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THE ALBION RECORDER HAS BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK
A story by Frank Passic (dated 2001)
A stable presence in downtown Albion for 133 years has been the Albion Recorder newspaper, which has had several locations during its history.
The Albion Recorder has been around a lot longer than you think–even longer than the Marshall Chronicle.
In fact, the Recorder dates back to the post-Civil War era when political alliances were strong, and newspapers were the “right arm” of propaganda for the Democratic or Republican parties.
Back in 1855 the Albion Mirror newspaper was founded, and expressed the views of the Democratic party which leaned against the coming Civil War and our participation in it. Albion had several prominent “Copperheads”(as they were called) living here…
Albion’s wealth of public parks is captured in this mixed media rendering of “Park Place” that includes Lloyd Park.
The art was created by Maggie LaNoue by a commission from John Geyer. His business, “Park Place Apartments” is located in this area, as are the Morning Star/ Recorder offices.
The bridge shown is the Cass Street bridge, which was first built in 1896. Peeking out above the bridge is Albion’s famed Coca-Cola mural.