Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-bd-elephants-fair_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of Circus Elephants at the Howell Fairgrounds.  The Livingston Country Agricultural Fair was held at the Fairgrounds near Fair Street and Elm Street in Howell 1853 - 1888.  In 1888, the railroad was built and crossed through the fairgrounds, and from 1898 to 1913, Street fairs were held downtown Howell.  Around 1914, the Fairgrounds northeast of the original area became active. There was a racetrack, and grandstand, and a speaker stand as pictured.  Circuses came to town regularly, and separately from the countywide agricultural fairs.   The name of the circus and date of this photograph are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-I001-03-0001_u.jpg

    This is a collection of photographs from Unified Industries, Incorporated.  Unified Industries opened in 1953 at 1033 Sutton Street, Howell, Michigan.  A cement building for their factory was built on Thompson Lake at the old fairgrounds.  The plant manager and part owner, John F. Miller, is featured in the two portaits included in this collection.

    Unified Industries made aircraft and automobile parts, using steel and plastic.   The photographs show the production areas where car bumpers and other parts were made in 1957 and into the 1960's.  Later, they produced rail trolleys and bridge cranes tracks.  In 2017, Unified Industries joined Columbus McKinnon and moved their factory to Brighton in 2019.  The new location is 740 Advance, Brighton, Michigan.
  • Livingston County Fair, Blue Ribbon Team, Howell, Michigan, Elijah Hosley, 1917

    This group of photographs was labeled, "Mr. Thompson, Hanging in the fields farm horses"; no location or date was noted.

    The names of the persons are unknown.

    Photograph 0027 was of the Blue Ribbon Team at the Livingston County Fair, Howell, Michigan, 1915, and in the 1992, "Howell Bicentennial History and Photographic Supplement", p. 62, it was captioned, Mr. Elijah B Hosley, 1917.

    Photograph 0032 is of a steam traction engine traveling a public roadway.  It is a 19 horse power Port Huron.  The automobiles in the picture indicate the photograph was taken in the 1950 - 1960's.
  • HCDL-ngp-F001-02-0010_u.jpg

    These photographs were taken at the Livingston County Fair, Howell, Michigan, September, 1914.

    The first photograph was taken in the downtown Howell area in front of the Livingston County Courthouse.  The second pictures was taken at the fairgrounds, where Catrell Street now intersects.  (in library use only)
  • HCDL-ngp-F001-02-0008_u.jpg

    These photographs were taken during a cattle auction at the Livingston County Fair,  Sales Pavilion in Howell, Michigan, 1917.  The fairgrounds were located near what is now National Street and Catrell Street in Howell, Michigan.

    The names of the persons in the photographs are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-F001-02-0001_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the Fairgrounds, Howell, Michigan, when they were located northeast of what is now National Street and Catrell Street.  The exact date of this photograph is unknown but likely from the 1910's.  The photo looks southwest and the Livingston County Courthouse is in the distance.
  • HCDL-ngp-F001-01-0001_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the Fowlerville Fair Midway, Fowlerville, Michigan.

    The year is unknown.
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