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  • HCDL-ngp-P002-02-0019_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of a pre-1915 Parade in Howell, Michigan.  The view is of north side of West Grand River Avenue.  Storefronts are in the background and in the upper right corner the peak of the Livingston County Courthouse is visible.  Grand River Avenue is unpaved.  

    The date of the parade is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-D003-02-0086_u.jpg

    Dr Chung-Woong Kim, a board certified pediatrician from Korea, practiced in Howell with Dr. Dong-Soo Kim
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-21-0029_u.jpg

    Howell High School Baseball, Howell, Michigan - 1966/1967

    unknown players
  • Left to Right: Daisy, Anna, and Josephine
  • HCDL-bd-Sarah-Barley-Reason_u.jpg

    She came from England by herself as a young woman.

    Married George W. Reason. They had three daughters and two sons.
  • HCDL-bd-George-W-Reason_u.jpg

    He was a well known businessman in Pinckney, owning a hardware store as well as selling buggies and farm machinery. His farm was near the Putnam and Unadilla Township, Livingston County, Michigan line. Reason road is in that area.

    In addition to the hardware business Mr. Reason also sold coal, but his chief interest was in the sale of buggies and farm machinery. He left the store work to others. He traveled the country in his horse and buggy selling his favorites. He sold more buggies than any other dealer in the section, his sales some years being over 300. The same held true for farm machinery. He would take (customers') old buggies and machinery in trade for stock or anything of value.

    The buggies used to come all wrapped in paper to prevent marring...53 buggies in 70 days was one record.

    There were many stories told of him. One illustrates his shrewdness. At one time the country farm advertised for bids for a binder. Mr. Reason's bid was lowest and he got the sale. He sent for a man named Corwin to set it up, who told the following story. He found Mr. Reason had sold the binder at cost and said, "I don't see where you make anything on this." Mr. Reason said, "Wait and see." When the poor farm superintendent came for the binder, he had a lumber wagon which Mr. Reason loaded with pitchforks, shovels and hardware, a year's supply for the farm. Then he turned to the machinery company man and said, "Now do you see the profit in that binder?"

    Mr. Reason was quite a builder. He built the W.H. Meyer Building which was his store, the Lee Lavey store and the building formerly occupied by the tavern. He also built a roller skating rink on the site later occcupied by the bowling alley. This burned in 1921.

    (This information was gathered by a descendant, Dorothy Reason Malette).

    His wife was Sarah Barley Reason. They had three daughters and two sons.
  • 1986 80th Anniversary Party for Howell Carnegie Library, Howell, Michigan

    1986 80th Anniversary Party for Howell Carnegie Library, Howell, Michigan
    Various library staff members and attendees.
  • HCDL-ngp-F001-02-0004_u.jpg

    This is a photograph that shows a banner, "Livingston County Fair, Short Ship Races, September 23 -25", 1912.

    Activities along Grand River Avenue included sack races, three-legged races, and a race for elderly gentlemen.

    A similar image was included in "Images of America: Howell" by David D. Finney and Judith L. McIntosh, Arcadia Publishing, 2013, page 102.

    Grand River Avenue in 1912 was unpaved. All photos are looking west down Grand River Avenue.
  • HCDL-bd-Conversation-John-Thiel-Barbara-Polack-Thiel-Mike-Yost-part2_m.jpg

    Growing Up Sixties (HCDL-bd-Conversation-John-Thiel-Barb-Polack-Thiel-Mike-Yost-part2_m.mp4)

    Names or Places mentioned in video:
    • Dale Noble
    • Helen Hoskins
    • Gil O'Doherty
    • Coach Cantrell
    • McPherson Hospital
    • Family Restaurant, Bob Gentry
    • Howell House, Pettibone
    • Midget Restaurant, Larry Dunham
    • Lakeview Cemetary
    • Masonic Temple
    • Judy Penzien
    • G. A. R. Grand Army of the Republic
    • Johnny Thiel
    • Paul Streng
    • Harold Shippy
    • Marilyn Cameron Yost
    • Bud Erwin
    • Cliff Heller
    • Bill Scofield, Joy Scofield, Rick Scofield
    • Howell Jaycees
    • Boy Scouts
    • Marshall Dayton
    • MelonFest
    • Pat Eaton
    • Bob Anderson
    • Duane Zemper, Zemp
    • Howell Boosters Club
    • Bob Bloomer
    • K K K
    • Dr Jacobs, Dr Polack, Dr May
    • Fred Server
    • Howell High Class of 1967
    • City of Howell Strategic Plan
    • Lee Reeves, Howell Chamber of Commerce
    • Downtown Development Authority
    • Opera House
    • Jim Barley, Greg Clum
    • Clayton Shaw, Morgan
    • Paul Bennett, Mildred Bennett
    • Jim Campbell
    • John White
    • John Page
    • Mike Hagman
    • Swimming program, Big Dock
    • Joyce Carpenter, Mary Misslitz, Tom Kopydlowski
    • Kay Voss, Uellen Voss, IGA
    • Sidewalk Sales
    • Melon maids
    • Shriners
    • Balloonfest
    • Fantasy of Lights
    • Carriers Grocery
    • Lake Chemung
  • HCDL-bd-Conversation-John-Thiel-Barb-Polack-Thiel-Mike-Yost-part1_m.jpg

    Growing Up Sixties (HCDL-bd-Conversation-John-Thiel-Barb-Polack-Thiel-Mike-Yost-part1_m.mp4)
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