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A Step Back in Time

Newsletters

County Centennial Book 1975

County Centennial Newspaper 1975

Gaylord Centennial Newspaper 1981

Chamber of Commerce 50th Anniversary
 
Alpenfest:  A silver anniversary 1965-1989

Timeline - Chronology of Events

1925 Township Plat Book

1905 Otsego County Herald - Souvenir Edition

Ford / Huntley Biography
written by Evelyn Louise (Huntley) Corsaut in 1984
about her mother Hazel (Ford) Huntley and her grandparents Dr. Elmer and Dr. Ruey Ford.  131 pages

Learning A Living:  90 Years of Extension Service in Otsego County

"Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan" 1895

Biography of Herman Lunden, Lumberman and Conservationist by Herman Lunden.  Second Edition 2008.  File size is 9MB

 

                                                         
This is the story of Donald H. Parkes' experiences from 1944 to 1946 as told by his letters, newspaper articles, pictures and the document he wrote about his experiences several years later.

Don was the second son and youngest of four children of Elmer and Lucy Parkes. His parents moved their young family from Onaway, Michigan to Gaylord when he was 5 years old.  He grew up in Gaylord along with his older brother, Elmer Jr., and his sisters Irene and Elaine.  He enlisted on March 23, 1944 at the age of 18.

This story was assembled by his daughter Carla L. Parkes.   The letters and the documents he wrote have been re-typed for easier reading.   Any misspelled words or unique grammar are as Don wrote them.   

 Click Here for his story.           116 pages       File size is 11MB

 

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Historical Society

320 W. Main St.
Gaylord, Michigan

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1223
Gaylord, MI  49734

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