Tiny....is the one with the bell the Raisinville Township Hall out on Ida-Maybee Road?

Wow you guys are good. Yes it's bridge school. Where are your pictures?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 29, 2010, 10:07:56 PM
Where are your pictures?

I think I need an in home demonstration . .    :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 29, 2010, 10:23:47 PM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad356/eriehiker/010.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 29, 2010, 10:49:41 PM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad356/eriehiker/158.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on July 29, 2010, 11:13:28 PM
The cannon is in the square in Dundee.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 29, 2010, 11:44:47 PM
Correct, Mayo.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on July 30, 2010, 09:54:33 PM
(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad356/eriehiker/024.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on July 30, 2010, 10:32:18 PM
That graffiti artist is pretty good
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 13, 2010, 11:04:16 PM
([url]http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad356/eriehiker/024.jpg[/url])

Alright I can't find this picture, time for a hint.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 13, 2010, 11:05:47 PM
([url]http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad356/eriehiker/158.jpg[/url])


Is this the old Detroit Stoker plant?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on August 15, 2010, 10:47:50 AM
Modern Packaging on Huber?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: loser on August 15, 2010, 05:51:57 PM
another local gem
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on August 15, 2010, 05:56:15 PM
another local gem

ummm, wrong thread... 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: loser on August 15, 2010, 05:57:35 PM
perhaps it belongs in the 'where is my spaghetti stained shirt' thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on August 15, 2010, 05:59:55 PM
 
perhaps it belongs in the 'where is my spaghetti stained shirt' thread.

Well that's not this thread is it? Nope.  8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: sammy on August 15, 2010, 06:19:43 PM
Methinks Loser has lost it!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on August 15, 2010, 09:52:13 PM
I took the factory pic at the Port of Monroe along the River Raisin, just east of the turning basin and across from the old Ford Plant.  BTW, I had permission and took the pics during the sediment testing last summer.

The grafitti pic was taken underneath one of Monroe's more historic bridges.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 20, 2010, 11:06:36 PM
Here's a new picture of Elvis' front gates. Where are they?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/four-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 20, 2010, 11:09:06 PM
Here is a second picture, where is this building?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/one.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on August 21, 2010, 12:04:25 AM
That should stand out....relatively new construction.  One of those new office complexes along the river in Dundee?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on August 21, 2010, 08:15:31 AM
Here is a second picture, where is this building?

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/one.jpg[/url])

Lamour Printing
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 21, 2010, 09:56:43 PM
Lamour printing is correct, Brian has an advantage being downtown a lot.

Anyone know where the gates are?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 22, 2010, 07:12:39 AM
I've seen those gates . . . dang, I have to get out more!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on August 22, 2010, 08:20:14 AM
If I remember correctly, those gates are on Cole Rd. past the Party Store, going east, on the right.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 22, 2010, 09:31:12 PM
If I remember correctly, those gates are on Cole Rd. past the Party Store, going east, on the right.

Correct Mayo, I guess I'll have to take some tougher pictures.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on August 23, 2010, 09:54:36 AM
This might be Monroe County's only covered bridge:

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad356/eriehiker/coveredbridge.jpg)

Where is it?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on August 23, 2010, 09:58:34 AM
This might be Monroe County's only covered bridge:

Where is it?

I'm not sure where that one is, but I know of another in the county...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on August 23, 2010, 09:59:49 AM
Hmmmm.  That would be another good "Where are we?" question.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on August 23, 2010, 10:01:09 AM
Hmmmm.  That would be another good "Where are we?" question.

If I ever win another of these I'll post it. :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on August 23, 2010, 10:05:05 AM
Oh, do we have to win in order to post a picture?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on August 23, 2010, 02:44:58 PM
I don't think so Mike Ingels . . you just have to be able to post a picture . .  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 23, 2010, 10:06:49 PM
Is that bridge on Dargantz Rd. SW of Petersburg, Summerfield Township?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on August 23, 2010, 10:13:26 PM
Yes.  Good work, Tiny!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 23, 2010, 10:31:41 PM
Ok lets see if anyone recognizes this picture.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/two.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 28, 2010, 11:39:18 PM
Ok lets see if anyone recognizes this picture.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/two.jpg[/url])


Hint...It's in town
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on August 28, 2010, 11:48:36 PM
Ok lets see if anyone recognizes this picture.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/two.jpg[/url])

Attorney's office at the corner of First & Monroe.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 29, 2010, 10:17:23 PM
Yes sir, Brian's correct, I guess I'll have to take some pictures out of town to make them tougher.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 29, 2010, 10:21:14 PM
Ok let's try this one. BTW if anyone else has a picture feel free to post it but lets keep it to two at a time until they are guessed.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/wagon2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on September 06, 2010, 04:30:30 PM
J & L Antiques
8207 N. Dixie Highway
Newport
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on September 06, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww11/donc35/arc11biga.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 06, 2010, 09:56:38 PM
J & L Antiques
8207 N. Dixie Highway
Newport

Absolutely correct, and I have no clue where your pic is from.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on September 06, 2010, 10:06:03 PM
Absolutely correct, and I have no clue where your pic is from.
I am kind of shocked I actually got one...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on September 09, 2010, 07:58:27 PM
([url]http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww11/donc35/arc11biga.jpg[/url])


The white house on the corner of Washington and I believe W. 6th......or maybe S. Macomb.......don't remember the exact corner but that BEAUTIFUL home on the corner.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on September 09, 2010, 08:11:48 PM
Yep, Boyd house.  I love the place.  One of my favorite houses in Monroe.  Saw an old picture of it and it had a tennis court in back. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on September 09, 2010, 10:13:27 PM
Yay........I got one!   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 12, 2010, 11:17:07 PM
Here's a new picture

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/three.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 20, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
Too Tuff? Here's another one.


(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/weedyfoutain.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on September 20, 2010, 10:39:01 PM
Is that first one Amendt Milling?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 21, 2010, 10:31:54 PM
Is that first one Amendt Milling?

Sorry, wrong answer.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 20, 2010, 03:51:54 PM
I want to bring this one back up to the top . . . but I still don't know the answer!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DDallas on October 28, 2010, 01:04:20 PM
I am just going to guess to keep this going....SMCC garden
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 28, 2010, 10:21:27 PM
I am just going to guess to keep this going....SMCC garden

Nope, sorry wrong answer.

Hint: The fountain is East of I-75.
The other picture is just West of I-75.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 29, 2010, 01:28:59 AM
well, I don't think the fountain is in Erie or Luna Pier . . .
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 29, 2010, 10:39:09 PM
well, I don't think the fountain is in Erie or Luna Pier . . .

Nope, a little farther north.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 30, 2010, 12:51:21 AM
The Silo is at Detroit Stoker
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 30, 2010, 05:22:32 PM
The Silo is at Detroit Stoker

Yes sir, this picture was taken from Oak St. out by Orchard East.
A different view that most people never see.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 01, 2010, 05:33:08 PM

Any more guesses????


([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/weedyfoutain.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 01, 2010, 05:33:49 PM
I've never seen this  . . .    ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 01, 2010, 05:40:03 PM
I've never seen this  . . .    ???
There are actually two of them at this place.
I'm sure you have been by this place but just never seen these.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 01, 2010, 05:41:18 PM
It has to be some place "up north" to me, lol.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 01, 2010, 05:46:59 PM
It has to be some place "up north" to me, lol.

Are people in Monroe "Yoopers" to you?  : ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 01, 2010, 10:38:27 PM
yes!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 07, 2010, 11:14:48 PM
New picture.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/glass.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 09, 2010, 08:31:50 AM
The last one Tiny posted is of Fino's on S. Monroe St...

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=monroe+mi&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&ll=41.908465,-83.40448&spn=0.003633,0.010568&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.90854,-83.404413&panoid=L77minosOubbz9AZm-n6EA&cbp=12,125.97,,1,-2.22 (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=monroe+mi&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&ll=41.908465,-83.40448&spn=0.003633,0.010568&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.90854,-83.404413&panoid=L77minosOubbz9AZm-n6EA&cbp=12,125.97,,1,-2.22)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 09, 2010, 11:52:43 PM
I had to post an easy one, no one was guessing the fountains.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 10, 2010, 07:28:21 AM
I think we all gave up on the fountains  :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mike Ingels on November 10, 2010, 01:42:16 PM
Stadium Club?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 10, 2010, 11:29:08 PM
Stadium Club?

Nope, farther North.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2010, 01:24:34 AM
Here's one...

it's highly visible and should be easy for some on here 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5090346.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 12, 2010, 06:19:41 AM
Is it in that little shopping/office plaza on the West side of Telegraph, just North of the intersection of Dunbar?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2010, 08:39:51 AM
That's the Hi-Lite Plaza and I believe their roofing panels are red...    anyway, that's not it...

But you are on the right side of US23  (hey, this one is highly visible)  8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on November 15, 2010, 07:56:34 AM
How about the complex at the outlet mall on LaPlaisance?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 15, 2010, 08:04:32 AM
LOL.....sure looks like it could be, Brian.  If it is, I should be a little embarrassed because that complex is where my wife works.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 18, 2010, 08:35:44 AM
How about the complex at the outlet mall on LaPlaisance?

LOL.....sure looks like it could be, Brian.  If it is, I should be a little embarrassed because that complex is where my wife works.

I think everything out there has a shingle roof...   at any rate...   that's not where it was...

Not real far away though 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on November 18, 2010, 09:54:13 AM
That's the Hi-Lite Plaza and I believe their roofing panels are red...    anyway, that's not it...

But you are on the right side of US23  (hey, this one is highly visible)  8* 8* 8*

Question.
If its close to the Outlet mall on Laplaisance, (not far away). How can it be on the "right side of US23"?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: CatLady on November 18, 2010, 09:56:39 AM
'Cause it's not over here in west Monroe....well, I know it's not in Deerfield.  :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Mayonnaise on November 18, 2010, 10:05:16 AM
I know that. I was just wondering if I happened to wake up in a parallel universe and Laplaisance is now near US23. Even though a long time ago, Laplaisance went to Dundee but that's another story/thread.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on November 18, 2010, 10:18:47 AM
Question.
If its close to the Outlet mall on Laplaisance, (not far away). How can it be on the "right side of US23"?

Well I think he meant the 'correct' side. Though that would still encompass most of the county.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 18, 2010, 08:06:31 PM
Question.
If its close to the Outlet mall on Laplaisance, (not far away). How can it be on the "right side of US23"?

Well it's not on the wrong side of US 23 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 18, 2010, 08:10:39 PM
I think everything out there has a shingle roof...   at any rate...   that's not where it was...

Not real far away though 8* 8* 8*


OK...   just to clarify...   I was out on Laplaisance today...

For the two buildings at the Harwood Plaza (or as the Tea Baggers called it...   the Hardwood Plaza)...

the north building has a shingle roof and the south building has a metal roof although it is a different color...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.88613,-83.39202&z=15&t=H&marker0=41.88613%2C-83.39202%2C2.1%20km%20NxNW%20of%20La%20Plaisance%20Bay%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.88613,-83.39202&z=15&t=H&marker0=41.88613%2C-83.39202%2C2.1%20km%20NxNW%20of%20La%20Plaisance%20Bay%20MI)

The buildings that are still part of the outlet mall appear to have various roofs...   and it is not in there anyway...

If no one guesses it tonight, I'll try to post a different picture tomorrow that may give a better "clue" 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on November 18, 2010, 09:04:34 PM
Is it the front of one of the churches? I know, lame guess, but that's what it looks like to me.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on November 19, 2010, 05:51:19 PM
That's what I thought - that big Baptist Church on S. Monroe St.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 19, 2010, 06:30:27 PM
I think that church is brick!   :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 19, 2010, 06:34:13 PM
Definitely not a Church...

and you're on the right street now 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 19, 2010, 07:02:11 PM
Here's a different view from the same place 8* 8* 8*


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/taketwo.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 28, 2010, 10:30:00 PM
Here's a different view from the same place 8* 8* 8*


([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/taketwo.jpg[/url])

BRD you sneaky devil... is that the Volkswagon dealership on S. Dixie Hwy.? In your picture it looks blue but is actually a green color.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 28, 2010, 10:36:41 PM
No one has found these fountains yet. They are at a popular establishment East of I-75 and North of Monroe.


([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/weedyfoutain.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 28, 2010, 10:38:02 PM
Here is another picture also. This one has a section for Fuzz.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/statue.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 29, 2010, 04:09:48 AM
BRD you sneaky devil... is that the Volkswagon dealership on S. Dixie Hwy.? In your picture it looks blue but is actually a green color.

Location is absolutely correct...

drove by there this evening and wondered if anyone was going to figure it out 8* 8* 8*

I didn't do anything to intentionally manipulate the color.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on December 05, 2010, 11:39:57 AM
The Statue looks like one at either a funeral home or church.   Still doesn't ring any bells, as I guess I don't get to that side of town that much.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 05, 2010, 10:54:47 PM
The Statue looks like one at either a funeral home or church.   Still doesn't ring any bells, as I guess I don't get to that side of town that much.

Nope, wrong buildings
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 20, 2010, 11:40:58 PM
I guess this one is too tuff, this fountain is located out front of the Holiday Inn.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/weedyfoutain.jpg[/url])

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 20, 2010, 11:43:04 PM
This one is located in front of a doctor's office on S. Dixie Hwy. just South of the Volkswagon dealership.
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/statue.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 20, 2010, 11:44:43 PM
Here's a new picture. Where is this caboose?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Caboose.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: boater on December 21, 2010, 08:43:55 AM
Riverfront Marina?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 21, 2010, 07:23:20 PM
Geezopete, they're either too hard or too easy.
 that's the right location.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 14, 2011, 05:17:09 PM
This thread has been ignored lately...

I'd like to know what this is (and of course, where it is) ??? ??? ???

I have an idea what it is but would like some more info if available.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5130609.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Aguilera on May 14, 2011, 06:51:13 PM
In front of the Bacon house......corner of W. 6th or 7th and Cass St. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 14, 2011, 07:29:04 PM
hmmmm BRD, I'll tell you what it is . . . it's a big square block of cement!   8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2011, 07:37:23 PM
It's at 703....damnit, forgot the street name.

Looks to me to be limestone cut out of a core sample.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on May 14, 2011, 07:50:24 PM
It's at 703....damnit, forgot the street name.


Yeah, and I think it's near a corner of another street somewhere...


Is it a cornerstone to a building from years ago?  Or a surveying block of some kind?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: LLS on May 14, 2011, 08:21:06 PM
I think I know where this is located, but I don't have a picture to replace with my guess, so won't say the location. If I am thinking of the right place, it is a stepping stone from when people were stepping out of carriages.  I may be calling it by the improper name though.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2011, 08:33:13 PM
Go for it, LLS.

Glad to see this thread start back up, maybe someone else will post a pic to keep it going if you are correct.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: LLS on May 14, 2011, 08:40:39 PM
Ok, I think it is on the corner of Lavender and Hendricks.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on May 14, 2011, 08:47:14 PM
I thought somewhere in The Maner" too.  Rung a bell....but wasn't for sure the exact intersection.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 05:46:30 AM
In front of the Bacon house......corner of W. 6th or 7th and Cass St.


Aguilera...   you are the first one with the correct location (which are the rules of this game)!!!

Thanks for playing...  your prize is on it's way :) :) :)

(http://www.theemotionmachine.com/wp-content/uploads/big-prize.gif)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 05:50:05 AM
hmmmm BRD, I'll tell you what it is . . . it's a big square block of cement!   8*

It's at 703....damnit, forgot the street name.

Looks to me to be limestone cut out of a core sample.

It looks more like a chunk of limestone than just cement em...

I'm sure there's more to it than just a core sample fuzz...

It's right at the curb and I don't see it being allowed there for safety reasons unless it's something more significant :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 05:53:17 AM
Yeah, and I think it's near a corner of another street somewhere...


Is it a cornerstone to a building from years ago?  Or a surveying block of some kind?

A surveying block of some kind is what I suspected too livewire...   the location wasn't quite right for a boundary survey but I thought it might be an elevation point.

But now I've changed my opinion :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 06:14:04 AM
I think I know where this is located, but I don't have a picture to replace with my guess, so won't say the location. If I am thinking of the right place, it is a stepping stone from when people were stepping out of carriages.  I may be calling it by the improper name though.


Go for it, LLS.

Glad to see this thread start back up, maybe someone else will post a pic to keep it going if you are correct.


Ok, I think it is on the corner of Lavender and Hendricks.


Fuzz...   I was surprised but happy to see a good response again too ;D ;D ;D

LLS...    we've had a lot more posters that won and didn't post new photos than ones who did...

so I wouldn't worry about that...   share your info and if you win just ask someone to post a pic...

I still have quite a few tucked away 8* 8* 8*

LLS is wrong on the location (but I'll have to check that other corner and see what is in that area) for this one but I'm thinking he is spot on as to what it may be 8) 8) 8)

The location right at the curb is one thing...   probably where it was for many, many years.

What is hard to see but adds to your idea is that there is a very distinct 'pattern' that has been created on the top of it.  Sure looks like it could have been a 'non-skid' type of pattern.

Here's a YouTube vid on 'Carriage Steps'...    sorry about the music...   I ended up turning it off!!!!

Carriage Steps in the United States (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS2na1yj8vg#)

What is wrong with the the orientation of the block (carriage step) is that it seems it should be setting the long way with the street and it's not.  That big gouge out of it looks like that's the side that's been toward the street for a long time though :-\ :-\ :-\

I'm open to any other ideas anyone else may have though...

Thanks to all who contributed :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 06:32:09 AM
A little more info...   I got to thinking that I remembered the Bacon House had been moved to this location...   it was originally where the former post office and current museum is at 126 S. Monroe St.
So that would have been a corner location too.  I'm thinking that maybe that is why the block is not oriented along the length of Cass St.   maybe it originally sat along the length of Monroe street.

I guess I really don't know if the house originally faced Monroe or Second street ??? ??? ???

Anyway, going to Google street view shows that a few years ago (not sure when Google did the street views in Monroe but based on vehicles it's been a few years) the block wasn't out there and the little sidewalk didn't go all the way to the street either.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&ll=41.911012,-83.403981&spn=0.00216,0.006137&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.911092,-83.403913&panoid=hpIfu_yAsQlFxyomEEYdsw&cbp=12,155.49,,0,22.32 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&ll=41.911012,-83.403981&spn=0.00216,0.006137&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.911092,-83.403913&panoid=hpIfu_yAsQlFxyomEEYdsw&cbp=12,155.49,,0,22.32)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 06:43:59 AM
Ok, I think it is on the corner of Lavender and Hendricks.


Very interesting...   this is what LLS is talking about...    now my first thought there is not a carriage step due to the age of the homes.  But, maybe it had been an old farm at one time and there was a carriage step there so they incorporated it in their landscape...

or maybe it's a survey or elevation marker ;) ;) ;)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&ll=41.911012,-83.403981&spn=0.00216,0.006137&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.911092,-83.403913&panoid=hpIfu_yAsQlFxyomEEYdsw&cbp=12,155.49,,0,22.32 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&ll=41.911012,-83.403981&spn=0.00216,0.006137&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.911092,-83.403913&panoid=hpIfu_yAsQlFxyomEEYdsw&cbp=12,155.49,,0,22.32)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: LLS on May 15, 2011, 10:03:55 AM
Pretty sure the one that I am talking about was moved to this location, (Lavender and Hendricks) the man that lives there was telling me about it last summer and how he had to fight to be able to keep it. I think it was from his previous family home.  My memory isn't the greatest, so I don't recall the whole story.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 10:35:55 AM
Pretty sure the one that I am talking about was moved to this location, (Lavender and Hendricks) the man that lives there was telling me about it last summer and how he had to fight to be able to keep it. I think it was from his previous family home.  My memory isn't the greatest, so I don't recall the whole story.


I hear you on the 'memory' issues LLS...

I see I forgot to change links before I posted the one for Lavender and Hendricks :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

I can sure see how you would have thought this was it looking at my photo.

Here's the 'correct' Google Streetview...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=48162&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan+48162&ll=41.93252,-83.400878&spn=0.00108,0.003068&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.93252,-83.400878&panoid=mVmtWatpv7jbL9aLP8TVjA&cbp=12,248.01,,1,8.29 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=48162&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan+48162&ll=41.93252,-83.400878&spn=0.00108,0.003068&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.93252,-83.400878&panoid=mVmtWatpv7jbL9aLP8TVjA&cbp=12,248.01,,1,8.29)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 15, 2011, 10:51:02 PM
Hey BRD if you go to your link on google maps at 7th and cass and go around the corner on 7th street to the west, it looks like it was there and only about 6 or 7 inches was sticking up out of the ground. I'll bet they recently moved it out front. Looks like they recently did sidewalks when google mobile went through. Could have been damaged when moving to cause gouge in the side.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/cassand7th.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 15, 2011, 11:23:59 PM
Here's a new picture until Aguilera posts one.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/MT.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 11:35:04 PM
Here's a new picture until Aguilera posts one.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/MT.jpg[/url])


Looks like an old Foodtown store...

Which would probably make it a Kroger store now...

