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homas <efferson said =&hen governments fear the people there is liberty. &hen the people fear the government there is tyranny. he strongest reason for people to retain the right to !eep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. +nd most bad government is result of too much government.> Learning Questions. &hy are most young people not taught history and can't even tell you who or why we fought in &&II? &hy is our government wasting our soldiers lives and s@uandering billions protecting people in other countries and giving them aid when +mericans are hurting? )ver 0.,A33 +mericans have been !illed or wounded overseas since 5B22 for what? &as Ira@B +fghanistan worth even one +merican life? &hy does all congress actions favor corporation interests and not ours? &hy is it we appear to be moving toward a big brother state? &hy has the middle class become the forgotten class and now the lower class? &hy has the 2C greedily hogged most of the wealth and good $obs now leaving more persons in need of food aid than all those wor!ing in private sector and more than any time in history? Is the government serving we the people or itself and those in power? 'an the feds control your money, employment, travel, ban!ing, communication, transportation, food, housing, guns, privacy? &hy can't most of us get a good $ob with enough income to buy everything we need? &hat happened to the +merican Dream? +re you really free? Is the federal government wasting millions of dollars of our money? (ee the 7oondogglers supplement page 233a at end of 6ol 2 of my big boo!s. (not this one" &hat can we do about these things? &e all need to thin! about and discuss these and other important @uestions with each other. &ith center supplements this becomes page .. 7ut this will be e8panded to be over 233 pages.
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Primitive peoples often made forts to protect their village against attac ers. !o did peoples thousands of years later because for thousands of years every so often you were attac ed. Today we ignore the lessons of history and are not prepared to defend our cities and neighborhoods. "or millions of years the #arren area was$ molten roc % bare roc % part of several continents% on mountains% under oceans% dry desert% under swamps% tundra% &ungle% under seas again% under ice over a mile thic % tundra% boreal ' decidious forest inhabited by strange creatures. There were at least ( e)tinctions of life perhaps due to asteroid impacts or gamma bursts. *f a cloc face showed all of the above it would ta e all but the last few seconds. +umans arrived about ,2%--- years ago. !everal *ndian peoples lived here and warred here. .ll of recorded human history is &ust a mere spec in time. .ctually #arren is a mere spec in Michigan ' our !paceship /arth which is &ust a mere spec in our solar system ' our gala)y and space. #e need to ta e care of our space ship as it has no life rafts. .lso science has proved the e)istence of many dimensions we are only aware of our 0 dimensions and not of the 1 scientifically proven others and we are unaware of the space2time continuum of which we are a part with everything related and connected. #e now little but it is important to learn from history because it has some valuable lessons. !ee warrenhistory.info for the prehistory of our area and pictures of animals which lived here in the past including saber tooth tigers% camels% little horses etc. 0
%ooking, often the most important task of the day, was first done out side, then in a fire place then on stoves. The fuel was free but using wood was labor intensive and smoky. &ee page '(0) for a large image of this stove where you can read the details .
On the top left is what our area looked like for the last 12,000 years. Our area was abundant in plant and animal life. Top right kidnapped child, her families scalps on stick above. The Indians learned too late that a threat to one is a threat to all and if enemies like terrorist sympathi!ers" were allowed to live in your midst that eventually you would regret it. If there is one there may be more in a pack. #olves and power seekers pack up. The Indians learned to be vigilant for threats because they knew the best way to defeat an enemy was to catch him unprepared by surprise. Today we are unprepared, uninformed and not vigilant.
The foregoing summary about schools and libraries was limited due to the size of this booklet. Regarding education it appears that the future is headed towards more online based home learning. This history series is an ongoing recording of history project by a college professor Wesley Arnold humble historian. There is no profit motive. It is not about him rather recording and preserving our history and freedom for our grand children. That!s it. The number of pages continues to grow. I do invite anyone else who has history to share it and you will be given full credit and with your name shown as the author. It will be published on "#" $ at macombhistory.us %end it to wecare&macombhistory.us "' (') R*+*+,*R T-* I.* +A/ A/" T-* +I01 +A/2
Indians have lived here for at least 67 555 years. These primitive peoples lived at a survival level using tools made from stone wood bone and antlers. They hunted fished gathered food and materials from the wilderness they lived in. %ome planted crops. They were intelligent but did not develop a writing system. Their culture was mainly hunting and warfare. It is fascinating to study about them. There are many interesting books about them with nice drawings. The 8rench settled in "etroit from 6956 to secure the area for their 1ing and to profit from animal firs especially beaver which were made into hats. They lived peacefully with the Indians. -owever they were at war with the ,ritish so they gave the Indians scalping knives and guns to kill and scalp enemies. About 45 years of 8rench rule here came to an end in 6945 when 8rance lost a *uropean war :The 8rench and Indian War; with ,ritain. <
+ost homes had a milk shoot where the milk man left the bottles.. About a foot s3uare it had doors on outside and inside.
Detroit Forts looked like this drawing. During the 10,000 years before this and until the late 1800s our area abounded in all sorts of animals There were so many birds that the sky would become dark with their flocks. Pigeons were so numerous that they could be
hunted with a stick. Many s ecies of colorful song birds charmed the wilderness with their calls. !wans and geese foraged in the shallows of lakes and streams which had clear ure water. "ou could see the bottom of #ake !t $lair and all of the ri%ers because the water was so ure. There were herds of deer and buffalo, igs, turkeys, bear, wol%es. fo&es, cougars, bob cats, lots of fish and hundreds of other s ecies of animals. The miniature horses, camels, giant sloth, and dinosaurs had died millions of years before in some of the ' e&tinctions of life on this lanet. (!ee Prof )es *rnold+s ,istory books on com anion website free warrenhistory.info.ritish /ule began in 1010 when they arri%ed at Detroit. *t that time there were 200 houses and 3,000 inhabitants. The .ritish wanted furs and to own 4 *merica. They were at war with the French and *mericans. They armed the 5ndians with scal ing kni%es, tomahawks and guns and led them on raiding arties where they killed thousands of 5ndians and *merican settlers. They bought scal s. They earned the title 6The .loody .ritish7 1
/ecent history. The abo%e (3001 attack killing 2000- was the second attack on the )T$. The first on 383181992 in:ured o%er 1000 eo le. .oth were done by the religion of terrorists who s onsor suicide bombers who ha%e killed and continue to kill thousands around the world since. They are working to take o%er *merica and other countries and install !haria #aw which makes women and girls into sla%es and does not tolerate other religions. Don+t take my words for it look at their actions in countries which they ha%e taken o%er. This is historically significant. Many innocent and eaceful eo le including children ha%e been murdered by ;ihadists racticing their ideology of world domination. Facts are facts check this out for yourself. For more information see htt <88www.thereligionof eace.com8 /emember 9=11, the Times !>uare .omber, the !hoe .omber, the Detroit ?nderwear .omber, mall and subway bombings, Ft ,ood suicide killer (an educated *merican ;ihadist who shouted *llah is great as he killed 12 and in:ured 20- !uicide bombers racticing their religion belie%e they will go to hea%en. 4ow they are s onsoring suicide bombers at ublic laces. There ha%e been o%er 31,000 ;i Terrorist attacks since 3001. This threat is real. Facts are facts. *t macombhistory.us see The *merican #egion warning on stealth :ihad. .ecause the !audis are art owners of our media you ha%e not been told e%en the half of it due to 6 olitical correctness7 This is current history affecting our li%es now and continues to be a real otential threat. ,o efully you will not become a %ictim. '9
The 1928 Center Line Men's Club gathered books. Three women formed the Warren Community Library and housed in in the arlor of the !orn house. "oth libraries grew. The library lan la#ed a lo#al library within 1 $ miles of e%ery home &walking distan#e' so #hildren would ha%e a##ess to books. (oon we had Center Line) Whitman) *uest) "urnette) "us#h) Miller. +ow the Warren Library has o%er 2,-)8.. items) Center Line /.)...) Ma#omb College 1/0)... items and 1nternet) e2ui%alent of millions of free books. This means that the you ha%e mu#h better a##ess to the knowledge that has been ublished than in the ast. These libraries also in#lude a lot of entertainment media whi#h are la#king in s#holasti# and moral #ontent but are what the ubli# wants. Mu#h of the ubli# is in the entertainment #ulture lifestyle. +ot e%erything is or will be on the 1nternet. 3nd there is still no substitute for #urling u with a good book. This is still a wonderful needed) edu#ational e4 erien#e for #hildren. Libraries and s#hools should make a%ailable %ideo theater goggles with stereo sound that #an simulate full s#reen 1ma4 s#reens. 5ow better for a student to learn about dinosaurs than to go on a %irtual field tri to see %ideos about them. 3ll this #ould be done with goggles and stereo head hones lugged into an ine4 ensi%e #om uter. This #ombination #an also re la#e hea%y e4 ensi%e limited te4tbooks #hildren ha%e had to lug to and from s#hool so #hildren #an learn at their own a#e both at home and at s#hool without ha%ing to #arry hea%y books. Many of us feel edu#ational te4ts and materials should be la#ed on library) s#hool and #ollege websites and made freely a%ailable rather than ha%e to s end hundreds on hea%y e4 ensi%e limited out of date te4t books. "elow is old time 06 (tereos#o e and modern 06 slide %iewer.
