Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-ngp-W001-03-0030_u.jpg

    This photograph is labeled World War I Draft Parade.
    Location: Howell, Livingston, Michigan.
    Participants:  unknown band.

    The Draft Board of Livingston County called to Howell and sent away to the service about 460 men (“Honor Roll of Livingston County 1917-1918”) during World War I.  Most of these men were sent to Camp Custer in Battle Creek.   The first quota of approximately forty men was sent to Camp Custer mid September 1917.   On the home front in Livingston County, each group of draftees had a send off parade in Howell, Livingston, Michigan.

     The Livingston Republican provided the details of these parades which were similar in participants, attendees, and onlookers.  The first parade took place on September 27, 1917.  The parades usually had three bands, the Howell City Band, Ayre’s Martial Band, and the Conway Cornet Band, a contingent of G.A.R. veterans, pupils from Howell city schools, local businessmen, automobiles, and members of the Knights Templar post.  In 1918, the Red Cross Ladies joined the parade.  The purpose of the parades was to show support for the draftees and the U.S. effort in the war. 

    The World War I Draft Parade usually formed in North Division Street, marched north to Higgins Street, east to Court Street, south to Grand River Avenue, west to Chestnut St., then countermarched on Grand River Avenue to Division Street, turning south to Brooks Street, east to Fleming Street, then south to the Pere Marquette station. There appears to have been at least five parades, as documented in newspapers.com.  The Parades took place in the morning as the Draftees needed to arrive for a 8:57AM departure from the station for Lansing and Fort Custer in Battle Creek. 

    The Photographs featured are labeled World War I Draft Parade.  

  • HCDL-ngp-W001-03-0029_u.jpg

    This is a photograph labeled World War I Draft Parade, Howell, Michigan.  In the foreground, is a bass drum that appears to be labeled, "Curtis Band, Fowlerville", and in the background are members of the Knights Templar Post.
    Names of participants: unknown.

    The Draft Board of Livingston County called to Howell and sent away to the service about 460 men (“Honor Roll of Livingston County 1917-1918”) during World War I.  Most of these men were sent to Camp Custer in Battle Creek.   The first quota of approximately forty men was sent to Camp Custer mid September 1917.   On the home front in Livingston County, each group of draftees had a send off parade in Howell, Livingston, Michigan.

     The Livingston Republican provided the details of these parades which were similar in participants, attendees, and onlookers.  The first parade took place on September 27, 1917.  The parades usually had three bands, the Howell City Band, Ayre’s Martial Band, and the Conway Cornet Band, a contingent of G.A.R. veterans, pupils from Howell city schools, local businessmen, automobiles, and members of the Knights Templar post.  In 1918, the Red Cross Ladies joined the parade.  The purpose of the parades was to show support for the draftees and the U.S. effort in the war. 

    The World War I Draft Parade usually formed in North Division Street, marched north to Higgins Street, east to Court Street, south to Grand River Avenue, west to Chestnut St., then countermarched on Grand River Avenue to Division Street, turning south to Brooks Street, east to Fleming Street, then south to the Pere Marquette station. There appears to have been at least five parades, as documented in newspapers.com.  The Parades took place in the morning as the Draftees needed to arrive for a 8:57AM departure from the station for Lansing and Fort Custer in Battle Creek. 

    The Photographs featured are labeled World War I Draft Parade.  

  • HCDL-ngp-W001-03-0002_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of a store front, and is labeled September 1917.  On September 27th, 1917, the Livingston County Red Cross and the Howell Boomers were in charge of a banquet held at the First Presbyterian Church in Howell Michigan in honor of the World War I Draftees from Livingston County that were set to leave on Friday September 28th. The draftees were provided food, gifts and entertainment that evening, and the storefront in this picture is announcing the event.   A parade commenced at 8am on the 28th.   

    Name of band and names of band members: unknown.
    Exact location of storefront: unknown.

    The Draft Board of Livingston County called to Howell and sent away to the service about 460 men (“Honor Roll of Livingston County 1917-1918”) during World War I.  Most of these men were sent to Camp Custer in Battle Creek.   The first quota of approximately forty men was sent to Camp Custer mid September 1917.   On the home front in Livingston County, each group of draftees had a send off parade in Howell, Livingston, Michigan.

     The Livingston Republican provided the details of these parades which were similar in participants, attendees, and onlookers.  The first parade took place on September 27, 1917.  The parades usually had three bands, the Howell City Band, Ayre’s Martial Band, and the Conway Cornet Band, a contingent of G.A.R. veterans, pupils from Howell city schools, local businessmen, automobiles, and members of the Knights Templar post.  In 1918, the Red Cross Ladies joined the parade.  The purpose of the parades was to show support for the draftees and the U.S. effort in the war. 

    The World War I Draft Parade usually formed in North Division Street, marched north to Higgins Street, east to Court Street, south to Grand River Avenue, west to Chestnut St., then countermarched on Grand River Avenue to Division Street, turning south to Brooks Street, east to Fleming Street, then south to the Pere Marquette station. There appears to have been at least five parades, as documented in newspapers.com.  The Parades took place in the morning as the Draftees needed to arrive for a 8:57AM departure from the station for Lansing and Fort Custer in Battle Creek. 

    The Photographs featured are labeled World War I Draft Parade.  

  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0002_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the first traffic light in downtown, Howell, Michigan.   The view is of the traffic signal and West Grand River  Avenue.  The location of the traffic light was  Grand River Avenue and  Michigan Avenue (previously known as East Street - 1895- and Division Street, 1915).  Today, it is known as the Main Four.

    The exact date of the installation of the traffic light is unknown.  There is a mix of old cars and horses and buggies in this photograph.  It appears that there is a band marching in the street.  The Presbyterian Church peaks are visible in the far background.
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-40-0009_u.jpg

    This is a photograph labeled, "Brighton High School band in the 1946-1947 school year", Brighton, Michigan.  The names of the persons in the photograph are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-31-0134_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the pom team and band during the Howell High School Homecoming Game, 1982.

    The name of the persons are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-31-0133_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken during the Howell High School Homecoming Game, 1982.

    The location is Page Field, Howell Michigan and the names of the persons pictured, pom team and band, are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-31-0130_u.jpg

    This photograph was labeled Howell High School Homecoming, 1982.

    The person in the picture is unknown but appears to be the drum major for the high school band.
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-31-0129_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken of the Bagpipers, Pom Squad and Howell High School Marching Band, at Page Field, during the Homecoming game, 1982.

    The names of the persons in the photograph are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-S002-31-0128_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken of the Bagpipers, and Howell High School Marching Band, at Page Field, during the Homecoming game, 1982.

    The names of the persons in the photograph are unknown.
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