That is probably the one in Dundee 8* 8* 8*

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.95314,-83.64159&z=20&t=S&marker0=41.95322%2C-83.64159%2C1.6%20km%20ExSE%20of%20Dundee%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.95314,-83.64159&z=20&t=S&marker0=41.95322%2C-83.64159%2C1.6%20km%20ExSE%20of%20Dundee%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 15, 2011, 11:48:41 PM
Hey BRD if you go to your link on google maps at 7th and cass and go around the corner on 7th street to the west, it looks like it was there and only about 6 or 7 inches was sticking up out of the ground. I'll bet they recently moved it out front. Looks like they recently did sidewalks when google mobile went through. Could have been damaged when moving to cause gouge in the side.



Good eyes Tiny...   I've probably driven past that 'sunken' stone hundreds of times and didn't notice it the way I did when they put it around the corner.  When you look at my original picture you can see the stain line of where it was in the dirt.  That gouge is definitely fresh...   looks like maybe they did it with a cable choker while they were getting it out of the ground or moved...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5130609.jpg)

Here's the interactive Google Streeview link in case anyone wants to look a little closer...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&layer=c&cbll=41.911096,-83.403588&panoid=NUEhplu-sZXgDZQOHMfw-A&cbp=12,228.81,,1,13.64&ll=41.911144,-83.403697&spn=0.00216,0.006137&t=h&z=18 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&layer=c&cbll=41.911096,-83.403588&panoid=NUEhplu-sZXgDZQOHMfw-A&cbp=12,228.81,,1,13.64&ll=41.911144,-83.403697&spn=0.00216,0.006137&t=h&z=18)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on May 16, 2011, 12:46:54 AM
Very interesting...   this is what LLS is talking about...    now my first thought there is not a carriage step due to the age of the homes.  But, maybe it had been an old farm at one time and there was a carriage step there so they incorporated it in their landscape...

or maybe it's a survey or elevation marker ;) ;) ;)

[url]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&ll=41.911012,-83.403981&spn=0.00216,0.006137&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.911092,-83.403913&panoid=hpIfu_yAsQlFxyomEEYdsw&cbp=12,155.49,,0,22.32[/url] ([url]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&ll=41.911012,-83.403981&spn=0.00216,0.006137&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.911092,-83.403913&panoid=hpIfu_yAsQlFxyomEEYdsw&cbp=12,155.49,,0,22.32[/url])


There were several of these and the old hitching posts around town when I was "younger"...
I always figured they were for carriages.   
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 16, 2011, 02:23:52 AM
Good eyes Tiny...   I've probably driven past that 'sunken' stone hundreds of times and didn't notice it the way I did when they put it around the corner.  When you look at my original picture you can see the stain line of where it was in the dirt.  That gouge is definitely fresh...   looks like maybe they did it with a cable choker while they were getting it out of the ground or moved...

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5130609.jpg[/url])

Here's the interactive Google Streeview link in case anyone wants to look a little closer...

[url]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&layer=c&cbll=41.911096,-83.403588&panoid=NUEhplu-sZXgDZQOHMfw-A&cbp=12,228.81,,1,13.64&ll=41.911144,-83.403697&spn=0.00216,0.006137&t=h&z=18[/url] ([url]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=703+cass+st,+48161&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.598824,100.546875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=703+Cass+St,+Monroe,+Michigan+48161&layer=c&cbll=41.911096,-83.403588&panoid=NUEhplu-sZXgDZQOHMfw-A&cbp=12,228.81,,1,13.64&ll=41.911144,-83.403697&spn=0.00216,0.006137&t=h&z=18[/url])


You know I saw this when you first posted it.. I got distracted.. and never answered it!..  Oscar has peed on that stone..  The house is the Bacon home..  it was moved to that location When they built the new post office that is now the historical museum.. I think that was back in the 30's..

If I remember what we learned at MCCC whatever history course I had taken there.. We had to buy the professors book.. and write a term paper about it..  There had been a house at that location they raised to move the Bacon home there..   This is where the Custer guy lives..  That home had gone into a lot of disrepair before he bought it...  He would know what it is...

Could be a step.. Because we don't know what the house was like that was on that location before they razed it to move the Bacon home there..  I know the house that my sister has was built for the daughter of Prominent Citizen Boyd.. Can't remember his name but hers was Anna..   I lived and had family that lived on 7Th and Harrison.. There are a lot of interesting things around there..  I look at the property next to my sister's.. It has been empty for years.. It is such a big house, and has these impressive brick garages.. There are like 3 of 4 of them connected.. I know from the time period they were built.. these homes were not built by the poor of Monroe..

Interesting.. Back to that book..  It was about African Americans who lived in Monroe at the turn of the 20Th century.. Some were prominent businessmen..  A lot of them had built homes and lived on Cass Street..

I have heard.. and seen mention of it here.. That the Monument park.. that area had natural sulfur springs coming up out of the ground.. The smell was suppose to have been terrible.. Sometime over a hundred years ago (or more) they capped them off.. 

Just more useless information I have rolling around in my head... Walking encyclopedia...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Chicken on May 16, 2011, 02:39:02 AM


I had not read the entire thread.. I see you had already found out that they had moved that house to that location.. 

The only pictures I have seen from the original location of the bacon home. they had the front facing Monroe.. but the front of the home was the side that is now facing 7th and had a wrap around porch.. This is from my memory...   all the time I lived there (before the custer guy bought it) It did not have a big porch... he added that.. Its not a very big house.. 

and knowing how the person who owns that place is such a history buff... and that the stone has been moved closer to the curb...  I would say he has it there intentionally.. and yes It is a Carriage step... makes sense and seems logical...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 16, 2011, 01:26:50 PM
Looks like an old Foodtown store...

Which would probably make it a Kroger store now...

That is probably the one in Dundee 8* 8* 8*

[url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.95314,-83.64159&z=20&t=S&marker0=41.95322%2C-83.64159%2C1.6%20km%20ExSE%20of%20Dundee%20MI[/url] ([url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.95314,-83.64159&z=20&t=S&marker0=41.95322%2C-83.64159%2C1.6%20km%20ExSE%20of%20Dundee%20MI[/url])


Actually it's the Kroger on N. Dixie Hwy in Frenchtown TWP. Good job BRD.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 16, 2011, 07:38:25 PM
Actually it's the Kroger on N. Dixie Hwy in Frenchtown TWP. Good job BRD.


My wife actually gets the credit for that one Tiny...

she works for Kroger (not at that store) so she shops the ones in the county at one time or another.

She was at N. Dixie last week and took this picture with her cell phone...

did you see the barn swallows nesting while you were taking your picture ??? ??? ???

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/050911093505.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 16, 2011, 08:06:38 PM
I sure did, I have the same picture. They do the same thing over at the pet store by Kohl's on N. Telegraph Rd.The store employees are constantly knocking them down becaue of the mess they make.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/swallows1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 16, 2011, 08:13:31 PM
Hey BRD if you go to your link on google maps at 7th and cass and go around the corner on 7th street to the west, it looks like it was there and only about 6 or 7 inches was sticking up out of the ground. I'll bet they recently moved it out front. Looks like they recently did sidewalks when google mobile went through. Could have been damaged when moving to cause gouge in the side.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/cassand7th.jpg[/url])


An interesting twist...    drove by here on 7th street today...   that 'sunken' stone is still there...

plus 2 more smaller stones...    those 2 are sitting just a few inches apart.

I wasn't working so I didn't have my camera but I'll take some pictures the next time I'm that way with my camera.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 16, 2011, 08:58:29 PM
OK...   here's a new 'Where are we' photo...

this one should be real easy too...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5050292.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2011, 10:41:10 AM
An interesting twist...    drove by here on 7th street today...   that 'sunken' stone is still there...

plus 2 more smaller stones...    those 2 are sitting just a few inches apart.

I wasn't working so I didn't have my camera but I'll take some pictures the next time I'm that way with my camera.


Had the camera yesterday...    was taking the pictures in the pouring rain though...   It looks like I didn't wait for the camera to focus on the 2 stones together...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5260654.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5260655.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 27, 2011, 10:43:02 AM
OK...   here's a new 'Where are we' photo...

this one should be real easy too...

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5050292.jpg[/url])


I can't believe nobody has guessed this one yet  8* 8* 8*

OK...   I'll give a hint...    seafood is not what this place is best known for :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on May 29, 2011, 11:40:11 AM
I guess I don't get out much - as this doesn't ring any bells...   I'll be looking!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2011, 04:10:37 PM
I guess I don't get out much - as this doesn't ring any bells...   I'll be looking!

I guess either a "lot of people" don't get out much or people are just giving up on this game :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 29, 2011, 04:21:02 PM
I'm not giving up . . I just don't know where this is at!!   :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2011, 04:24:08 PM
I'm not giving up . . I just don't know where this is at!!   :-\

I'll give you a hint then...

it's closer to you than it is a lot of other posters 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 29, 2011, 04:25:19 PM
HMMMMMM, I still don't know! LOL
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2011, 04:32:22 PM
HMMMMMM, I still don't know! LOL

Keep your eyes open...   you're going to LOL when you find it ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 29, 2011, 04:41:52 PM
maybe I should cruise the roads around here!   :o
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 29, 2011, 04:45:04 PM
maybe I should cruise the roads around here!   :o

Please at least wait until the storm passes :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 05, 2011, 07:51:32 PM
That's not the Erie Diner sign is it?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2011, 07:54:21 AM
That's not the Erie Diner sign is it?


Well I always call it the Erie Diner too Ck...

but their sign says "Erie Restaurant"....

considering as long as it's taken I think we'll call that

C L O S E   E N O U G H !

For those not familiar with the dining experiences available in south county, they are much better known for their buffalo burgers 8) 8) 8)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P5050293.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 06, 2011, 07:55:31 AM
Dang I should have known that!!   :-[   We always call it the Buffalo Place!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on June 06, 2011, 09:17:03 AM
For those not familiar with the dining experiences available in south county, they are much better known for their buffalo burgers 8) 8) 8)
Their perch is very good also!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2011, 10:44:57 AM
Their perch is very good also!

Yes it is...   I guess I tend to think of any fish from the Great Lakes as "local fare" rather than seafood...

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 06, 2011, 03:02:24 PM
I don't have a picture loaded and ready to go, but I will in a couple of days. Sorry to keep the game on hold.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 07, 2011, 07:35:00 PM
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/downsize_22-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on June 11, 2011, 11:47:35 PM
Steeple on Christian Science Church?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on June 11, 2011, 11:49:11 PM
It is a church, but not that one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 22, 2011, 11:59:59 PM
([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/collegekid2004/downsize_22-1.jpg[/url])


Bump
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on July 23, 2011, 08:46:38 AM
Thanks Tiny.....I like this thread but don't know the area pics well enough to keep bumping it myself with guesses.

My guess is that since CK posted it that it is somewhere down near Bedford.....where he is the self-proclaimed Mayor.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on July 23, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
Erie United Methodist Church on M-151
 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 23, 2011, 12:19:14 PM
Erie United Methodist Church on M-151


They do have a steeple there eriemermaid...  but it doesn't look the same as in this picture...  (click on the photo to enlarge it)...

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&safe=off&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1138&bih=498&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=erie+united+methodist+church+48133&fb=1&gl=us&hq=erie+united+methodist+church&hnear=0x883b7918bb216cab:0xe8bba5329bfd4230,Erie,+MI+48133&cid=5104831679954247906 (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&safe=off&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1138&bih=498&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=erie+united+methodist+church+48133&fb=1&gl=us&hq=erie+united+methodist+church&hnear=0x883b7918bb216cab:0xe8bba5329bfd4230,Erie,+MI+48133&cid=5104831679954247906)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on July 25, 2011, 02:47:37 PM
Fuzz is right that it's down here.   Erie is wrong on the steeple.

Give this one another couple of days and I'll just tell everyone rather than slow up the game.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Will Sweat on July 26, 2011, 08:41:56 AM
Is it the old school house (can't think of the name) that is now offices and shopping (just north of the Pizza Hut). 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2011, 08:50:15 AM
Is it the old school house (can't think of the name) that is now offices and shopping (just north of the Pizza Hut).


I think you're talking about the Old Schoolhouse Commons building...

doesn't look like they have a steeple or bell tower though...

http://www.oldeschoolhousecommons.com/ (http://www.oldeschoolhousecommons.com/)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Will Sweat on July 26, 2011, 09:15:25 AM
Thx BRD . . . . shot in the dark but what the heck.  Do they still have the "craft" stores in there? 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2011, 09:21:15 AM
Thx BRD . . . . shot in the dark but what the heck.  Do they still have the "craft" stores in there?

No idea Will...  I haven't been in there in a couple of years.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 11, 2011, 10:23:47 AM
Fuzz is right that it's down here.   Erie is wrong on the steeple.

Give this one another couple of days and I'll just tell everyone rather than slow up the game.

How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense on this one Ck ??? ??? ???

I haven't had much work down that way lately so I just haven't had a chance to look very often.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 11, 2011, 11:55:09 AM
Let's try to get this thread going again...

here's one that shouldn't be too bad...

my oldest daughter hadn't seen this but guessed right where it was anyway 8) 8) 8)

and "NO", it's not at the base of the LaSalle water tower 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P9101004.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on September 11, 2011, 01:20:12 PM
Sorry I had forgotten to check back, lol.  It's the church on Lewis & Alexis.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 11, 2011, 04:58:15 PM
Sorry I had forgotten to check back, lol.  It's the church on Lewis & Alexis.


Where is the church at Lewis & Alexis?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43611&hl=en&ll=41.721258,-83.566561&spn=0.004524,0.012274&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.235538,100.546875&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.721551,-83.566579&panoid=ddOT-rUZ4Zg85B-6b_Bsog&cbp=12,19.29,,0,-1.86 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43611&hl=en&ll=41.721258,-83.566561&spn=0.004524,0.012274&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.235538,100.546875&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.721551,-83.566579&panoid=ddOT-rUZ4Zg85B-6b_Bsog&cbp=12,19.29,,0,-1.86)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 11, 2011, 06:24:46 PM
LOL I couldn't think of any church there either??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on September 11, 2011, 06:48:14 PM
Lewis and Temperance I mean, L&A of course is in Toledo, lol. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 11, 2011, 08:48:44 PM
Lewis and Temperance I mean, L&A of course is in Toledo, lol.


Seems like a lot of you young Toledo studs are totally lost since the 'landmark' at Telegraph and Alexis burned down 8* 8* 8*



Aha...   now I see it...    I guess I was looking for something taller...   I've driven by that a few times while you've had it posted and still didn't recognize it!!!

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=temperance,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.779352,-83.56869&spn=0.000565,0.001534&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.235538,100.546875&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=41.779352,-83.56869&panoid=p7gctpSxF5XQSwGChtp7Mg&cbp=12,240.02,,0,-15.82 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=temperance,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.779352,-83.56869&spn=0.000565,0.001534&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.235538,100.546875&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=41.779352,-83.56869&panoid=p7gctpSxF5XQSwGChtp7Mg&cbp=12,240.02,,0,-15.82)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 11, 2011, 08:52:32 PM
Let's try to get this thread going again...

here's one that shouldn't be too bad...

my oldest daughter hadn't seen this but guessed right where it was anyway 8) 8) 8)

and "NO", it's not at the base of the LaSalle water tower 8* 8* 8*

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P9101004.jpg[/url])


I'm 99% sure I know where this is. I haven't been out that way for a while it's changed. I'll wait to see if anyone else gets it before I guess.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: MM1 on September 11, 2011, 10:39:58 PM
I don't know where it is, but I NEED to so I can steer clear.

That thing would FREAK me out if I stumbled onto it.   :-\   :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 11, 2011, 11:29:16 PM
I've never seen it . . . .
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DDallas on September 12, 2011, 12:19:20 PM
It's on that farm on the road Jefferson High school is on, N. Stoney Creek, just past S. Newport rd. They paint it several times a year, just something funky.  That's my guess anyway.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 13, 2011, 09:00:05 AM
It's on that farm on the road Jefferson High school is on, N. Stoney Creek, just past S. Newport rd. They paint it several times a year, just something funky.  That's my guess anyway.


You're close enough with that description DDallas...   This 'creation' is actually about 500 ft west of all the rest of them and stands all by itself.  When I sent the picture to my oldest daughter she figured it was part of the group and she just hadn't seen it yet. 

When you look it over real close it's quite an interesting project. 

It does have a date of 2012 on it...    I wonder if they know something we don't know ;) ;) ;)

And I haven't figured out all the chains yet either :-\ :-\ :-\

Here's an aerial map and it shows it in the fall of 2010.  My picture is at A and the main group is at B.

If you zoom in on A it looks like just the stone base was there then.

I'm waiting for a closeup to show up as an avatar on here 8) 8) 8)


http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.96001,-83.32190&z=19&t=H&marker0=41.95973%2C-83.32163%2C3.2%20km%20N%20of%20Detroit%20Beach%20MI&marker1=41.96042%2C-83.32300%2C3.3%20km%20N%20of%20Detroit%20Beach%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.96001,-83.32190&z=19&t=H&marker0=41.95973%2C-83.32163%2C3.2%20km%20N%20of%20Detroit%20Beach%20MI&marker1=41.96042%2C-83.32300%2C3.3%20km%20N%20of%20Detroit%20Beach%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 13, 2011, 10:21:26 PM
How about a where's Waldo game?

First one to guess the location of this picture gets to post the next one.
For a location give a road name with a nearest cross road or recognizable building or something.

Rules:
Must be in Monroe County.
Must be visible from a public roadway. (no treks through the jungle)
Must be something recognizable (no trees or fence posts)
If a poster gets the right answer, they have 24 hours to post a new picture.  If they don't, then anyone can post a picture. 
Please be reasonable and don't make it impossible.
It would help if others could verify the location in case the poster is not online.
Most of all have fun.
This will give us interesting sites around Monroe County


Here's the first one I hope it's not too easy.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/snowman.jpg[/url])


I used the one at Group B for the very first picture on this thread. It's probably changed by now though.
That's why I said I was 99% sure of the location.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 14, 2011, 08:54:04 AM
I'm going to start paying closer attention to the grouping to the east and keep an eye on the one to the west to see what it may develop into.  The fact it has 2012 right on it is at the very least 'interesting' :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 24, 2011, 03:50:19 PM
Here's something I saw a couple of weeks ago...

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 24, 2011, 05:15:52 PM
If only I could figure out how to do this. I'd get every picture right.  8*

Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2vARzvWxwY#)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 24, 2011, 05:37:44 PM
Wow....parents and facebook users should watch that clip.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 24, 2011, 05:54:19 PM
If only I could figure out how to do this. I'd get every picture right.  8*


LOL...   not mine you won't...   I hardly ever use my cellphone for taking pictures and I'm real careful to strip the geotracking info I do...    and I'm extra careful about doing it on the where are we pics!!!!

usually I'm using one of my cameras and I don't have any yet that incorporate geocoding  although they do make them that way.

We had a thread on the topic of the photos having their info included or maybe it was in this thread back in the beginning...   I'll see if I can find it, but it will have to be later.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 24, 2011, 06:00:12 PM
Wow....parents and facebook users should watch that clip.

Yes Fuzz, you're correct on that!!!

I don't have one of those fancy tracking programs to figure it out and I found one of my very basic and inexpensive (probably free by now) that will give me the co-ordinates if it was taken with a cell phone or a camera that attaches geotracking info...    and all I have to do is paste the co-ordinates in Acme Mapper and it puts a big red arrow where the photos were taken.

I can tell which room my son is in if he is sharing his location on Latitude and he has his GPS enabled....

And unfortunately just turning off your GPS just makes the location of where your cell phone photos were take a little more general...   

would still show us in Monroe north of the river or in Dundee or in Bedford Twsp....   

with a little more detective work a dedicated stalker could still extract a lot of personal info from those photos 8* 8* 8*

They have to be stripped completely clean of any geo-tracking info whatsoever.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 24, 2011, 06:59:18 PM
WOW, I didn't know that.

Be back later, I have to clean out some pics on my Blackberry.   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on September 24, 2011, 07:01:30 PM
with a little more detective work a dedicated stalker could still extract a lot of personal info from those photos 8* 8* 8*
Oh man. You must show me how to do that so I can track my foes at MonroeTalks to further my stalking duties, lol.  8* Sorry Fuzz, I already know where you live!  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 24, 2011, 07:27:34 PM
I've been thinking about moving to your precinct just so I could vote against you.  Even if you are unopposed.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on September 24, 2011, 08:05:39 PM
I've been thinking about moving to your precinct just so I could vote against you.  Even if you are unopposed.
Better move quick. November is coming!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 24, 2011, 11:13:49 PM
WOW, I didn't know that.

Be back later, I have to clean out some pics on my Blackberry.   ;D



Here's a thread The Fuzz started on this almost a year ago...

It didn't get a lot of replies then so maybe it's time to resurrect it ;) ;) ;)

http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=21619.msg493129#msg493129 (http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=21619.msg493129#msg493129)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 25, 2011, 06:31:12 AM
LMAO @ my failing memory.......GD 70's!

Thanks for being so kind and not rubbing that one in my face, BRD.   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 25, 2011, 07:23:50 AM
LOL...

I've done the same exact thing before...

Started a thread...   no responses so no real discussion or follow up to it...

then months later stumbled across it and wondered "who started that" 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 25, 2011, 07:50:59 AM
Here's something I saw a couple of weeks ago...

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw.jpg[/url])


I better get this back to the top or it will just get lost...   

OK...   since no one has guessed yet, I'll give you all a hint.

It's kind of behind a church 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 25, 2011, 08:19:01 PM
Is it a church out house?  8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 25, 2011, 08:22:28 PM
I think it is a shed!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 13, 2011, 10:27:15 PM
Here's something I saw a couple of weeks ago...

