National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry


The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry is also called “The Grange.” This organization encourages families to join in support of local communities and agriculture. Founded in 1867, after the US Civil War, this is the oldest advocacy group in agriculture. Some of the issues advocated for were “Grange Laws.” These laws were … More National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry

Old West Newspapers


Arizona Territory 1879  The Nugget  The Tombstone Epitaph, Editor John P. Clum  The Epitaph became a household name after a curious passerby asked John how he came up with the name. John replied, “every tombstone needs an epitaph.” California Territory  1860s  The Democratic Chronicle 1880 The Democratic Press  The Daily Examiner  Editors initially published The … More Old West Newspapers

How Belding Was Named


From the LUEDDERS’ & JOHNSON’S CITY DIRECTORY 15: “…the name Belding already appearing on spools the world over, would at once bring the place into special notice.” In 1871, residents of the present city of Belding came together to discuss formally naming the village. Until this time, folks living in the area commonly knew the … More How Belding Was Named

Blog Stats for 2020


Here is the annual blog stats for Tammy’s All Things History. Top Blog posts of 2020 History on Saturday: James C. Craig, Barber from Grand Rapids https://tammysallthingshistory.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/history-on-saturday-james-c-craig-barber-from-grand-rapids/ Belding History in Timeline https://tammysallthingshistory.wordpress.com/2020/08/25/belding-michigan-history-in-timeline/ California Gold Rush and Chinese Immigration https://tammysallthingshistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/californiagoldrushchinesehistory/ Total Page Views 459 Other Stats 15 posts (started back up in August) 20 likes

US Civil War: Andersonville Prisoners of War From Belding (W.R. Olds)


W.R. Olds January 1, 1844 – August 31, 1937 (92 years old) At age 17 he enlisted in the Civil War in Saranac, Michigan. He served as Private Willard R. Olds, C company, 3rd Michigan Infantry. He served 17 months. He served under General George B. McClellan and participated in many battles to include the Battle of Gettysburg. … More US Civil War: Andersonville Prisoners of War From Belding (W.R. Olds)

Ten City Markets


Charleston City Market History of the market with timeline here: https://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/history Explore the market here https://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/explore-the-market 2. Savannah City Market History of the market with timeline here: http://www.savannahcitymarket.com/ Explore the market here http://www.savannahcitymarket.com/visit-city-market/#history 3. Philadelphia City Market History of the market with timeline here: https://readingterminalmarket.org/about-us/history/ Explore the market here https://readingterminalmarket.org/about-us/ 4. Seattle City Market History … More Ten City Markets

Belding Biographies: Alvah N. Belding (1802-1925)


A new series previewing biographies of prominent and popular residents of Belding’s past. He was the youngest of four brothers. As a teen, Alvah worked at neighboring farms to earn money. There he earned 12.5 cents per day. Wanting to advance his earnings, he started working for W.W. Root & Brothers in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, selling … More Belding Biographies: Alvah N. Belding (1802-1925)