- Howell, Mich. street scene
- 1915 (ca.)
- Collection Title
- Michigan Photographers Society
- Collection Creator
- Michigan Photographers Society.
- Box / Drawer
- Folder / Container / Volume
- Folder 7: (Duane Zemper, Howell)
- Photographer / Artist
- Zemper Studio (Howell, Mich.)
- verso: Things reached a fever pitch in 1915 as the Wolverine Paved Way was nearing completion. A brick road from Detroit to Lansing would be finished and the town's main street would finally be paved. In this photograph autos had started from Lansing and picked up others in all the small towns on the way to Howell for the big celebration. As you can see, they didn't worry about parking. They stopped their cars in the street and left them. Before Prohibition, Howell was known as the fun city of Southern Michigan, and there is said to have been 13 bars in the main four blocks of town. All the travelling men made it a point to stay over in Howell whenever possible. It was said that you could not fall down on the main street of town without falling into the doorway of a bar. This probably explains the empty cars after a long dusty trip. Notice, too, that about half the cars are still right hand drive.
- Howell (Mich.)
- Livingston County (Mich.)
- Grand River Avenue (Howell, Mich.)
- Business districts--Michigan--Howell
- Item Number
- Source of Title
- Scan Source
- 8 x 10 b/w mounted photographic print
- Bentley Historical Library
- Date Added/Updated
- 2012-11-25 01:34:23
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