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/waw.jpg[/url])


Is it North or South of M-50, East or West of US-23?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 13, 2011, 10:33:04 PM
Is it North or South of M-50, East or West of US-23?


It's South of M-50 and East of US-23...

I'll even give you another hint...   

it's real close to what many would consider a main corner :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ussoccer26 on December 16, 2011, 01:31:13 AM
east or west of monroe st?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2011, 08:56:29 AM
east or west of monroe st?

I'll even go you a couple better than that ussoccer26 8) 8) 8)

west of Telegraph...   and even north of M-151...

how's that for narrowing it down 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 16, 2011, 10:23:53 AM
Is it behind the LaSalle Presbyterian Church?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2011, 10:32:41 AM
Is it behind the LaSalle Presbyterian Church?

Sorry...   play again ;) ;) ;)

(and that church is east of Telegraph erie )
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on December 16, 2011, 11:55:17 AM
Just peeked in and saw this...
I think it sits next to the church on
on the north side of Ida East, just
east of Lewis in the heart of Ida, MI.
Not sure what denomination, maybe Methodist?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 16, 2011, 12:03:57 PM
Just peeked in and saw this...
I think it sits next to the church on
on the north side of Ida East, just
east of Lewis in the heart of Ida, MI.
Not sure what denomination, maybe Methodist?


You're on a roll DogLover...   you're right on all counts :) :) :)

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ida,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.911018,-83.572381&spn=0.00117,0.003068&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.681389,100.546875&vpsrc=6&hnear=Ida,+Monroe,+Michigan&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.911017,-83.572522&panoid=baX5GGPXnOLVuF8xvJYEvg&cbp=12,3.66,,1,2.78 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ida,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.911018,-83.572381&spn=0.00117,0.003068&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.681389,100.546875&vpsrc=6&hnear=Ida,+Monroe,+Michigan&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.911017,-83.572522&panoid=baX5GGPXnOLVuF8xvJYEvg&cbp=12,3.66,,1,2.78)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on December 16, 2011, 03:28:14 PM
LOL Well, I knew it was behind a church somewhere! LOL
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 16, 2011, 11:35:41 PM
Wow, my nephew got married in that church and I parked in that lot out back and didn't remember it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on March 04, 2012, 11:02:47 PM
Here let's try this one. It shouldn't be too hard.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/pump.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on March 05, 2012, 07:58:54 AM
Just peeked in and saw this...

Always enjoyed this thread...  now to look for a blue shut off valve.
(Usually find these in warmer climates for water - but this one is for something different likely gas?)
I'm guessing in an industrial park...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 05, 2012, 08:13:37 AM
Always enjoyed this thread...  now to look for a blue shut off valve.
(Usually find these in warmer climates for water - but this one is for something different likely gas?)
I'm guessing in an industrial park...

That one is simple...

it's the valve for my lawn sprinklers in our large front yard 8* 8* 8*

First thing I thought when I saw it was that it was a setup like we see in Florida...

not in cold weather areas.  But with it being blue it still seems like it should be water!

Good one Tiny 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 10, 2012, 10:54:33 PM
Here let's try this one. It shouldn't be too hard.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/pump.jpg[/url])


Bump
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 11, 2012, 09:10:16 AM
(http://www.macombgroup.com/files/images/MidwestValvesandautomationBuilding.jpg)

455 Detroit Ave., Monroe MI  48162

I'll add how I "found" it in a bit :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 11, 2012, 09:41:53 AM
Bump

Thanks for "bumping" this back up Tiny. 

I had decided on a "plan" not too long after you posted the picture originally. 

Figured I'd just ask our pipe fitter son what he could tell me about the picture.

But, we were all getting ready for him to get married and we just never seemed to find the time.  Well, the wedding is behind us and he was even working a night shift last night.  I emailed him the picture and gave him some of the thoughts Professor H and I had on it...

His reply: 

Quote
That's no water valve! Notice that the valve is welded into the line, usually means that there is something of significant pressure or temperature behind it, or very volatile. I don't think it's anything hot, the paint is in too good of shape. It's either very new, or a display.

I remembered the valve places in Carleton and Dundee...   The one in Carleton is in a cement block building and the building in Dundee is a completely different style.

So I hit Google and got a long list of replies that didn't make much sense.  So I changed that to photo view and on about the 3rd page there was the picture I posted!!!

We've actually driven down Detroit Avenue since the picture has been posted and I even remember seeing the building and their sign...   either I wasn't looking close enough or there were vehicles parked in front of the valve!

I'll post a picture in a day or two...   have to go looking for some new challenges.  If anyone else has a picture they'd like to try...  please go ahead and post it!!!

I'd enjoy seeing more people playing this "game" 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 11, 2012, 05:04:45 PM
I've got a couple of different 'locations' to post...

the 'nest' might be easy and the 'wall along the railroad' a little more difficult...

I'm actually more interested in 'what' the wall was for...

if no one gets the location in a few days I many start a new thread with 'What is this' for a topic ;) ;) ;)

And btw...   they're not close together...  probably 12 miles or so apart 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/DSC00393.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/DSC00392.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/DSC00394.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/DSC00395.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 11, 2012, 06:55:28 PM
Hubby said the wall (bridge abutments) along railroad tracks was made to run an inter-urban transportation line (possibly a trolley).   He said they can be found on Platt Rd. between Petersburg and Ann Arbor.  May never have been finished because they "ran out of money"

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 11, 2012, 07:10:51 PM
Hubby said the wall (bridge abutments) along railroad tracks was made to run an inter-urban transportation line (possibly a trolley).   He said they can be found on Platt Rd. between Petersburg and Ann Arbor.  May never have been finished because they "ran out of money"

As far as I know this stretch of railroad never had a parallel interurban Skittelroo.  I'm somewhat familiar with what your hubby is talking about and this is different than those.  It's hard to see in the photo but that concrete wall is several hundred feet long.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 11, 2012, 07:38:50 PM
As far as I know this stretch of railroad never had a parallel interurban Skittelroo.  I'm somewhat familiar with what your hubby is talking about and this is different than those.  It's hard to see in the photo but that concrete wall is several hundred feet long.

Didn't realize it was that long.  We'll have to ponder this some more. :o
This is very interesting and has me quite curious!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 15, 2012, 08:13:45 PM
BRD, my wife and i found your wall Saturday afternoon, would never have found it without one piece of key evidence in your picture. The high voltage power line tower barely visable behind the trees. Still haven't figured it's use though. Haven't found the nest yet either, looked this afternoon all along the Lake Erie coast.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on April 16, 2012, 08:56:26 AM
Is it a wall left over from a train platform for an old station or stop?

Here is a list of stations in the county - see if it is near or could be one of them.

http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stations/CountyStations/MonroeStations/MonroeCountyMenu.htm (http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stations/CountyStations/MonroeStations/MonroeCountyMenu.htm)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2012, 12:59:46 PM
BRD, my wife and i found your wall Saturday afternoon, would never have found it without one piece of key evidence in your picture. The high voltage power line tower barely visable behind the trees. Still haven't figured it's use though. Haven't found the nest yet either, looked this afternoon all along the Lake Erie coast.


Good eyes Tiny...   attention to detail is a plus when you're doing these "searches" 8) 8) 8)

Is it a wall left over from a train platform for an old station or stop?

Here is a list of stations in the county - see if it is near or could be one of them.

[url]http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stations/CountyStations/MonroeStations/MonroeCountyMenu.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stations/CountyStations/MonroeStations/MonroeCountyMenu.htm[/url])


Thanks for that link Professor...   I've seen that website before but had lost the bookmark somewhere along the line...   

from the  link:

Quote
Cousino    GTW [DTSL]


I'll have to do some more research but the I agree the wall does look like it could have been a station platform support.  I want to get over there with the video camera and walk around some.  Maybe some of the county historians will remember more and can help us here.  The map below shows my "guestimated" length of the wall.  The location at A is pretty close but it was hard to see just how far it goes so B is a guess.

And it's just south of Cousino Road at the intersection with Victory road...   maybe there was a "Cousino" Michigan at one time...  there are a lot of "lost villages" out there.  I have some old plat maps so I'll be checking them when I get a chance ;) ;) ;)

Aerial photo and map:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.82538,-83.44878&z=16&t=H&marker0=41.82656%2C-83.45020%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker1=41.82472%2C-83.45153%2C1.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.82538,-83.44878&z=16&t=H&marker0=41.82656%2C-83.45020%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker1=41.82472%2C-83.45153%2C1.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2012, 01:03:03 PM
BRD, my wife and i found your wall Saturday afternoon, would never have found it without one piece of key evidence in your picture. The high voltage power line tower barely visable behind the trees. Still haven't figured it's use though. Haven't found the nest yet either, looked this afternoon all along the Lake Erie coastt.

You're on the right track there Tiny...   

it's "real close" to the coast... 

A hint...  it's on a road that takes you 'in and out" and there's no other way (except boat) to get there ;) ;) ;)   

and it's no where near the rail photo...  no where near :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on April 19, 2012, 02:36:21 PM
Hmmm BRD,  I thought that the trolley Interurban line ran from Toledo to the dance hall at Toledo Beach.  I seem to remember a concrete wall down near the state line behind Mud Jaw and south of Benore Road along Stickney.   i think also it crossed Lotus just east of the tracks. Not sure  if any of it is still there or not. If you can
find a copy of Fr. Lavoy's book on the history of Erie & Monroe County it might
answer some of your questions.























































































 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2012, 07:13:18 PM
Hmmm BRD,  I thought that the trolley Interurban line ran from Toledo to the dance hall at Toledo Beach.  I seem to remember a concrete wall down near the state line behind Mud Jaw and south of Benore Road along Stickney.   i think also it crossed Lotus just east of the tracks. Not sure  if any of it is still there or not. If you can
find a copy of Fr. Lavoy's book on the history of Erie & Monroe County it might
answer some of your questions.


You're right about "one of the interurbans" DogLover...

There were two main interurban lines that served the east side of Monroe County.  I believe there was another one that ran up toward Petersburg on the west side of the county but I've never had time to track (no pun, ok... a little one, intended) it down!

One went right up the coast of Lake Erie, through beautiful downtown Luna Pier and up to Toledo Beach where it had a turnaround.  But that one followed Summit Street across the state line from Toledo.

The one that ran through downtown Monroe and on up to Detroit is the one that crossed the state line near Mud Jaw. 

It followed Stickney going north out of Toledo and then crossed the tracks and Alexis road at the rail crossing named Alexis.  It's where the overpass on Alexis goes over the tracks today.  The wall you're talking about is probably where the interurban tracks crossed under the steam rail freight tracks. 

There was a rail yard where you're talking about on Lotus...  that was the very north end of it. 

The interurban came across by Mud Jaw and along the west edge of the current mobile home park.  It actually crossed Dixie Highway and ran up the west side of Dixie through the village of Erie and up to a point "somewhere" north of Cousino road but south of Kelly road.  The little "Midway Market" that is on the corner was the point "midway" between Toledo and Monroe.  Anyway, somewhere in that stretch it crossed to the east side of Dixie, ran past the market.  Just south of the original LaFiesta restaurant building it turned a little to the east away from Dixie and went behind what is now Roselawn Cemetery.  It joined Dixie again just north of Villa Party Store and ran on into Monroe. 

I'm going to start another thread and I'll discuss the route it took through Monroe and north to S. Rockwood where.  But that will have to be another day.

Anyway, the point I was getting to...   there were two different interurban lines (different names and different ownership) and the wall I found is almost halfway between them.  As far as I know there was never any connection between them other than where they both tied into the Toledo Interurban system. 

I made a kind of a reference map below.  It kind of traces both the lines and then shows the wall I found at point "V". 

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.82621,-83.45058&z=12&t=H&marker0=41.71880%2C-83.52798%2C6.0%20km%20WxNW%20of%20Maumee%20River%20OH&marker1=41.73091%2C-83.52828%2C6.7%20km%20WxNW%20of%20Maumee%20River%20OH&marker2=41.73741%2C-83.52798%2C5.8%20km%20SE%20of%20Temperance%20MI&marker3=41.77218%2C-83.50897%2C5.0%20km%20E%20of%20Temperance%20MI&marker4=41.79212%2C-83.49795%2C5.0%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker5=41.83627%2C-83.47346%2C3.9%20km%20NW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker6=41.84068%2C-83.47058%2C4.2%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker7=41.84966%2C-83.46543%2C4.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker8=41.85337%2C-83.46221%2C5.2%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker9=41.86101%2C-83.45105%2C5.8%20km%20N%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker10=41.88111%2C-83.42801%2C4.3%20km%20WxNW%20of%20La%20Plaisance%20Bay%20MI&marker11=41.73235%2C-83.47959%2C4.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Maumee%20River%20OH&marker12=41.75857%2C-83.48032%2C6.4%20km%20SxSW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker13=41.77525%2C-83.47590%2C4.7%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker14=41.78539%2C-83.46633%2C3.3%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker15=41.79448%2C-83.45771%2C2.1%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker16=41.80235%2C-83.45037%2C1.0%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker17=41.81946%2C-83.43359%2C1.4%20km%20NxNE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker18=41.82205%2C-83.42608%2C2.0%20km%20NE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker19=41.82464%2C-83.42191%2C2.4%20km%20NE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker20=41.82887%2C-83.41685%2C3.1%20km%20NE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker21=41.82621%2C-83.45058%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.82621,-83.45058&z=12&t=H&marker0=41.71880%2C-83.52798%2C6.0%20km%20WxNW%20of%20Maumee%20River%20OH&marker1=41.73091%2C-83.52828%2C6.7%20km%20WxNW%20of%20Maumee%20River%20OH&marker2=41.73741%2C-83.52798%2C5.8%20km%20SE%20of%20Temperance%20MI&marker3=41.77218%2C-83.50897%2C5.0%20km%20E%20of%20Temperance%20MI&marker4=41.79212%2C-83.49795%2C5.0%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker5=41.83627%2C-83.47346%2C3.9%20km%20NW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker6=41.84068%2C-83.47058%2C4.2%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker7=41.84966%2C-83.46543%2C4.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker8=41.85337%2C-83.46221%2C5.2%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker9=41.86101%2C-83.45105%2C5.8%20km%20N%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker10=41.88111%2C-83.42801%2C4.3%20km%20WxNW%20of%20La%20Plaisance%20Bay%20MI&marker11=41.73235%2C-83.47959%2C4.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Maumee%20River%20OH&marker12=41.75857%2C-83.48032%2C6.4%20km%20SxSW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker13=41.77525%2C-83.47590%2C4.7%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker14=41.78539%2C-83.46633%2C3.3%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker15=41.79448%2C-83.45771%2C2.1%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker16=41.80235%2C-83.45037%2C1.0%20km%20SW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker17=41.81946%2C-83.43359%2C1.4%20km%20NxNE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker18=41.82205%2C-83.42608%2C2.0%20km%20NE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker19=41.82464%2C-83.42191%2C2.4%20km%20NE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker20=41.82887%2C-83.41685%2C3.1%20km%20NE%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker21=41.82621%2C-83.45058%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 19, 2012, 07:36:51 PM
This is all very interesting.  I look forward to hearing more.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2012, 02:53:11 PM
Hmmm BRD,  I thought that the trolley Interurban line ran from Toledo to the dance hall at Toledo Beach. 


This is all very interesting.  I look forward to hearing more.


Here's something especially for DogLover...

and it should help whet Skittelroo's appetite too ;) ;) ;)

This is one of the better existing photos (may be as early as 1905) of cars from the Toledo, Ottawa Beach and Northern Railway (or interurban).

(http://images.toledolibrary.org/images/ndrive/Z000/Z00031/Z0003101.jpg)

courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from http:///images2.toledolibrary.org/."
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2012, 02:59:55 PM
Here's another photo looking toward Lake Erie...   wonder if it was taken at the same time?

(http://images.toledolibrary.org/images/ldrive/archive/series96/4cfb7e4b.jpg)

courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from http:///images2.toledolibrary.org/
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 20, 2012, 03:05:09 PM
Here's something especially for DogLover...

and it should help whet Skittelroo's appetite too ;) ;) ;)



Absolutely!  Skitt loves all these history lessons.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on April 20, 2012, 04:34:48 PM
These pics are classic! I love the long dresses and hats at the beach! Too cute. Lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on April 20, 2012, 06:10:39 PM

And it's just south of Cousino Road at the intersection with Victory road...   maybe there was a "Cousino" Michigan at one time...  there are a lot of "lost villages" out there.  I have some old plat maps so I'll be checking them when I get a chance ;)

That's a whole other topic - for the "hopefully new" history section...

I have one of those old abandoned villages near me - and it still appears on many maps

Strasburg

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on April 20, 2012, 07:00:51 PM
Was looking at some pics I had and found the DUR Barn

It is still there - can anyone identify where  it is?

(http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/MonroeDURBarn.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2012, 09:47:07 AM
Was looking at some pics I had and found the DUR Barn

It is still there - can anyone identify where  it is?

([url]http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz226/golfmedic9/MonroeDURBarn.jpg[/url])



I've been there several times and taken pictures...

in all fairness to those who may not be aware of the location, it doesn't look quite like it does in the Prof's picture ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2012, 10:23:22 AM
Is it a wall left over from a train platform for an old station or stop?

Here is a list of stations in the county - see if it is near or could be one of them.

[url]http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stations/CountyStations/MonroeStations/MonroeCountyMenu.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Stations/CountyStations/MonroeStations/MonroeCountyMenu.htm[/url])



Here's an article from the Toledo Blade back in 1964 discussing the rail history in Monroe County.  It mentions the county once had 33 train stations...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19641230&id=ZghPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UgEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3780,8631100 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19641230&id=ZghPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UgEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3780,8631100)

I went back out there and took some time to walk around and take pictures and videos on Friday...   I do believe now it is simply a wall that was filled with dirt behind it to be used for a very simple train platform.  I have found some more info (and as often happens, some of it is in conflict with other info I already had) and am trying to sort it all out.

At this time I think it's possible that this is the station or stop referred to as "Cousino".  I've never seen that reference on a plat map or a train map however it is obviously right on "Cousino" road.  Also, the property surrounding this location was then and still is owned by various members of the Cousino family. 

And here is another article from The Blade in 1964 talking about a train derailment at that location.  Interesting that the train was carrying, "sand, coal, and watermelons" 8) 8) 8)

And one of people they interviewed was a neighbor named "Cousino" ;) ;) ;)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19640624&id=jQswAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VAEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5291,1718263 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19640624&id=jQswAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VAEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5291,1718263)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 22, 2012, 10:34:23 AM
Absolutely!  Skitt loves all these history lessons.


These pics are classic! I love the long dresses and hats at the beach! Too cute. Lol


Here's another picture I found in the Toledo Library collection.

This is a slightly different view of the cars and the station at Toledo Beach...   I wonder if these were all taken at the same time.  There were just not a lot of people with cameras running around back then ;) ;) ;)

(http://66.213.36.25/images/ndrive/Z000/Z00038/Z0003835.jpg)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 22, 2012, 11:05:53 PM
I can't figure out why they would tear down a station and leave a cement wall.  :-\

Here's a couple of pics I took last saturday when I found it.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/RRwallcloseup.jpg)
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/RRwall2.jpg)

I'll be darned if we can find that nest of yours. We've been up and down the coast from Ohio to Wayne county. We found every other nest in the county though. One has a pair of Ospreys building a nest, and another looks like an old eagle nest with a Goose sitting in it, God knows why. They nest on the ground.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Nestbox3.jpg)
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/goosenest.jpg)
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Bignest2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2012, 09:11:20 AM
I can't be 100% sure Tiny, but I think the nest with the goose in it may be the right place.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 23, 2012, 09:14:21 AM
I have NEVER seen a goose in a nest built high in the trees!!   

Great pictures, Tiny (of the wall and the nests). 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 23, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
I can't be 100% sure Tiny, but I think the nest with the goose in it may be the right place.

How old are your pics of the nest? There haven't been trees right behind the nest for many years. Your pic shows a lot of trees behind the nest. This tree is on Port Sunlight Rd going into Estral Beach. It was my first guess but didn't match your picture. You are too sneaky.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on April 23, 2012, 01:36:12 PM
Thanks BRD for the additional information you added to the
Monroe County search/history lesson.   Lots of good information
that I printed and added to my file.
There is a nice book of some of the history of Bedford Township
posted with the MEN's Bedford News site. 
OK...Professor H... I believe your building is hiding now (you
sneaky one 8*) but, and if  I'm correct, and have the right building..(and
for those still looking), you might look around the Monroe Farmers Market?
Thanks again all for the wonderful history lessons of our area  :)   
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2012, 01:47:56 PM
Thanks BRD for the additional information you added to the
Monroe County search/history lesson.   Lots of good information
that I printed and added to my file.
There is a nice book of some of the history of Bedford Township
posted with the MEN's Bedford News site. 
OK...Professor H... I believe your building is hiding now (you
sneaky one 8*) but, and if  I'm correct, and have the right building..(and
for those still looking), you might look around the Monroe Farmers Market?
Thanks again all for the wonderful history lessons of our area  :)

I've got some more info I found in the last few days and I'm trying to sort it out and make it make sense with some info I've had for a long time. 