The Indians were duped by Europeans into killing one another, killing Europeans and later killing American settlers. Thousands of Indians gathered around the Fort at Detroit to get things they could not make on their own from the French and later British. They got paid for scalps with metal kni es, whiskey, tomahawks, blankets clothes, guns, metal pots. !oon they abandoned primiti e Indian hunting with bow and arrow and became dependent on guns and other European goods. European diseases to which the Indians had no resistance decimated the Indian population. Then the Indians were cheated out of their lands, and repeatedly displaced. They had to turn in their guns and promised lands then e icted from their promised lands. !ometimes e en peaceful Indians were murdered by Europeans and Americans. "e in our time ha e rule by law. They had rule by brute force. There were no phones, no #$$ to call, no police, no rule by law. %ow we ha e laws and no one can throw you out of your home e&cept rich bankers who did this to o er ',((( "arrenites. )*((+,*($-. To discourage settlers, rumors were spread that the "arren area was as an impassable swamp. The British did not want American settlers coming into our area. American Revolution The British ta&ed and charged interest to the Americans. The bank of England would not let the Americans print their own currency rather they charged interest on use of Bank of England currency. It was a scheme to keep the bankers in England rich. /ike the current political system that is making bankers rich now. The British bullied the colonists, enforced unfair laws, in aded homes, interfered with local businesses, ta&ed drinks and shot citi0ens. And the Americans rebelled against this tyranny. "e fought a war with patriots and farmers as soldiers against bigger, trained, better armed forces and won. But not until we beat them again during the war of $1$*. !ee details on page $2 of my 3ol $. 1
4ust not loiter in ice,cream stores, 4ay not lea e town without permission, 4ust not dress in bright colors, 4ust wear at least two petticoats, %o makeup, 4ust sweep and scrub classroom floor, 4ust build wood fire at + am, 4ust not get married. 4ust be able to sur i e on 5+' a month and buy all children6s school supplies out of that. Today we ha e better school buildings but the education that students get aries widely. 4any students are more interested in other things and not doing their best to learn. !o lessons get dumbed down and teachers ha e to spend more time on discipline issues. Disrupti e kids get more attention and the good students get less attention. Teachers are not allowed to discipline students now days and the students know they can get away with almost anything that in the $#'(s they would feel the principals paddle sting for. 7nly a small part of the school day is spent in actual learning. !tudents are in general not held responsible for learning. Final e&ams need to re8uired. !chools today graduate students who are below a erage e en of those in -rd world countries in reading, science, math and other topics. 4any can6t make change without a calculator and don6t know e en basic knowledge taught in the $1((s such as basic math, history, ci ics, geography, and important health and safety. 4any are lacking in needed modern technical knowledge. Education has been gi en a back seat in this country and other countries are passing us up. As a college professor I see kids daily who are unprepared for college and life. It is not the teacher6s fault rather students and parents not taking responsibility and action and lack of funding and standards, and failure to put priority on education. "e need to impro e and pro ide education including occupational training for all. Educational te&ts should be on school and library websites a ailable by free "iFi. Eliminate hea y, e&pensi e, out of date books. '+
Education was better in old days even with overcrowded class rooms & lack of good books. Students learned better and learned more than today. They did math in their heads learned history, geography, civics. Knew ill of !ights, "onstitution. Try #th grade test on page $%# &ol $. Schools were non e'istent for most of the history of our area. (eople could not read or write. kids had to help for the family to survive. They learned survival skills from their parents. Schoolmasters had to be able to make )uill pens, and to defeat the largest boy in the class in a fist fight and maintain discipline. The birch rod was a needed part of his e)uipment. *omen were also used because they would work for less money, but had to be courageous to teach+*illis ,unbar %-./.The first known school in *arren was a split log school house the farmers built near "hicago and !yan roads. This school house was also used for a church for 0ethodist and aptist groups. There were few books. 1ere are years older schools were built. See &ol $ for more details. 2orth school $-34. *est school $-4. burned down $45$ replaced with present red brick building. South school $-##. East school before $-63. Schemm School $-#7. 89:eary School $-#3. unert $-63. (lunkett school $-#4. St "lement School before $-#-. ;ll taught grades $--. :arger % room unert school $4%6. 0urthumn 1igh $4%#. usch 1igh $4%$. :incoln $4%$. 1arding $4%3. Ellis $4%#. :add $4.$. <roesbeck, 0ckinley, 0acomb (ark $4%-. &ictory $4.%. "harwood # room $4... 0iller $43=. (eck $4#$. ":1S $4#%. Teachers were given repressive rules to live by> 0ay not have company of men, 0ust be home by - pm, 0ay not ride in a carriage or auto with any man, 0ay not smoke or drink, 3#
The following is most important! *e ;mericans formed a government of the people, for the people under our Constitution. This <overnment has three branches which counter check each other to stop any one group from gaining too much power. The Bill of Rights was approved to give us specific freedoms. ?irst ;mendment guarantees the freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, of assembly, and of petition to the government for redress of grievances. Second ;mendment gives us the right to bear arms openly@ Third ;mendment freedom from )uartering soldiers in a house without owner9s consent@ ?ourth ;mendment protects people against unreasonable search and seiAure. 2o searches without a warrant or probable cause. This is also about privacy that people are supposed to be entitled to have their homes and personal effects private and free from searches. ?ifth ;mendment no person shall be held for Ba capital or otherwise infamous crimeB without indictment, be twice put in Ceopardy of life or limb for the same offense, be compelled to testify against himself, or Bbe deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.B Dt also prohibits government from taking private property without BCust compensation,E Si'th ;mendment guarantees the right of speedy and public trial by an impartial Cury in all criminal proceedings and the right to have legal counsel for the accused and guarantees that the accused may re)uire witnesses to attend the trial and testify in the presence of the accused. Dt also guarantees the accused a right to know the charges against him. The seventh ;mendment guarantees right of trial by Cury in almost all civil cases. -th;mendment> E'cessive bail, fines Bcruel and unusualB punishment is prohibited. *e need to be alert for threats to our rights and be prepared to defend our freedoms. The (atriot ;ct and 0ilitary "ommissions ;ct took away some of these rights many feel unconstitutionally. The feds now record our phone calls and Dnternet usage, financial transactions daily and put our pictures, actions, locations, contacts and our private information into big databases. +" S 2E*S/ There is also now surveillance of citiAens from many cameras in and outside of buildings, parking lots and at almost every intersection. These can put output into face recognition software and your comings and goings can now be tracked and this stored in databases. Tiny !?D, chips the siAe of this . F are being placed in everything so that virtually everything will be trackable. 4
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how one washed "lothes before 1342 Joseph Wampler surveyed the territory now known as Warren in 1817. He found a lot of swamp areas, several prairies and the rest was forested. (see his notes in my big book He found the area of Warren !illage o""upied by a few s#uatters and some $ndians. %y 1818 when &a"omb 'ounty was formed our an"estors had defeated the (ren"h, )panish, %ritish, %ritish bankers and $ndians and estab* lished a government with rule of law repla"ing the rule of brute for"e that had reined for thousands of years. +ioneers "ould now settle in our area without fear of atta"ks by $ndians. ,f "ourse they had to take steps to prote"t themselves from wolves, big wild "ats, bears, bison, and other varmints. -here were billions of mos#uitoes whi"h not only were a nuisan"e but also "aused ague also known as malaria with its terrible weakness, "hills and other debilitating effe"ts. -he first settlers arrived by "anoe and later by foot. &u"h later as trails were "onverted into roads they arrived by horseba"k, wagon and by stage. -he first thing the settler did was lo"ate his land using landmarks and measurements. )ee list of first land buyers in my free big book. &any were spe"ulators. .ventually real pioneers began re"laiming the land from the wilderness. )ettlers had to first make temporary lean*to shelters to prote"t them from wild animals and other men. -hey had to se"ure a sour"e of water then "lear land to plant "rops. /ater they built better and better "abins houses and barns. 0radually the forest wilderness was "onverted to rough stump farms with log "abins. -he main path was the )tate road ()herwood whi"h was part of the first road in &i"higan built by wonderful 'hristian &oravian $ndians in 1781. 12
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Government should be the employer of last resort for those out of work. Many private organizations are gathering info (often wrong) about you and offering it for sale to anyone including foreigners and it can be used against you. Thousands of children do not have adequate food dental medical care and quality education. !y "#$" in %arren record numbers of families (& ### said ' (outs) faced foreclosure. There were also record numbers of homeless with children. Greedy bankers did not work with families. %arren "#$# census population was $)* #&+. ,eople from -etroit and many foreign immigrants were moving in. There is constant change in %arren with new people buildings and businesses replacing old ones. .et us work for fair positive change to help all families have a decent standard of living. /upport creation of 0obs for all now. Get informed !e vigilant and !e prepared. %e can learn from history and apply it to the future for a better life for all. ,erhaps we can have again 1lean 2ir 'obs for 2ll and a 3ind 1aring /pirit of 1ommunity. !ut we need to learn from history. %e should do the most good for all. /ee macombhistory.us for much more including nice videos and music. /incerely humble historian ,rof %esley 4 2rnold M2.
/ee my free -5- or ))6)+ 5olumes on %arren 2rea 7istory or visit warrenhistory.info to see thousands of pictures and pages including The Michigan /tate (air its animals e8hibits buildings and the !oblo boat videos showing outside and even the running engine room 9## of he best old music pieces of the past and more.
