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§ Charles A. Spaulding
     A History of Hartford
153 pgs.
§ Katherine Minshall
     Early History of Hartford
     and Lawrence
12 pgs.
§ Eli Fayette Ruggles    
     Recollections of A Busy Life
– circa 1904
History of Berrien & Van
     Buren Co’s, Michigan –
     With Illustrations and 
     Biographical Sketches of
     Prominent Men and Pioneers

     published in 1880.

History of Hartford Compiled
     in 1953-54 by HHS Class of 1958
     during 8th grade.

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Welcome home….it’s good to see you again!

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is sure to awaken whispers of days-gone-by and stimulate a heart-felt glow as you recollect playing in Ely Park … childhood walks down Main Street … Saturday visits to The Meat Market … or a fine dining experience in the Hartford House Hartford House 1909 - Hartford Michiganmany years ago in Hartford, Michigan. Immemorial images will prompt a grin as you revisit friends and family who traversed our town during their journey of life. The History of Hartford, Michigan is a visual genealogical resource of the venturesome progenies who came before us.
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                                            Emma Thornburg Sefcik Member of the HHS Class of 1966

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Special Photo of
Daniel Lightner
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Daniel Lightner in WW1- 1917 - Hartford Michigan

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A Pictorial History of Hartford, Michigan
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Revised: January 04, 2016