Highland Special Sections
“The Highland Foundry was built in early 1870s in the Joseph Koepfli addition, Lot 3 in Block 53, by A.F. Vallotton and F.A. Lelauren. (Mr. Lelauren had previously been a machinist in Troy.) These two gentlemen promptly built thereon a frame building of cheapest construction and equipped it in ...
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“The Helvetia Milk Condensing Co. production was started on June 18, 1885. The F. Ryhiner & Co. Bank failure had put a crimp on finances, plus there were production problems, including the explosion of the first sterilizer on July 8, 1885. All of this had really hampered operations. However...
Dr. Moses D. Tibbetts (1857-1945) came to Highland in 1885. The Tibbetts family came to Alhambra Township in 1866. The Tibbetts’ homestead was south of Alhambra, on the Albrecht Road. (My grandparents, Albert and Viola Gregg Harris, rented this farm from the Tibbetts heirs. Later, this farm...
A transformation is taking place at Burgess Cemetery. This forgotten cemetery on the Jamestown Road in rural Millersburg was unknown to most area residents until recently.
My thanks to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and our local Silver Creek Chapter. Thank you for this great national award, the Historic Preservation Medal.