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VINTAGE POINT: Lumber yard

Some hundred years ago, you could buy lumber and coal at the Amos Otis lumber yard, located at the site of what is now Bellacino‚Äôs on the north side of Grand River. See the then-and-now slider here. Historic photo from … Continue reading

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DOWN AND DIRTY: How 1970s Farmington got mired in the mud…and how “Operation Shovel” pulled them out

This is the first in a multi-part series about Farmington’s muddy roads in the 1970s. We Michiganders love to complain about our roads. The potholes that tear up tires. The rim-bending, frame-smashing torture on the way to work. Highways that … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POINT: Shiawassee Road

This vintage shot of Shiawassee Road was taken around 1900, looking east from Warner Street toward Shiawassee Park. The sledding hill near Our Lady of Sorrows is behind the trees in the back-left corner. The caption on the original photo … Continue reading

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