NEWEST BOOK: Did you know that Cascarelli's used to be a fruit stand? Did you know that Albion College once had numerous fraternity and sorority houses that dotted the campus? Did you know that the Great Flood of 1908 wiped out numerous downtown Albion businesses? Did you know about the sheep massacre by two Albion dogs in 1913? These and other postcard photographs are featured in Albion Historian Frank Passic's brand new book, Albion, part of the Postcard History Series published by Arcadia Press... 230 historical Albion postcards, including two of Maggie LaNoue's own artistic creations!
Annual Riverside Cemetery Tour On a Sunday afternoon in October for many years Frank would conduct a guided tour of Albion's Riverside Cemetery. Program guides for these tours are always available from Frank. These tours required quite a bit of time to put together and attendance in even the poorest of weather was always strong. Alas, they have been discontinued.
Albion In Review. 128-page soft cover coil-bound book features a variety of over 215 Albion postcards, photographs, and memorabilia, including several panoramic group photographs of the 1920s. This pictorial covers over 150 years of Albion people, places, and events. Copies of the book are available from the author, or at the Albion Chamber of Commerce. Read more details and view the index on our special promotional page.
Growing Up in Albion is a 128-page pictorial book focusing on the 1950s and 1960s in Albion. This book is designed for the "baby boomer" generation which grew up during these special years when Albion was booming. "Growing Up in Albion" features over 240 photographs of people, places, and events, some of which were never published before. Many of the photographs come from original black and white negatives of the old Albion Evening Recorder newspaper. Chapter titles: Around Town; Businesses; Industries; Schools; Recreation and Sports. Read more about it here.
Also Frank's book Albion in the 20th Century, published by Arcadia, has an internet based companion index. Be sure to take a look at all of Frank's Albion History Books And Calhoun County Resource Materials, as well as some numismatic items Frank has for sale.
He has an extensive collection of Albion history archives, including Riverside Cemetery records and obituaries, family surname files, genealogies, photographs, city directories, high school yearbooks, Calhoun county plat maps, history books and other materials which he uses to help people research their Albion roots. He is always looking for various materials to add to the collection.
Feel free to contact Frank with your questions or comments by way of the New Albion Michigan History Blog
anytime, he enjoys finding out more about Albion History, and sharing it.
Here is an index for the contents of this collection.
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