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Jackson, Michigan, USA

On July 3, 1829, Horace Blackman, accompanied by Alexander Laverty, a land surveyor, and an Indian guide forded the Grand River and made camp for the night at what is now Trail and N. Jackson Street. They arrived in Jackson on a well-traveled Indian trail leading west from Ann Arbor. Blackman hired Laverty and Pewytum to guide him west. Blackman returned to Ann Arbor and then Monroe and registered his claim for 160 acres (65 ha) at two dollars an acre. Blackman returned to Jackson in August 1829, with his brother Russell. Together they cleared land and built a cabin on the corner of what would become Ingham and Trail streets. The town was first called Jacksonopolis. Later, it was renamed Jacksonburgh. Finally, in 1838 the town's name was changed to simply Jackson.

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  • Jackson was first settled in 1829
    On July 3, 1829, Horace Blackman, accompanied by Alexander Laverty, a land surveyor, and an Indian guide forded the Grand River and made camp for the ...Read MORE...


  • Michigan State Prison or Jackson State Prison, which opened in 1839, was the first prison in Michigan.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Jackson
    Jackson, a post-township in the central part of Jackson co.. Michigan. Pop., 4147.

    Jackson, a flourishing town in the town ship of the same name, ...Read MORE...


  • The Republican party began in Jackson in 1854
    On July 6, 1854, a state convention of anti-slavery men met to establish a new political party. The large crowd could not be accommodated in the hall ...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Railroad station built in Jackson

    http://www.experiencejackson.com/things-to-do/michigan-history/

  • News 1874 - A CRASH AT THE STATE PRISON.
    DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - THE WORK OF DEATH. FOUR LIVES LOST AT A FIRE IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN. SURROUNDED BY FLAMES THE VICTIMS JUMP FOR THEIR LIVES.
    Jackson, Mich., Feb. 26. - A conflagration swept away the Union Hall block, a four-story building, costing $125,000 in 1864, and containing four...Read MORE...


  • Founded in 1884, the Jackson Corset Co. became the largest manufacturer of corset and waist garments in the US.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Main Street Looking East
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    No. 1 Fire Department
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Otsego Hotel
    Postcard
  • News 1893 - HORRIBLE R. R. WRECK - Seventeen Passengers Killed and Fifty-two Others Injured. THE AIR BREAKS FAILED TO WORK
    And Causes a Heavily Loaded Second Section to Crash Into the First Section Causing Loss of Life to Many and Serious Injury to Others - Every...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Jackson
    Jackson, a city, the capital of Jackson co., Mich., is on Grand River, and on the Michigan Central Railroad where it crosses the Lake Shore &...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - OPERA HOUSE IN ASHES.
    Jackson, Mich., March 1. - The Hibbard opera house burned to the ground Saturday evening. The fire started from the furnace in the basement and...Read MORE...


  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Gresco
    There is nothing in Corset-dom to compare with it

    Michigan Corset Co., Jackson, Mich.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898
    Advertisement
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Bennet Stock Farm Barn, Jackson, Mich.
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Michigan I.O.O.F. State Home
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    City Hospital
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    State Prison
    postmarked 1907
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Hotel Hayes
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    St. Paul's Church
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    St. Joseph's Home
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Michigan Central Shops
    postmarked 1910
    Postcard
  • News 1914 - FIVE ARE KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH. FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS ON MICHIGAN CENTRAL COLLIDE AT JACKSON. THE DEATH LIST MAY BE LARGER. SEVERAL ARE MISSING AND SOME OF THE SERIOUSLY INJURED MAY DIE.
    Jackson, Mich., Jan. 26. - The bodies of four persons were removed early today from the wreck of the Michigan Central passenger train No. 70 from Bay ...Read MORE...


  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Masonic Temple
    Postcard
  • Jackson, Michigan, USA
    Hayes Wheel Company Works
    postmarked 1922
    Postcard


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Main Street Looking East
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No. 1 Fire Department
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Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Otsego Hotel
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Gresco
There is nothing in Corset-dom to compare with it

Michigan Corset Co., Jackson, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Advertisement

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Bennet Stock Farm Barn, Jackson, Mich.
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Michigan I.O.O.F. State Home
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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City Hospital
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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State Prison
postmarked 1907
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Hotel Hayes
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
Pinterest
St. Paul's Church
Postcard



Jackson, Michigan, USA
Pinterest
St. Joseph's Home
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
Pinterest
Michigan Central Shops
postmarked 1910
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Masonic Temple
Postcard

Jackson, Michigan, USA
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Hayes Wheel Company Works
postmarked 1922
Postcard
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  • Jackson was first settled in 1829
    On July 3, 1829, Horace Blackman, accompanied by Alexander Laverty, a land surveyor, and an Indian guide forded the Grand River and made camp for the ... Read MORE...

  • Michigan State Prison or Jackson State Prison, which opened in 1839, was the first prison in Michigan.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The Republican party began in Jackson in 1854
    On July 6, 1854, a state convention of anti-slavery men met to establish a new political party. The large crowd could not be accommodated in the hall ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Jackson
    Jackson, a post-township in the central part of Jackson co.. Michigan. Pop., 4147.

    Jackson, a flourishing town in the town ship of the same name, ... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Railroad station built in Jackson

    http://www.experiencejackson.com/things-to-do/michigan-history/
  • News  1874 - A CRASH AT THE STATE PRISON.
    DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories... Read MORE...

  • Founded in 1884, the Jackson Corset Co. became the largest manufacturer of corset and waist garments in the US.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1884 - THE WORK OF DEATH. FOUR LIVES LOST AT A FIRE IN JACKSON, MICHIGAN. SURROUNDED BY FLAMES THE VICTIMS JUMP FOR THEIR LIVES.
    Jackson, Mich., Feb. 26. - A conflagration swept away the Union Hall block, a four-story building, costing $125,000 in 1864, and containing four... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - HORRIBLE R. R. WRECK - Seventeen Passengers Killed and Fifty-two Others Injured. THE AIR BREAKS FAILED TO WORK
    And Causes a Heavily Loaded Second Section to Crash Into the First Section Causing Loss of Life to Many and Serious Injury to Others - Every... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jackson
    Jackson, a city, the capital of Jackson co., Mich., is on Grand River, and on the Michigan Central Railroad where it crosses the Lake Shore &... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - OPERA HOUSE IN ASHES.
    Jackson, Mich., March 1. - The Hibbard opera house burned to the ground Saturday evening. The fire started from the furnace in the basement and... Read MORE...

  • News  1914 - FIVE ARE KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH. FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS ON MICHIGAN CENTRAL COLLIDE AT JACKSON. THE DEATH LIST MAY BE LARGER. SEVERAL ARE MISSING AND SOME OF THE SERIOUSLY INJURED MAY DIE.
    Jackson, Mich., Jan. 26. - The bodies of four persons were removed early today from the wreck of the Michigan Central passenger train No. 70 from Bay ... Read MORE...

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