Albion Originals

Things that are unique to Albion or started here, including recurring events and cultural items such as songs and sports.

From the First Mother of Mother’s Day to the Old Rugged Cross.  Cardboard Classics to T-Ball.  The Walk for Warmth to the Festival of the Forks.  What might be the world’s largest Coke Mural.  Albion is special!

Washington Gardner School - by Frank Passic

Washington Gardner School – by Frank Passic

Washington Gardner School - From 1872-2011, a school has sat on E. Michigan Avenue as a landmark where thousands of ...
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Labor Day Albion 2021 - Walk the River Trail

Labor Day Albion 2021 – Walk the River Trail

See the video of Wes Dick's Labor Day talk here: For past years of Labor Day Albion, visit this page: ...
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THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HISTORICAL MARKER DESTROYED - by Frank Passic

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HISTORICAL MARKER DESTROYED – by Frank Passic

That Cross marker stood there for sixty-one years as one of Albion’s “claim to fame,” until 2020, when it was ...
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170 Years of African Americans in Albion Michigan - video

170 Years of African Americans in Albion Michigan – video

Albion, MI chapter of the American Association of University Women gathered on February 20, 2020 to learn about the history ...
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ALBION BAND SHELL SCULPTURE ARTIST DISCOVERED! - by Frank Passic

ALBION BAND SHELL SCULPTURE ARTIST DISCOVERED! – by Frank Passic

This has been a mystery for many years: Who designed the two musical sculpture reliefs on the Band Shell in ...
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THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME -  WRITTEN IN ALBION - by Frank Passic

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME – WRITTEN IN ALBION – by Frank Passic

The Old Rugged House Rev. Bennard once quipped, “I’ve been introduced as the author of ‘The Old Gray Mare,’ ‘The ...
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"THE OLD RUGGED CROSS" WRITTEN IN ALBION - by Frank Passic

“THE OLD RUGGED CROSS” WRITTEN IN ALBION – by Frank Passic

The Old Rugged House In 1912 Rev. Bennard lived in an apartment at the home of Professor Delos Fall (formerly ...
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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for their first veteran-owned home in Albion

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for their first veteran-owned home in Albion

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer March 5, 2020 This Albion house will have a new roof and new front porch. “We are ...
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Censor Theatre Early Albion Cinema - by Frank Passic

Censor Theatre Early Albion Cinema – by Frank Passic

Censor Theatre, Albion, Mich, 1916 The first “talkie” movie that came to Albion was shown at the Censor Theatre in ...
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The Recorder Newspaper - by Frank Passic

The Recorder Newspaper – by Frank Passic

THE ALBION RECORDER HAS BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK Albion Recorder, October 4, 2001, pp. 2, 37 ...
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