:n $9)* /even percent of the population died in a month from cholera and other causes. (/ilas (armer p*;) %ith epidemics often family members were laid side by side in common graves. <ften several family members died within a short time. Many people died of conditions we have cures for now. (4ven now we need more medical research into the prevention of diseases.) Many children died young. $;$96$;$; There was a terrible influenza epidemic that killed thousands of persons in Michigan and an estimated "& million people world wide. There were so many orphans that an orphan asylum was active in -etroit. <ver years %arren =nion 1emetery probably has hundreds of children in unmarked graves. %ar hero >ev 2bel %arren settled in Macomb 1ounty in the summer of $9"*. /ettlers came from the eastern =nited /tates and from many lands. 1harles Groesbeck settled in /ection )) in $9)#. Then 1harles >ivard in $9)$ in /ection )&. <thers followed .ouis Groesbeck who made a homestead at the northwest corner of $" Mile and Mound. The name first used to describe the area was %arren?s 1ircuit or 2be?s or 2ba?s 1ircuit because there was no formal name for it yet. The !eebe (amily settled near the 1reek >oad that ran along the >ed >un 1reek. .ater on planks were laid across the marshy area of Mound south of 1reek road and a toll gate was constructed and run by 'ohn . !eebe to pay for the labor that went into the plank paving. This spot then became known as !eebe?s corners. 2bel %arren enlisted and served his country as a soldier in $9$" holding the rank of /ergeant. 7e was seriously wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of @ueenstown 7eights. 7aving near death e8periences in the war and as a !ritish prisoner made him aware of the value of life.A B2s a pioneer local preacher he was abundant in labors traveling on foot at times twenty6four miles on the /abbath and preaching three times and that after a hard weekCs work on the farm and preaching as regularly as any stationed preacher and spending most of the winters in special revival work in Macomb /t 1lair and <akland 1ounties in which hundreds were converted thus helping to lay the basis on which rests the magnificent moral and social superstructure of this beautiful region of country.D (rom the 7istory of Macomb 1ounty. .eeson $99". 2be had promised God that if he came out of the war alive $$
he would preach the message of Jesus which was Love one Another and to treat others as one would want to be treated himself. He did just that in addition to helping the new settlers solve problems and find resources. Abel Warren had a very pleasant personality. He helped the new settlers, he wal ed all over the Warren area preaching the !olden "ule and Love and #indness. $eing the first licensed reverend in these parts he married more settlers% children & officiated at more funerals and baptisms and preached at more barn meetings than anyone else. 'nce while ma ing his way on a trail in the Warren wilderness he encountered a bear on the trail. He prayed for power from !od to overcome this adversary. He told the bear to get off of the trail and the bear did. Abel Warren is listed in most history boo s of (acomb, 'a land, and Lapeer )ounties. Historian !eorge *uller in +Historic (ichigan, states Abe was +universally respected and beloved by all classes, and people of all creeds., And so it happened that this war hero became particularly beloved to the early pioneers and was held in very high esteem so much so that the area near the village of Warren was called Abe%s circuit or Warren%s circuit. -he area was later named Aba -ownship .a mispronunciation of his name/ and on (arch 01, 2345 it was renamed Warren -ownship. Historian Harold 6tilwell favored Abel Warren as the person who Warren -ownship was named after. -he Warren )ity )ouncil decided in the 2578s to name the city after another Warren who never set foot in Warren and had died 19 years earlier. -his person was :r Joseph Warren born in "o;bury, (ass. 22 June, 2<92= died in )harlestown, (ass., 2< June, 2<<7 in -he $attle of $un er Hill. $oth of these Warrens were war heroes, had honorable lives and both deserve to be remembered. $ut which one was actually the one they named the -ownship after is not important. We now that the pioneers admired their friend Abel Warren. We are reasonably sure that they for the most part did not even now about Joseph Warren. His name may have been just pic ed off a list of deserving candidates from the "evolutionary war. 6o let%s honor both of them. 6o the Warren name honors two great men both named Warren. And it honors a great pioneer family. >t is the right thing to do and it is what the pioneers themselves would have wanted. 20
A large part of the wor force was unemployed. (any moved out of the state. -here were anti-corporate-greed demonstrations nationwide. Wor ing people had had it with being ta en advantage of. $y 0822 over half of the residents of Warren were near the poverty line. 43? of homeowners were below water meaning they were in big trouble. -he wor ing class became the forgotten class and for many now the lower class. (any Warren families were now living with relatives or homeless. (eanwhile the higher ups managed to get big raises. -here was something wrong with this situation. -his was not the American dream. We wor ed and e;pected that our children would have a better way of life. *or thousands this will not happen. @6A recorded everyoneAs telephone and >nternet usage and all financial transactions. $ig government and business databases were used to eep trac of everyone and almost everything. Almost everything nown about you was recorded in them even pictures. )amera output in public areas and streets was fed into face recognition programs. "*>: chips secretly placed in almost everything even your clothing and car will soon allow almost everyone and everything to be trac ed and located by sensors placed in public places. Bou can get chips with transponders to trac your dog, car, ids, & spouse. (u chips will mean faster chec outs at stores and inventory, but also the elimination of more jobs, less privacy and worse possibly allow $ig $rothers to ta e over by being able to trac anyone who spea s up against them and to turn off access to paperless money. Already paperless money reigned supreme. )ould social control by $ig $rothers potentially happenC -his is not fiction. )hec this out for yourself. :o a !oogle search on mu chip, verichip. "*>:. 6ee the movie +Dnemy of the 6tate., !o loo at the facts on all of the above. 6ee for yourself. Loo at the $ig Eicture. !overnment should loo out for the health, safety and well being of all citiFens not just its employees and congress. (any felt that the federal government had gotten too big and was wasting too much money. 74
Corporations put profit above of worker welfare. Governments expanded adding many high paying jobs, paying over 100,000 a year while laying off workers. The working lass be ame the for! gotten lass. " hool distri ts were paying ex essive salaries, #some 100!$00,000% yet demanding more taxes from iti&ens half of whi h were near the poverty line. 'i higan lost over (00,000 jobs. )usiness was outsour ed to overseas. Corporate profits were put ahead of families. )y *00+ ,arren-s unemployment was the worst in the nation. 'any lost their homes. Congress refused to extend unemployment benefits while they gave themselves pay raises and wasted billions. Congress should be re.uired to abide by all laws they pass not be exempted. They bailed out the ri h bankers and allowed China to buy the debt. China used the interest to support its growing military and perhaps surpass us as a world power. The bankers raised our interest rates. /arts of our )ill of 0ights were nullified by the /atriot 1 t of *001 and *00( allowing the Government to sear h anyone2s home. The 'ilitary Commissions 1 t of *00( allowed anyone to be arrested and took away your right to a hearing and trial under some onditions.
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7ow did the pioneers live8 They ame with few tools and against terrifi odds met with determin! ation what modern people would term impossible problems. 3magine for a moment being left omp! letely on your own in a forest wilderness with no9 inse t repellent, house or shelter no super markets, restaurants or fast food pla es, no showers no ele tri ity, no applian es, no telephone, no power saws, no gas heat, no running waters no ars, tra tors or tru ks, no ma hines, no radios, T: or entertainment, no anned foods, pop, beer, no paper produ ts, no bottled milk, or other pa kaged foods, no street lights or even streets, no poli e, no offee, no redit ards, no job, no ready made bread, no toilets no toilet paper. Courageous pioneers felled the trees drained wet areas, onstru ted log abins, and tilled the land. Cooking had to be done outside until a firepla e ould be onstru ted. 1ll food had to be gathered from wild plants or hunted then but hered outside. 5verything had to ome from the wilderness and everything had to be made by hand. 1lmost everything had to be done outside in the heat, old, rain or snow and mos.uitoes. 3f a settler had livesto k, pens had to be built, trees and brush leared and rops planted between the stumps. ;ife for the first settlers was extremely diffi ult. ,ho were the first settlers and pioneers8 "ee :olume 1 of /rof ,esley 1rnold-s ,arren 1rea 7istory at warrenhistory.info or on free <:<. ,arren sprouted a Tavern, trading post, distillery, a mill and later other businesses. 3t has been reported that the main industries in the early days of the village other than farming was making of bri ks #7art&ig, Trombly, Grobbel% saw mills, flour and feed mills, and wagon and buggy making. =>n 1pril $, 1?$+ a number of iti&ens met at the home of ;ouis Groesbe k to organi&e the government of the Township. "ee :ol 1 page *0 for details. @rom that point on we had de ent ivil government, justi es of the pea e. There was an armed County "heriff and judges to enfor e laws. 3t was a wilderness with a few stump farms and dirt trails being improved every day. 1$
Cooking was done outdoors until safe fireplaces could be built inside. The hearth provided heat, light, cooking, drying, social area, and fumes and was labor intensive, inefficient and dangerous. It was replaced by the stove. Rain water was collected as it was pure. Later big cisterns were built into basements where rain water from roofs was collected. That gave free pure water to be used for any purpose. We could do that today and save money. !
They hired another crook who paid himself millions while selling off the company. They forgot their duty to their loyal workers. "any families suffered because of this greed. #o C$% or other officer of an organi&ation should be allowed to receive more than ' times the rate of the lowest paid worker. (
The I696 Freeway across the middle of Warren opened in 1978. Population peaked in Warren at 179 !"" 197#. In $enter %ine at 1" &"" 197# The 198" population of Warren was 161 1!&. 'coutin( had a )eneficial effect on our area from countless (ood turns and ser*ice pro+ects o*er the years and continued to train in
leadership and sur*i*or skills. ,oys and (irls )enefit from readin( the scout hand)ook at scouthandbook.info -*ery man who was on the moon had )een a scout. .in Wa(e/ 0!.1" a*era(e salary/ 011 717 .ilk 81 cents 12# (allon. ,read 'liced 11 cents. 3round ,eef 01.!9 per pound. 4am and $heese Pi55a 0#.&9. 6r)ani5ation 198"7#"""s continued. 8ust as in the early 19"" industriali5ation 9(rowth of industries: and mechani5ation 9machines doin( the hea*y work: rei(ned now automation and (reed took o*er. With the personal computer a*aila)le for a reasona)le price it was used )y )usinesses to impro*e producti*ity and to reduce num)er of workers. ;ffice automation soon took o*er and thousands of persons were laid off. $omputeri5ed manufacturin( outsourcin( and off shorin( 9sendin( +o)s to other countries with cheaper la)or: (radually )ecame the norm. <ather than support local families )y allowin( =merican workers to support themsel*es employers found they could make )i((er profits )y off shorin(. $-;s often demanded )i((er and )i((er salaries. >mart had a (ood customer )ase and solid steady )usiness. ,ut the e?ecuti*es (ot (reedy and kept (i*in( themsel*es )i((er and )i((er raises and (olden parachutes. 'oon the company could no lon(er make a profit so they used their (olden multimillion dollar parashoots to retire to million dollar homes in Florida. 1"
