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Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, USA

"Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie, 35 miles S.S.W. of Detroit, 20 miles N.N.E. of Toledo, and 31 miles E. of Adrian. It is connected with the lake by a ship-canal, is on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad, and is the S. terminus of the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad. The Toledo, Canada Southern & Detroit Railroad connects it with Detroit and Toledo. It contains a stone court-house, several handsome residences, 1 or 2 national banks, 2 private banks, 2 newspaper offices, a young ladies' collegiate institute, 9 churches, 5 flouring mills, 2 foundries, 2 tanneries, a woollen-mill, a brewery, a stave-factory, 2 large nurseries, and manufactories of sash and blinds, lumber, tobacco, and wine. Pop. (1890) 5258."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1871 - Near Monroe, Mich., the other night, a crowd, of young men assembled to charivari a newly married couple at the residence of Mr. Mordecai Kelley.
    Mr. Kelley, hearing the noise, arouse, and, taking an old, unused gun, snapped it at the crowd, when it went off, instantly killing a brother of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - Fourteen years ago J. M. Sterling, of Monroe Mich., placed two gateposts of white oak in front of his residence.
    When they were set, he bored into the top of each, with an inch and a half auger, a hole three inches deep, filled it with common salt, tightly...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Charles Wingard and Annie Fox, his niece, who eloped from Monroe, Mich., and were captured an taken to Alliance O., committed suicide with pistols on the 22d.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888

  • Monroe, Michigan, USA
    L. S. & M. S. Ry, Station, Monroe, Mich.
  • Monroe, Michigan, USA
    Washington Street, Monroe, Mich.
  • 1906
    Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie and 31 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • Monroe, Michigan, USA
    St. Mary's Academy, New Building, Monroe, Mich.
  • News 1955 - EIGHT OF RAIL CREW KILLED.
    Monroe, Mich. - (UP) - Eight members of a railroad section crew were killed Friday when a New York Central passenger train demolished their work...Read MORE...




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L. S. & M. S. Ry, Station, Monroe, Mich.

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Washington Street, Monroe, Mich.

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St. Mary's Academy, New Building, Monroe, Mich.
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  • News  1871 - Near Monroe, Mich., the other night, a crowd, of young men assembled to charivari a newly married couple at the residence of Mr. Mordecai Kelley.
    Mr. Kelley, hearing the noise, arouse, and, taking an old, unused gun, snapped it at the crowd, when it went off, instantly killing a brother of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - Fourteen years ago J. M. Sterling, of Monroe Mich., placed two gateposts of white oak in front of his residence.
    When they were set, he bored into the top of each, with an inch and a half auger, a hole three inches deep, filled it with common salt, tightly... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Charles Wingard and Annie Fox, his niece, who eloped from Monroe, Mich., and were captured an taken to Alliance O., committed suicide with pistols on the 22d.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 25, 1888
  • 1906
    Monroe, a city, the capital of Monroe co., Mich., is situated on the Raisin River, 2 miles from its entrance into Lake Erie and 31 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1955 - EIGHT OF RAIL CREW KILLED.
    Monroe, Mich. - (UP) - Eight members of a railroad section crew were killed Friday when a New York Central passenger train demolished their work... Read MORE...

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