Back to school in the ’50’s, Meet your Michigan 1951


Above: We dug this photo out of our archives in celebration of a new school year. This was taken at the Clarklake School in 1953.

Meet your Michigan back in 1951!

Some things change over the years and some things don’t.  Alas, Standish no longer claims one gas pump per five residents, and Wayland can no longer claim one of America’s largest milk-processing plants, however, both the salt mine and memorial remain today.

 The Douglas Houghton Memorial can be found on the corner of M-26 and W. Main Street Eagle River  and dates back to 1914.

 The Detroit Salt Company currently owns the salt mines under Detroit, which is still a working rock salt mine. Take a peek at the history here;

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