@aily =cti*ities The @iary of an =merican Farmer in .ichi(an 9on Wes =rnoldAs free @B@: shows how life was in the late 18""s. It shows/ what was done each day where they went what the family did the weather conditions in .ichi(an daily happenin(s )irths and deaths that in some cases were not recorded )y the (o*7 ernment. It is a treasure of daily information of that era. Farm life in was dictated )y the season and the weather. There were no weather forecasts. Weather +ust happened when it did with little or no warnin(. Winter forced e*eryone inside a lot more. .uch time was spent tendin( the fire. The chores still had to )e done. That meant the animals had to )e fed watered and pens cleaned. $ows had to )e milked twice a day. Wood had to )e (athered cut in small sections and repairs worked on. = )ed canopy cau(ht critters that fell from the ceilin(. Winter was a time to do spinnin( of wool or fla? and to do wea*in( and huskin(. The family was almost continually )usy with thin(s that needed to )e done like huskin( corn )reakin( )eans makin( and repairin( thin(s. Trips to the outhouse were not fun in the winter or )ad weather or safe at ni(ht due to wild animals like wol*es and )ears. That is why many had a cham)er pot. Cot used for cookin(. <oofs and )uildin(s had to )e protected from ice and snow dama(e. >ids went to school re(ardless of the weather.9part of their +o): 'prin( on the farm was welcome relief from the cold and from )ein( indoors. <epairin( the tools plowin( and sowin( were the )i( items. 4opefully you had enou(h seeds to do the +o). The )oys could (et out of school if their dad needed them )ut often it was hard work. Preparin( tools (round preparation cleanin( plantin( weedin( and fi?in( had to )e done. 'ummer on the farm was in the heat no school )ut lots of mosDuitoes 'ummer work/ weedin( often )y hand in the sun and heat culti*ation and hopefully no one (ot sick. %ate 8une straw)erry season and sore )acks from pickin(. 8uly rasp)erry pickin( and preser*in(. -arly =u(ust corn was ready to )e har*ested. %ate summer was the most difficult time of the year with har*estin( work. ;ften from sunrise to sunset. Fourth of 8uly holiday community picnics food (ames fun fiddle music sin(in( dancin( seein( that fa*orite (irl or )oy from other farms. 'ometimes romance. Wild )erries had to )e picked dried or preser*ed. =utumn har*est time for )eans potatoes sDuash ca))a(e wheat oats rye apples and other crops. 11
The housewife made preserves, jellies and preserved various foods for the winter. Various crops like potatoes, pumpkins, and apples were stored in the cellar. Corn had to be cut, shocked and husked often everyone had to help. Late fall the children returned to school. The sleighs and snow shoes were prepared for use when the snow hit. There were no snow blowers. Sometimes there were winter community events, ice skating, sledding, spelling bees and social gatherings. Sundays there were church services. Some even ings there were singins, sugar socials, hops, dances. The good of the !ood "ld #ays$ %n general life was slower paced, less hectic than now. &veryone worked even children had chores. There was in most families 'not all( Love and )indness and cooperation. %t was thru cooperation that they survived. *merican settlers were for the most part +civili,ed.+ They had respect for each other and acted toward others as they would want to be treated themselves. -e call that the !olden .ule. Children were taught to be responsible for their actions. &veryone had their job to do. &veryone pulled their own weight. /athers were strict. 0oys and sometimes girls who disobeyed were whipped with a willow switch, or spanked on behind but seldom abused. *sk old timers they mostly say the results were better than today. 'permissiveness( The *ir and -ater were 1ure. 1eople worked harder physically but were usually happier. There was singins, barn dances, preachins , barn raising 0ees, plowin and 2uilting 0ees. %f you read #aniel Stewart3s #iary there was even a farmers traveling band. %f you visited a neighbor you would most likely be invited for dinner. Train trips on the old Steam trains4 Less pressure and stress4 /ew if any bills to pay. 5o telemarketers4 !ood 6unting with lots of wildlife. Local citi,ens were aware of what went on in the community and any threats to it. They could and did muster minutemen to defend the community on a few minutes notice. Today many local citi,ens are unaware, uninformed and many seemingly uncaring about local happenings of community importance and even threats to the community. 7ore local history is at warrenhistory.info free. including the 88 Volume 6istory of -arren *rea. This is also available on free #V# at Silicon *lley at 9:;8< .yan on -est side just south of -endy3s at => 7ile .oad. -here they have good used computers from ?:@. *nd at the Village 0ook &Achange 8=B=: 7ound just South of Chicago .oad which has bargain books. =B
Korean War of =@<>s Killed 54,246 Americans, =B>@ from 7ichigan. 0etween =@B> and =@C> -arren and Center Line population doubled. The conservative patriotic *merican society began to fall apart. *lthough TV had been kept decent thru the late =@<>s it began to have negative influence on children. TV had a tremendous influence. 7ost *mericans became TV addicts. The mass pop culture took over and was much influenced by mass media. %t appeared to older conservative persons as dumbed down, consumeristic. 1op music, fads and fashions reigned. 1hony values were increasingly drawn from TV causing many persons to be out of touch with reality and unconcerned with serious issues. 7any people become uninformed, unconcerned, uncaring. This is eAemplified by TV programs such as South 1ark and The Simpsons. Too many of our citi,ens are ignorant and uncaring about issues of importance. They are putting our way of life at risk. The pop culture replaced the conservative *merican culture. /amilies left more of the child raising to the TV and to schools. 1eer groups had an increasing influence. Commercialism set in. There began a great 2uest to buy material things. This became an end in itself. The drug and pop cultures increased. /amily members became alienated from each other and the community. Crime increased along with teen pregnancy and social alienation. -hy are there now over ;>> barbed wire enclosed, manned 9:DC internment camps across the ES* and some in 7ichiganF
Vietnam War was the longest in our history, =@<< =@C<, nearly B>,>>> *mericans died. C,:;: women served in South Vietnam. 9,B<> from 7ichigan died. 7any servicemen came back wounded or messed up. 1aul ! 6a,en #rive was named for a young soldier who was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery. :@
%he dro, s,indle was s,)n 'o 'wis' wool or fla0 !a(o1e$ in'o +arn. World War II 1937-1946. 404,997 Americans were killed, 15,000 from Michi an !"ohn #ern 57$ %he &e'roi' Arsenal in Warren ()il' 36,000 'anks. *+droma'ic ()il' shi, )ns. %here was rea' need for workers a' 'hese ,lan's and a (i shor'a e of ho)sin , and schools. %he -ermans and "a,anese a()sed and killed innocen' ,eo,le and o)r ./Ws. %here is no e0c)se for h)mans 'o 'rea' o'hers wi'h cr)el'+. We m)s' ha1e a code of h)man cond)c'. M)ch more is a' warrenhis'or+.info Warren (ecame )r(ani2ed (+ 'he 'remendo)s ,o,)la'ion row'h and ind)s'r+. We ()il' schools, roads wa'er mains and drains and a sewa e 'rea'men' ,lan'. %he -M %ech 3en'er (e an in 'he la'e 1940s Man+ ind)s'ries were s'ar'ed. Television broadcasting began March 4, 1947 (+ WW&% %4 'o 'he 5500 %4 se's in &e'roi' area. Almos' e1er+ famil+ worked and easil+ (o) h' a car. 6ocial and comm)ni'+ aliena'ion (e an. %he n)m(er of (ars s)r,assed 'he n)m(er of ch)rches. 3rime was low (eca)se mos' e1er+one worked, ,)lled 'heir own wei h' and were raised 'o (e res,onsi(le for 'heir ac'ions and 'he+ were. In 1950 Warren (ecame a char'er 'ownshi,. .o,)la'ion was a(o)' 43,000. I' became a City on Jan 1, 1957. -ar(a e collec'ion s'ar'ed in 1953. -erald 7eil s'a'ed a(o)' Warren 8&)rin 'he earl+ 19509s i' (ecame known as 'he lar es', mos' hea1il+ ,o,)la'ed, and weal'hies' 'ownshi, in 'he :ni'ed 6'a'es.; %he farmer9s fields were almos' all one. *orses one. <i1es'ock was (anned. =)' 'he a)'omo'i1e ind)s'r+ and rela'ed s)( ind)s'ries like %ool and &ie sho,s s,r)n ), all o1er. 4>
%here was no refri era'or. ?ood had 'o (e s'ored in closed con'ainers like cla+ or lass @ars, or wood (arrels 'o ,ro'ec' i' from insec's and roden's. /f'en food was dried and h)n ), or ()ried in 'he cellar. 6ome was sal'ed, ,ickled or canned. ?ires were s'ar'ed wi'h flin' and s'eel (efore ma'ches were a1aila(le. 17
Old Old time recreation For recreation in these old days there was first of all walking the crops, buggy rides, horse riding, picnics barbecues good wholesome food. Winter sleigh riding, and ice sliding, sledding and skating. Kids made snow forts and had snow ball battles. Bond fire or smaller campfire stories, singing. There was visiting neighbors, barn raisings, house raisings, husking bees threshing parties, singins and social gatherings, often at or spon sored by the local churches, sometimes for young people called hops and sugar socials where young people could meet some times resulting in marriages. There were often fiddlers or other musicians, !ocal farmers daugh ters married local farmers sons. There were s"uare dances, old time games, foot races, #umping, wrestling, pitching, tug of war, marching and singing games. $ontests often included bobbing for apples, pie eating, greased pig, three legged race, potato sac race. There was a little drinking of hard cider often served by politicians at election parties. %ometimes the circus came to a nearby town. &eople were happy they felt that they were members of a com munity. They cared for each others welfare, 'unlike now where most are alienated( There was a feeling of community a sense of pride and security most families had rifles used against intruders, to get food and for the occasional sheriff posse hunting down a criminal. )ichigan became a %tate *+,-. .t this time Warren was #ust beginning to be settled. %oon saw mills were set up to cut logs into boards which were better for building. /etroit. 0astern )arket was founded in *+1*'our farmers sold produce there. The popula tion of Warren Township was 213 in *+,-, ,,- in *+14, and 12* in *+15. The new immigrants were mostly, from 6ew 0ngland. Transportation in our area for most of its history was by foot or show shoes and canoe. There were no roads at all. There were foot trails thru the woods. . stage ran from /etroit to 7tica brought mail in the *+,4s. Beebe8s was about half way. The %tate 9oad was located on present day %herwood road. The little settlement located near what is now Ten mile road and %herwood was called Kunrod8s corners. The so called road was so poor that *+
