Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society

Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society The group was started to collect and preserve memorabilia from the Goodrich/Atlas area. Mailing Address:
Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society
P.O.

Box 661
Goodrich, Mi 48438

Hours:
2nd and 4th Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm if member is available to open museum

Meetings:
First Monday of the month (April - December) 7:00pm
Lower Level of the Goodrich Village Offices
7338 S State Road
Goodrich, Mi 48438

Operating as usual

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post
07/25/2021

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post

Ken's Barber Shop. Photo taken for Well Being Magazine, Spring 1984. He offered Haircuts & Styles, Adults 5.50, Students...
07/24/2021

Ken's Barber Shop. Photo taken for Well Being Magazine, Spring 1984. He offered Haircuts & Styles, Adults 5.50, Students 5.00, Retirees 5.00, 65 & older 4.50, Shave 4.00 and Shampoo 2.00.

Ken's Barber Shop. Photo taken for Well Being Magazine, Spring 1984. He offered Haircuts & Styles, Adults 5.50, Students 5.00, Retirees 5.00, 65 & older 4.50, Shave 4.00 and Shampoo 2.00.

1936 Goodrich High School graduating class.
07/16/2021

1936 Goodrich High School graduating class.

1936 Goodrich High School graduating class.

Nine months before the end of the Civil War, Goodrich men were invited to a Independence Ball. The "young men's hall" wa...
07/04/2021

Nine months before the end of the Civil War, Goodrich men were invited to a Independence Ball. The "young men's hall" was located in the Goodrich House. In 1864, $2.00 had the value of $34.29. The back of the invitation has an excerpt of the March 7, 1850 speech by Daniel Webster.

135 years ago today, Enos Goodrich wrote a beautiful note to his wife Ann Atkins Goodrich on the remembrance of their we...
06/26/2021

135 years ago today, Enos Goodrich wrote a beautiful note to his wife Ann Atkins Goodrich on the remembrance of their wedding anniversary 48 years prior, June 26, 1838. They were married 52 years until her death in 1890. Enos would live another 7 years without her until his death in 1897. They had two children together, Matilde L. Goodrich would marry Jeremiah Narrin and Enos Hamilton Goodrich would marry Kittie Gaffney. The note reads: This day is the 48th anniversary of our marriage, which took place in the township of Atlas at the residence of my wife's father Ralph C. Atkins, near the south end or head of Neshinguack Lake, on June 26, 1838. The farm has since been owned by George Mitchell. The ceremony was performed by James Kipp, one of the Justices of the Peace of the township - in a log house, according to those early times- being one of the first built in that part of Atlas. A back room, or lean to was on the south side and in it an old fashioned fire place, which on this occasion was beautiful decorated with a great variety of wild flowers, with which the great plains then abounded. I remember, a short time afterwards my brother John and I were in the cabin if a magnificent Lake Erie Steam Boat, decorated with flower pots, which he declared were far inferior to those in the log house at our wedding. Enos Goodrich

135 years ago today, Enos Goodrich wrote a beautiful note to his wife Ann Atkins Goodrich on the remembrance of their wedding anniversary 48 years prior, June 26, 1838. They were married 52 years until her death in 1890. Enos would live another 7 years without her until his death in 1897. They had two children together, Matilde L. Goodrich would marry Jeremiah Narrin and Enos Hamilton Goodrich would marry Kittie Gaffney. The note reads: This day is the 48th anniversary of our marriage, which took place in the township of Atlas at the residence of my wife's father Ralph C. Atkins, near the south end or head of Neshinguack Lake, on June 26, 1838. The farm has since been owned by George Mitchell. The ceremony was performed by James Kipp, one of the Justices of the Peace of the township - in a log house, according to those early times- being one of the first built in that part of Atlas. A back room, or lean to was on the south side and in it an old fashioned fire place, which on this occasion was beautiful decorated with a great variety of wild flowers, with which the great plains then abounded. I remember, a short time afterwards my brother John and I were in the cabin if a magnificent Lake Erie Steam Boat, decorated with flower pots, which he declared were far inferior to those in the log house at our wedding. Enos Goodrich

The 5th graders from Oaktree Elementary Goodrich School District came to visit the Ladies Library Museum. They were inte...
06/09/2021

The 5th graders from Oaktree Elementary Goodrich School District came to visit the Ladies Library Museum. They were interested in learning more about our founding pioneers, they all had great questions. They then walked to the Historic Goodrich Cemetery, along the way were stops at corner stone's and landmarks. At the cemetery, they were very respectful and placed a penny on all the veterans headstones. It was a joy to meet our next generation of history makers.

