The Purple Gang walking tour of Albion shows several of the places that the Purple Gang would frequent when in Albion Michigan. A printable copy of this self guided walking tour can be found below. Click the little download button with the arrow to print this pdf.
Please note that the map was created before the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel was built. The Alley shown on point 6 is now the parking lot of the hotel. It is suggested that you start or end your tour by stopping by Cascarelli’s of Albion. Visit their website at CascarellisAlbion.com
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This is the web version of the writings of Frank Passic, including the weekly columns that appear in the Morning Star Shopper, Albion Recorder, The Mich-Matist, and other articles Mr. Passic has written in various publications about Albion history. Even the most casual of readers will find these articles educational, more than a little interesting, and often amusing.
An Albion native, Frank Passic is a 1971 graduate of Albion High School and has been writing Albion history articles since 1976.