Camden, MI

Named after the town of the same name in Oneida County, New York,the town was originally called Camden Center and was located on the St. Joseph River at the northern edge of the present village.  Previous to 1835 this part of the country was a wilderness, covered by a dense growth of trees.  Roads were nonexistent.  About 1870 the village moved south to the current location.

 

 

 James seely with his team of horses hauling a log in camden in 1908.

James seely with his team of horses hauling a log in camden in 1908.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bliss Alward, Camden Druggist, is seen standing next to his car. The bottom sign on the pole is advertising the Angola Indiana Fair.

Bliss Alward, Camden Druggist, is seen standing next to his car. The bottom sign on the pole is advertising the Angola Indiana Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Cartwright Blacksmith Shop and M.J. Curtiss Buggy & Wagon Shop

The Cartwright Blacksmith Shop and M.J. Curtiss Buggy & Wagon Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The west side of main Street, with Alwards's Vehicle Store on the corner. All the "vehicles" appear to be horse drawn.

The west side of main Street, with Alwards's Vehicle Store on the corner. All the "vehicles" appear to be horse drawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The west side of Main Street before the fire of 1895

The west side of Main Street before the fire of 1895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The "new" huggett home in Camden.

The "new" huggett home in Camden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol A. Lackey