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Do you remember observing Memorial Day at Memorial Park? The parade?

Do you remember when the Memorial Day observances were moved to Burley Park? Why?

Do you remember the bandstand in Burley Park?

Do you remember when the citizens of Almont began clearing the land that would become Community Park?

Do you remember Currier Park?

Do you remember Horatio Earle’s Monument being moved to Memorial Park?

Do you remember Memorial Park being renamed Edward Murphy Memorial Park?

Do you remember Drs. Burley, Bishop, Lane, Swayze, and Haney?

Do you remember Bishop Hospital on East St. Clair Street?

Do you remember the fund raising efforts to construct Community Hospital?

Do you remember when Community Hospital opened?

Do you remember when Community Hospital was sold?

Do you remember what was done with the money from the sale of Community Hospital?

Do you remember Dr. Bishop playing the clarion at the First Congregational Church at Christmas?

Do you remember the Baptist Church being built?

Do you remember the 1952 addition to the school?

Do you remember the 1955 addition to the school?

Do you remember the 1965 addition to the school?

Do you remember the kindergarten building across from the baseball field?

Do you remember the Ag building?

Do you remember the Fire Marshall condemning nearing half of the school’s classrooms?

Do you remember the wooden structure used for the Band room?

Do you remember what happened to the old Band room?

Do you remember the new baseball and football fields being constructed?

Do you remember when the lights were installed on the baseball and football fields?

Do you remember your school teachers—Loretta Kelley, Maxine Juhl, Margaret Farley, Helen Farley, Leona Jordan, Mrs. Wittig, Mrs. Hahn, Marion Starks, Mildred Schmidt, Agnes Gildreth Glover, Judy Isaacson, Thomas Bradley, Dorothy Hough, Denver Leinonen, Mr. Semanske, Wayne Gilbert, George Pattello, Ann Hayes/Dennis, Ted Anderson, Mr. Pullen, William Briggs, Grace Cochrane, Mr. Ali, Tom Roberts, Mrs. Shepherd, Miss Swihovac, Eileen Trout, Joy Wilson, Frank Bacholzky, Boots Bacholzky, Joe Bussone, Sharon Bussone, Richard Hill, Ted Markowski, David Whiteley, David Burns, Gary Carson, Judy Graves, Jack Honson, Gary Zick.

Do you remember your school administrators—Mary Spangler, Walter Walborn, Ted Nitz, Eugene Nikkari, Mr. Chandler, Robert Hall, Donald McAlvey, John T. Bradley.

Do you remember your school support staff—Anne Rinderknecht, Betty Walton, Alice Carr, Nora Anderson, Lillian Hamilton, Art Hunt, Joe Mosack, Helen Harris, Mary Jackson, Ruth Nelson.

Do you remember the Almont Airport?

Do you remember the café that was at the airport?

Do remember being able to take flying lessons at the airport?

Do you remember sky divers performing at the airport?

Do you remember one of the parachutists getting hung up in the tall trees at the south edge of the airport?

Do you remember how they got the parachutist down from the tree?

Do you remember the elevation shown on the airplane hanger?

Copies of the Almont Historical Society’s various books can be purchased by contacting Jim Wade at 810-796-3355 or jrwade49@ gmail.com or stopping by the museum on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.