Our usual once-a-month (May through October) in-person programs have been expanded to ONLINE presentations four-times-a-month EVERY MONTH (except only 3 in December) from the Historical Society of Michigan.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (Noon-1:00 pm)
General Alger's Railroad:
The Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad
Presented by:
David K. Vaughan, Air Force Institute of Technology
Russell A. Alger–soldier, politician, businessman, and human dynamo wanted a railroad to link Bay City and Alpena. Join us to learn how Alger overcame huge engineering obstacles, including bridging the Rifle River, to complete the Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad (later the Detroit & Mackinac) in 1889.
 HISTORY HOUNDS Lecture Series is livestreamed by the Historical Society of Michigan for members of the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society who are at home or the office.
 *** Register by 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 18th ***
  *** How to register online***
2) Click on "History Hounds"
3) Click on "H.H. Registration -Members"
4 Fill out form (ERAHS is an Organizational Member of the
Historical Society of Michigan)
5) Submit form
6) You will receive an email confirmation and a second email with instructions for remote access a day or two before the program.
(Note: You may need to download the latest version of ZOOM if you
re using ZOOM for the first time or have not used it recently)
How to register by telephone:
Call: 1-800-692-1828
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