Plus, if we're actually going to get a history section I hate to leave too much of it in here...   would rather it all went into the right area to start with (for the sake of posterity) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2012, 02:00:10 PM
How old are your pics of the nest? There haven't been trees right behind the nest for many years. Your pic shows a lot of trees behind the nest. This tree is on Port Sunlight Rd going into Estral Beach. It was my first guess but didn't match your picture. You are too sneaky.


You found it alright...   

all I had with me that day was my video camera and it does have an extraordinary zoom lens on it so it probably does throw things out of perspective.  I was standing literally on top of the dike when I took the photo and the nest is a couple of hundred feet away I'd guess...   Sorry about that...  it wasn't intentional....   and think of all the nice scenery and wildlife you got to see while you kept driving ;) ;) ;)

Here's an aerial for members not familiar with that area.

I was standing at about B and the nest is in the tree at A:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.99029,-83.24273&z=19&t=H&marker0=41.98988%2C-83.24266%2C5.7%20km%20NxNE%20of%20Stony%20Point%20MI&marker1=41.99063%2C-83.24304%2Cunnamed (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.99029,-83.24273&z=19&t=H&marker0=41.98988%2C-83.24266%2C5.7%20km%20NxNE%20of%20Stony%20Point%20MI&marker1=41.99063%2C-83.24304%2Cunnamed)

Here's a Google StreetView link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=estral+beach+mi&hl=en&ll=41.989194,-83.242925&spn=0.001629,0.003484&safe=off&hnear=Estral+Beach,+Monroe,+Michigan&gl=us&sqi=2&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.989194,-83.242925&panoid=43lhDFeGYkWIc6jLQFI0Vg&cbp=12,11.96,,1,-3.11 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=estral+beach+mi&hl=en&ll=41.989194,-83.242925&spn=0.001629,0.003484&safe=off&hnear=Estral+Beach,+Monroe,+Michigan&gl=us&sqi=2&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=41.989194,-83.242925&panoid=43lhDFeGYkWIc6jLQFI0Vg&cbp=12,11.96,,1,-3.11)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 23, 2012, 02:33:52 PM
Thanks BRD, and thank you to all who have added more info and pics.   I think I know where our little road trip will be next weekend!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2012, 02:42:27 PM
I can't figure out why they would tear down a station and leave a cement wall.  :-\

Here's a couple of pics I took last saturday when I found it.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/RRwallcloseup.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/RRwall2.jpg[/url])



I'm about decided there most likely never was any kind of a real building there Tiny.  Just the dock, and all it was was dirt.  I don't think there was really a village or any kind of a regular "stop" here but rather just a place where the local farmers (mostly named Cousino) could receive and ship out products. 

If it was ever used for any kind of a station for people (I'm reviewing some info) then it was probably not much more than a shed.  Certainly not anything as elaborate as the shelter at Toledo Beach.

Thanks for adding your pictures.  I had taken a couple more pictures when I was there but your's are just about what I took too. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2012, 02:45:02 PM
Thanks BRD, and thank you to all who have added more info and pics.   I think I know where our little road trip will be next weekend!

If you make the trip to Estral Beach then make sure you go all the way to the end of Lakeshore...   you're almost on the backside of the Fermi plant.  Lots of wildlife.  Can't remember if I posted the YouTube I did of the swans out there or not :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on April 23, 2012, 03:13:10 PM
If you make the trip to Estral Beach then make sure you go all the way to the end of Lakeshore...   you're almost on the backside of the Fermi plant.  Lots of wildlife.  Can't remember if I posted the YouTube I did of the swans out there or not :-\ :-\ :-\

Will do!  Thanks again
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on April 23, 2012, 10:34:32 PM
Thought I posted this earlier, but, maybe  I forgot to hit send button.. that's what happens when you get old..lol..
  I finally got hold of my brother in law who grew up on Kelly Rd. He said that as far as he knew that was just a wall. He said there was a small office building at the end of the lane where Cousino Rd/Kelly come together and that the railroad had a dirt/rock road about 8 foot wide along the tracks there. Farmers would bring  trucks with produce for the Detroit/Toledo markets, check it in at the office and drive down the lane to unload their trucks directly on  the train.  He told me that when the train no longer used the area as a loading station, his Dad was given the building.  It is now still used as a utility shed at his old house on Kelly Road.
   
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on April 23, 2012, 10:37:52 PM
BRD your picture looks like the dead tree is in the middle of a jungle, and that tree is actually all by itself out there. I can't figure out how you managed to do that. I noticed on the google maps the nest is not in the tree, their picture is from 2008.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/DSC00393.jpg)

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Deadtreenest.jpg)

If you go North of that nest about 2000 yards you can see where someone put a telephone pole up with a nesting box on top and Saturday two Ospreys where building a nest in it. One was carrying a 2 foot long inch and a half diameter branch up to the box. It's right at the end of Masserant Rd.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Nestbox3.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 24, 2012, 08:20:43 AM
The photo wasn't intentional Tiny...   

There was a lot of traffic that day and so I couldn't stop right on the road.  Pulled off up at the dike and crossed the road.  I see what you mean but I never even payed any attention to it. 

We've seen several of those posts with platforms on them somewhere recently (not quite sure where now) but noticed there didn't seem to be any eagles in any of them.  Maybe they've just been installed recently.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 24, 2012, 08:48:22 AM
Thought I posted this earlier, but, maybe  I forgot to hit send button.. that's what happens when you get old..lol..
  I finally got hold of my brother in law who grew up on Kelly Rd. He said that as far as he knew that was just a wall. He said there was a small office building at the end of the lane where Cousino Rd/Kelly come together and that the railroad had a dirt/rock road about 8 foot wide along the tracks there. Farmers would bring  trucks with produce for the Detroit/Toledo markets, check it in at the office and drive down the lane to unload their trucks directly on  the train.  He told me that when the train no longer used the area as a loading station, his Dad was given the building.  It is now still used as a utility shed at his old house on Kelly Road.
   


Memory is the 2nd function to go DogLover.  Interesting info from your bil..

I'm sure for the last 80 years that's all it's been is "just a wall"...  one of the reasons to document all these smaller bits of local history...   in another generation this information will be completely lost.

I did another map...   A-F is the known location (pretty close anyway) of "the wall"...

I just projected a nice sweeping curve like might be used with someone in a wagon and a team of horses approaching the area off the end of Kelly road as your bil suggested...   might not be perfect but it's what I interpreted it "could be".

All the loading and unloading by the farmers would have to be on that side of the wall since they couldn't get out on the tracks with their wagon.

As so often happens on a "hunt" like this...  you get one piece of solid info and then it opens up even more questions.

A-F is the wall...  G-K is my idea of a lane to the back of the wall.

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.82615,-83.44998&z=17&t=H&marker0=41.82700%2C-83.44996%2C2.1%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker1=41.82655%2C-83.45039%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker2=41.82629%2C-83.45056%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker3=41.82602%2C-83.45080%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker4=41.82543%2C-83.45125%2C1.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker5=41.82484%2C-83.45159%2C1.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker6=41.82869%2C-83.44670%2C2.2%20km%20N%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker7=41.82768%2C-83.44721%2C2.1%20km%20N%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker8=41.82695%2C-83.44775%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker9=41.82655%2C-83.44889%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker10=41.82639%2C-83.44979%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.82615,-83.44998&z=17&t=H&marker0=41.82700%2C-83.44996%2C2.1%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker1=41.82655%2C-83.45039%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker2=41.82629%2C-83.45056%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker3=41.82602%2C-83.45080%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker4=41.82543%2C-83.45125%2C1.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker5=41.82484%2C-83.45159%2C1.9%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker6=41.82869%2C-83.44670%2C2.2%20km%20N%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker7=41.82768%2C-83.44721%2C2.1%20km%20N%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker8=41.82695%2C-83.44775%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker9=41.82655%2C-83.44889%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI&marker10=41.82639%2C-83.44979%2C2.0%20km%20NxNW%20of%20Luna%20Pier%20MI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on April 26, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
Wow!  I can't believe I finally found out how to get back to this site. When someone gets old, its not nice to  fool with changing sites.. :o.. I am just hoping  I will remember what I did to find my way back the next time  :-\
OK..with that said...BRD, I don't think I worded correctly what my BIL told me and seemed to have led you on a wrong path.
   He stated the building was at the end of the lane that ran right along the tracks. He said there was about  an 8 foot dirt/rock road between the tracks
and the wall. I do not know the area, other than your maps, but I guess the lane ran off Cousino road.   :-[ Sorry if I misled you.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 26, 2012, 11:09:31 PM
Wow!  I can't believe I finally found out how to get back to this site. When someone gets old, its not nice to  fool with changing sites.. :o.. I am just hoping  I will remember what I did to find my way back the next time  :-\
OK..with that said...BRD, I don't think I worded correctly what my BIL told me and seemed to have led you on a wrong path.
   He stated the building was at the end of the lane that ran right along the tracks. He said there was about  an 8 foot dirt/rock road between the tracks
and the wall. I do not know the area, other than your maps, but I guess the lane ran off Cousino road.   :-[ Sorry if I misled you.

Not a problem at all DogLover...

I see exactly what your BIL is saying...

What I am looking for is info that there was possibly one more set of tracks that ran along that right of way at one time.  I have found a couple of websites with opposing info so I'm looking for something to verify it.  I also found a reference to about 500 ft of additional track for a siding that was laid at "Cousino" around 1928.  That would fit very well with the length of the wall (about 265-275 feet).  Of course one still unanswered question is is this "Cousino" that they're referencing.  I'm fairly confident that it is but would like a little more "proof" for sure.  We know there was "some kind" of a station at Cousino and that it was in Monroe County per the Professor's link...   several things we run into though is just "when" are we talking about.  At one time Monroe County covered parts of several adjacent counties including part of what is now downtown Toledo.  I'm thinking that due to the concentration of farmers in the area named Cousino (I have several old plat maps and they're definitely all around that little area) that it was just a "farm stop" for the farmers in the area.  They had to name it something so they named it Cousino.  The fact that the road is named Cousino would kind of help lead to the same conclusion.  Somewhere there is an old map or plat or something that is going to tell us for sure.  It's just a matter of stumbling onto the right person or place that has the info.  It's just trying to pull all the pieces together.  And I haven't had as much time to work on it as I would like to have...   I hate it when work interferes with my fun >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 01, 2012, 11:04:55 PM
Here's a new picture, may be easy for some.
Don't know if it's supposed to be the Titanic but it has 5 stacks and Titanic only had 4.
Also don't know why it is where it is located or what it represents.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/ship.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 05, 2012, 06:30:09 PM
No guesses? Hint it's in the City of Monroe.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on May 05, 2012, 06:51:20 PM
I have never seen this . . .    ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 05, 2012, 07:00:23 PM
I have never seen this . . .    ???

My wife has walked by it hundreds of times and never seen it either. It is visible from the road though, not hidden.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 23, 2012, 11:53:51 PM
Here's a new picture, may be easy for some.
Don't know if it's supposed to be the Titanic but it has 5 stacks and Titanic only had 4.
Also don't know why it is where it is located or what it represents.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/ship.jpg[/url])


Another hint: A lot of teenagers should have seen it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 25, 2012, 11:21:14 PM
No Guesses? Did anyone on here go to school in this town?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2012, 01:54:15 AM
No Guesses? Did anyone on here go to school in this town?


I sure didn't Tiny...

When you first posted the photo I drove around town looking for that style of brickwork with those colors...   fairly well dated!

One of the first buildings I looked at was the Monroe Middle School but I saw window transoms above the doors...   not the blocked off transom in your photo.  So I wrote it off and kept looking.  Then with your recent hint about teenagers I drove back past there today.  Heading west on 6th street the first door I noticed had a similar red clay block but it depicted an airplane.  When I got to the next door it was the window transom I had first noticed (must have missed the one with the airplane the first time).

Drove around the front and nothing there then drove back east on 5th street and the first door I saw had a window transom...  but then clear at the back of the building I saw another red clay insert...   I had my trailer on the back of the truck and there is no place to park...   so I didn't get out and go up and check for sure so I just have to "guess" at this point that your photo was taken at:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.911284,-83.399009&spn=0.006475,0.013937&sll=41.867824,-83.452155&sspn=0.051837,0.111494&t=h&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.911335,-83.399122&panoid=tNPQQ9nV0x17fPV_hraPaQ&cbp=12,194.42,,0,2.48 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.911284,-83.399009&spn=0.006475,0.013937&sll=41.867824,-83.452155&sspn=0.051837,0.111494&t=h&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.911335,-83.399122&panoid=tNPQQ9nV0x17fPV_hraPaQ&cbp=12,194.42,,0,2.48)

I am thinking maybe those inserts were added to the building fairly recently and that is why no one recognized them that may have gone to school there :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 26, 2012, 03:55:57 PM
That's the spot! Above the door set back in there. Actually my brother told me about it. We did some countertop work in the school a couple of years ago and I never noticed it then either. Heck I'll have to go find the airplane you talked about, I haven't seen that either. My wife went to school there in the late 60's early 70's and said she never seen it. There used to be a small party store across the street from that door and the kids would go in and out that door to the store. It was the High School then. My brother thought maybe the school was built back when the Titanic sunk and maybe it was a rememberance or something. Looks like the Titanic except it has 5 stacks instead of 4. Good work I was beginning to think everyone was tired of this thread.

BTW the mortar looks like the original I don't see any splices. Could have been placed later, I don't know.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on May 26, 2012, 05:26:13 PM
from Tiny:  "Good work I was beginning to think everyone was tired of this thread."

No, not at all tired of the thread!   I've been trying to figure this one out, but I don't get to Monroe too often.    It's been a fun one!!!   (I'd thought perhaps it was something new added at the library ???)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2012, 09:55:54 PM
That's the spot! Above the door set back in there. Actually my brother told me about it. We did some countertop work in the school a couple of years ago and I never noticed it then either. Heck I'll have to go find the airplane you talked about, I haven't seen that either. My wife went to school there in the late 60's early 70's and said she never seen it. There used to be a small party store across the street from that door and the kids would go in and out that door to the store. It was the High School then. My brother thought maybe the school was built back when the Titanic sunk and maybe it was a rememberance or something. Looks like the Titanic except it has 5 stacks instead of 4. Good work I was beginning to think everyone was tired of this thread.

BTW the mortar looks like the original I don't see any splices. Could have been placed later, I don't know.

I was thinking it just looked in too good of condition to be as old as the school is...

especially if it's a true terracotta relief... 

I'd like to get up and scrape it with my knife...

but I'm sure school officials wouldn't look kindly to that move.

I'm thinking it's a concrete terracotta look alike...

again, just based on it being in such good condition.  But maybe it's just so well protected up in there that it doesn't weather or age ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2012, 09:58:04 PM
from Tiny:  "Good work I was beginning to think everyone was tired of this thread."

No, not at all tired of the thread!   I've been trying to figure this one out, but I don't get to Monroe too often.    It's been a fun one!!!   (I'd thought perhaps it was something new added at the library ???)

It's still one of my favorite threads...

I'd like to know (maybe I wouldn't) how many miles we've driven while looking for some of these ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 26, 2012, 10:24:14 PM
It's still one of my favorite threads...

I'd like to know (maybe I wouldn't) how many miles we've driven while looking for some of these ;) ;) ;)

I know I have put a lot of miles on my car, but my wife likes doing it also so that's a plus and makes it easier.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
Here's the picture of the plane...  this door is on the south side of the building about opposite where the door with the ship is that Tiny posted the photo of:

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/plane.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2012, 10:26:35 PM
I know I have put a lot of miles on my car, but my wife likes doing it also so that's a plus and makes it easier.

My wife enjoys it too...   she was really looking for the globe style lights...  and saw them on the school a few weeks ago...  but those other doors have window transoms 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on May 26, 2012, 10:29:07 PM
OK...  this one should be pretty easy (for some)... 

it's right out in the open and visible to thousands of people every day...

it's a real working power generating windmill 8) 8) 8)

You can't even hear it running and I didn't see a single dead bird around it while I was taking the picture ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/wind.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on May 26, 2012, 10:31:40 PM
Could that be a representation of the Spirit of St. Louis... Lindberg?  That was - what 27 - so maybe they were just famous events and the Titanic represented with incorrect stacks is right.  Although there were some 5 stacks, they were not common, and didn't look like that.  Is there any kind of inscriptions or signature or anything?

Interesting anyway.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 26, 2012, 10:34:44 PM
Gee, Is that the Spirit of St. Louis? Maybe there is something to my brother's thought that these were famous things back during the time frame when the building was built. I'll have to check and see when the building was built, the Sp of ST. Louis flight was 1927 and the Titanic 1912. I would think this building is older than 1927.  ???

I guess your faster on the keyboard than me Duck.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ducksoup on May 26, 2012, 10:39:04 PM
Gee, Is that the Spirit of St. Louis? Maybe there is something to my brother's thought that these were famous things back during the time frame when the building was built. I'll have to check and see when the building was built, the Sp of ST. Louis flight was 1927 and the Titanic 1912. I would think this building is older than 1927.  ???

I guess your faster on the keyboard than me Duck.

LOL I was worried I would get beat... I have so little to contribute to the topic, but I do pay attention.  1930 was when it was built I think.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 26, 2012, 10:43:58 PM
LOL I was worried I would get beat... I have so little to contribute to the topic, but I do pay attention.  1930 was when it was built I think.

Well 1930 makes it a possibility then. I was at the Middle school web site but couldn't find a build date. I thought about emailing them but figured no one there would probably know anyhow. :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 26, 2012, 10:46:56 PM
OK...  this one should be pretty easy (for some)... 

it's right out in the open and visible to thousands of people every day...

it's a real working power generating windmill 8) 8) 8)

You can't even hear it running and I didn't see a single dead bird around it while I was taking the picture ;) ;) ;)

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/wind.jpg[/url])


Cats take care of the birds.   8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on May 27, 2012, 11:10:25 PM
Put 60 miles on the car looking today, found 3 windmills but not yours.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2012, 07:11:12 AM
Put 60 miles on the car looking today, found 3 windmills buty not yours.

I've seen one other one that does look like it has very similar blades on it...

in all fairness on this one Tiny...

if you're out looking the back roads like I prefer to drive you're looking in the wrong places...

this one is literally seen by thousands of people daily...

maybe even in the tens of thousands 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on June 06, 2012, 07:35:03 AM
So, it's not the one on Cousino Road?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 06, 2012, 07:40:25 AM
So, it's not the one on Cousino Road?

You are absolutely correct young lady...

it is NOT the one on Cousino road...

I got a good look at the blades on that one just a couple of days ago and realized they looked similar or identical to the blades in my posting...

I'll go so far as to add that it is not even in LaSalle or Erie townships ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 08, 2012, 08:51:25 PM
Here's a photo I took this afternoon...

at a place we've talked about here on MT quite a bit lately...

but it looks different today :o :o :o

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/2012-06-08_16-26-59_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 09, 2012, 08:41:44 AM
We'll be out looking today, we have an amateur radio fox hunt this morning, so we'll be driving around the county.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 10, 2012, 10:45:33 PM
Found these, but not yours.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/windmill.jpg)
(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/windmill2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on July 10, 2012, 09:53:13 PM
bumpage
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on July 12, 2012, 11:11:52 PM
OK...  this one should be pretty easy (for some)... 

it's right out in the open and visible to thousands of people every day...

it's a real working power generating windmill 8) 8) 8)

You can't even hear it running and I didn't see a single dead bird around it while I was taking the picture ;) ;) ;)

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/wind.jpg[/url])


We've been super busy lately no time to look, hopefully free time soon.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 14, 2012, 10:37:58 PM
bump
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on September 23, 2012, 08:49:00 PM
bump
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 23, 2012, 10:00:01 PM
Hey BRD is that your wind mill at the corner of Sterns Rd and Secor Rd?
Found one there today that looks like yours in front of Krogers.
I took pictures but haven't down loaded them from my camera yet.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/windmill_zps52ae2735.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on September 23, 2012, 10:13:15 PM
If that ain't it, I think we give up! LOL  I've been looking forever!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Collegekid on September 23, 2012, 10:34:41 PM
Yeah Tiny, in Pearl Albert Green Park. I think you're right.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 25, 2012, 11:11:32 PM
Hey BRD is that your wind mill at the corner of Sterns Rd and Secor Rd?
Found one there today that looks like yours in front of Krogers.
I took pictures but haven't down loaded them from my camera yet.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/windmill_zps52ae2735.jpg[/url])


It sure is...   thousands of people a day see that windmill ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 25, 2012, 11:20:44 PM
I haven't found your other picture yet, but here is one of mine. The barn has 1909 in the shingles on the roof. Pretty good shingles to last over 100 years.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/1909barn_zps2086db44.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on September 25, 2012, 11:37:42 PM
Homrich Wrecking taking down the old building on Hubble ?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on September 30, 2012, 11:09:51 AM
Not sure if it is time for a new one or not......but I have to show that I DO get around the county on occasion.... ;D

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/th_WeighStationSouthofTownonTelegraph.jpg) (http://s978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/?action=view&current=WeighStationSouthofTownonTelegraph.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 20, 2012, 04:38:45 PM
Homrich Wrecking taking down the old building on Hubble ?

I've been waiting and no one has picked up on this...

