Albion Interactive History

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Introduction

The Albion Interactive History was created to help people better understand Albion, Michigan, a prototypical American small town located in south-central Michigan. This town was settled for farming, transformed by industry, and transformed again by the large-scale departure of industry and the jobs that came along with it. The Wesleyan Seminary was founded there in 1835 and went on to become Albion College, a well-regarded liberal arts college with a national reputation. Albion has a rich history of several successive waves of immigrants and migrants who came to seek out their American dream. Continue to the Albion Story...

The Albion Story

Crowell & the Albion Company
Methodism in Early Albion
Education in Early Albion
Making a Factory Town
Great Flood of 1908
Bank Crisis of 1912
Starr Commonwealth
Great Depression
Urban Renewal
All-America City
Deindustrialization

Sources by Subject

Albion College
Business
Downtown
Austin Ave
Eaton St
City of Albion
Industry
Parks
Public Schools

Events Index
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This Day in History
1830-1859
1860-1899
1900-1949
1950-1999
2000-present

Buildings Index

By Address
Historic Preservation
Lost Albion
Style Guide

People Index

By Name
Albion College Presidents
Albion College Alumni
City of Albion Mayors
School Superintendent
High School Principals
Police
Veterans

Organizations Index
By Organization Name
By Date Founded
Social Groups in Albion

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