• January 17, 2023

Carol Gertrude Park Brooks (1918-2017) was known simply as “Gertie” to everyone.  Only one name was necessary to identify her.  For decades she wrote a...

  • January 1, 2023

Starting in 1940 or possibly the year before, Charles Popp opened the “Modern Shoe Repairing” shop on North Main Street (122 North Main where H...

  • December 22, 2022

On December 22, 1846, the Scotch Settlement Cemetery was organized as part of the United Presbyterian Church. David Taylor, James Thomson, William Robertson, and John...

  • November 19, 2022

On Thursday November 19, 1953, the Almont Post Office was robbed! Robber made off with $1.50. Just before noon, Lloyd McCarthy of Detroit walked into...

  • November 1, 2022

Almont’s downtown has experienced many fires since the village was first platted by Daniel Black in 1836.

The first major fire occurred in 1842.  The buildings were a mix of log cabins and framed wood structures – no brick buildings.  Indications are that the entire business district was destroyed.  However, the only written reference to this fire only indicates that the township’s earliest official records were lost in the fire.

  • October 9, 2022

On October 9, 1953, the new football field was dedicated at 7:30 p.m. before the game against eventual league champion Capac. In 1952, a group...

  • October 1, 2022

On September 10th, a young couple came into the museum seeking information about the home that they are renovating.  It is the house directly north of the Bowman/Bacholzky house on South Main Street.  They had found that the house was once owned by M. E. Martin.  That name seemed familiar, so I looked in the 1884 Lapeer County history book at the Almont short biographies.  I found a biography for Maitland E. Martin.

  • September 17, 2022

On September 17, 1791, Elijah M. Sanborn Jr. was born in Vermont to Elijah M. Sanborn Sr. and Elizabeth Tilton. Elijah M. Sanborn Jr. was...

  • September 1, 2022

George Washington Allen was born September 15, 1813 in Wales Township, Erie County, New York (southeast of Buffalo) to William Allen (1746-1808) and Abigail Gardner Allen (1781-1830).  His father and uncle, Ethan Allen (1778-1846), were among the first settlers of Wales Township in 1806.  William and Ethan were second cousins to Ethan Allen of the Green Mountain Boys of the Revolutionary War fame.

  • August 6, 2022

On August 6, 1918, Carol Gertrude, “Gertie,” Park was born August 6, 1918 at Burley Hospital in Almont to Samuel Park (1879-1969) and Anna Miller...

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