Maverick stated Hubble....   but I'm not aware of any buildings being taken down on Hubble so I'm pretty confident he intended to say 'Huber' street...  which is correct!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on October 20, 2012, 04:42:04 PM
The memory is not what it used to be. Maybe it was never really that good to begin with but that is the building I meant.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 20, 2012, 04:42:20 PM
Not sure if it is time for a new one or not......but I have to show that I DO get around the county on occasion.... ;D

([url]http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/th_WeighStationSouthofTownonTelegraph.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/?action=view&current=WeighStationSouthofTownonTelegraph.jpg[/url])


I knew what and where this is as soon as Fuzz posted it...

I did PM him just to let him know but I wanted to let someone else play!!!

I really figured someone would have figured it out within 24 hours...

I'm divided on why they didn't :o :o :o
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 20, 2012, 04:44:09 PM
The memory is not what it used to be. Maybe it was never really that good to begin with but that is the building I meant.

Well I looked at your post a few times too before I decided that's what you meant...

I've got some real bad news for you Mav...

it gets worse :( :( :(
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 20, 2012, 05:00:40 PM
I knew what and where this is as soon as Fuzz posted it...

I did PM him just to let him know but I wanted to let someone else play!!!

I really figured someone would have figured it out within 24 hours...

I'm divided on why they didn't :o :o :o

I thought it would be an easy one too......one of those where folks would say, "Oh hell, how did I not recognize that."

I got an even funnier PM from Tiny after I posted and just giggled at my stupidity for at least an hour.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 20, 2012, 05:10:29 PM
I thought it would be an easy one too......one of those where folks would say, "Oh hell, how did I not recognize that."

I got an even funnier PM from Tiny after I posted and just giggled at my stupidity for at least an hour.

LOL...   I think I know Tiny saw ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 20, 2012, 05:36:10 PM
You got it.....weighed heavily on my mind for a while.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 21, 2012, 01:07:57 AM
You got it.....weighed heavily on my mind for a while.
Groan - I drove by it this afternoon...  LOL!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on October 21, 2012, 02:26:18 AM
Yup......photo tag and all.  "PicofWeighStation"


(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/FullPicofWeighStation.jpg)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 21, 2012, 08:31:54 AM
That's 2 photos identified within a 24 hour span (well, Maverick actually identified mine several days ago...   just took us a few days to figure out we were talking about the same place ;) ;) ;)

I believe that just leaves Tiny's 1908 barn to find...   and I have been looking but it seems like most of my work has been focused in the south part of the county lately (which I already know better than the north and west parts ;) ;) ;)  so I'm hoping I haven't found because it's north and west :D :D :D

so...   let's get some more players involved here...  post something even if it's easy...   but remember...  it's supposed to be in Monroe County!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 21, 2012, 08:37:05 AM
Have new phone with a better camera - I'll be looking...
BTW I need some of those 100 year Shingles for one of my out buildings that needs roofing  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 21, 2012, 11:19:03 PM
Here's another one and I will give a hint it's North and just barely in Monroe County.
Oil or Natural gas pump, not sure which.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/oilpump_zps8bfdadc3.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 21, 2012, 11:25:01 PM
The barn has 1909 in the shingles on the roof. Pretty good shingles to last over 100 years.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/1909barn_zps2086db44.jpg[/url])


I'll tell you it's South of the river and I found another barn not too far away with the same date in the roof. I drove by for 40 years and never noticed these numbers until my brother pointed them out to me.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 09, 2012, 12:08:42 AM
Jeff Gorr, corner of Dixon and Ida Maybee rd in Raisinville township.
I was sitting in the township hall today talking to the board members and was looking out the window and there it was.
Maverick
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2012, 05:15:12 AM
LOL, that's funny that you tied what you were seeing immediately to this thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 09, 2012, 09:08:47 AM
The brain works in mysterious ways !!  At least mind does.

Mav
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 09, 2012, 09:41:30 AM
Maverick is on a roll in this thread!!!

Good eyes...   Been in that township office dozens of times (but not lately) and don't recall seeing that barn (that may have more to do with memory than eyes though).  Guess I'll have to take a ride that way soon!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 09, 2012, 02:14:56 PM
Jeff Gorr, corner of Dixon and Ida Maybee rd in Raisinville township.
I was sitting in the township hall today talking to the board members and was looking out the window and there it was.
Maverick

I don't know the owner's name but that's the right spot. If you drive North across the bridge to N. Custer Rd, there straight in front of you is a huge barn with the same numbers on it's roof. Like I said been driving by  for 40 years and never seen them until my brother pointed them out to me. Good job.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2012, 06:44:01 PM
I wish this thread would take off......I may just go out and find something easy, like the water tower that says Monroe on it. 

Come on folks....post some easy stuff just to get it going.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 09, 2012, 06:52:31 PM
I wish this thread would take off......I may just go out and find something easy, like the water tower that says Monroe on it. 

Come on folks....post some easy stuff just to get it going.

Could that possibly be in Maybee ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 09, 2012, 06:59:04 PM
BRD, I'm disappointed.  A man of your knowledge surely knows it is in Ida.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 09, 2012, 09:43:44 PM
Here is an easy one I took sometime ago.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/Plaque.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on November 10, 2012, 06:52:02 PM
I don't know the owner's name but that's the right spot. If you drive North across the bridge to N. Custer Rd, there straight in front of you is a huge barn with the same numbers on it's roof. Like I said been driving by  for 40 years and never seen them until my brother pointed them out to me. Good job.
Glad to learn - although I too have been by/in the area many times...   I have been looking.

As far as the new posting -
a clue is that it is an older building,
as you will note the State of Michigan doesn't own the UP yet   ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 10, 2012, 07:24:12 PM
Good observation Prof!

I have no idea where this is....gotta be close to the City center though.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: ShorTea on November 10, 2012, 07:27:56 PM
Old Edison Building in town?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 10, 2012, 08:22:28 PM
One of the older war memorials?
It's one of the only things that I can think of that would be that old.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 10, 2012, 08:29:09 PM
My first thought was an old town hall or fire station but if it was a fire station Prof would have been all over it and I don't think that brick is on any city owned buildings.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 10, 2012, 08:31:03 PM
It says City of Monroe, Michigan's Only Lake Erie Port. Is their a port authority building that could be that old ?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on November 10, 2012, 08:54:04 PM
It's a City building and I was joking about the UP missing - as that was the patch we had when i first got on the Fire Dept... 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 10, 2012, 10:09:33 PM
Old Edison Building in town?
One of the older war memorials?
It's one of the only things that I can think of that would be that old.

Nope both wrong.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 10, 2012, 10:14:15 PM
It's a City building and I was joking about the UP missing - as that was the patch we had when i first got on the Fire Dept... 

I got a kick out of your UP missing joke.
Which building?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 11, 2012, 12:40:48 AM
water plant?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 11, 2012, 08:43:07 PM
water plant?

Sorry wrong building.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 11, 2012, 08:45:56 PM
Is it time for a hint yet? 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 11, 2012, 09:54:07 PM
Is it time for a hint yet? 

I thought Prof H knew but was holding back. Maverick was right once about the type of building but didn't say where or which one. If I tell you what kind it will be too easy.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 11, 2012, 11:42:34 PM
Fire station by the river ?  From memory the brick might match. I will look when I go by tomorrow and see if I can spot that brick.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 12, 2012, 06:07:08 AM
Hell, that's damn near directly across the river from me.....I'm pretty sure it will match Mav.  I just can't recall that emblem on the front....bet that's it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 12, 2012, 09:50:40 PM
Fire station by the river ?  From memory the brick might match. I will look when I go by tomorrow and see if I can spot that brick.


That's not where I took the picture but come to think of it they may all have the same plaque on them.  :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 12, 2012, 11:14:27 PM
Funny, I was at city hall this evening and I thought maybe the brick was close to what was on the picture. I walked around most of it looking for the plaque.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2012, 02:53:52 PM
I thought Prof H knew but was holding back. Maverick was right once about the type of building but didn't say where or which one. If I tell you what kind it will be too easy.
I'm pretty sure it's at the Central Fire Station - although I rarely used the main entrance.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 13, 2012, 05:01:11 PM
Central fire station right above the aluminum sign
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 13, 2012, 06:40:16 PM
It is on the South wall facing toward E. First St. I took the picture from my car window with my lense zoomed out. Don't know about an aluminum sign on that side or a main entrance.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 13, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
Here's another one and I will give a hint it's North and just barely in Monroe County.
Oil or Natural gas pump, not sure which.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/oilpump_zps8bfdadc3.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 13, 2012, 06:52:44 PM
It is on the South wall facing toward E. First St. I took the picture from my car window with my lense zoomed out. Don't know about an aluminum sign on that side or a main entrance.


Here's a Google Streetview of that end of the building...   image date of October 2007 and I don't see the plaque...   maybe it's just washed out in the light...   Google's streetview photos are not a real high resolution photo though!

http://goo.gl/maps/VG4cI (http://goo.gl/maps/VG4cI)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 13, 2012, 07:20:03 PM
I had checked google too and didn't see it, but it was there about a year ago when I took my picture. I actually went by twice and took pictures of it.  ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 13, 2012, 10:07:56 PM
Its there. On the left had wall just above the Central Fire Station sign. You can make out the sign but not the plaque. I drove by tonight at about 4:30 and there it was.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2012, 08:11:26 PM
Here's another one and I will give a hint it's North and just barely in Monroe County.
Oil or Natural gas pump, not sure which.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/oilpump_zps8bfdadc3.jpg[/url])


I drive by this about once a week and can't believe no one else has 'found' it yet...

Tiny posted his "hint" over a month ago so I'll give another hint...

it's located right on one of the oldest 'highways' in Monroe County...

and it's very, very visible ;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 22, 2012, 09:53:39 PM
And you can see it with google street view.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 22, 2012, 10:48:58 PM
LOL....I just have nothing to offer in this thread even with the clues.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 22, 2012, 10:58:41 PM
I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times they are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away! ????? Land.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 23, 2012, 12:40:21 AM
Makes me want to make a run up Dixie hwy and verify this thing.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2012, 06:31:35 AM
Makes me want to make a run up Dixie hwy and verify this thing.

You're not just whistlin' Dixie now Mav ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2012, 07:03:13 AM
Makes me want to make a run up Dixie hwy and verify this thing.

If you make it all the way to the Huron River and haven't found it yet then I'd go back to the Dixie Cafe and get a cup of coffee to go...   

then go sit in the parking lot and think about the clues ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 23, 2012, 07:37:45 AM
That was like the final clue at the Buffalo Wild Wings trivia game.

I'm gonna say that it is the oil well near the Dixie Cafe on Dixie Highway just south of the intersection of Huron River Drive.

And I've never been up that road that far.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on November 23, 2012, 03:11:29 PM
I've never heard of the Dixie Cafe!  Where the heck is that??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 23, 2012, 05:18:07 PM
Based on the hints it must be somewhere just south of our northern most county line on Dixie Highway.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Frenchfry on November 23, 2012, 06:45:02 PM
All the hints made it easy...and with the internet...didn't have to waste any gas.

I'm not sure what that industrial type business is but it's on the northwest corner of S. Huron River Drive and N. Dixie Hwy in South Rockwood...next to the RR tracks.

I found it using ACME maps but I have no idea how to post the shot looking directly at the spot....so here's the very long and strange looking link:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06363,-83.25493&z=20&t=H&marker0=40.32116%2C-79.54187%2C%20105%20Glenview%20Ave\%2C%20Greensburg\%2C%20Pennsylvania%2015601&marker1=42.73624%2C-84.06033%2C%207151%20Hayner%20Rd\%2C%20Fowlerville\%2C%20Michigan%2048836&marker2=42.06348%2C-83.25446%2C12752%20North%20Dixie%20Highway\%2C%20South%20Rockwood\%2C%20Michigan&marker3=42.06363%2C-83.25493%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06363,-83.25493&z=20&t=H&marker0=40.32116%2C-79.54187%2C%20105%20Glenview%20Ave\%2C%20Greensburg\%2C%20Pennsylvania%2015601&marker1=42.73624%2C-84.06033%2C%207151%20Hayner%20Rd\%2C%20Fowlerville\%2C%20Michigan%2048836&marker2=42.06348%2C-83.25446%2C12752%20North%20Dixie%20Highway\%2C%20South%20Rockwood\%2C%20Michigan&marker3=42.06363%2C-83.25493%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI)


Anyway...I'm not good at this game...please continue.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 24, 2012, 11:31:35 PM
WOW, you guys are really good at this game and what sharp eyes you have. Great job, I never would have thought you could find it.  ;) ;D ;D

Anyone else want to post a picture, I don't want to hog the thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 06:18:22 AM
I may go for a ride later and see if I can get a good snapshot of something, but hell Tiny, post away.  Put up something I can guess.....like a pic of Meijers or the street sign at the intersection of Telegraph and South Custer.   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2012, 06:34:03 AM
I've never heard of the Dixie Cafe!  Where the heck is that??


It's right next door to the US Post Office in beautiful downtown South Rockwood ;) ;) ;)

All the hints made it easy...and with the internet...didn't have to waste any gas.

I'm not sure what that industrial type business is but it's on the northwest corner of S. Huron River Drive and N. Dixie Hwy in South Rockwood...next to the RR tracks.

I found it using ACME maps but I have no idea how to post the shot looking directly at the spot....so here's the very long and strange looking link:

[url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06363,-83.25493&z=20&t=H&marker0=40.32116%2C-79.54187%2C%20105%20Glenview%20Ave\%2C%20Greensburg\%2C%20Pennsylvania%2015601&marker1=42.73624%2C-84.06033%2C%207151%20Hayner%20Rd\%2C%20Fowlerville\%2C%20Michigan%2048836&marker2=42.06348%2C-83.25446%2C12752%20North%20Dixie%20Highway\%2C%20South%20Rockwood\%2C%20Michigan&marker3=42.06363%2C-83.25493%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI[/url] ([url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06363,-83.25493&z=20&t=H&marker0=40.32116%2C-79.54187%2C%20105%20Glenview%20Ave\%2C%20Greensburg\%2C%20Pennsylvania%2015601&marker1=42.73624%2C-84.06033%2C%207151%20Hayner%20Rd\%2C%20Fowlerville\%2C%20Michigan%2048836&marker2=42.06348%2C-83.25446%2C12752%20North%20Dixie%20Highway\%2C%20South%20Rockwood\%2C%20Michigan&marker3=42.06363%2C-83.25493%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI[/url])


Anyway...I'm not good at this game...please continue.


I'm not sure what you did to that Acme Mapper Link Ff but I couldn't get it to work...  looks like too many markers involved anyway... 

Try this one...   pump is at A and the Dixie Cafe is at B...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06293,-83.25508&z=18&t=H&marker0=42.06367%2C-83.25492%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI&marker1=42.06259%2C-83.25491%2C0.5%20km%20ExSE%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI (http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06293,-83.25508&z=18&t=H&marker0=42.06367%2C-83.25492%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI&marker1=42.06259%2C-83.25491%2C0.5%20km%20ExSE%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on November 25, 2012, 08:09:58 AM
FF's link worked for me (at least on the ipad). 

I haven't recognized any of the photos yet, but they sure are fun and give us more places to pay attention to.  Next, please.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 09:02:23 AM
(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/telebridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2012, 09:05:37 AM
NB I-75 overpass of the River Raisin across the river from the sewer plant?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 09:13:27 AM
Nope.  I guess too much of a hint is that the River is properly identified.   ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2012, 09:19:17 AM
FF's link worked for me (at least on the ipad). 

I haven't recognized any of the photos yet, but they sure are fun and give us more places to pay attention to.  Next, please.


It finally worked for me too...   I think Charter was messing with our internet and we didn't have a connection for a few minutes!

All the hints made it easy...and with the internet...didn't have to waste any gas.

I'm not sure what that industrial type business is but it's on the northwest corner of S. Huron River Drive and N. Dixie Hwy in South Rockwood...next to the RR tracks.

I found it using ACME maps but I have no idea how to post the shot looking directly at the spot....so here's the very long and strange looking link:

[url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06363,-83.25493&z=20&t=H&marker0=40.32116%2C-79.54187%2C%20105%20Glenview%20Ave\%2C%20Greensburg\%2C%20Pennsylvania%2015601&marker1=42.73624%2C-84.06033%2C%207151%20Hayner%20Rd\%2C%20Fowlerville\%2C%20Michigan%2048836&marker2=42.06348%2C-83.25446%2C12752%20North%20Dixie%20Highway\%2C%20South%20Rockwood\%2C%20Michigan&marker3=42.06363%2C-83.25493%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI[/url] ([url]http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.06363,-83.25493&z=20&t=H&marker0=40.32116%2C-79.54187%2C%20105%20Glenview%20Ave\%2C%20Greensburg\%2C%20Pennsylvania%2015601&marker1=42.73624%2C-84.06033%2C%207151%20Hayner%20Rd\%2C%20Fowlerville\%2C%20Michigan%2048836&marker2=42.06348%2C-83.25446%2C12752%20North%20Dixie%20Highway\%2C%20South%20Rockwood\%2C%20Michigan&marker3=42.06363%2C-83.25493%2C0.5%20km%20E%20of%20South%20Rockwood%20MI[/url])


Anyway...I'm not good at this game...please continue.


Acme doesn't have a streetview option (that I'm aware of) so you have to go to Bing or Google or something else...  I prefer Google!  Find and frame the photo you want in Streetview and then make sure the big panel to the left is open just click on the little chain...  it will give you and option for a shortened link if you prefer....   then just copy and paste! 

This is the well from directly in front of Monroe Bank & Trust...   the old fire station is right next door...   just drag the photo around and you'll see them both...  or look south and see the post office or north and see the bridge over the Huron River (and that is also the county line...  when Tiny said it was just barely in the county he wasn't kidding)...

http://goo.gl/maps/rZot4 (http://goo.gl/maps/rZot4)

And for eriemermaid here is the Dixie Cafe:

http://goo.gl/maps/QeBki (http://goo.gl/maps/QeBki)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2012, 09:21:51 AM
Nope.  I guess too much of a hint is that the River is properly identified.   ;)

LOL...  that helps ;) ;) ;)

I know where it is now...   just not sure how you got it from that angle ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 09:44:31 AM
LOL...  that helps ;) ;) ;)

I know where it is now...   just not sure how you got it from that angle ??? ??? ???

I heard those words on my Senior Prom night too.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 25, 2012, 09:48:35 AM
Raisinville rd bridge at N Custer ?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 09:55:28 AM
Nope, correct river though.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Viper52 on November 25, 2012, 10:02:43 AM
Telegraph Rd. bridge over river raisin.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 10:04:04 AM
And we have a winner!

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/fullpicbridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Viper52 on November 25, 2012, 10:07:04 AM
Don't tell me I won a wine bottle tree. :P
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 10:10:34 AM
LOL, I never thought of that.

Swing by this evening and we can load it up.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Viper52 on November 25, 2012, 10:12:13 AM
Not gonna happen. You're stuck with it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on November 25, 2012, 11:09:25 AM
I figured that you took it from the comfort of your home. I didn't recognize the big Cottonwood tree but threw a guess out there anyways.

Mav
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 12:05:22 PM
LOL, I told BRD offline that I just felt lazy this morning and enjoyed this thread so I walked outside and snapped it to keep the thread lively. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2012, 03:01:48 PM
Ok, here's a couple of new ones to look for...

this first one might be a little tough although it's also fairly unique so maybe not...

I've intentionally cropped the bottom due to the very recognizable background ;) ;) ;)

And I'll even give a clue...   it's not in the City!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250270.jpg)

And here's one that is in the city...   not sure how recognizable it is though...   maybe a little off the beaten path but still visible from a fairly main street :-\ :-\ :-\

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250286.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2012, 03:05:42 PM
While I was out taking pictures I did drive by the main fire station and look for Tiny's medallion and it's there just as obvious as can be...   it either wasn't there when Google did their streetview drive by or their photos are just too low resolution to see it in the sun:

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250277.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 03:19:11 PM
The first one looks like a big undecorated GD tackyass wine bottle tree.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 25, 2012, 09:28:12 PM
The first one is an Indian Teepee, and I thought that I saw one out at the Battlefield but that is in the City I believe.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 26, 2012, 06:34:54 AM
The first one is an Indian Teepee, and I thought that I saw one out at the Battlefield but that is in the City I believe.
  Yes it is a Teepee...   not sure how authentic it is though!

I thought I had seen some at either the battlefield or maybe the little island by Hellenberg boat launch...   and those are both in the city for sure ;) ;) ;)

Since we're thinking Indians let's think 'west' of town :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 26, 2012, 07:11:38 AM
Wow, I wish I got out around the county more!

I do seem to recall seeing a Teepee somewhere that way.....could have been one of the campgrounds along 23, or somewhere in the Cabela's complex.

Hummm.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 26, 2012, 08:30:57 AM
Wow, I wish I got out around the county more!

I do seem to recall seeing a Teepee somewhere that way.....could have been one of the campgrounds along 23, or somewhere in the Cabela's complex.

Hummm.

Maybe I need to keep my eyes open better when I'm out...   Ok...  it's not in a campground and it's not as far west as Cabela's ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 26, 2012, 08:48:16 AM
Here's one more...  should be real easy...  definitely in the city of Monroe!!!

I collect light houses so I'd definitely like to have one like this ;) ;) ;)

The only hint I'll give today is that the photo is grainy because I cropped most of it off...   definitely had to use a lot of zoom to get it :) :) :)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250278.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 26, 2012, 10:10:03 AM
I've noticed that lighthouse, but I can not recall where the hell it was when I saw it.  Sure wish my neighbor took a liking to those instead of the Appalachian Wine bottle tree.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on November 26, 2012, 11:01:44 AM
I've noticed that lighthouse, but I can not recall where the hell it was when I saw it.  Sure wish my neighbor took a liking to those instead of the Appalachian Wine bottle tree.

