June 24, 2017
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09-08-2016 Tri-City Area History Page

rolling back the years

  COLOMA COURIER 100 years ago – 1916 The Ladies Social Union of the Congregational Church will be entertained at the home of Mrs. C. Vogt at Cottage Hill farm in North Coloma. Ed Soper, manager of the Fruit Belt Canning factory is something of a…

09-01-2016 Tri-City Area History Page

rolling back the years

COLOMA COURIER 100 years ago – 1916  The Coloma Water Co. has completed construction of a cement dam across the stream. It is located between St. Joseph Street and the interurban station on the east side of the track.  As Coloma is offering no Labor Day…

08-25-2016 Tri-City Area History Page

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DO YOU REMEMBER Ellinee Beach postcard titled “after the swim”.  To share information, please call NBHS at 468-3330 or e-mail us at info@northberrienhistory.org.     Willis Dunbar’s Hartford  Green summer wind sighed through the big old trees of Maple Hill Cemetery just south of Hartford. …

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Long Arm of the Law!   Sometime ago from down St. Joe way, friend Ray Sreboth (God rest his soul) sent me the following story.  It evidently came from the internet, so I could not credit the source beyond him.  Anyway, it is a cute…

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A Bug’s Funeral  When I was about 4 years old, I was playing one day out in my Dad’s greenhouses. He was L. E. Davis, Florist, and we lived in a house on Linden Street in Hartford.  One end of the house was my Dad’s…

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Long Summertime Thoughts  Well, here we are!  Seems as though we wait a long time for real summer weather.  But isn’t it wonderful when it finally gets here?  We have passed the longest day of the year, and already the sun is setting earlier every…

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Small Town Editor   There’s something about small towns…..a flavor, something distinct.  Eldest daughter Deb and Gary live in such a small town over outlying north of Detroit.  Once a year they have a celebration….Founders’ Day, or Pioneer Days, or some such thing.  The town…

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The Tonsorial  Parlor  The above title is just fancy name for a barber shop.  Yup, I’ve been to the barber shop this morning, and I feel neat, clean, newly sheared and I don’t care who knows it!  Haircut, you say, when I’m not known for having…

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Random thoughts as we age  Actually, the following are not my thoughts. They come to us from a friend out in the mountains of Pennsylvania.  Ruth Whitenight is an RN who worked at Bonham’s Assisted Living, where our Aunt Hope was a resident for years. She…

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Paw Paw River Journal Is it Then  or Now?  Have you ever thought about the defining moments of our lives?  Those times when we look back and find that a certain event has remained crystal clear in our memory. It does not have to be earth…