For several years after the war things were hard to get. Building slowed down. This war was followed by a great depression from *323 1* The average family was hard hit by this. Families had trouble buying necessities such as food because of lack of income which was not their fault. Warren had :4; unemployment per <arold %tilwell. &eople were glad to get =5 a week. &eople sold apples on street corners. &eople had to do without. &eople did what they had to do to survive. )any were homeless. &resident 9oosevelt instituted programs like Work &ro#ects .dministration W&. providing public #obs. )any people benefited from these. >n *3,4 Birdseye market ed fro?en foods. )ovie industry peaked *3,4 15. The !iberty Theater opened in $enter !ine with a =+,444 organ. %ome families still raised chickens, turkeys and rabbits and had their own small crops corn, beans. Onions, berries, vegetables also fruit and nut trees into the *3:4s. /oing this would benefit people today. Water "uality was good. !ocal grown food is better and safer and costs less. $hickens eat most anything including insects, table scraps, weeds, and weed seeds. >t is a good idea to allow people to raise chickens and other small animals. Fish can be grown in small ponds. .ll of the above caused no harm and helped people to survive. &eople learned to be more self sufficient. Wood stoves provided for free cooking, heating and put good use to #unk mail. >t has been said that a more country environment is better for kids to grow up in rather than #ust urban. The kids learn how to survive and be more self sufficient. <ostile urban cement, smog, traffic, overcrowding and the increased artificiality of life away from nature and the reality of where food comes from is not as friendly and nourishing as life in the country. &erhaps urban areas could gradually replace vacant buildings and areas with small farms, gardens and parks and become less crowded making them nicer, better, safer, friendlier, cleaner more natural. %olar panels could give free clean power for all and be installed for free by prisoner labor. 0veryone would benefit. 0lectric cars could get free fuel. Free WiFi could be self powered. Win win for all. 1-
In 1916 a refrigerator cost $900 then, by 1920 10,000 were sold, by 1925 75,000 were sold. Most people still sed an ice bo! at that ti"e #cabinet that had a co"part"ent where the ice "an placed a big bloc$ of ice% &here was a pan on the floor nder the ice bo!. If yo forgot to e"pty it and yo wal$ed p to it at night for a snac$ yo got a r de 'ery cold "essage fro" yo r bare feet. &he ice bo! had benefits. It did not se any electricity and ne'er wore o t. (enry )ord e!peri"ented and sold se'eral "odels of cars before the fa"o s introd ction in 190* of the Model &. )ord+s idea was to "a$e a ,ar for e'eryone that wo ld be d rable, econo"ical to "aintain, easy to operate, and si"ple to repair. &he car, had a fo r cylinder, twenty-horsepower engine that went p to .5 "iles per ho r. (enry )ord by offering 5 dollars a day, al"ost do ble what "en were earning in 191. ca sed a lot of people to "o'e to /etroit fro" aro nd the co ntry. In 190* 5,000 were "ade and sold for $*50. 0'er half a "illion sold for $169. #2ern.6% 0'er fifteen "illion Model &s were sold, "a$ing it one of the "ost i"portant cars in a to history. 3o"e were e'en sed on far"s for tractors. 4fter a lot of ca"paigning wo"en finally won the right to 'ote. #Michigan in 191*% In 1920 the 19th a"end"ent to the ,onstit tion ga'e the" the right to 'ote nationally. 5orld 5ar I clai"ed to be 6 &he 5ar to 7nd 4ll 5ars6 191.-191* 0'er 65 "illion people were "obili8ed, * "illion people $illed, 21 "illion wo nded, 7,750,919 905s. #Military : ,i'ilian 5ar ;elated /eaths &hro gh 4ges% <etween 4pril 1917 and =o'e"ber 191* 115,000 Michigan "en ser'ed> 5,000 died 15,000 wo nded. #2ern .*% 0 r "en were gassed with poison gas and had to li'e in wet cold trenches witho t beds or shelter. 3o"e of o r 5arren "en were blown apart in )rance and b ried there. &hese boys had no "ar$er in 5arren honoring the" so a "e"orial stone was donated to 5arren ?nion ,e"etery. &wo $nown gra'e robbers stole it. (a'e not been prosec ted. .6
it probably @o sted passengers aro nd and co ld be so " ddy as to stop tra'el. &his led to a rail road b ilt along 3tate ;oad r nning fro" /etroit to 3helby and ?tica abo t 1*1*. 4t first it had wooden rails, poles strapped to logs then later iron rails. &he single railroad car was p lled by horses. Aater iron straps were placed on top of the wood b t these pro'ed dangero s. More details in Bol 1 4fter 1*.0 te"porary ho sing shelters were replaced with log cabins. )ar"ers c t down the forests, bro$e the to gh topsoil with plo ghs. (orses were not strong eno gh to brea$ p thic$ grass prairies. 0!en co ld do that better. )irst there were plantings of corn and 'egetables planted between girdled trees and tree st "ps as the gro nd was not ready for wheat. &hese st "p far"s of the 1*10s and 1*.0s grad ally beca"e i"pro'ed far"s with well tilled soil, fences, li'estoc$ pens, orchards. )ra"e ho ses replaced log cabins. )ar"s were i"pro'ed. &he se of horses and other ani"als for transportation declined after in'ention of the a to"obile.
&he "en abo'e dro'e a bayonet thro gh each other. &hey ne'er "et and ha'e nothing against each other. 5hat does $illing each other sol'eC ?3 ,i'il 5ar 1*61-1*65 was a painf l war in which 700,000 died. 0'er one half of the "ilitary age pop lation ser'ed in the ?nion ar"y. 15,000 Michigan soldiers ga'e their li'es to preser'e o r co ntry. 700,000 deaths co ld ha'e act ally been a'oided had intelligent reasoning pre'ailed. &hey had not learned fro" history. &he /etroit )ree 9ress called for a negotiated settle"ent. In 1*61 Birginia tried to organi8e a peace conference to a'oid war by finding non 'iolent sol tions to the nation+s proble"s. )oolishly these efforts were ignored doo"ing tho sands. 19
There are better ways to solve problems than killing. Ending a life often still does not solve the real problem but in invasions it does.. More on Civil war see p 28 of Vol 1
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#bove Center $ine%s water tower. &as was 2"¢'gl and you got full servi!e meaning the man would pump your gas( !he!k and fill your oil( wash your windows et!. )*
*he !etroit to 7a$ Cit$ railroad opened for traffic in Oct 1,-2.
Center line in the 1920s. Left to Right Shoe shop, Edison office in Wolf building at left. On right hite building as Center Line !rug store. "ar right as Li#er$ stable hich beca%e Willia% Lero$ blac&s%ith. 'lso sho n belo . Later this beca%e (ibbs Lu%ber Co%pan$. 1st belo is sa%e scene in 19)0s. *he (rand *run& on the east fro% !etroit to +ort 4uron ent thru Warren in 1,)9. *ho%as Edison as a ne sbo$ and cand$ seller on this line. 1,,0.191/ Stea% tractors had ide use. 'fter hich gasolene and diesel then electric engines ere increasingl$ used.
Warren * p +opulation 1,)0 -00.-)0. 1,)/ 99-, 1,00 111), 1,0/ 1/0,, 1,-0 191,, 1,-/ 221/, 1,,0 2/01, 1,,/ 21,/, 1,90 2/21, 1,9/ 2)92. 190/ 2/9,. Walter C. +iper bought far%s off of 2an !$&e north of Eight 3ile Road and resold the% into 1) ft lots at lo prices. 4e na%ed streets in Southern Warren after cars. 54up%obile, 3a6 ell, !odge, "ord, "ederal *ruc& Co, Cadillac, *i%&in, Esse6. //
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Doctors before 1900 had little medical knowledge and few medicines to work with and they were often ineffective. There were no pain pills. There was a Dr William Simonds who often got paid in chickens according to his family which historian Wesley Arnold interviewed. See more abo t Dr !arrison" Dr #ohn $lynn" Doctor W % Smith and other local doctors and also info on fires" dro ghts" floods" many notable persons and many other topics on my website. &eebe's settlement grew and was incorporated as Warren (illage in 1)9*. See details in (ol 1. Several merchants set p on +o nd at ,hicago -oad. .ater the village had gasoline lamps installed for evening lighting with A., .yons as lamplighter. %e had married #ohn &eebe/s da ghter and was also the village clerk 0 st after his brother in law ,harles &eebe. There were do1ens of merchants over the years. (ol 1 of my Warren area history book series has the most comprehensive listing of local b sinesses thro gh the years. 2o can also read there abo t the 34ing of Warren"5 and other interesting persons. There are 0 st too many in my big book to s6 ee1e into this little concise pamphlet.
$irst ch rch goers met in log cabins. The Warren +8 bottom left and St ,lement of 1)9: at bottom right.
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,h rches in Warren were ,hristian meaning they ta ght what #es s of ;a1areth ta ght which was basically the !olden - le and new commandment shown above. This had great positive moral val e to the comm nity. ,onf ci s" <lato" Socrates" #es s and other wise thinkers agreed that it was the best way for h mans to get along. Don/t do to others what yo wo ld not want done to yo rself. ,hildren were ta ght to be responsible for their actions and ad lts were held to that e=pectation. 8veryone p lled his own weight. >t was workfare instead of welfare. Which we need today. $athers s pported their wife and children. <eople were aware of what was going on in their comm nity" ? helped neighbors if they needed help. The men were ready and willing to defend their co ntry and did so. The comm nity worked hard to create a better life for all. Ample for all was in fact created over time to a point in the 1990s when it was considered the richest comm nity in the @SA. Alarm bo=es came and went in the A0s Btoo many false alarmsC :*
*n the 1&(0s and 1&10s almost e eryone was a farmer or house-eeper. +ol 1 lists many notable persons throughout many years in our area. $here are far too many to list them and tell their stories in this small pamphlet but you can see them all on my free #+# or on warrenhistory.info or in the printed boo-s. $his history worhas o er 3000 pages and is growing. :ut my time here is nearly up and * 7ust want to do the most good * can in the little time * ha e left so * write history boo-s and do other wor- that helps sa e li es.
Religion has been practiced here for about 12,000 years in many forms. Mostly outside through rituals and ceremonies. EuropeanAmerican settlers brought theirs with them but new forms e ol ed. !amilies of similar beliefs sometimes met together in each others barn or cabin. "atholic churches grew out of #etroit as did se eral others. $here was a Methodist church group in %arren before 1&'0 probably helped along by Abel %arren. $he !irst Methodist "hurch of %arren was started about 1&'( and a log chapel built. $his building was replaced in 1&'). *t is now the oldest structure within the %arren +illage area. $his church first stood to the east of the %arren ,nion "emetery on the side of the "ree- Road ."hicago Road/. *t was mo ed to its present location at 0e enth and !illmore in 1&&1. About 1&'0 a group representing the %arren $ownship outpost of 0t 2eters E angelical "hurch of halfway met in the old Methodist "hurch across mound Road. *n 1&31 they organi4ed 0t 2aul E angelical "hurch. $he current impressi e building was built in 1&51. *t had a steeple that towered (' feet abo e the belfry but lightening destroyed the steeple in 1521. Records were -ept in 6erman 7ust li-e the sister church 0t "lement church that had records in 6erman and 8atin. 0er ices were in 6erman until 15('. 0t Anne began in August 151(. *n 1&'1 the first of four 0t, "lement churches was built on +an #y-e. $he "ommunity "hurch in "enter 8ine was built in 1521. 9ow "eltic "ross. $he :ethel Methodist "hurch on 2ac-ard in "enter 8ine was built in the 1520;s. 0ee macombhistory.us for much more. 12
Abo e is a plowing bee put on by neighbors to help a sic- farmer. *n the 1&00s and early 1500s neighbors often helped each other. $hey practiced the rule of <#o to others what you would want done to yourself.= %e called it the 6olden Rule. *t should be the standard of human conduct. $he locals had a sense of community. $hey were aware of most things going on in their area > often helped when help was needed. $here were ery few moochers because e eryone was e?pected to earn their own li ing and sure they might get a meal here or there but little else. 0ic- or truly disabled were helped usually by their own family. @ere is a typical iew could be any road prior to 1510. *t is actually :unert about 1535.