I've always heard the memory is the 2nd bodily function to go...

but I can't remember what the first is :o :o :o
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on November 26, 2012, 07:17:38 PM
Yea, I had to get glasses a few years back.   ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 04, 2013, 08:03:15 PM
Ok, here's a couple of new ones to look for...

this first one might be a little tough although it's also fairly unique so maybe not...

I've intentionally cropped the bottom due to the very recognizable background ;) ;) ;)

And I'll even give a clue...   it's not in the City!

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250270.jpg[/url])

And here's one that is in the city...   not sure how recognizable it is though...   maybe a little off the beaten path but still visible from a fairly main street :-\ :-\ :-\

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250286.jpg[/url])


I drove by the teepee site one day over the holidays and it's gone...   maybe put away for the winter so if anyone can identify where it is I guess you're entitled to 'extra points' ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 04, 2013, 08:05:17 PM
Here's one more...  should be real easy...  definitely in the city of Monroe!!!

I collect light houses so I'd definitely like to have one like this ;) ;) ;)

The only hint I'll give today is that the photo is grainy because I cropped most of it off...   definitely had to use a lot of zoom to get it :) :) :)

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250278.jpg[/url])


I'm surprised no one has figured this one out yet...  it's in the city...   

and it's near water ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 05, 2013, 07:10:53 PM
Damn, I wish this would be answered....I have one for after this. 

Not sure I've seen that, BRD.  I'd surely remember that.....the 70's were bad, but not that bad.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on February 10, 2013, 08:34:49 AM
806 E Elm st right on the river. Across the river from the water department.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 10, 2013, 10:34:48 AM
806 E Elm st right on the river. Across the river from the water department.


Well I'm not positive on the address number but it's on E Elm and across from the water plant so I think that's 'close enough' for what we're doing here ;) ;) ;)

Here's a wider view...   does anyone know what or where from the big tunnel (I assume it's some kind of a drain) structure is on the very right of the photo?  You'll probably have to scroll over to see it 'cause it's a pretty big photo yet!!!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/elmlighthouse_zps9d2eedd8.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 10, 2013, 11:47:03 AM


(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/The_Fuzz_Monroe/MTPhoto_zps5d2fa969.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 10, 2013, 02:33:58 PM
The concrete place on the corner of Dixie and Dunbar?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 10, 2013, 04:19:55 PM
Hummm.......Dixie?? and Dunbar?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on February 10, 2013, 04:40:01 PM
I,m sure she meant Kuhlmans Concrete
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 10, 2013, 04:53:26 PM
Yup.....my bad too.  I wasn't aware that was South Dixie......Monroe Street to me.

EM is a winner.....and not for her excessive battery consumption.   ;D

Post up, someone.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 10, 2013, 07:08:53 PM
I'd answer you fuzz, but I'm busy with the batteries!
 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 10, 2013, 07:15:26 PM
LMAO!  Excellent response......veggie soup nearly hit my laptop.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on February 10, 2013, 07:20:51 PM
I'd answer you fuzz, but I'm busy with the batteries!
 
LMAO!  Excellent response......veggie soup nearly hit my laptop.

LMAO!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 10, 2013, 11:32:26 PM
Well I'm not positive on the address number but it's on E Elm and across from the water plant so I think that's 'close enough' for what we're doing here ;) ;) ;)

Here's a wider view...   does anyone know what or where from the big tunnel (I assume it's some kind of a drain) structure is on the very right of the photo?  You'll probably have to scroll over to see it 'cause it's a pretty big photo yet!!!



BRD, isn't that Mason Run, the creek that runs along Maple Blvd and Greenwood Ave. and East of Cantrick school? You know the one that looks like a cement creek.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.930918,-83.378688&spn=0.001736,0.003927&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,64.335938&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&t=h&z=18 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.930918,-83.378688&spn=0.001736,0.003927&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,64.335938&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&t=h&z=18)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 11, 2013, 06:14:46 AM
Well it would be in the right general area for it...   but I remember it turning by the school (see map below) and going east.  I thought it ran clear on across in back of the battlefield.  I'll find some better maps...  Google maps are not very good with showing small waterways!!!

http://goo.gl/maps/67E6d (http://goo.gl/maps/67E6d)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on February 11, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
The Tee Pee is at the camground on 23, or at least they have one also...

I grew up on Michigan Avenue
Mason Run goes out at the area behind the houses on the East Side of Michigan Avenue, which is the 800 block of E. Elm.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 13, 2013, 11:50:07 PM
The Tee Pee is at the camground on 23, or at least they have one also...

I grew up on Michigan Avenue
Mason Run goes out at the area behind the houses on the East Side of Michigan Avenue, which is the 800 block of E. Elm.



Doesn't it run South right behind the houses on Michigan Ave.? Then it eventually goes underground. See map.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.918978,-83.383468&spn=0.000868,0.001963&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,64.335938&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&t=h&z=19 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.918978,-83.383468&spn=0.000868,0.001963&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,64.335938&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&t=h&z=19)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 15, 2013, 07:49:42 AM
Doesn't it run South right behind the houses on Michigan Ave.? Then it eventually goes underground. See map.

[url]http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.918978,-83.383468&spn=0.000868,0.001963&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,64.335938&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&t=h&z=19[/url] ([url]http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.918978,-83.383468&spn=0.000868,0.001963&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,64.335938&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&t=h&z=19[/url])


It does look like that's what it does...  but if so then what is the drain that runs right past the Multi Sports Complex and across N. Dixie and across the battlefield...   I always thought that was where it drained...  but going underground I guess would explain why I never noticed it draining into the river by Michigan.  I'm sure someone with more personal knowledge will explain it eventually.  Some day when I'm working in that area I'll do a little poking around.  But more than likely someday while I'm looking at something completely un-related I'll stumble onto 'the answer'!!!   That happens a lot to me!!! 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2013, 07:21:04 PM
Here's the 'other end' of the tunnel that opens to the river.

Here it is on an aerial map:  http://goo.gl/maps/n2yBX (http://goo.gl/maps/n2yBX)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/MasonRun_zpsbf6b8ec1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 19, 2013, 07:25:21 PM
Here's another 'where are we' photo.  This one should be easy... 

if you've seen it you should remember it ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250273_zps838e3b93.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on February 20, 2013, 12:55:37 AM
vets office in Ida ?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2013, 05:48:23 AM
vets office in Ida ?


At least Maverick has his eyes open when he's out driving around ;) ;) ;)

If anyone needs a good picture of our outstanding roads in Monroe County this picture shows 'em!!!

I actually took the pictures back around Thanksgiving so that's why the grass may look a little green yet!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250274_zpsf5514c66.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2013, 06:09:38 AM
The Tee Pee is at the camground on 23, or at least they have one also...

I grew up on Michigan Avenue
Mason Run goes out at the area behind the houses on the East Side of Michigan Avenue, which is the 800 block of E. Elm.

I haven't been out past there lately but that's not the same location where I took the picture...  although, I guess a teepee was sort of the original 'mobile home' and they could be about anywhere :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2013, 06:15:13 AM

And here's one that is in the city...   not sure how recognizable it is though...   maybe a little off the beaten path but still visible from a fairly main street :-\ :-\ :-\

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250286.jpg[/url])


I thought someone would figure this one out by now...   I'll post a little larger 'view' of it and see if someone recognizes it then 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250282_zpsacd39a8a.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 20, 2013, 11:35:35 PM
Is that at Monroe Missionary Baptist church on S. Dixie and Mortar Creek Rd?

The only metal building I can remember that color.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on February 21, 2013, 12:06:07 AM
I haven't figured it out yet but thats a nice clue. I looked at the other picture and for the life of me couldn't figure out why there needed to be a support to hold up that old stonework. Now that you zoomed out I have a whole new perspective and can concentrate on a metal sided building with that obviously old stonework and a canopy or awning of sorts. Should help to narrow it down next time I am wandering around town.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 21, 2013, 05:25:38 AM
Is that at Monroe Missionary Baptist church on S. Dixie and Mortar Creek Rd?

The only metal building I can remember that color.

No, it's in the City of Monroe.

I haven't figured it out yet but thats a nice clue. I looked at the other picture and for the life of me couldn't figure out why there needed to be a support to hold up that old stonework. Now that you zoomed out I have a whole new perspective and can concentrate on a metal sided building with that obviously old stonework and a canopy or awning of sorts. Should help to narrow it down next time I am wandering around town.


I kind of did some selective photo cropping to get that rod looking like that in the first photo.  Just to help a little more because this one is taking a long time...  it is kind of off the beaten path...  but it is in the city for sure ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on February 21, 2013, 08:41:46 AM
Is this the old theater in the east side?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 22, 2013, 11:27:52 PM
Is this the old theater in the east side?


You mean this old Purple one?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.908621,-83.386&spn=0.000008,0.003927&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.323858,64.335938&t=h&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.908676,-83.386119&panoid=FgVWL-yAigP1wPh7fZ-LrA&cbp=12,219.68,,0,0 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monroe,+mi&hl=en&ll=41.908621,-83.386&spn=0.000008,0.003927&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.323858,64.335938&t=h&hnear=Monroe,+Michigan&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.908676,-83.386119&panoid=FgVWL-yAigP1wPh7fZ-LrA&cbp=12,219.68,,0,0)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 23, 2013, 05:44:21 AM
Is this the old theater in the east side?

No, as far as I'm aware it was never a theater. 

You are lukewarm though... 

well, at least you're on the right side of the river 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 23, 2013, 06:28:28 AM
I need another clue.  What does the sign say that the bracket is holding?   ;D

If it's off the beaten path then I've probably never seen it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 23, 2013, 06:54:43 AM
I need another clue.  What does the sign say that the bracket is holding?   ;D

If it's off the beaten path then I've probably never seen it.

That isn't a sign...  it's an awning!!!

but the reason it's cropped so close right there is that right below the awning is the name of the business and the address. 

Ok...  one more hint...   it's been there a long time :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: NewDawn on February 23, 2013, 07:46:38 AM
Is it St. Josephs near Third Street??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 24, 2013, 11:37:24 PM
It's on the building next to Detroit Stoker.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 25, 2013, 09:13:42 AM
Is it St. Josephs near Third Street??


Not quite NewDawn...  but you're getting warmer 8) 8) 8)

It's on the building next to Detroit Stoker.


Well it actually says Detroit Stoker below the awning so not sure which building you mean...  but I think that's close enough for the gals we play horse shoes with :P :P :P

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/PB250285_zpsf544a421.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on February 25, 2013, 09:52:18 AM
I worked across the street but didn't have the First Street view,
I was going to drive down as I thought this was the next logical building.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 25, 2013, 03:26:46 PM
I worked across the street but didn't have the First Street view,
I was going to drive down as I thought this was the next logical building.
Thanks!

We've lived here 28 years and that was the first (and only) time I ever drove down there far enough to see the front of the building.  The yellow steel must have been added at some time...  doesn't seem like it is near old enough for the rest of the building.  Maybe if someone has some Detroit Stoker history they can post it in the History Thread :) :) :)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 26, 2013, 11:22:56 PM
We were out there Sunday and looked it over good and I swear we could not find a name on the building. That dark panel under the awning was blank and now in your picture it shows the name. Must have been the sun.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2013, 07:47:23 AM
We were out there Sunday and looked it over good and I swear we could not find a name on the building. That dark panel under the awning was blank and now in your picture it shows the name. Must have been the sun.

I just checked and I took that photo on Nov 25th so I suppose a lot could have happened since then.  Those letters look like they're probably bronze so maybe the copper thieves figured they'd hit the lottery :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 27, 2013, 06:42:31 PM
BRD, take a picture of my garage door and post it......just so I can win at this just once.   ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on February 27, 2013, 06:50:15 PM
BRD, take a picture of my garage door and post it......just so I can win at this just once.   ;)

 ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 27, 2013, 06:57:52 PM
I think there are too many other people who know what your garage door looks like.  You'd have to be on here really fast after he posted it! LOL   8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 27, 2013, 07:01:53 PM
I have stalkers?  That is SO hot!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on February 27, 2013, 07:24:17 PM
Is this his door?

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 27, 2013, 07:30:47 PM
If it had in real small 8pt font at the bottom, "Enter At Your Own Risk" then I'd say yes.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on February 27, 2013, 07:34:50 PM
If it had in real small 8pt font at the bottom, "Enter At Your Own Risk" then I'd say yes.

Well, I couldn't post the one that was my first pick.....
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 27, 2013, 07:46:01 PM
Chicken!   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Skittelroo on February 27, 2013, 08:18:35 PM
cluck cluck---you're right.  I don't want to get kicked off here.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 27, 2013, 10:26:33 PM
Here's an easy one for Fuzz.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/bth_Thing2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 28, 2013, 04:16:20 AM
LOL, I really do need to get out and around more.

Looks like something at a park where children would play, and MILF's would be hanging around.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on February 28, 2013, 07:37:50 AM
keeping my mouth closed!!   :-X
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on February 28, 2013, 10:50:15 PM
LOL, I really do need to get out and around more.

Looks like something at a park where children would play, and MILF's would be hanging around.

Egads Fuzz, don't you ever step out your back door? Ask Sadie if she has seen it.  8*
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2013, 05:27:43 AM
Well SOB, it really was true what the old timers told me back in the '70s would happen to me.

Now I know.....and I have seen a MILF or two over there through my binoculars.   

Forget the previous request of posting a picture of my garage door so I could win, this demonstrates to me that I'd probably not recognize it either.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2013, 06:36:31 AM
LOL...   seems like I've posted this song for the Fuzz in the past...

but it might have even more 'meaning' this time :o :o :o

Looking Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZhM75aGMg#)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2013, 06:44:21 AM
No doubt......most others would be embarrassed, but hell even I have to LOL at myself for this one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 23, 2013, 10:48:51 AM
Where are we on 'Where are we?'  ??? ??? ???

Do we have any 'unsolved' photos...

does anyone have a new one to post?

I think I've got a few left and will probably be out and about with the camera tomorrow or Monday so can look for a few!!!

With all the camera phones out there I'd think more members would have one to post...

Don't be bashful...  no one hardly ever makes fun of my photos or my lack of abilities!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 23, 2013, 10:23:25 PM
I'll do the same BRD.  I enjoy this thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 23, 2013, 10:31:08 PM
What are the geographical / feature rules?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on March 23, 2013, 11:08:14 PM
What are the geographical / feature rules?

Read the first post in the thread.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on March 23, 2013, 11:31:05 PM
Did I post this one yet? Elvis Presley Gates.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/four-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 24, 2013, 09:31:41 AM
Yes you did but maybe some of the 'newer' followers will try to figure it out...

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7590/nopeeking4801.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 24, 2013, 01:49:26 PM
Read the first post in the thread.

No trekking in the jungles????  Where are those?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2013, 08:11:56 AM
OK...  here's one that should be quick and easy...

a big hint... 

if you want to find it you better hurry :) :) :)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Logo_zps11535231.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 25, 2013, 08:37:39 AM
The armory! LOL
 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2013, 08:41:22 AM
The armory! LOL

I believe the symbol is for a signal battalion or company...  is that what it looks like to you?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 25, 2013, 08:42:59 AM
It was the 156th I believe.  It's been a while.  I think I may still have a patch in my button box.
 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2013, 08:43:48 AM
BTW eriemermaid...   that's got to be one of the fastest 'solve times' since we started playing!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on March 25, 2013, 08:45:36 AM
LOL  I had a good sleep last night.  :)  I'm right chipper this morning!  I think I'll go play are you smarter than a 5th grader on facebook!  I can do it this morning :)  Thinking cap is in place!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 25, 2013, 08:46:29 AM
I know one that would be solved faster.....post a picture of the front door at Alcatraz.   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 25, 2013, 08:50:28 AM
I know one that would be solved faster.....post a picture of the front door at Alcatraz.   ;D

Hang on...  I'll check my cell phone 8* 8* 8* 8*


does it have to be the outside or can it be the inside ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 25, 2013, 09:03:11 AM
Outside, I usually am distracted when I leave and wouldn't recognize it.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
I'm posting 3 new ones this morning...

one should be pretty easy...  one a little more difficult and one probably will rise to the difficult status...   Hint:   all are either in the city or within a mile 'of some point' of the city 8) 8) 8)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3250626_zpsd791f540.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/PB250280_zps194f9046.jpg)

You get bonus points if you know what the one below actually is 8) 8) 8)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/PB250275_zps02b5e031.jpg)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Viper52 on March 26, 2013, 09:56:45 AM
One of your pics didn't post, BRD.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2013, 10:02:03 AM
One of your pics didn't post, BRD.

Hmmm...  I'm seeing all 3 of them in FireFox...

I'll go look at it in Chrome or IE and see what's up!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Viper52 on March 26, 2013, 10:05:25 AM
I am also using firefox. The second pic says it has been moved or deleted.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2013, 10:13:33 AM
I know what happened...   I double uploaded and then deleted one and I must have posted that link...  interesting that I can still see it though...

oh well, never could understand computers or women...

but I keep on tryin' with both ;) ;) ;)

I'm thinking I could still see it because the picture was stuck in cache :-\ :-\ :-\

Anyway, try this one ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/PB250280_zps9d0f4fb8.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on March 26, 2013, 11:11:28 AM
Well BRD, your little wall/well is located on Raisinville Road, across from
one of the entrances to MCCC. Not sure just what it is..possibly a
drain from the farm field to sewer?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: DogLover on March 26, 2013, 11:26:57 AM
Could that water tower be the one downtown Monroe
(out 1st Sreet I think?) across from Stoker Company?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on March 26, 2013, 01:13:41 PM
Did I post this one yet? Elvis Presley Gates.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/Monroe%20Talks/four-1.jpg[/url])



This one is on Cole Rd. :) East of Vivian.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2013, 02:23:15 PM
Well BRD, your little wall/well is located on Raisinville Road, across from
one of the entrances to MCCC. Not sure just what it is..possibly a
drain from the farm field to sewer?

Could that water tower be the one downtown Monroe
(out 1st Sreet I think?) across from Stoker Company?

You're 'right on' with the Raisinville road one DogLover (why have I always been partial to that username :) :) :) )

and you're close enough with the water tower to declare you a 'double winner'...  I think you're our first double winner too 8) 8) 8)

The water tower actually has Detroit Stokers painted on it so I'm thinking it's their tower.  I have a bigger picture of it I'll post later.

I'm pretty sure the 'structure on Raisinville road is a lift station for the city sewers.  There are a couple of them along there that have the block wall surrounding them and that's the only place I've ever seen them like that.  Anyone know the 'history' of why they did them that way?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 26, 2013, 02:58:54 PM
I know I saw the tree limb remnants in the power lines, I just can't remember where it was now.  GD 70's!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 26, 2013, 03:15:28 PM
I know I saw the tree limb remnants in the power lines, I just can't remember where it was now.  GD 70's!

People keep telling me that the memory is the 2nd function to go ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 26, 2013, 03:43:16 PM
The best I can hope for is that they vanish at the same time.....that way I can't remember just how good it was or how addicting it can be.   ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 26, 2013, 07:00:33 PM
I am not that lucky.....

 :(
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on March 26, 2013, 11:33:27 PM

This one is on Cole Rd. :) East of Vivian.
[/quote

Yeppers, that's the place.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 27, 2013, 06:24:37 AM

This one is on Cole Rd. :) East of Vivian.
[/quote

Yeppers, that's the place.


Good eyes superspice_10!!!

We're definitely on a roll the last couple of days!!!

I'll be out and about today so I'll take my camera with me and go scouting for some new pictures.  If I've been keeping track correctly this is the only picture no one has identified (well except the Fuzz who remembers driving by it but not where) :) :) :)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3250626_zpsd791f540.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 30, 2013, 05:20:02 AM
We were out and about and I got a few...   only adding 2 more today though. 

Let's see...  hints...   well, they're both in the City of Monroe...   one there are lots of and they're all in a row!!!

The other I'm pretty sure is the only in Monroe...   and in reality maybe the only in the whole US!!!

But you'll have to figure out which hint goes with which picture I guess 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3270646_zps263030f4.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3270640_zpsd01bae25.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 30, 2013, 05:28:35 AM
Here's a 'confirmation' photo of the water tower at Detroit Stoker that was guessed earlier in the week:

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/PB250281_zpsc8f99336.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on March 30, 2013, 08:53:33 AM
The tree "slices" in wires - there are several sets along Dunbar between Monroe and Telegraph - I was going to post similar pics...

The brick structure behind fence - is that in Woodlawn Cemetery?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 30, 2013, 01:21:19 PM
The tree "slices" in wires - there are several sets along Dunbar between Monroe and Telegraph - I was going to post similar pics...

The brick structure behind fence - is that in Woodlawn Cemetery?


Well you're batting .500 today...  yes, the tree slices are on Dunbar exactly where you said...

I really don't believe they just left those up there like that.  What happens if one happens to eventually dry out or rot enough to fall on some kid's head :o :o :o

This streetview was taken before the trees were cut...

but I'm thinking it's one of these:

http://goo.gl/maps/Nct4O (http://goo.gl/maps/Nct4O)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 05, 2013, 08:07:11 PM
Good eyes superspice_10!!!

We're definitely on a roll the last couple of days!!!

