In his sixty-four years, John Widdicomb witnessed a great deal of change. As Civil War soldier and entrepreneurial pioneer, he brought about much of this change himself.
The Michigan legislature established a home for disabled soldiers, sailors and marines on June 5, 1885.
A look at one of Michigan’s most famous couples – Gerald and Betty Ford.
Charles T. Foster was the first Lansing man to enlist in the Civil War.
Dr. Pearl Kendrick (1890-1980) and Dr. Grace Eldering (1900-1988) developed the first successful whooping cough vaccine in 1938. It virtually eliminated all fatalities from the disease.
The women in this vintage photo seem to be having fun in the “old stage coach.” One suspects that, even then, the stagecoach could evoke the “romance” of the old frontier.
The Archives of Michigan is thrilled to announce that...
On November 28 1864, an expedition of 5,500 Union soldiers,...
In 1909, the Wayne County Road Commission paved the...
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