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.

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