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Warren Township had three cemeteries Warren ;nion( St 5lement and Bunert-,ndian near Bunert and 2artin. The last one ended up in a school %ard with children di&&in& up remains and human remains bein& dumped as fill dirt. See more at warrenhistor%.info or on m% free $<$ includin& man% interestin& epitaphs and stories. 4pitaph on a &ra"estone= ;S4 T,24 W,S4>?( W/ST4 ,T 68T( F81 />> T88 S886 T+,S W,>> B4 ?8;1 >8T
Bunert near the Bunert-Weier Farm.(below) Steam tractor on road.
Warren Township went from wilderness in the 183 to stump farms in 18! to impro"ed farms around 18# where farmers sold their products to $etroit first b% wa&on then later b% truc' farmin&( followed b% industriali)ation and urbani)ation in the 1*! s. Fran' +alse%( was postmaster in Warren around 1*1 -1*1# and durin& World War , he ran the telephone e-chan&e which was located in the old post office. Fred .emmill stated /lfred 0ar's operated a &rain and feed mill and cider mill and stated there was a Warren 1oller 2ill. Fred mentions the Broo's $ru& store and the 3 B 2oore buildin& on the South 4ast corner of 2ound and 5hica&o 1oad which is still there. +e stated that Whippers( 6ash 7 Will%s8"erland cars were sold there prior to 1*9:. Warren Township was nearl% all an area of farms until urbani)ation too' o"er( in the middle1* s. /&riculture was the main occupation and life of the residents. The State road had been plan'ed( sta&es ran dail%( trains ran three times a da% and stopped at Ten 2ile 1oad called Warren Station later named .roesbec'. There were se"eral bric' ma'in& companies usin& local cla%. 9!
There were no Police officers for most of the history of this area. It was rule by brute force. In 1818 when Macomb County was formed an office of sheriff was created. He had under him deputes, justices of the peace and locally elected constables who assisted the Sheriff. In the early 1 !"s the Sheriff established a #arren branch office with one and sometimes two re$ular officers and a few special deputies. In %pril 1 !& the Town board appointed 'ay (ush as Township )fficer to wor* with the Sheriff+s deputies. In 1 ,& Ma(oo*out and .eor$e Collins were appointed as our first /olicemen at 01&1 per month. Collins was appointed as #arren+s first /olice Chief. %t first they did not e2en ha2e an office or station. % shed was used as a jail. See much more at warrenhistory.info or on my free 343. 3etroit 5dison be$an puttin$ in electricity in the early 1 ""s. (y 1 !! there was a 'adio in most homes and & Michi$an stations. Telephone ser2ice be$an around 1 !" but was not in all areas. Sewers were put in. 6atural $as ser2ice arri2ed in the late 1 !"7s. In 1 !8 water ser2ice from 3etroit was started in #arren. Most of the $rowth area was in southern #arren south of 5le2en Mile road. Center 8ine wantin$ a fire department, water and sewers 2oted to become a 2illa$e in 1 !1 and a city in 1 ,9. The area went from rural to urban with a hu$e $rowth in population.
;oseph (uechel had purchased property from #illiam .roesbec* in 18&8. He built and ran a $eneral and dru$ store at 1" Mile 'oad on the main state road which was ne-t to the 3etroit and (ay City 'ail 'oad. This sta$e and train stop came to be *nown as <unrod+s corners because of <unrod+s ta2ern. See details on my free 343. This and Spinnin$s Station in #arren 4illa$e were the busiest places in the township. In 18 , (uechel rented an acre of land from ;os Cramer so he could mo2e his store ne-t to St Clement. =picture below> (usiness shifted from the State 'oad =Sherwood> to the ?Centre@ 8ine 'oad 4an3y*e. Aol*s were callin$ the area Center 8ine because of the road. The interurban =electric trolly> line from 3etroit to Ten Mile road alon$ 4an 3y*e ran from 1 ""B 1 ,". This led to a steady stream of new residents who were not farmers. The area alon$ that strip became *nown as 4an 3y*e and Center 8ine and it soon surpassed in population the rest of #arren. 4an 3y*e 'oad was impro2ed with $ra2el in the 1 !"s.
Matthias (er$er and wife par* bu$$y in front of (uechel House !1 :"
Van Dyke- 8 Mile Road became known as Base Line. Detroiters easily found housing using the Van Dyke trolly. It ro!ed to be su erior trans ortation. Mass transit today could sa!e us money" fuel" and alle!iate dri!ing# arking hassles and could be built with free rison labor. $e are aying %&'"((( a year to su ort felons with good medical care" free )V" Internet" Lawyers" con*ugal !isits" etc. $hy not get some labor out of them. $e are all sentenced to a life of work. $hy must we su ort them.. )hey can ick u trash" mow" install solar anels build weather free subways which would reduce traffic and accidents and free u land for beautiful green areas. )his could sa!e us time" money and hassles.
Dirt roads and trails became im assible in wet weather so were lanked with boards but wood soon rotted. )he resulting holes broke wheels. /ra!el and later cement was found to work better. Big ditches were used to kee roads assable but were dangerous. Ryan at 0 1#- below. )he great 2eck 3tore. 4ot milk. Ben5s.
)he southern area of $arren urbani+ed !ery fast while most of the rest of $arren stayed rural. Much more at warrenhistory.info or on my free DVD or in my books. ,ther historians are welcome to add to this series and will be able to ublish under their own name. $e need histories of other communities also. -.
Ben 3chmidt famous wood car!er5s sho re laced by 6lock 6afe &0
There was no fire dept for nearly all of the history of our area. Only since the forming of a village was there any fire protection and that was next to useless until water mains with fire hydrants were activated. If the oil lamps or candles used for lighting caught the house or barn on fire all one could do was get out and try to save a few valuables. Everything you had would be destroyed. There were no phones. The Warren Volunteer Fire ept was organi!ed "pril #$ %&'(. It secured a )odel T chassis and e*uipped it for firefighting. +ater a second )odel T was e*uipped with chemicals. +ater a Ford V, truc- was added with a ./0 gallon tan- '/00 feet of hose$ ladders$ hand extinguishers$ axes 1 suction pump. It was housed in an east addition to the township hall on 2eebe 3treet. The 4enter +ine Fire ept began in ec %&'/ when the village approved the purchase of a %&'( Ford5 "merican +aFrance fire engine. These engines had chemical tan-s. +ater pumps were added to pump water out of cisterns. Telephone service which went to etroit and then to a small Warren telephone exchange not staffed at night. There was no dialing of numbers everything was done through operator on a party line system which may have & or more phones on one line. Often it too- over an hour to get the call to the fire chief. )any homes and barns burnt to the ground in minutes before and after fire departments were started. 3ee details at warrenhistory.info 4enter +ine F history starts at page .60% in my 2oo- %,.
Van y-e 74entre8 +ine road after %,/# see log cabin on left
Van y-e 9oad after %,,0 loo-ing north
Van y-e 9oad after %,,0 loo-ing south '6 .,
Several views on Mound Road at
Millers Cafe on Van Dyke near Harding
Millers Cafe on Van Dyke near Harding
Harold !aDou"o"o#s $"e Crea% &arlor' arren Sweet S(o)' *ank' &ost +ffi"e , -ele)(one ./"(ange' &e"k#s 0eneral Store
Van Dyke about 1914 28
See %any (undreds %ore )i"tures of arren area at warren(istory1info or on %y free DVD1 2ou "an see t(e% as large as you want and )rint t(e% also1 34
Here is the dirt “Centre” Line Road St Clement behind Heronoius Engleman's house. The brick St
Clement Church was built in 1 ! torn down in 1"#$. See more %ictures on &'& or warrenhistor(.in)o
'illage o) +arren on ,ound - am looking )or more old %ictures to co%( and share. Hel% me %reser.e our local histor(. /"
Mound at Chicago Road
Buechel's was next to St Clement. Across the dirt “Centre line road was this !arm house "elonging to the Weingart# !amil$. %ater man$ di!!erent stores were "uilt there o&er the $ears' state Ban() *olos) Chatem) *orest Cit$) Sho++ers Mar(et. ,he stores are e&er changing. Behind it was the -S.. Weigand also owned land there. Below is a &iew loo(ing east to St Clement.
