Archive for June 2007

Land Economic Survey Maps

June 12, 2007

Land Economic Survey Maps

RG 62-16


Lancaster Columbia

June 12, 2007





1. Michigan Historical Collection, Vol. 14, P550-553 (Sec. Ed.)

2. Michigan Biographies, Vol. II, L-Z, P9-10.


3. Biographies, Vol. 2 P110. Scrapbook of alss in Jenison Collection in the MSL vault. Signature …letter of no import.





Exec Acts


October 29, 1839



S.T. Mason’s order to Secretary of State for commission to C. Lancaster as Prosecuting Attorney for the County of St. Joseph.



For: Ross Wurm, 601 LaLoma, Modesto, California. January 1957. Chester Kaiser, Wilamette University, Salem, Oregon. February 1958.

Lake Superior Engraving

June 12, 2007





1.         The Old Print Shop Portfolio, Vol. XIV, No. 9.  May, 1955.  P209. 


         Item 20.

Lake Superior -engraving 19”x30-1/2, plus good margins.  Hand colored:  published 1873 by M. Knoedler and Company.  Engraved by Mottram after painting by E. Hopkins ($95.00)


Labor Issues

June 12, 2007



Source:  UAW – Detroit                                    Solidarity House

                                                               8000 East Jefferson Ave.

                                                               Detroit, Michigan 48214

                                                               Carroll M. Hutton

                                                               Director of Education


1.         Dearborn         – Battle of the Overpass, 1937

2.         Flint – Sit-down Strike, Battle of Bulls Run

3.         Detroit – First sit-down strike in Michigan (Midland Steel Co.)

4.         Detroit – Cadillac Square – site of historic labor rallies

5.         Detroit – Organization of Detroit Mechanics Society, 1818

6.         Saginaw Region – Site of famous lumber strike in 1885 (“Ten hours of no sawdust” strike)

7.         Calumet-Copper Country – Famous copper strike in 1913.  Italian Hall disaster in which 73 women and children were trampled to death. 

8.         Lansing – Passage of Worker’s Compensation Act in 1912, which placed Michigan among leaders in adopting this reform.

9.         Lansing – Adoption of Australian Ballot in Michigan, 1889-1891

10.         Lansing – Adoption of 10-hour day in Michigan, 1880

11.         Saginaw – Cigar Makers Union introduced in Michigan, 1864

12.         Saginaw – Machinist & Blacksmiths organize Michigan branches, 1849

13.         Dearborn – Ford Motor Company recognizes UAW – Milestone in modern labor history, 1941

14.         Dearborn – Printers’ Union established in Michigan, 1848 and “served as a model for other groups in the state.”

15.         Detroit – Detroit printers’ strike, 1839 and their publication, The Rat Gazette.

16.         Detroit – Home of Richard Trevellick, famous labor leader who founded the Detroit Trade Assembly, the first central labor body in Michigan, and leader of 8-hour-a-day movement in Michigan.

17.         Detroit – Union workers held first parade in Detroit, July 4, 1865.

18.         Marshall – Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers organized, 1863.  William D. Robinson elected first “Grand Chief.”

19.         Ironwood – Iron miners’ strike.

Labadie House

June 12, 2007

LABADIE HOUSE Source: 1. Detroit Free Press. April 14, 1901. Oldest house in Detroit, Corner River and 24th Streets. Interior described. Located on property of Mrs. Ira D. Brush.


June 12, 2007


La Ronde is the name of the island in Lake Superior opposite Shagouamigon point, on the map of Bellin the celebrated geographer, which; in 1744, appeared in the History of New France by Charlevoix.

LaRonde was pioneer in copper mining in Lake Superior area and first navigator of Lake Superior in a sailing vessel.  See Macalester College Contributions.  No. 7 “Sieur De La Ronde, the First Navigator of Lake Superior in a sailing Vessel, and the Pioneer in Copper Mining: with documents now first printed “by Edward D. Neill, D.D.


No Nothing Party

June 12, 2007





1.   Lardner, John.  “That was New York, the Martyrdom of Bill the Butcher.”  Story of Bill Poole and others such as James W. Barker, who ran for Mayor of New York in 1854, and Millard Fillmore, who ran for President in 1856.  Was a major political factor in political history of our country for only two years, 1854 and 1855.  Was anti-Foreigner movement which soon branched out to include anti-Roman-Catholicism, which was the belief of most of the immigrants.


In the New Yorker, March 20, 1954, pages 41-47 and March 27, 1957, pages 38-59.


2.   Mentioned in speech of Duncan Stewart included with speech of Ex-Governor Austin Blair at the Greeley-Brown ratification meeting in Detroit, 1872.  (MSL:  M304, S67)  Speeches of Michigan men in the Senate bound in one. 


3.   Newspapers of period.  See Lansing Republican, June 26, 1855; November 33, 1855 (re:  Convention at Cincinnati); December 4, 1855 (re:  anti-slavery branch). 


4.   Stephenson, George M.  A HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION, 1820-1924.  Boston, Ginn and Company, 1926.  Vi, 316p.  Part 2.  One of his best chapters reviews Know-Nothing activity.


5.   Porter, Kirk H. and Donald Bruce Johnson, compilers.  NATIONAL PARTY PLATFORMS, 1840-1956.  Urbana:  University of Illinois Press 1956.  Campaign of 1856.  pp.22-23.  Party frequently called Native American Party, but they call themselves simply the American Party in their own platform.  The Whigs nominated the same candidate for president as the American party, but repudiated the American Platform and adopted one of their own.