I'll be out and about today so I'll take my camera with me and go scouting for some new pictures.  If I've been keeping track correctly this is the only picture no one has identified (well except the Fuzz who remembers driving by it but not where) :) :) :)

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3250626_zpsd791f540.jpg[/url])


Is that in the Utility Lines on the South Side of Dunbar Rd between S Dixie Hwy and the Railroad Track?

I so want to win....  but I know that can't be the only answer in this county!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 05:53:59 AM
The tree "slices" in wires - there are several sets along Dunbar between Monroe and Telegraph - I was going to post similar pics...

The brick structure behind fence - is that in Woodlawn Cemetery?


Is that in the Utility Lines on the South Side of Dunbar Rd between S Dixie Hwy and the Railroad Track?

I so want to win....  but I know that can't be the only answer in this county!


I have seen a few other places with those headache 'slabs' hanging in the wires MN...  but those are on Dunbar between the tracks and Dixie...  but they're on the North side of the road... not South so you're not quite right...   but, and this is the biggest but...  Professor H identified the spot a week ago...

by some chance do you have the Professor on 'ignore' ??? ??? ???

By my count these are the two remaining unidentified photos...   

If someone drives around the city very much they see one of these every day...  and I'll admit the other one is just slightly off the beaten path...   but very, very visible from your car window  8) 8) 8)


(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3270646_zps263030f4.jpg)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3270640_zpsd01bae25.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 07, 2013, 01:18:47 PM
I have seen a few other places with those headache 'slabs' hanging in the wires MN...  but those are on Dunbar between the tracks and Dixie...  but they're on the North side of the road... not South so you're not quite right...   but, and this is the biggest but...  Professor H identified the spot a week ago...

by some chance do you have the Professor on 'ignore' ??? ??? ???


Nope.  I enjoy reading the Prof.

Not sure how I missed his answer....  yes its on the North side.

Let me think on the other two...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 07, 2013, 08:05:29 PM
Is the Red Brick Opening part of the River Raisin Paper Mill building that is on the River at Winchester / N Dixe and Elm?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
Is the Red Brick Opening part of the River Raisin Paper Mill building that is on the River at Winchester / N Dixe and Elm?

That really is a good guess MN...  I'm thinking the brickwork in my picture isn't quite that old though!  And I did literally take the picture right from the seat of the car...  it is open and obvious!!!

So, to make a long answer short...

"Sorry, play again, better luck next time"  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 07, 2013, 08:20:21 PM
That really is a good guess MN...  I'm thinking the brickwork in my picture isn't quite that old though!  And I did literally take the picture right from the seat of the car...  it is open and obvious!!!

So, to make a long answer short...

"Sorry, play again, better luck next time"  ;) ;) ;)

IKO building off of Huber?

Sorry - not mobile right now so hard to go and confirm....   they definitely have the rusty fence and brick.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on April 07, 2013, 08:21:53 PM
Yes the brick in your picture are glazed brick and a completely different size and the ones on the old paper mill bldg are regular clay brick.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 08:24:53 PM
IKO building off of Huber?

Sorry - not mobile right now so hard to go and confirm....   they definitely have the rusty fence and brick.

Try again...   I'll throw in a huge hint though because you're enjoying playing so much... and I know you really, really want to...

you're on the wrong side of the river ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on April 07, 2013, 08:31:06 PM
That helps.  I promise to use Google Maps Street view before the next guess.....  South of River....  In city......
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 07, 2013, 08:36:11 PM
That helps.  I promise to use Google Maps Street view before the next guess.....  South of River....  In city......

Actually, while you're on the south side of the river I'd go look for those crosses in the circle... there are dozens and dozens and dozens of them...  and they're on the south side of the river too...

and in the city 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on April 08, 2013, 12:01:52 AM
Townes On Front St condos. Dozens and Dozens of them if not more.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 08, 2013, 06:58:54 AM
Townes On Front St condos. Dozens and Dozens of them if not more.

From what I can see there is one of those on the front and the back of every unit plus on each end of some of the buildings... 

I quit counting after I ran out of fingers and toes a couple of times ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 08, 2013, 08:30:47 AM
By my count we're back down to this one again...  let's see...  another hint maybe...  we do know it's south of the River Raisin and in the city for sure...  ok...  the opening faces east or close to it anyway...  so you only have to be looking west out of your windows as you drive north and south ;) ;) ;)

C'mon MN...   take the afternoon off work and go driving the city...  I really, really want you to find this one ;D ;D ;D

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/P3270646_zps263030f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on April 08, 2013, 11:15:22 AM
Townes On Front St condos. Dozens and Dozens of them if not more.
You beat me to it...

Now the brick with iron opening (door or gate missing)...
I surmise it is either in demolition or construction from the orange fencing around the "fence"...

That leave the old factory on E. First  near Kentucky - they are tearing down as my first thought.

Just drove past the other day and was surprised to see the roof collapsing - or under demo.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on April 08, 2013, 11:17:04 AM
Last time I just drove around the city with no particular agenda I ended up getting falsely accused of solicitation in the east end.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on April 08, 2013, 07:55:15 PM
The Maeco smokestack on kentucky
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 09, 2013, 08:11:28 AM
You beat me to it...

Now the brick with iron opening (door or gate missing)...
I surmise it is either in demolition or construction from the orange fencing around the "fence"...

That leave the old factory on E. First  near Kentucky - they are tearing down as my first thought.

Just drove past the other day and was surprised to see the roof collapsing - or under demo.


The Maeco smokestack on kentucky


Well the Prof had the right 'area' for sure but Mav hit it exactly.  I did stop one day last week and took quite a few pictures of the demo work.  I'll do it again in a week or so and then post a few of the better ones and a few more of the smokestack.  Until then, here's the Google Streetview...  it's from a couple of years ago and the iron door was still in place then.  I wonder if a 'souvenir' hunter got to it or maybe a scrap collector got it?

Also an interesting glimpse of the shadow of the Google car:

http://goo.gl/maps/FP4eo (http://goo.gl/maps/FP4eo)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2013, 06:40:27 AM
We were out there Sunday and looked it over good and I swear we could not find a name on the building. That dark panel under the awning was blank and now in your picture it shows the name. Must have been the sun.

I hope this hasn't been keeping you awake at night Tiny...  I took a close look yesterday...  well as close as I could in the pouring down rain...  and the bronze letters in my original photo are definitely GONE!!!  I'm guessing either someone at Stoker wanted them for a souvenir or someone on Homrich's crew knew the scrap value of the bronze in them!!!  So, looks like we both had it right for the different times we were there ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on May 25, 2013, 06:03:34 PM
I thought it was Gold Leaf on the letters...  and I doubt Stoker let them go.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 01, 2013, 07:20:59 AM
I thought it was Gold Leaf on the letters...  and I doubt Stoker let them go.

Two different signs MN...   the gold leaf is on the 'monument style' sign in front of the current admin building.  Go back to the original photo I posted here of the facade of the 'now demolished' (see my post in the Detroit Stoker thread on the Monroe History board) building.  Between the time I posted the photo and the time Tiny found the location the brass or bronze letters disappeared off the front of that building.  They were up high enough that it would have required a ladder and I would guess they were anchored solid enough to require some work to remove them.  I would hope DS kept them but who knows today :-\ :-\ :-\

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 02, 2013, 01:49:36 PM
How about a new challenge?  Maybe I'll go looking today....
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 12, 2013, 10:00:30 AM
How about a new challenge?  Maybe I'll go looking today....


Here you go...  both are very prominent and easy to see :) :) :)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/crop02_zps218dcd3d.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/crop02_zps218dcd3d.jpg.html)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/crop01_zps45ec1310.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/crop01_zps45ec1310.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 12, 2013, 03:15:54 PM
I believe the green metal roof is a downtown site -

Not sure on the white fence
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2013, 08:38:35 AM
I believe the green metal roof is a downtown site -

Not sure on the white fence

If we're playing hand grenades that's probably not close enough...

500 pound bombs might catch it with that though 8* 8* 8*

Sounds like it's a good place to start looking though ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 15, 2013, 08:43:13 AM
Getting warm......?

 ;D

That green roof is driving me crazy.  I know I've seen it a thousand times or more, but just can't put my finger on it.  I know I've seen that fence too.

Going to go looking today....  after I get moving.  Giving the broken parts a break this morning.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 15, 2013, 09:33:35 AM
Getting warm......?

 ;D

That green roof is driving me crazy.  I know I've seen it a thousand times or more, but just can't put my finger on it.  I know I've seen that fence too.

Going to go looking today....  after I get moving.  Giving the broken parts a break this morning.

I'm going to guess way more than a thousand times!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 15, 2013, 11:49:05 AM
The Green Roof is a building on West Front Street in Downtown Monroe - North Side.  You can see the roof from the Laurel Finzel Lot side... 

The building is approximately 2 buildings or so east of the K of C Hall.

I think something like Wilson Home Health Care or something like that occupies the front of the building, housing on the upper floors.  I couldn't see the address or fully read the business name - I had a Dodge Charger on my rear who urgently needed to get someplace, and i was worried he was going to rear end me if I didn't try to exceed the speed limit.  I didn't feel like going around again because a similar thing was bound to happen.

Close enough?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Viper52 on June 15, 2013, 12:03:24 PM
My guess is the building on the SW. corner of E. Third and Washington.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2013, 07:28:37 AM
The Green Roof is a building on West Front Street in Downtown Monroe - North Side.  You can see the roof from the Laurel Finzel Lot side... 

The building is approximately 2 buildings or so east of the K of C Hall.

I think something like Wilson Home Health Care or something like that occupies the front of the building, housing on the upper floors.  I couldn't see the address or fully read the business name - I had a Dodge Charger on my rear who urgently needed to get someplace, and i was worried he was going to rear end me if I didn't try to exceed the speed limit.  I didn't feel like going around again because a similar thing was bound to happen.

Close enough?



Now we're playing 'hand grenades' ;) ;) ;)

I actually don't know the address on the building either...  I've tried to figure out a few times how that particular building has 'progressed' over the years.  But your description is definitely 'close enough' for what we're doing!!!

I actually took these pictures back in November so the little tree is supposed to be leaf free.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P3270642_zps8fa0bdc5.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P3270642_zps8fa0bdc5.jpg.html)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P3270643_zpse53db0b4.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P3270643_zpse53db0b4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on June 18, 2013, 10:42:08 AM
That's the one I saw... 

Nice to see the building facades on the rear getting a facelift,
and probably nice apartments/view as well.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 18, 2013, 01:36:58 PM
That's the one I saw... 

Nice to see the building facades on the rear getting a facelift,
and probably nice apartments/view as well.

Quite the mix of old and new in that one photo!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 23, 2013, 08:15:20 AM
Here's a new one for the few that still seem to still be playing at this... I'll have to take the camera and look for something else new in my travels this week.  This one is from last fall too.  No hints yet...  it's pretty distinctive if you follow this sort of thing.  I will say it is not at a residence.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/distinctchimney_zps65d98cda.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/Where%20are%20we%20photos/distinctchimney_zps65d98cda.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on June 23, 2013, 08:24:17 AM
I still watch this thread BRD, enjoy it in fact.  Don't let this one die.

I'm certain I see or have seen most of these pics, but they escape my memory quickly I guess.  GD 70's, guess the rednecks were right after all.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 23, 2013, 08:27:49 AM
I'll bump this one back up...  these are the one 2 I've posted that I think we're still looking for and I don't recall any others...   but, I s'pose I could have missed one too ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/crop02_zps218dcd3d.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 23, 2013, 08:37:37 AM
There was a guess on this one up above......  Third and Washington, and even specified a corner????

Can the Red Dog give us a ruling on that one?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on June 23, 2013, 08:53:38 AM
There was a guess on this one up above......  Third and Washington, and even specified a corner????

Can the Red Dog give us a ruling on that one?

My bad...   I thought that guess was for the building with the green metal roof at that corner!

The big red dog is shaking her head and saying definitely 'NO' on it being that picture...

but she says it might not be too far off either ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 23, 2013, 03:51:22 PM
Thanks for the hint!

 ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: supermom on July 11, 2013, 09:29:28 AM
Is the fence on Scott Street and East Fourth or Fifth Street? On the East side of the road?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on July 11, 2013, 11:39:09 AM
I didn't see anything for the Chimney as a guess,

I haven't had a chance to get to the side of town that I believe this is located...

It's made me look up at many roofs/chimneys in town however  :D 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on July 11, 2013, 02:52:17 PM
Is the fence on Scott Street and East Fourth or Fifth Street? On the East side of the road?
That's it. I think Fifth and Scott!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 13, 2013, 09:00:22 AM
Is the fence on Scott Street and East Fourth or Fifth Street? On the East side of the road?


Good eyes supermom 8) 8) 8)

That is a fence with the horizontal opening in it for the dogs to look out.  That particular fence was mentioned in an article in the MEN probably a year or so ago...  might have been one of their quarterly magazines or maybe one of the 'walking' articles. 

I've looked around since then and seen a few more like that. 

We've been thinking about putting in some white vinyl privacy fence but I can't seem to find any with the dog windows in it already 8* 8* 8*

Here is my original 'un-cropped' photo I took at the time...  which was actually last fall:

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/dogview_zpsa2b39e45.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/dogview_zpsa2b39e45.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 19, 2013, 09:26:42 AM
Here's a new one for the few that still seem to still be playing at this... I'll have to take the camera and look for something else new in my travels this week.  This one is from last fall too.  No hints yet...  it's pretty distinctive if you follow this sort of thing.  I will say it is not at a residence.

([url]http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/distinctchimney_zps65d98cda.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/Where%20are%20we%20photos/distinctchimney_zps65d98cda.jpg.html[/url])


I didn't see anything for the Chimney as a guess,

I haven't had a chance to get to the side of town that I believe this is located...

It's made me look up at many roofs/chimneys in town however 
:D 



I'm guessing you're probably right on 'the side of town' you think it's located on Prof...

glad to see it's making you look around more in your travels...

be aware of what's around you...

but do remember to keep at least one eye on the road...

which is tough during this heat wave the way some of the 'ladies' are dressed ;) ;) ;)

Ok...  I guess it's time for a hint on this one...

I know for a fact one of our posters spent a lot of time looking at this chimney from not too far away...

but...

that poster hasn't been around much lately either ;D ;D ;D

I know to many that won't be much of a clue but if you can figure out the 'who' I'm speaking of you'll probably get it in a heartbeat 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on September 09, 2013, 06:47:59 PM
It's across from the jail ?  lol !
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2013, 10:10:32 AM
It's across from the jail ?  lol !

Well, you're on the right side of the river Mav 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2013, 10:13:33 AM
Ok, I don't know how long this one will last...   

might even be gone by now (I took the picture last week) or it might stay like this all winter :-\ :-\ :-\

Makes you wonder if these workers even read these signs before they install them. 

I did use a lot of telephoto to get this 'effect' but the two signs are probably less than 100 yards apart 8* 8* 8*

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P9130178_zpsa431dd7b.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P9130178_zpsa431dd7b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on September 17, 2013, 11:57:16 PM
Is that Mall road by Lowe's?

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.955401,-83.400677&spn=0.002166,0.005284&t=h&z=18

I took pictures of the trees there last Fall because they were so colorful, and that looks like he same spot.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 18, 2013, 09:49:14 AM
Is that Mall road by Lowe's?

[url]https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.955401,-83.400677&spn=0.002166,0.005284&t=h&z=18[/url] ([url]https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.955401,-83.400677&spn=0.002166,0.005284&t=h&z=18[/url])

I took pictures of the trees there last Fall because they were so colorful, and that looks like he same spot.


That's the spot Tiny...

no colors there yet (except orange signs and barrels) although I have seen a few spots around that are starting to get some early color :( :( :(

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P9130177_zps9784e2c1.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P9130177_zps9784e2c1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on September 18, 2013, 09:59:17 AM
Well, you're on the right side of the river Mav 8) 8) 8)

LOL  I drove all around the Jail looking for that darn chimney...
Hard to drive and look at the roofs...
This one is really getting me - as I'm sure I've seen it!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on September 18, 2013, 10:14:03 AM
LOL  I drove all around the Jail looking for that darn chimney...
Hard to drive and look at the roofs...
This one is really getting me - as I'm sure I've seen it!

You've seen it hundreds of times Professor... 

another clue...   it's not up in the air very far so it really is easy to see...

and there really aren't any other buildings around it so it's easy to see ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on October 22, 2013, 08:58:29 AM
Time for another hint. My daughter and I spent our Sunday real estate tour combing the area looking for the chimney with the outdated yellow brick building.

It's on the south side of the river ?

Fairly close to town or more in the country ?

Thanks,

Mav
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 22, 2013, 09:03:10 AM
Time for another hint. My daughter and I spent our Sunday real estate tour combing the area looking for the chimney with the outdated yellow brick building.

It's on the south side of the river ?

Fairly close to town or more in the country ?

Thanks,

Mav


This one?

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/Where%20are%20we%20photos/distinctchimney_zps65d98cda.jpg)

Definitely south of the river and well within the city limits...

it's west of I-75 so don't go 'too far east' ;) ;) ;)

And here's a biggy...   don't bother looking at houses :o :o :o
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 23, 2013, 11:45:39 PM
I found one similar on the Riverside school at Elm and Roessler but it was painted white and has an antenna on it.

BTW, BRD, if you go back to that spot where you took the picture of the road repair signs by Lowe's now, the colors are very bright. I didn't have my camera so I couldn't put one on here.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on October 26, 2013, 04:07:06 PM
FOUND IT !!!!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on October 26, 2013, 04:19:42 PM
Old Railroad station on East side
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 26, 2013, 07:55:17 PM
FOUND IT !!!!!!

You sure did!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 27, 2013, 09:28:39 AM
Thanks - that one was driving me crazy!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 27, 2013, 09:29:35 AM
Here's a relatively easy one - but funny
(https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=1ea60c24c4&view=att&th=141f66837fab9372&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: eriemermaid on October 27, 2013, 10:18:41 AM
I can't see your picture Professor H ??
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 27, 2013, 10:45:08 AM
Thanks - that one was driving me crazy!


Here's my original photo that I cropped the chimney from.  It may be a 'view' you're more accustomed to ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/P3270653_zpse5b9f0f5.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/P3270653_zpse5b9f0f5.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 27, 2013, 02:27:35 PM
I can't see your picture Professor H ??

Try this one:
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/1383718_10151990925467679_332143287_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 27, 2013, 10:14:05 PM
Try this one:
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/1383718_10151990925467679_332143287_n.jpg)

That one is too easy. Found it with simple deduction in less than 2 minutes. I have a link to a picture from google maps but I will let others try first.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 27, 2013, 11:51:46 PM
What I found interesting is the fact that moving the signs about 10 ft or so, caused the mileages to change in different increments...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on October 28, 2013, 12:53:20 AM
Next to Bill Currey's house on M 50 somewhat across from Rupp Funeral home
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 28, 2013, 11:46:34 PM
Next to Bill Currey's house on M 50 somewhat across from Rupp Funeral home

Yeah, that's what I figured, right where M-50 splits.

https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=41.922375,-83.432748&spn=0.001167,0.002642&t=h&z=19&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=41.922397,-83.432916&panoid=CWlXNUowSlo9amHctu7_eA&cbp=12,313.17,,0,0

I figured M-50 was the only road that goes thru Dundee and to Jackson so I looked 12 from Dundee. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 29, 2013, 10:35:06 AM
Yes near the split,
I saw it and had to turn around to check the new sign and the changes it had.
Makes you wonder where they pull up their "data"...  over the years
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 29, 2013, 10:41:09 AM
Yes near the split,
I saw it and had to turn around to check the new sign and the changes it had.
Makes you wonder where they pull up their "data"...  over the years

It's like some other 'things' in life...

it's easy to figure out where to quit measuring...

the issue is it's sometimes more difficult to figure out 'where to start' 8* 8* 8*

I thought maybe that 10 or 20 foot strip was some kind of a 'twilight zone' 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 05, 2014, 11:15:56 PM
It's been almost a year, time to renew this thread.

This one shouldn't be too hard.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/tank2_zpsc12a9074.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 06, 2014, 12:06:14 AM
Camp Perry?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 06, 2014, 09:14:11 AM
It's been almost a year, time to renew this thread.

This one shouldn't be too hard.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/tank2_zpsc12a9074.jpg[/url])


I had to laugh when I saw the picture...   I actually stopped one day and took a few pictures of it to post in this thread way back when it first got started...   not even sure where they are anymore.

I won't ruin the fun of the hunt for some though...

Here's a little more info on that particular vehicle.  It's an M37 105mm howitzer built from mid 1940s for use in WWII and the Korean War.

Here's one in a little better shape and with the 50 caliber still mounted.  It just sold for $195,500:

(http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/8-lot1053.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 06, 2014, 09:38:13 AM
I was wondering what the trash can was mounted on it for... 

I'm sure I have seen this one - but I'm trying to remember which legion or VFW hall it was...   
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 06, 2014, 09:50:22 AM
I was wondering what the trash can was mounted on it for... 

I'm sure I have seen this one - but I'm trying to remember which legion or VFW hall it was...   


You've seen it dozens of times I'm sure! 

Here's a little more info on it for those that are interested.  It's powered by a pair of Cadillac engines and there were only about 150 built.  This source says they were not used in battle in WWII although he says they were used in Korea.
Part 1:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYNu6GuCYDw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYNu6GuCYDw#)

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc-P-NsxepE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc-P-NsxepE)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on October 06, 2014, 10:18:23 AM
This is just a model but it also gives some perspective into what is 'inside' the vehicle...

including the "garbage can" which is where the machine gunner would be positioned.