Warren Village on Mound Road
A"o&e and right /0 Mile and Van 0$(e see troll$ trac(s at "ottom 30 31
Warren Union Cemetery owes most of its beauty to Tom Turmel a volunteer who has labored here since 1997. To weed covered grounds he planted colorful trees, shrubs and flowers. lder cemeteries in !ichigan have many unmar"ed graves often more than surviving stones indicate because many pioneer, pauper, baby and child graves were never mar"ed with an engraved stone. #$till true today% The child & infant mortality rate was high. 'efore 1917 there were many more child burials than adult burials. ur sister cemetery shows almost ( child burials per adult burial. nly a small percentage of child deaths were even recorded bac" then. )ioneers did not have money to buy mar"ers. !ost of the pioneer graves are unmar"ed. This cemetery was mostly filed up before WW**. +amilies had to go out and buy plots elsewhere. ,t least si- memorials have been stolen by grave robbers, #$ee !acomb .aily /uly 10. (111% including2 the only memorial which named Warren area soldiers buried here3 and the beautiful Un"nown $oldier memorial3 and the memorial honoring all veterans and victims "illed in attac"s on our country3 and The Children4s and )ioneer !emorial honoring the many who have no mar"er3 and an epitaph stone ripped off of a grave3 and also one telling what our flag stood for. We veterans feel our soldiers and victims of attac"s have been disrespected. The two grave robbers have stolen our soldier4s and country4s history needed to educate our young people #who are no longer taught our history in school% and the grave robbers dishonored hundreds of children who died painful deaths. ur soldiers fought and died for your freedom and you have stolen the only stone that has our name and our legacy for future generations to see. 56
Two people did this secretly without 7ust cause, without vote of 8illage Commission, 9istorical $ociety or a public hearing, They do not own the mar"ers, or the cemetery. They robbed Warren4s un"nown soldier memorial from a grave and they stole a memorial that listed Warren soldiers who are buried there. This was the only memorial showing the names of these soldiers. Nothing was found wrong with these memorials in a later public meeting ,nd they stole the memorial to all veterans and to those who died on attac"s on our country #)earl 9arbor affected many families% and 9:11 #including over 611 policemen and firemen among the 5111 "illed% and they stole another that told what our flag stood for and yet another that honors those many children and pioneers buried there without mar"ers. These memorials were causing no harm. There is lots of room for them. They posed no threat. There is nothing disrespectful or wrong about these memorials. The memorials were there to honor men who died and to educate visitors especially young people who no longer learn about history in school. We veterans served our country with honor. We feel it is wrong to steal memorials showing soldiers honored service. They at least earned their name on a granite stone. ;ow many of our soldiers have no mar"er at all because the only one they had was stolen. We veterans feel that they have disrespected our soldiers, our flag and those who died on attac"s to our country. These memorials were donated without cost to the city possibility by out of town descendents. We veterans are asking that The Village Commission simply acknowledge that these memorials are not a threat to anyone, harm no one, honor our Warren Soldiers and do so without cost to the city.
Looking south on Mound at Chicago Road On left hotel, Moore Store, walk lamp, on west side bank, post office, Peck Store
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Today we have more children living in poverty than at any time and we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country 22% and the Congress keeps turning down attempts to raise the minimum wage and to extend unemployment benefits and they have cut down food stamp benefits while giving themselves fat raises. We have more income and wealth ine uality than any other country. !ll of the new "ncome recently created has gone to the top #%. Congress bailed out the rich bankers who forced millions to lose their homes. Corporations are putting profit ahead of worker families automating and outsourcing millions of jobs forcing most our middle class into the lower class. C$%s got big raises &c'onald(s )#*.+ &illion ,-C(s ).. &illion/Walmart(s )#0.1 &illion. 2ot paying employees a living wage while hogging big profits to excess is C%34%3!T$ 53$$'. !nd they cut workers down to 26 hours a week forcing employees to go on welfare/ starving children/ denying families medical care and education. 7ungry/ stressed kids don(t learn well and can(t afford the now needed computer. Corporate profits hit record highs and worker wages hit record lows is hurting most !mericans. Congr8 essmen controlled by corporations must be voted out. Wasteful excessive government spending is damaging. #6% of conflicts are due to difference of opinion :6% due to wrong tone of voice
7ere are many contemporary opinions about recent history which may greatly impact the near future. When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the gover8 nment there is tyranny. The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is/ as a last resort/ to protect them8selves against tyranny in government. &ost bad government is result of too much government said Thomas 9efferson. !nd !;<% W!TC7"25
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)inke since 1917 on Van Dyke.
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Other local history books in this series are: 33 Volumes Warren Area History by Prof Wesley E Arnold MA Volumes 1-5 general summary many topics. 200 pages each p 20! Vol 6 Maps from " #$present starts at 20! p %00 Vol 7 Who&s Who 'ook (00$ ")) )000 Entries p (00 Vol 8 Who&s Who 'ook )00$2000 )000 Entries p "*0 Vol 9 Who&s Who 2000$Present incomplete p2 00 Vol 10 Pioneer +emeteries of Warren ,o-nship p2200 Vol 11 Warren .nion +emetery p2%00 Vol 12 /t +lement Pioneer +emetery p2(00 Vol 13 Our 0eterans the book p2"00 Vol 14 1iaries of a Michigan 2armer from "00s p!000 Vol 15 3istoric 4e-spapers and Articles p!200 Vol 16 5enealogy of Warren Area 26#00 Warren families p!%00 Vol 17 3istorical 1ocs One +ensus "!0$ ")% p!(0 Vol 18 3istorical 1ocs ,-o ")%$ )20 census6 more misc p!"00 Vol 19 3istorical 1ocs ,hree 200p6 )*0 phone book 200p p%000 Vol 20 3istorical 1ocuments % death records 1ocs 200p p%200 Vol 21 'iographies incomplete p%%00 Vol 22 Who&s Who 'usinesses "00$present incomplete p%(00 Vol 23 7ocal 3istorical 1ocuments )#0s businesses p%"00 Vol 24 7ocal 3istorical 1ocs 'anking6 c )%0s businesses p*000 Vol 25 3istory of +enter 7ine -ith Pictures 200p p*200 Vol 26 /tones at Warren .nion +emetery 200p p*%00 Vol 27 /tones At /t +lement +emetery p*(00 Vol 28 Ongoing 8esearch about Warren .nion +emetery p*"00 Vol 29 Macomb +ounty +ommunities p(000 0ol 30 3istorical Markers. p(!00 Vol 31 Macomb +ounty related p(*00 Vol 32 /oldiers of Warren Area p(#00 Vol 33 More 3istorical 1ocuments p()00 0ol !%$!( not yet typed as are additional parts of abo9e Other persons -ith historical information are in9ited to add to this -ork. :ou -ill be gi9en full credit as the source. author etc. ,he purpose of this -ork is to preser9e our local history6 our freedom and American -ay of life. +ontact email is -ecare;macombhistory.us ,he abo9e is a9ailable on free 101 and at -arrenhistory.info from Prof Wesley E Arnold humble historian
Personal computers started entering our homes and small businesses in the )"0s. /ince then many of us ha9e gone through do<ens of computers and monitors. At first -e pitched these out for trash pickup. /oon it -as disco9ered that the lead in the soldier -as harmful to children -hen it got into the -ater supply. Warren&s pioneer in keeping these materials out of our -ater is 8on 'ryant -ho runs a non profit business named /ilicon Alley 8ecyclers. 2or many years he has allo-ed people to drop off their old monitors6 computers and other electronics at his -arehouse located at 2%"!* West side of 8yan =ust /outh of 0 Mile 8oad. 2%" ( ! % ) >ne?t to Wendy&s@ 3e picks up computer and electronic eAuipment from businesses sal9ages the metals and referbs -orking computers by -iping the hard dri9e and reinstalling Windo-s and adding other useful programs such as Open Office the eAui9alent of Microsoft Office6 and anti$9irus programs.. 3e sells these refurbished notebook6 desktop computers and printers for B%) and up. 3e has -orkable ,0 sets from B ). ,here are many used electronic items in his store such as flat 7+1 computer screens. 3e does 9ery little ad9ertising. ,he reason this business is mentioned here is that many students and people in the Warren area need computers and printers and they can get good -orking ones at /ilicon Alley for dirt cheap prices. ,his guy is concerned -ith sa9ing our en9ironment and pre9enting children from being harmed from lead in poisoning. 3e has good Auality used computers and monitors people need but almost nobody kno-s about this non profit store. 3e has the best prices and bargains in our city on this eAuipment -hich is needed especially by students. /ince C am a college professor teaching Cnformation ,echnology C see the great 9alues he offers to our community and that is -hy it is mentioned. 3e also does computer repair should you need yours fi?ed. C ha9e o-ned four of his machines for se9eral years and did not need this ser9ice. One more thing that really endeared me to him -as that he offered to pro9ide a place -here people could pick up my history books and 101s -ithout charge.
Young's Garden Mart & Christmas Fantasy
27825 Ryan Rd. Warren, MI 8!"2 58# 57$ !2$!
The Young family began farming in Warren in 1923. They grew crops and trucked them out to farmers markets. They were ahead of their time when they built a greenhouse in 1924. This enabled them to offer more plants earlier and later. They built a retail store here in 19 !. There was a man in Warren who was raising the ire of neighbors due to his desire to make big "hristmas decorations causing much traffic in his neighborhood. The Youngs sol#ed that problem and benefited from the increased traffic at their business on $yan in 19% . They e&panded the "hristmas decorations adding a 'anta "astle making their store into a "hristmas (antasy land complete with 'anta hearing children)s re*uests. +#er the years it became *uite an attraction.
Young)s 'anta "astle was displayed 19% , c 2--!.at Young)s .arden /art and "hristmas (antasy on $yan 0 of 11 /ile. 1owe#er the work of installing the hea#y plywood castle parts was *uite a burden and with the recession was not worth the time and effort so it was discontinued. With 3 2 acres under glass Young)s offers year round plant bargains and a wonderful place to #isit especially for children. They ha#e3 hundreds of plants in season4 garden supplies4 hardware4 lawnmowers4 snow blowers and during the "hristmas season they ha#e a huge selection of e#erything "hristmas.
