The Things of Hillsdale County

 


Businesses

The Acme Chair Company

The Acme Chair Company

banks in hillsdale

banks in hillsdale

The Deal Buggy company

The Deal Buggy company

Furniture Sales & Funeral Homes

Furniture Sales & Funeral Homes

Hillsdale Bottling works

Hillsdale Bottling works

Hillsdale Hotels

Hillsdale Hotels

Livery Stables

Livery Stables

neighborhood markets

neighborhood markets

Telephone Exchanges

Telephone Exchanges

The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith

Worthing & Alger Company

Worthing & Alger Company

 


Events 

chautauqua

chautauqua

FIRE!

FIRE!

Prior to progress day - may 20, 1959

Prior to progress day - may 20, 1959

A Spoon Finds Its Home

A Spoon Finds Its Home

 

Public & Private Institutions

Hillsdale - The County Seat

Hillsdale - The County Seat

Early Hillsdale Churches

Early Hillsdale Churches

The Hillsdale County Fair

The Hillsdale County Fair

Hillsdale Golf & Country Club

Hillsdale Golf & Country Club

The Will Carleton Poorhouse

The Will Carleton Poorhouse

The Rescue Squad

The Rescue Squad

 


Wars

Hillsdale County & the War Of 1812

Hillsdale County & the War Of 1812

Hillsdale College & the "Last Full Measure of Devotion

Hillsdale College & the "Last Full Measure of Devotion

civil war letters from william faurot

civil war letters from william faurot

THE U.S. SHARPSHOOTERS AND THE SIGNAL CAMP OF INSTRUCTION

THE U.S. SHARPSHOOTERS AND THE SIGNAL CAMP OF INSTRUCTION

The Establishment of national cemeteries after the civil war

The Establishment of national cemeteries after the civil war

Women in the U.S. Military

Women in the U.S. Military

 

Transportation

The first travelers

The first travelers

Early plank roads

Early plank roads

gasoline alley

gasoline alley

Special vehicles use the roads and Tracks

Special vehicles use the roads and Tracks

a boy's railroad dreams come true

a boy's railroad dreams come true

Railroad depots in hillsdale county

Railroad depots in hillsdale county

cars

cars

High School History Essay Winners

Emily Wagler - 2015

Emily Wagler - 2015

 
Attack on the Cascarelli Fruit Store

Attack on the Cascarelli Fruit Store

buggy businesses

buggy businesses

early education in Hillsdale

early education in Hillsdale

gasoline stations & garages

gasoline stations & garages

Hillsdale Florists

Hillsdale Florists

HIllsdale Screen Co. & H.J. Gelzer & Son, Inc.

HIllsdale Screen Co. & H.J. Gelzer & Son, Inc.

Litchfield businesses

Litchfield businesses

Pinkham & Wright Ford Dealership

Pinkham & Wright Ford Dealership

Theaters

Theaters

The Waldron Block

The Waldron Block

 
the second alien invasion

the second alien invasion

Disaster at Hillsdale College

Disaster at Hillsdale College

The Palm Sunday Tornado of 1965

The Palm Sunday Tornado of 1965

Scandals

Scandals

transitions

transitions

 
The Courthouse in Decline

The Courthouse in Decline

Early Hillsdale Schools

Early Hillsdale Schools

The Birth of Hillsdale College

The Birth of Hillsdale College

Hillsdale Hospitals

Hillsdale Hospitals

The Rest of the Paupers' Story

The Rest of the Paupers' Story

The Sauk Theatre

The Sauk Theatre

 
Hillsdale County & the Civil War

Hillsdale County & the Civil War

Civil war letters from H.D. Smith of Litchfield

Civil war letters from H.D. Smith of Litchfield

letters from the civil war - the fountain family

letters from the civil war - the fountain family

The  Sultana  Disaster

The Sultana Disaster

William Whitney's Saber

William Whitney's Saber

 
The Railroad Comes to Hillsdale County

The Railroad Comes to Hillsdale County

resorts & the Railroad

resorts & the Railroad

streets & r0ads

streets & r0ads

taking flight

taking flight

railroading in the age of cars

railroading in the age of cars

the hillsdale railroad yards

the hillsdale railroad yards

Dial-a-ride: mass transit, hillsdale style

Dial-a-ride: mass transit, hillsdale style

 
austin hostetter - 2016

austin hostetter - 2016

 
Automobiles

Automobiles

Cigar manufacturers

Cigar manufacturers

General Stores

General Stores

Happy Hour in Hillsdale

Happy Hour in Hillsdale

Hillsdale Hardwares

Hillsdale Hardwares

Hillsdale Truck & Wagon Company

Hillsdale Truck & Wagon Company

Mills

Mills

Reading businesses

Reading businesses

Veeder Broom Company

Veeder Broom Company

wcsr

wcsr

 
The Coming of the Cannon

The Coming of the Cannon

Essex wire strike

Essex wire strike

Play ball!

Play ball!

Hillsdale Turns 150 Years old

Hillsdale Turns 150 Years old

 
Entertainment … and Bands

Entertainment … and Bands

Hillsdale College - The Frontier Years

Hillsdale College - The Frontier Years

Mitchell Public Library

Mitchell Public Library

Renovating the Poorhouse

Renovating the Poorhouse

 
The 18th Michigan Infantry in the Civil war

The 18th Michigan Infantry in the Civil war

Civil War letters from jonathan robins

Civil War letters from jonathan robins

The Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga

The Grand Army of the Republic

The Grand Army of the Republic

the hello girls of world war I

the hello girls of world war I

 
the trestle

the trestle

along the tracks

along the tracks

danger on the tracks

danger on the tracks

Hillsdale county railroad - abridged

Hillsdale county railroad - abridged

railroad tidbits

railroad tidbits

the final journey

the final journey

 
Kendal Cooney - 2017

Kendal Cooney - 2017