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     If you served in the military, or know of a friend or relative who did, and lived in the Hartford-Keeler area at any time (length of service – wounded, killed in action or not, doesn’t make a difference for submission to the website…still want the information) and your name is not shown on this site, following these instructions and a profile will be added. 

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The information and photo will be proudly displayed with the other military personnel to whom we are so deeply indebted.  For those who do not have email, please contact Emma Sefcik, (269) 621-4349.  If you have a photo to be scanned for inclusion to this site, but don’t have a scanner,  let me know, I will be happy to meet with you if in the local area.  
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Pearls In Our Past - Hartford Michigan
A Pictorial History of Hartford Michigan
Emma Thornburg Sefcik
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History of Hartford Michigan
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Revised: March 23, 2009