17 results for “Michigan”

Michigan Central Railroad Niagara Falls Route

The Michigan Central Railroad knit together an international Great Lakes region, connecting upper and lower Michigan to Chicago, Ontario, New York, and Boston. At Niagara Falls the Michigan Central carried passengers across a cantilevered bridge past a scenic gorge.

Date
1888
Subjects
Railroads
Residence of Ira A. Warren, Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan

Ira and Susan Warren resided in Calhoun, County, Michigan, near the city of Battle Creek. They likely paid in advance for a copy of the History of Calhoun County, receiving in exchange a biographic entry and an artist's rendering of their property as a neat and prosperous farm. At the top center of the page is an inset portraying “the old homestead” built four decades earlier.

Creator
Pierce, H. B.
Date
1877
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life
Log cabins
Places
Michigan
Karte von Michigan

John Farmer became the premier cartographer of Michigan in the early nineteenth century, publishing his first map of the state in 1826. This 1834 map, published in German, indicates the location of a number of Native American settlements. Maps like this would have been used by prospective settlers hoping to identify suitable land in the territory.

Creator
Farmer, John, 1798-1859
Date
1834
Subjects
Immigration
Indians of North America
Mapping
Places
Michigan
An Improved Edition of a Map of the Surveyed Part of the Territory of Michigan

John Farmer became the premier cartographer of Michigan in the early nineteenth century, publishing his first map of the state in 1826. In this map that Farmer published in English in 1835, he neglects Indian villages, unlike the 1834 version published in German, and also shows that an increasing part of the state has been covered by the rectangular land survey.

Creator
Farmer, John, 1798-1859
Date
1835?
Subjects
Mapping
Places
Mackinac Island (Mich.)
Michigan
Uniroyal Giant Tire

A landmark of the Michigan automotive industry, this Uniroyal Giant Tire looms over a curve on Interstate 94 outside of Detroit. Standing 80 feet tall, the tire was originally a Ferris Wheel at the 1965 World’s Fair in New York. In 1989, the French tire company Michelin purchased Uniroyal and its partner firm B.F. Goodrich.

Creator
Higbie, Tobias
Date
2008
Subjects
Advertisements
Places
Michigan
Industry along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

A view of the lumber docks and rail yard at the mouth of the Chicago River. The city's skyline is visible in the distance, partially obscured by smoke.

Creator
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Date
ca. 1890
Subjects
Industry
Transportation
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Chicago River
Lake Michigan
Chicago lakefront, ca. 1893

Illinois Central train tracks run north along the shore to a terminal on the south side of the Chicago River. Forty years earlier the tracks had been built out over the water, following a right of way granted by the city. Landfill subsequently created Grant Park. Sail and steam-powered ships are visible in the harbor.

Creator
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Date
ca. 1893
Subjects
Industry
Railroads
Shipping
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Lake Michigan
Lumber on the docks, Chicago

A view of Chicago's lakefront lumber docks. Ships arrived here from ports in the upper Great Lakes and transferred their cargo to waiting rail cars. The lumber appears to be telegraph poles.

Date
ca. 1890
Subjects
Industry
Lumber
Railroads
Transportation
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Lake Michigan
Chicago lakefront, ca. 1893

Along the waterfront are several boat concessions for trips to Lincoln Park and to the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park.

Creator
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Date
ca. 1893
Subjects
World's Columbian Exposition
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Lake Michigan
Chicago lakefront

This image was taken from an elevated position on the west side of Michigan Avenue overlooking Grant Park in Chicago. Docked along the shore are ferries to the World's Fair several miles to the south. Men and women sit on park benches in the foreground.

Creator
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Date
1893
Subjects
World's Columbian Exposition
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Lake Michigan