Key Concepts

Early Battle Creek - settlement to 1865

  

 Sands McCamly - mill race

 

Sands and Eliza McCamly 
Aerial view by Albert Ruger of the mill race and downtown business 1870. 
Postcard image of the Verona Mill and dam. 
 Early years (to 1850)

 

 

One of the first street scenes of Battle Creek, taken looking north on N. Jefferson (Capital Avenue NE) toward Van Buren Street in the 1850s.

 
Group of pioneers. This photo may have been taken to commemorate the chartering of the 1st National Bank of Battle Creek in 1865: standing l to r - Dr. Edw. Cox, Geo. Wakefield, Alonzo Noble, Loyal C. Kellogg; seated l to r - John Adams, Jr., Wm Andrus, and John Adams. 
  
 Early years (to 1850)

 

 

One of the first street scenes of Battle Creek, taken looking north on N. Jefferson (Capital Avenue NE) toward Van Buren Street in the 1850s.

 
Group of pioneers. This photo may have been taken to commemorate the chartering of the 1st National Bank of Battle Creek in 1865: standing l to r - Dr. Edw. Cox, Geo. Wakefield, Alonzo Noble, Loyal C. Kellogg; seated l to r - John Adams, Jr., Wm Andrus, and John Adams.