Check out these great historical maps of our community. Thanks to the Genesee County GIS.
05/06/2021

Check out these great historical maps of our community. Thanks to the Genesee County GIS.

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post
04/30/2021

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post

This beautiful antique Spinning Wheel from the early 1800's was a generous donation from the Moulton family last year. I...
04/30/2021

This beautiful antique Spinning Wheel from the early 1800's was a generous donation from the Moulton family last year. It's called a "Great Walking Wheel" and belong to Mrs. Lucy Sweeney. Because of its age, it was probably passed down from her mother. We are hoping to restore it and do some spinning demonstrations.

This beautiful antique Spinning Wheel from the early 1800's was a generous donation from the Moulton family last year. It's called a "Great Walking Wheel" and belong to Mrs. Lucy Sweeney. Because of its age, it was probably passed down from her mother. We are hoping to restore it and do some spinning demonstrations.

04/16/2021
Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post
03/27/2021

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post
03/27/2021

Photos from Historic Goodrich Cemetery's post

03/05/2021

"Remembering A Life"

John McCandlish was born April 4, 1812 in Scotland. He grew up in Scotland and trained as a Landscaper Gardener. He immigrated to America in 1826, having taken passage on a sailing vessel at Liverpool and after a voyage of nine weeks, he landed in Boston and spent a few years gardening in Lowell, Mass. He traveled to Hyde Park, Dutchness Co. New York, where he married Miss Margaret Striven on Nov. 18, 1841. John and Margaret purchased land in Atlas Township, section 19 in 1848, bringing their young family of 2 children; nine more children would be born on the farm in Atlas Township. It must have been a pleasure to him from an artistic standpoint to have so magnificent a tract of country to display his skill and knowledge of nature upon it, for the place was virgin timberland. He cleared it but not in the sense of the clearing like some farmers, for he left trees in place where they were needed and would most beautify the landscape, the choice trees of the forest, and adding to the features that were lacking, so that he made one of the most attractive places in the county.
It is said, " He was a kind and loving husband and father and an obliging neighbor, who's examples as well as precept had an elevating influence in the community. His departure left a blank not only in his own family but in the community at large. He was a typical Scottish-American citizen and as such was greatly esteemed." Portrait and Biographical Records of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties Michigan. Chapman Bros. 1892

The 80 acres of virgin land in section 19 is located off McCandlish Road.

The beautiful headstone also tells us a story of their life, the gable top symbolizes a strong home, the oak leafs represents courage, strength and endurance, the Thistle, symbolizes sorrow, remembrance and Scottish ancestry and the Greek Key around the bottom symbolizes infinity, friendship and love.

🤔I wonder if they’ll honor this one when they open back up?🤣
10/09/2020

🤔I wonder if they’ll honor this one when they open back up?🤣

07/24/2020

My City Magazine greater Flint has a wonderful article on The History of Genesee County Cities, Goodrich & Atlas township, July 2020. You can look online for the article or pick up a magazine at Barnes & Noble at Genesee Valley Shopping Mall, Flint.

07/04/2020
Part Five: Goodrich | News Break
07/02/2020
Part Five: Goodrich | News Break

Part Five: Goodrich | News Break

In the early 1830s, the Goodrich brothers, Moses and Enos, were living a good life in Clarence, New York but they dreamed of building a new life in a new place. They heard tales of beautiful, fertile land in the undiscovered area surrounded by the Great Lakes called Michigan. They spoke with their f...