(http://www.blacklionshop.nl/files/images/404.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 07, 2014, 03:09:31 PM
Camp Perry?

I don't even know where Camp Perry is.  :-\
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 07, 2014, 06:42:01 PM
Maybe you should drop in during the National Match Competiton sometime  It's fun and they have a lot of tanks there..........

Camp Perry (which is an active Army base btw) is on Route 2 east of Toledo almost to Sandusky, near th Besse Davis N plant.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on October 08, 2014, 11:21:06 PM
I'm thinking more North...   Carleton ?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on October 11, 2014, 10:38:46 PM
Yes it's the one at the Carleton VFW.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on November 09, 2015, 12:06:53 AM
Doesn't anyone have any pictures for this thread?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 06, 2015, 10:24:19 PM
I found this the other day and thought Fuzz would appreciate it.
Anyone know where this is?

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/DSCN0604_zpsndidzo6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on December 07, 2015, 06:24:58 AM
Besides the obvious - Next door to Fuzz...   I will have to look.   Nice Find!   may need a clue as to what area of the county
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 07, 2015, 08:20:57 AM
Good Find Tiny!!!

Looks like fresh welding on the tubing so it's probably fairly new.  The other 'lawn ornament' appears to be the remains of an old planter of some type.  Those type of wheels were to help pull the soil back over the seeds after they were in the ground.  And they appear to adjustable over quite a range.

Obviously there is quite a dropoff right behind it and there's lots of heavy brush so I'm thinking it's a creek or at least a lowland or marsh of some type. 

I have a hunch of where it could be and it is in a stretch I haven't driven (in the daylight anyway) lately.  I'll have to try and get by there and look. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 08, 2015, 06:12:45 PM
The planter wheels is what caught my eye. My dad used one like this back in the early 1960's of course he had the whole unit. I didn't notice the wine bottles until I stopped to take a picture. That was a plus.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on December 08, 2015, 07:16:57 PM
I had a two row, and later a Ford four row planter back in the early '80's that had closing wheels just like that. Those planters were a good 25 years old (back then).  They worked well, but nothing like the planters of today.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on December 11, 2015, 05:05:51 PM
My Dad used a one row corn picker, what a pain staking job that was.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: blue2 on December 11, 2015, 05:21:28 PM
My uncle had a 2 row picker.  He and I and his 2 boys walked the rows. His daughter drove the tractor pulling the wagon. We had the hand husked with the prong in the palm to rip the husk away. But it was only 5 or 6 acres..
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 11, 2015, 06:42:12 PM
My Dad used a one row corn picker, what a pain staking job that was.

My Dad had a one row 'New Idea' corn picker that we used most of the time...

but if we had an early snow or if the fields were too wet to get onto during 'normal' harvest time then we had to go to plan 'B'...

My uncle had a 2 row picker.  He and I and his 2 boys walked the rows. His daughter drove the tractor pulling the wagon. We had the hand husked with the prong in the palm to rip the husk away. But it was only 5 or 6 acres..

Every few years we'd have to pick some of the field by hand.  Usually cold and windy and sometimes we'd break through the ice and go into the water and mud below.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on December 11, 2015, 07:57:48 PM
My combine has a six row corn head, and by today's standards, that's small!  Lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 11, 2015, 11:37:00 PM
My combine has a six row corn head, and by today's standards, that's small!  Lol

By today's standards, thats very tiny....
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 12, 2015, 06:41:28 AM
My combine has a six row corn head, and by today's standards, that's small!  Lol


I saw one of these go past here one morning this fall and I thought I was seeing what it was but wasn't sure.  The next day it went by the other direction and pulled into a field down the road.  I jumped in the pickup and hurried down there to take a closer look and by the time I got there he was just finishing up with the header and went right into the field to start harvesting.  I didn't ever catch the model number but it didn't have crawlers...   but that corn head folded up like that was unmistakable.

The people that farm it are up around the corner from the Professor so maybe he saw it working up that way.

Case IH: New Folding Header, Transport System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBacnjSmjCg#)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: livewire on December 12, 2015, 10:06:02 AM
Yeah, if you get much bigger than a six row head, you either have to transport the head on a cart, or go with a folding head.  They're becoming much mure popular with the bigger farmers.  VERRRRRRRRRYYY expensive for a folding head.

I like my six row head. For the few acres I farm, it's perfect.  I'm a one man band.  I don't have someone that can shuttle heads behind the combine, so I can drive it right down the road, while on the combine... and the six row head fits well in my smaller fields.  I have a few fields that I farm because I'm a small farmer... The big guys don't want to mess around with a little seven acre field, but I'll take it every time!  I have a few fields that are only a couple acres.  But they are right near some of my bigger fields, so I have no problem farming them. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on December 13, 2015, 04:23:26 PM
I found this the other day and thought Fuzz would appreciate it.
Anyone know where this is?

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/DSCN0604_zpsndidzo6a.jpg[/url])


What the F is wrong with people!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on December 13, 2015, 05:18:52 PM
I saw one of these go past here one morning this fall and I thought I was seeing what it was but wasn't sure.  The next day it went by the other direction and pulled into a field down the road.  I jumped in the pickup and hurried down there to take a closer look and by the time I got there he was just finishing up with the header and went right into the field to start harvesting.  I didn't ever catch the model number but it didn't have crawlers...   but that corn head folded up like that was unmistakable.

The people that farm it are up around the corner from the Professor so maybe he saw it working up that way.

Case IH: New Folding Header, Transport System ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBacnjSmjCg#[/url])

I didn't see it - yet... will keep an eye out.  It's not Cheap so that means it was a good year for crops - even after the hail.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on December 25, 2015, 07:02:53 AM
I found this the other day and thought Fuzz would appreciate it.
Anyone know where this is?

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/DSCN0604_zpsndidzo6a.jpg[/url])


Good Find Tiny!!!

Looks like fresh welding on the tubing so it's probably fairly new.  The other 'lawn ornament' appears to be the remains of an old planter of some type.  Those type of wheels were to help pull the soil back over the seeds after they were in the ground.  And they appear to adjustable over quite a range.

Obviously there is quite a dropoff right behind it and there's lots of heavy brush so I'm thinking it's a creek or at least a lowland or marsh of some type. 

I have a hunch of where it could be and it is in a stretch I haven't driven (in the daylight anyway) lately.  I'll have to try and get by there and look. 


Right where I thought it was... 

I think in the back of my mind I remember seeing the planter but the bottle tree is definitely new. 

I won't spill the location here 'yet' so others can play on!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on January 22, 2016, 09:03:39 PM
This one is on the other side of the house.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/DSCN0605_zpsmapx6yr9.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on January 23, 2016, 08:02:56 AM
Doesn't ring any bells on my routes...

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on January 23, 2016, 10:50:22 AM
Geezopete!.......a Scotch Vodka tree.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on January 24, 2016, 12:04:47 AM
Haven't noticed the guy staggering around his yard yet.  8* ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2016, 08:06:14 PM
Here's one from my travels in the last week...

should be pretty easy for those that keep their eyes open ;) ;) ;)

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160221_1541056721_zpsphj7kqxa.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160221_1541056721_zpsphj7kqxa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2016, 08:07:36 PM
Doesn't ring any bells on my routes...

It's certainly off the beaten path for many people although I'm by there fairly often...

that's a 'hint' btw ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 27, 2016, 08:12:29 PM
Willys Jeep?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 27, 2016, 08:16:56 PM
Willys Jeep?

Nope...

original rules are within Monroe County...

The Willy's Overland stack is on ground that was part of Monroe County at one time but not since 1837!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 28, 2016, 07:44:49 AM
I still think this is one of my favorite threads, but just not able to compete........man, that stack should be easily recognizable.  Surely it isn't within the Monroe or adjoining townships, correct?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2016, 07:50:04 AM
I still think this is one of my favorite threads, but just not able to compete........man, that stack should be easily recognizable.  Surely it isn't within the Monroe or adjoining townships, correct?

It's a little early to narrow it down that much...

I will say that I would guess it is something you have seen dozens of times though ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 28, 2016, 06:52:15 PM
Gonna say either Rouge or the DDPW incenerator at I96 and Schaffer???  Getting close?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2016, 06:53:59 PM
Gonna say either Rouge or the DDPW incenerator at I96 and Schaffer???  Getting close?

Completely within Monroe County...

I can see where you might not go by it very often though!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 28, 2016, 07:39:54 PM
It's a little early to narrow it down that much...

I will say that I would guess it is something you have seen dozens of times though ;) ;) ;)

Damn it!  Come on people, before this drives me nuts.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 28, 2016, 09:39:09 PM
At any rate it is a nice example of brickwork.  The tuckpointing is fantastic.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on February 28, 2016, 11:11:57 PM
Looks more like a Church Bell tower than a Chimney...    with that opening on the top.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on February 29, 2016, 08:01:47 AM
At any rate it is a nice example of brickwork.  The tuckpointing is fantastic.

I noticed that too...   

Not sure how old that part of the building is but it mush have been re-touched at least once although I don't ever remember seeing it done.

Looks more like a Church Bell tower than a Chimney...    with that opening on the top.

Flip has the smokestack part of it right...

definitely not a bell tower :) :) :)

Damn it!  Come on people, before this drives me nuts.

I can pm you the answer...

but you're going to kick yourself!!!

It's something nearly every person on this forum has  seen a few times and probably many have seen it hundreds or even thousands of times!!!

I intentionally took the photo from a different 'perspective' than people are accustomed to looking at though :o :o :o
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on February 29, 2016, 12:15:26 PM
Yea, go ahead and PM me BRD!

It may be a week or so before I can get back and take a stoner drive.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on February 29, 2016, 12:27:18 PM
haven't been into town lately - but will look today -   the old Monroe High is what I'm thinking this is from...  next would be one of the churches
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on February 29, 2016, 07:40:29 PM
Just confirmed it -    I went to school there and never really paid much attention to the "brickwork"...    Last class to go there as a High School... 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 29, 2016, 07:46:44 PM
I've never saw it because I don't even know where the High School is located....  Remember, I'm not from these parts...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on February 29, 2016, 08:10:19 PM
Lesson to be learned :  BRD playing Tom foolery with his camera angle helps throw us off.

Nice find Prof
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 03:33:10 AM
Just confirmed it -    I went to school there and never really paid much attention to the "brickwork"...    Last class to go there as a High School...


I'll just bet that when you were there you might have been more focused on other 'distractions' more than a chimney...

although stacked and brick does come to mind ;) ;) ;)

Here's a little wider view which makes it more recognizable.

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160221_154054575_HDR1_zpsff4emqlg.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160221_154054575_HDR1_zpsff4emqlg.jpg.html)

Lesson to be learned :  BRD playing Tom foolery with his camera angle helps throw us off.

Nice find Prof


It's not my camera angle...

it's your eyes and brain ;) ;) ;)

I've never saw it because I don't even know where the High School is located....  Remember, I'm not from these parts...


Worth a 'side trip' next time you're in the 'big city' of Monroe!

It's the 'middle school' now and it's between 5th and 6th on Washington Street which is one block east of S. Monroe street.  Leave the courthouse going north on Washington and you'll be right there.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Monroe+Middle+School/@41.9107145,-83.3995951,373m/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Monroe+Middle+School/@41.9107145,-83.3995951,373m/data=)!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x12716fa227e19303!6m1!1e1
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: arpydave on March 01, 2016, 05:22:49 AM
I think you mean heading south on Washington
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 05:36:52 AM
I think you mean heading south on Washington

I just wanted to see if he'd drive through the candy and ice cream store!!!

Yes, absolutely head 'south' on Washington...

That's why I included the link to the map arpydave ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 05:44:50 AM
I think you mean heading south on Washington

What's really funny is that I've been busted twice here on MT over the years for referencing the 'opposite' compass point on Washington street.  Maybe because it's not a 'through' street across the river...   

at least I can get where I want to go even if I can't tell anyone else how to get there!!!

Just follow the yellow school bus 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2016, 10:09:31 AM
Time for another one BRD!

You were right, I should have caught this last one.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: blue2 on March 01, 2016, 10:20:27 AM
Now that you id'd it i've seen this a number of times going to Jr Hi athletic events at the school.  That school will be there 200 yrs from now.  They don't build them like that anymore
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 11:42:51 AM
Time for another one BRD!

You were right, I should have caught this last one.

I'll have to look through my phone and see if I've got anything I can post.  I saw that the other day and did the pictures just to post!

Now that you id'd it i've seen this a number of times going to Jr Hi athletic events at the school.  That school will be there 200 yrs from now.  They don't build them like that anymore


You're probably right...   


but it won't be a school.  I'm really surprised they're still using that building for a school.  Schools love to have new buildings...


Look at the old brick building there in Lambertville that is a shopping 'mall' now.  Perfectly serviceable building but hasn't been a school for a long, long time!



Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 11:46:12 AM
Now that you id'd it i've seen this a number of times going to Jr Hi athletic events at the school.  That school will be there 200 yrs from now. They don't build them like that anymore
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Apparently my grandfather was quite a fan of nice brickwork (masonry ?)...

I recall many times hearing him mutter something about "built like a brick outhouse" ;) ;) ;)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/08/a3/98/08a3983b4cfe88f651767ebbaf2af84b.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2016, 12:19:03 PM
Time for another one BRD!

You were right, I should have caught this last one.

Yeah, I figured you'd been there many, many times. 

I couldn't find any pictures I could post so I started a new thread...

'what is it'...

should be right up your alley 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Professor H on March 01, 2016, 04:13:04 PM
Lesson to be learned :  BRD playing Tom foolery with his camera angle helps throw us off.

Nice find Prof
almost forgot I was supposed to look when it popped up as I left Huntington Bank... 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2016, 07:57:22 PM
This one is pretty obvious too...

but again may not be in the 'perspective' you're accustomed to seeing it ;) ;) ;)

The white spots are not from my lens being dirty...

it was snowing 'big time' right then :o :o :o

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160303_1442408541_zpspbgyrbgv.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160303_1442408541_zpspbgyrbgv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on March 05, 2016, 01:52:32 PM
Those are the little red Windows shutters on the equipment room at the football field on Jones ave ... Nailed it ...
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 05, 2016, 03:26:49 PM
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Apparently my grandfather was quite a fan of nice brickwork (masonry ?)...

I recall many times hearing him mutter something about "built like a brick outhouse" ;) ;) ;)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/08/a3/98/08a3983b4cfe88f651767ebbaf2af84b.jpg)

Nice.  Wonder what the round hole is for....  Possibly passing in a roll of toilet paper to an occupant who has run out?
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 05, 2016, 03:28:52 PM
Problem with a crapper like that one is, you cannot move it easily.  OH's need to be moved from one spot to another ocassionally.  The old spot becomes part of the garden............. ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 06, 2016, 09:06:08 AM
Those are the little red Windows shutters on the equipment room at the football field on Jones ave ... Nailed it ...


Yes you did...

good eyes!!!

(http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/af843f3a-faee-4be6-8e2a-8cb27c2a07ad/16e8c22f-641c-4324-b962-b6db22bba1bf.png)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 06, 2016, 09:15:12 AM
Problem with a crapper like that one is, you cannot move it easily.  OH's need to be moved from one spot to another ocassionally.  The old spot becomes part of the garden............. ;D

My grandparents had both types at different properties.  The more solid one was built on a vault that had to be cleaned from time to time. 

It was always a question wondering where the latest location for the outhouse would be at one of their places. 

I recall my paternal grandfather getting 'stranded' in the outhouse one night about 2 am.  It was out in the back yard quite a distance at that time and while he was making use of it a black bear wandered into the back yard and took up a point about halfway between the back door and the outhouse. 

No cell phones back then but we heard him yelling at the bear.  My Dad finally started a vehicle and drove around back and the bear eventually meandered off.  Not too long after that the outhouse got moved much closer to the back door and also some yard lights got installed.  They had gotten 'pole power' by then so wasn't quite as necessary to completely economize on every watt of power.

My favorite one was at their place right on Lake Superior.  The outhouse was on the highest point on a high bank overlooking the lake.  The door faced the lake so everyone tended to just sit and leave the door open and watch the 'view' out on the lake.  The door was just there to keep the critters out ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: superspice_10 on March 06, 2016, 11:16:56 AM
Yes you did...

good eyes!!!

([url]http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/af843f3a-faee-4be6-8e2a-8cb27c2a07ad/16e8c22f-641c-4324-b962-b6db22bba1bf.png[/url])



Lol ... My grandson used to play there and I remembered how they stuck out against the brick ... Thought they are just so cute .. Lol
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on March 14, 2016, 11:08:20 PM

Here's a new picture to find.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/bd44f22f-970e-44c2-b6d2-3151e114a77a_zpsyhj49alj.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Monroe Native on June 23, 2016, 08:18:13 PM
Here's a new picture to find.

([url]http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/bd44f22f-970e-44c2-b6d2-3151e114a77a_zpsyhj49alj.jpg[/url])


Emblem on the Plastics Plant on Front Street by I75.

Korean Outfit.

Near Detroit Stoker.

Can't remember the name of the company.....

Hanwha.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on June 24, 2016, 09:47:44 AM
Yep.

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/ka8ebi/HanWha_zpsasp6nynn.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 25, 2016, 02:40:29 AM
Probably financed with Federal money too.  AKA:  Tax dollars
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Maverick on July 12, 2016, 09:27:00 AM
Just saw the news about a train station fire in Monroe. Is it our "Where are we " picture that BRD put up a couple of years ago ?

Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 12, 2016, 01:33:55 PM
Just saw the news about a train station fire in Monroe. Is it our "Where are we " picture that BRD put up a couple of years ago ?

It sure is.  I have pictures of the 'after fire' which I'll post tonight or tomorrow morning!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 12, 2016, 08:40:06 PM
It sure is.  I have pictures of the 'after fire' which I'll post tonight or tomorrow morning!!!


Looking somewhat south from First Street.  Didn't look too bad at first glance.
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160712_120349991_zpsmkaxlf1s.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160712_120349991_zpsmkaxlf1s.jpg.html)

Then when I got a closer look at the south end of the building I could see the damage.
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160712_120514250_HDR_zpsl7vhlfyt.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160712_120514250_HDR_zpsl7vhlfyt.jpg.html)

Not sure if that was an addition down on that end or just the way it ended up after the fire.
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160712_120547484_HDR_zpspjk6wkjl.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160712_120547484_HDR_zpspjk6wkjl.jpg.html)

If they decide to demolish the building you better take a good look at this picture...
(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/bigreddog1/IMG_20160712_120505032_zpsndsxrxgl.jpg) (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/bigreddog1/media/IMG_20160712_120505032_zpsndsxrxgl.jpg.html)
this may be 'the end of the line' (so to speak) for the train stations in Monroe!

Sorry the zoomed in photos are slightly blurry...   I took them all with my cell phone. 

I'm actually doing what I said I would never do (well, I said it 10 years ago and technology has changed)...

I'm not carrying a camera with me all the time and just using my phone.  If I actually go out to take pictures for a project then I still take a camera but for everyday pictures my phone is 'good enough'!!!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 12, 2016, 08:55:41 PM
Just saw the news about a train station fire in Monroe. Is it our "Where are we " picture that BRD put up a couple of years ago ?

I actually heard the call on the scanner during the night but didn't really remember it until I saw the news release.

The original dispatch gave the location as in the alley behind a house on Almyra.

I was just wide awake enough to try and think what would be in the alley other than a garage.  I now see that probably someone on Almyra was looking out and just assumed it was burning in the alley. 
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 30, 2016, 11:31:40 AM
Looks like it needs a demo. ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: blue2 on July 30, 2016, 05:43:33 PM
I don't have a picture to paste but there is a car show at Parmaelee Park in Lambertville today.  Not a lot of real fancy stuff.  Just  maybe 100 or so older veh and some rat mobiles..
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on July 31, 2016, 10:08:18 AM
Looks like it needs a demo. ;D

I'll try to get by there in the next few days and see what's going on with the building.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: Tiny on August 01, 2016, 12:00:52 AM
Went by yesterday and it still looks the same as your pictures, waiting for someone to come along and finish it off.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2016, 09:12:20 AM
Went by yesterday and it still looks the same as your pictures, waiting for someone to come along and finish it off.

They don't leave half burned buildings standing around in Toledo for very long...

someone comes back in the next night or two and finishes them off!
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 01, 2016, 05:28:04 PM
Looks like it had a nice fireplace at one time by the looks of the chimney.  Maybe a coal stove.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: BigRedDog on August 02, 2016, 09:31:07 AM
Looks like it had a nice fireplace at one time by the looks of the chimney.  Maybe a coal stove.

I'm pretty sure I've seen photos of the interior before...

I'll have to try to find them and see if they show a fireplace or stove.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 02, 2016, 09:19:31 PM
They don't leave half burned buildings standing around in Toledo for very long...

someone comes back in the next night or two and finishes them off!

In hoodspeak, that is called 'Urban renewal'.
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 02, 2016, 09:21:28 PM
They roast them, then the city bulldozes and removes the remains so the hood folk can have a place to BBQ.  That's called in Hoodspeak...  'Greenspace'  or pasrking lot  ;D
Title: Re: Where are we?
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 02, 2016, 09:23:35 PM
Youall gots to get with the terminology BRD..... ;D