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Alma (Images of America) by David McMacken PDF

By David McMacken

Ralph Ely, founding father of Alma, chosen 10 acres of outdated woodland at the financial institution of the Pine River in 1853. during this central-Michigan desolate tract, he outfitted a log cabin, a log shop, and steam-powered mills--a sawmill and a gristmill. at the beginning, his turning out to be payment was once referred to as Elyton, yet inside many years, it used to be renamed Alma, memorializing a conflict within the Crimean warfare. Alma used to be energized by way of the purchase of millionaire lumberman and entrepreneur Ammi W. Wright, who poured his assets into town. Wright inspired the institution of Alma collage in 1886 and the country Masonic domestic for the aged in 1911. Wright laid the rules for Alma's nice Republic Truck corporation, the biggest particular maker of vehicles on this planet by means of 1920. the invention of a number of oil fields caused the institution of 2 oil refineries in Alma within the Nineteen Thirties and kept the city from the doldrums of the good melancholy. by way of the Nineteen Fifties, Alma used to be a key nationwide producer of apartment trailers and cellular houses. This photographic landscape displays the city's financial cycles and its associations that experience given Alma an enviable balance in the course of the years.

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