Mound Road at Beebe Street South of Chicago Rd
Village Book Exchange 31614 Mound Road Warren 586 264 2647 Monday- a!urday 1"-5
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Village Book Exchange has Thousands of Bargain books. Cheryl has been in business located at this very historic spot for ! years. This "as the old Ru#p far# "hich "as built on the old cranberry #arsh off of the planked State Road part of the first Road in Michigan the one built by the Moravian $ndians about %&'(
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Concise list of Sources The full list will be found in the main work which is 7,000 pages of text. Much of this work was from interviews with senior citi ens over the last !0 "ears. # had an interest in local histor" as a bo" and continued compiling information for about !0 "ears. $eople interviewed include% &oe 'lternat, (oroth" 'rnold, 'rt 'nderson, )leanor *ates, (on *inkowsk", 'dolph *raun, Martha *urc "k, (oroth" Cummings, Ted (errington, 'nna (uda, +illiam (uross, ,red -emmill, &o"ce -robbel, Mike -robbel, .incent -robbel, Merriann /aberek, $at /allman, (avid /anselman, &ames /a"wood, /omer /a elton, *ert /a en, 'lbert /essell, Mar" /essell, )dward /ipwell, 0alph /iller, &enn" /orn, 1wen &ax, )d &enuine, Mini 2irchner, 'nna 2luck, Mini 2urshel, +illiam 3e0o", Margaret 3icht, )ugene Mand iuk, 3averne Miller, *ob Monroe, -erald 4eil, $atrick 15(ell, Sherle" 1pfert, *arbara $eters, 0ichard $rior, 0uth $rior, -eorge 0inke, &ack Schram, )ugene Saw"er, ,rancis Scripter, Tom Seiger, Cher"l Sharrow, -eorge Schult , 0obert Stout, 4orman Smith, (aniel Thurston Stewart, /arold Stilwell, &ohn Strefko, $eter Tranceida, Tom Turmel, Challis +arren, ,red +eier, #da +eier, 3aura +eier, Clem +eingart , #da +eier, 'ndrew +eigand, -lenn +olfe, Clement 6oung, Mar" 7elinski, and man" more whom # have forgotten over the "ears. *arr ,amil", -ambel famil", -roesbeck famil", Miller ,amil", 0inke famil", 0ivard ,amil", Shepard famil", (r +illiam Smonds famil", (r Smith famil", .anhee famil", 'bel +arren ,amil", +olgast ,amil", +eigand ,amil", Sisters from St clement, interview with several /enr" ,ord Museum historians, Man" of the names and people working in occupations were directl" from the 8. S. Censuses of 9:;0<9=;0. 'rnold, +esle" ). /istor" of Center 3ine and +arren. +arren Michigan% ,reedom $ress 9=7; *aile", 0onald / and others +orld +ar ## $risoners of +ar Time 3ife *ooks 9=:9'lexandria .irginia http%>>www.nesa.org.uk>< fb>bcc. ?apanesewarcrimes.htm #nterviews 4ational 'rchives. *ix, /erbert $. $rofessor @000. /irohito and the Making of Modern &apan. 4ew 6ork% /arper Collins @009 *urc "k, Martha 0uth #mages of 'merica +arren. Chicago #l% 'rcadia $ublishing @090 (orr &ohn and )achman, (onald. -eolog" of Michigan. 'nn 'rbor
8niversit" of Michigan $ress 9=70 Cleland, Charles ). 0ites of ConAuest The histor" and Culture of Michigan5s 4ative 'mericans. 'nn 'rbor% 8 of Mi $ress 9==@. (aws, -avan B9==;C. $risoners of the &apanese. $ublisher% +illiam MorrowD reprinted @00; b" Scribe $ublication, Melbourne. http%>>histclo.com>essa">war>ww@>after>?ap>w@?a<wcmcc.html (unbar, +illis ,. Michigan ' /istor" of the +olverine State. -rand 0apids% +illiam * )erdmans $ublishing Compan", 9=E! )dwards, Sgt. &ack former $1+ F9!= and +alter, &imm". *'47'# ,armer, Silas. /istor" of (etroit and +a"ne Count" and )arl" Michigan % a Chronological C"clopedia of the $ast and $resent. ,armer, Silas, 9:G=<9=0@. $ublisher% -ale 0esearch Co% 9=E=. ,irestone, 0ichard. Terrestrial evidence of a nuclear catastrophe in paleoindian times. b" 0ichard *. ,irestone, and 3awrence *erkele" /a en, *ert. /is notes are often paraphrased. /insdale, +ilbert *. 9:!9<9=;;. 'rchaeological 'tlas of Michigan. 'nn 'rbor% 8niversit" of Michigan, ,irst )dition 9=G9 9=7=C /ouse, Clifford, Sigler, 2athie. 0eference Manual 7th )dition. Cincinnati% South<+estern $ublishing Compan", 9=:=. /ubbard, *ela. 9:9;<9:=E. 3ake Superior &ournal % *ela /ubbard5s account of the 9:;0 /oughton )xpedition $ub date 9=:G 3eeson Michael '. /istor" of Macomb Count", Michigan% containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources...churches, schools and societiesD portraits of prominent men and earl" settlers. Chicago, M. '. 3eeson H co. 9::@ pp.:!@ff 3ewis, ,erris. M" State and #ts Stor" 1ur 1wn State of Michigan% /istor" and -eograph". 3ewis, ,erris )verett, 9=0;<. $ublisher% /illsdale )ducational $ublishers, $ub date% c9==@. $ages% 9E0 p. Mc-everan, +illiam &r. The +orld 'lmanac and *ook of ,acts. 4ew 6ork% +orld 'lmanac *ooks, @00G. /istorical (ates, 4umbers, basic ,acts. M/M Michigan /istorical Center Michigan (epartment of /istor" website http%>>www.sos.state.mi.us>histor">firstpeople>index.html The Michigan /istorical Museum The Militar" Commissions 'ct additional resources see +ikipedia http%>>www.aclu.org>safefree>detention>commissions.html http%>>thomas.loc.gov>cgi<bin>Auer"> Ic90=%S.JG=G0% the text
http%>>www.govtrack.us>congress>billtext.xpdIbillKs90=<G=G0 http%>>www.fff.org>freedom>email@example.com 4eil, -erald. /istor" +arren +arren Michigan% Self published 9=E0 $arkins, 'lmon )rnest. The /istorical geograph" of (etroit $arkins, $arkins ' ) 9:7=<9=;0. (etroit% 2ennikat $ress 9=70. 0ussell, )dward ,rederick 3angle". The 2nights of *ushido% ' /istor" of &apanese +ar Crimes (uring +orld +ar ##. 4ew 6ork% Sk"horse $ublishing @00: Steele, 'rchibald T. Auiet<spoken ,ar )astern Correspondent Chicago (ail" 4ews5s &ul" @9 9=;9. Stewart, (aniel & B9:G= <9=0@C several actual diaries of Michigan farmer, Stewart (aniel & B9:G= <9=0@C +olfe, 4aomi. The )nd of 'merica% 3etter of +arning @007 Chelsea -reen $ublishing Co .ermont http%>>www.firstamendmentcenter.org>news.aspxIidK@9;0: *" The 'ssociated $ress 0G.@7.0= 2'4S'S C#T6, Mo. -ood source http%>>www.firstamendmentcenter.org>news.aspxI idK@9;0; +elsh, (ouglas. The .ietnam +ar. 4ew 6ork% -alahad *ooks 9=:@. +right, &ohn. The 4ew 6ork Times 'lmanac The 'lmanac of 0ecord. 4ew 6ork%$enguin *ooks, @007 7even &ack. The 2ingfisher #llustrated /istor" of The +orld. 4ew 6ork% 2ingfisher *ooks, 9==@. 7ich, 'rthur. The 0ising Sun. Chicago% Time 3ife *ooks, 9=77 +orks cited include% *ert /a en5s work about Center 3ine, -erald 4eil, /arold Stilwell, (aniel Stewart, Cadillac5s narrative, &oseph +ampler5s notes from 9:97, (etroit ,ree $ress and 4ews papers, Cemeter" records of several cemeteries, +arren Township 0ecords, several old maps, /istoric Michigan -eorge ,uller, 8tica Sentinel, Tri Cit" $rogress, +arren +atchman, Macomb (ail", +arren /istoric commission 'rchives, +arren Metropolitan Club, St Clement and St $aul5s church records, man" other church records, 'rchives of State of Michigan and *urton /istorical Collection, 8. S. Constitution, Thomas &efferson Auotations, C*S 4ews, 1ld Sears Catalogs, Militar" and Civilian (eath records Through the 'ges, , &ohn 2ern5s /istor", *o" Scouts of 'merica, Cit" of +arren website, &ames ,outs Ma"or of +arren statements, 0ecords of several school districts.
Much more detail will be found in the following books under several #S*4s These books contain over E000 pictures and over 7000 pages of text and this compilation and research is continuing. 33 Volumes Warren Area History b" $rof +esle" ) 'rnold M' Volumes 1-5 general summar" man" topics. @00 pages each p9@0G Vol 6 Maps from 9:97<present starts at 9@0G p9;00 Vol 7 +ho5s +ho *ook 9E00<9:== =000 )ntries p9E00 Vol 8 +ho5s +ho *ook 9=00<@000 =000 )ntries p9:!0 Vol 9 +ho5s +ho @000<$resent incomplete p@900 Vol 10 $ioneer Cemeteries of +arren Township p@@00 Vol 11 +arren 8nion Cemeter" p@;00 Vol 12 St Clement $ioneer Cemeter" p@E00 Vol 13 1ur .eterans the book p@:00 Vol 14 (iaries of a Michigan ,armer from 9:00s pG000 Vol 15 /istoric 4ewspapers and 'rticles pG@00 Vol 16 -enealog" of +arren 'rea @,700 +arren families pG;00 Vol 17 /istorical (ocs 1ne Census 9:G0<9:=; pGE09 Vol 18 /istorical (ocs Two 9:=;<9=@0 census, more misc pG:00 Vol 19 /istorical (ocs Three @00p, 9=!0 phone book @00p p;000 Vol 20 /istorical (ocuments ; death records (ocs @00p p;@00 Vol 21 *iographies incomplete p;;00 Vol 22 +ho5s +ho *usinesses 9:00<present incomplete p;E00 Vol 23 3ocal /istorical (ocuments 9=70s businesses p;:00 Vol 24 3ocal /istorical (ocs *anking, c 9=;0s businesses p!000 Vol 25 /istor" of Center 3ine with $ictures @00p p!@00 Vol 26 Stones at +arren 8nion Cemeter" @00p p!;00 Vol 27 Stones 't St Clement Cemeter" p!E00 Vol 28 1ngoing 0esearch about +arren 8nion Cemeter" p!:00 Vol 29 Macomb Count" Communities pE000 .ol 30 /istorical Markers. pEG00 Vol 31 Macomb Count" related pE!00 Vol 32 Soldiers of +arren 'rea pE700 Vol 33 More /istorical (ocuments pE=00 .ol G;<GE not "et t"ped as are additional parts of above The purpose of this work is to preserve our local histor", our freedom and 'merican wa" of life. Contact email is wecareLmacombhistor".us The above is available on free (.( and at warrenhistor".info from Prof Wesley E Arnol !um"le !istorian
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