Macomb Then

Outdoor Skating – 1952

(from Winter, 2015 Macomb Now Magazine)
The hardy residents of Macomb get out their sleds or ice augurs, strap on their snowshoes or skis, lace up their boots, or shine up and sharpen their skates.

Sun and Sand: Memories of Metro Beach – 1950

(from Summer, 2012 Macomb Now Magazine)
This could be a scene from a Hollywood movie, but it is in fact our very own metro Beach.

The Upton House – 1866

(from Spring, 2018 Macomb Now Magazine)
The Upton family embodies what Macomb County was built upon, immigrants who worked hard, showed perseverance and demonstrated innovation.

Ice On The River – 1951

(from Winter, 2018 Macomb Now Magazine)
Ice grips the Clinton River in this photo view from the old iron bridge at Market Street in downtown Mount Clemens in 1951.

Bath City, U.S.A. – 1920

(from Fall 2015 issue of Macomb Now Magazine)
Welcome to Mount Clemens, Bath City, U.S.A.

Lazy River Days – 1915

(from Summer 2016 issue of Macomb Now Magazine)
The summers of my youth were slow and lazy, seemingly never ending.

Macomb Farm in Winter: A Holiday Card to our Readers – 1904

(from Winter, 2013 Macomb Now Magazine)
Merry Christmas and holiday best wishes to everyone.

Historic Octagon House – 1860

(from Spring, 2013 Macomb Now Magazine)
The Octagon House is listed on the national Register of Historic Places.

“Lucky Lindy” Returns To Selfridge Field – 1920

(from Summer, 2014 Macomb Now Magazine)
Pioneer aviator Charles A. Lindbergh was born Feb. 4, 1902 in Detroit and raised on a Minnesota farm.

Jefferson Beach Thrills of the Past – 1927

(from the Summer 2015 issue of Macomb Now Magazine)
What could be better for summer fun than an amusement park right next to the beach?

Joe Louis, Grounds For Hope – 1938

(from the Fall 2016 issue of Macomb Now Magazine)
In the middle of a bustling suburb there is an unexpected slice of heaven.

Easter – 1951

(from Spring 2015 issue of Macomb Now Magazine)
A modern medical miracle turns 60.

Riding The Rails – 1912

(from Spring, 2016 Macomb Now Magazine)
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Engine 913 and its crew stopped at the Richmond (then Lenox) Train Depot, circa 1912.

The Interurban Rail – 1901

(from Summer, 2017 Macomb Now Magazine)
In the early 1900s, my grandparents regularly took the Interurban, which was in fact more of a streetcar than a railroad.

Cider and Doughnuts: A Road Trip to Orchard and Farm – 1939

(from Fall 2012, Macomb Now Magazine)
Despite early budding of fruit trees followed by several hard freezing spring nights, loss of fruit, and this summer’s drought, northern Macomb’s orchards, cider mills, farm stands and markets are open for business.

A President to Remember – 1960

(from Fall, 2013 Macomb Now Magazine)
Fifty years after his death, Macomb County sill remembers.

“Thank God for Michigan,” Abraham Lincoln – 1930

(from the Summer 2013 Edition of Macomb Now Magazine)
Men of Macomb County served in the 7th and 24 the Infantry and the Michigan Cavalry.

PUSH – 1952

(from the Winter 2016 Edition of Macomb Now Magazine)
“Come on, let’ get out there and give that guy a hand.”