History Detective


Tecumseh’s University of Michigan Branch

The branch was located in Tecumseh from 1838-1851. At this time, Tecumseh was the county seat of Lenawee County from 1825-1838 also Tecumseh had the distinction of having one of the four branches of the University of Michigan. Largely in part from a petition drive started by the local residents of Tecumseh. This branch was…

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July 21st, 1888 “Hints for Housewives”

Printed in the Tecumseh Herald “Hints for Housewives”: To preserve eggs from summer to winter: put an inch of crushed salt into a common salt box. Stand in this salt fifteen eggs, three eggs to a row, and five rows will fill the layers. Cover with salt; enough to shake down well between. Crowd into…

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Gold Found in River Raisin!

September 7, 1967 Tecumseh Herald: “There is gold in them there hills! “ Around Tecumseh, that is, according to the Diamond hunter, Ora Williams, and her young nephew, Delbert, who say they found several nuggets along the Raisin River. Mrs. Williams remember an article published in 1848 that stated gold was discovered in Tecumseh on…

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Batter up!

In 1907, the Tecumseh baseball club was the champion of the Southern Michigan League. Come check out our new display coming this summer…. “In the good old summertime.” Featuring some of these wonderful Tecumseh sport moments.

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Chief Motel

The northwest corner of Evan Street and West Chicago Boulevard was home to the Chief Motel. The Tecumseh Museum has a great collection of Historic buildings and storefronts, come see for yourself.

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