Images of America, Alma

Images of America, Alma

in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 128 page(s),
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Abstract / Summary
Ralph Ely, founder of Alma, selected 10 acres of old forest on the bank of the Pine River in 1853. In this central-Michigan wilderness, he built a log cabin, a log store, and two steam-powered mills—a sawmill and a gristmill. At first, his growing settlement was called Elyton, but within a few years, it was renamed Alma, memorializing a battle in the Crimean War. Alma was energized by the acquisition of millionaire lumberman and entrepreneur Ammi W. Wright, who poured his resources into the town. Wright encouraged the establishment of Alma College in 1886 and the state Masonic home for the elderly in 1911. Wright laid the foundations for Alma’s great Republic Truck Company, the largest exclusive maker of trucks in the world by 1920. The discovery of several oil fields prompted the establishment of two oil refineries in Alma in the 1930s and saved the town from the doldrums of the Great Depression. By the 1950s, Alma was a key national manufacturer of house trailers and mobile homes. This photographic panorama reflects the city’s economic cycles and its institutions that have given Alma an enviable stability through the years.
Field of Interest
American History
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2009 by David McMacken
Content Type
Book
Duration
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Format
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URL
https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9780738561257
Page Count
128
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
Place Published / Released
Charleston, SC
Subject
American History, History, American Studies, Reconstruction (1866-1876), The Gilded Age & Progressive Era (1876-1913), World War I & Jazz Age (1914-1928), Depression & World War II (1929-1945), Post-war Era (1945-1960), The Sixties (1960-1974), Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000), Twenty-First Century (2001-), Restauración (1866-1876), Recontrução (1866-1876), A Gilded Age e a Reconstrução (1876-1913), La Edad Dorada y la Época Progresista (1876-1913), Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Século XXI (2001-), Siglo Veintiuno (2001-), Alma, MI
Series / Program
Images of America
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Restauración (1866-1876), Recontrução (1866-1876), A Gilded Age e a Reconstrução (1876-1913), La Edad Dorada y la Época Progresista (1876-1913), Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Século XXI (2001-), Siglo Veintiuno (2001-)

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