The Goodrich/Atlas Area Historical Society has 7 photographs of the Detroit United Railway (DUR). The Goodrich Depot was...
05/29/2020

The Goodrich/Atlas Area Historical Society has 7 photographs of the Detroit United Railway (DUR). The Goodrich Depot was on the south east corner of Hegal Rd and Ridge Rd. The Rochester Historical Commission has written a book on the subject by Robert Michalka.

05/24/2020
12/16/2019
12/10/2019
11/13/2019

OLD GOODRICH PICTURES WANTED!!
Anyone out there have some pictures they would like to share?
😍We would love to see them😍

Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society's cover photo
09/11/2019

Goodrich/Atlas Historical Society's cover photo

Ok folks, here are the names! The pictures were taken from the 1982 Reid Elementary yearbook.
09/11/2019

Ok folks, here are the names! The pictures were taken from the 1982 Reid Elementary yearbook.

Can you name any of these people?
09/11/2019

Can you name any of these people?

09/06/2019

Attention!! Whomever sent us the picture of the Vans Service Station, please resent 😊

08/28/2019

Does anyone happen to have a copy of Anna Grow's book she wrote about the Atlas Cemetery? And could we borrow it for a day?

This is a free event at the nearby Grand Blanc Historical Society Museum.
08/23/2019

This is a free event at the nearby Grand Blanc Historical Society Museum.

Judging by the description on the back, we believe this is the farm on Gale Rd. across from the Weil Dairy farm. If you ...
06/05/2019

Judging by the description on the back, we believe this is the farm on Gale Rd. across from the Weil Dairy farm. If you have more information, we would love to hear.

Hegel Road from M-15
01/24/2019

Hegel Road from M-15

Detroit Urban Railway over the Goodrich Mill Pond.
01/18/2019

Detroit Urban Railway over the Goodrich Mill Pond.

12/06/2018
This was sent to us from one of our local residents. Thanks for sharing with all of us Joan! If anyone else would like t...
11/21/2017

This was sent to us from one of our local residents. Thanks for sharing with all of us Joan! If anyone else would like to share some old photos we would love to see them!

10/25/2017

Hi All! We were wondering if any of you have pictures of Goodrich during the winter from way back? We can't seem to get our hands on any and we would love to spread them for our friends and neighbors to see.

Address

10219 Hegel Road
Goodrich, MI
48438

Telephone

(810) 636-2917

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Comments

can anyone give me any information about the historic Icehouse or Icehouse property in Goodrich?
Goodrich is my birthplace but my family moved away when I was 3 years old so I didn't have the privilege of growing up there but had many relatives there and my grandparents and others are buried in the Goodrich cemetery. Several cousins graduated from Goodrich High Scool.
Looking forward to seeing you at Goodrich Homecoming on Friday October 5, 2018. Parade starts at 5 pm.
Hi, can anyone help me with the background as to the naming of a hill in Groveland call Enders hill? I did a google search for Enders hill as there is one here in Australia and it came up with one in Michigan in Groveland Co near a fire station. My ancestors moved from NY State to the Goodrich area in the 1860's or 70's on lived in Goodrich and Ortonville. A number are buried in the Goodrich Cemetery. Thanks Gary Enders
I had another old photo that was taken in either Goodrich or Ortonville at one of the Enders Family homes. It would be the home of either George, Norman or Samuel Enders. Approx 1900 and most likely a 4th of July celebration. Very ornate house and was wondering if it was still standing.
Have any photo's of the old Goodrich Hospital. It was a house at the time and it is where I was born. I was next to the Mill Pond?
A news paper clipping my Grandfather Douglas Hill kept regarding the Atlas War Memorial he was care giver for many, many years. I am hoping to find any information he had on his time served on the Goodrich Schools Board of Education in the 1950's to early 1960's.
Hello! I have old photographs I need to share with this group!
Engraving of Harry H Enders home . Date unknown.
Photo taken in 1897 at Harry H Enders home in Goodrich on the occasion of his neices visit from Australia. I was wondering if the house was still there today?