The Ellis Puppets – Warren, Michigan

The Ellis Puppets were a religious puppet show put on by a couple that lived at 29650 Ryan Road in Warren, Michigan that was “dedicated to God to Show Boys and Girls how they can go to heaven the way the Bible, God’s word, says, and not the way man says. The Bible has theContinue reading “The Ellis Puppets – Warren, Michigan”

The Burning of the Iroquois Hotel – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

CITY IN RUINS WHAT: Hotel Fire WHEN: March 12, 1907 WHERE: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan CASUALTIES: Zero. The hotel was totally destroyed While not a fire that resulted in any loss of life, the Iroquois Hotel fire of 1907 is fascinating to me. The postcard above was mailed the very same day that the hotelContinue reading “The Burning of the Iroquois Hotel – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan”

The Mystery of Burke’s Deacon Jones Restaurant (SOLVED)

Every so often I come across a postcard that raises more questions than it answers. This postcard for Burke’s Deacon Jones Restaurant doubles as a carry-out menu/enigma. Deacon Jones Restaurants were a chain that specialized in chicken and fish. I have found references and addresses for locations in East Detroit and Monroe, Michigan but IContinue reading “The Mystery of Burke’s Deacon Jones Restaurant (SOLVED)”

Kerns Hotel Fire – December 11, 1934

  Around 5:30 a.m. on the morning of December 11, 1934 a fire broke out at the Kerns Hotel in Lansing, Michigan. The hotel, built in 1909, was four stories tall and originally contained 162 rooms at a cost of over $50,000. The hotel was a very popular place in Lansing. Communities members and state politicians enjoyedContinue reading “Kerns Hotel Fire – December 11, 1934”

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