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Fountain Photo Album History Column Dave Petersen Well the parade is over, the cow chips have been flung, a good time was had by all and the quasquicentennial celebration is over for Fountain. Only 25 years away from the Sesquicentennial though and most certainly Fountain will be here to celebrate. There are a number of photographs from the early days of Fountain that have yet to be shared with our readers and today we will have one last look at the Fountain photo album. These are photos that were collected and copied originally by Keith Adams for the Centennial celebration back in 1982. How could we have come those last 25 years so quickly? I'm sure that in 2032 we will look back and ask the same question. Pic #1 Wedding of Maude Laquire 1912, Van Brunt/Wilbyr Corpe /Orve Nicholson /Claude McClain /Claude Doste Pic#2 1927 Hitching pipe in front of Adam's Store: Looks like the boys are having some fun. Emerson Goff-Keith Adams-Fred Goff Pic #3 Navy Bean Pickers: 1920 middle row from the right: Susie Alexander /Nellie Parmeter/unknown /Ella Foster /Margarite Cormany Pic#4 First Frame House in Fountain built by Elmer Manchester Pic#5 Lawrence and Waine L&W General Store South Cleveland St 1910 Pic#6 Moran Chancellor posing with his collection Pic#7 Edward Rasmussen Drug Store circa 1920 If you have any stories or photos you would like to share with our readers please feel free to contact me at 757-3240 or davep@blackcreekpress.com, mail should be sent in care of the Ludington Daily News PO box 340 Ludington Mi 49431.

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