Thursday, October 18, 2018

Closing for Renovations November and December

The Romeo Community Archives will be 
November 1 through the end of December 2018 

for renovations and there will be no access to the public 
at that time. 

We apologize for any inconvenience but look forward to serving your research needs in the new year. Please call ahead to check for availability in January.

Thank you,

Romeo Community Archives

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Weird and Wonderful from the Archives: 1973

Laska, an Alaskan Husky dog, survived three months in an abandoned well before being discovered by a hunter. The reporter likens that her remarkable survival was due to her hardy breed. 

This interesting and wonderful story appeared in the February 1, 1973 issue of The Romeo Observer.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Weird and Wonderful from the Archives: 1917

Looking through the newspapers while doing research at the Romeo Community Archives, I have come across some very weird, strange, and often wonderful things. 

The following article is sourced from The Romeo Observer newspaper, November 7, 1917, p. 4.

Mr. Millerd was indeed a lucky man!

The D.U.R. is the acronym for the Detroit United Railway which was an electrified trolley car system. One of its lines ran from Detroit to Romeo, and in later years, further north through Almont and into Imlay City. The "car" mentioned in the article was a trolley car, also called interurbans. An example can be seen in the photo below and is a view of  Main street in Romeo facing north.

More weird and wonderful next week--keep up and follow us by email so you don't miss a thing!