1886, Memorial Day parade
Albion Memorial day parade, 1886. This scene looks north from near the N. Superior St. bridge On the left is the Maher Planing Mill. Just across the Michigan Central Railroad tracks is the crossing tender’s shanty, with the F.M. Manning residence in the distance where the Post Office now stands. On the right, the spectators are standing in front of the old Gibbs and Sanders Coal Company building. Just across the tracks is the Hotel Albion. The procession is led by members of the Grand Army of the Republic, E.W. Hollingsworth Post.
Source: Frank Passic. A Pictorial History of Albion, Michigan; From the Archives of the Albion Historical Society. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation. 1991. p 113.