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Early Days of Schools in Monroe
1819 – First school held on the south side of the river in a brick building.
1827 – Michigan Legislation authorized townships to employ schoolmasters who were paid by the
Since 1948 the Monroe County Fair has been part of the culture of Monroe County. Over 70 years of rides, games, 4-H competition, contests and live entertainment has been a part of every summer. For many school children and parents, The fair heralded the end of summer vacation and was one last...Read more
“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”
Gen. John A. Logan, 1868
Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages the planting and caring for trees. The holiday was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, the Secretary of Agriculture in Nebraska. In 1893, he became the Secretary of Agriculture under President Cleveland and expanded...Read more
Elizabeth Upham McWebb “Aunt Bett”
Born near Flat Rock in 1904, McWebb moved to Monroe in 1908. She authored the Little Brown Bear book series and also wrote poems from her own life experiences. She drew inspiration for her books from a teddy bear that she loved as a...Read more
Honoring the Citizens of Nineteenth Century MonroeRead more
In 1817, Monroe became a county through a proclamation by then Govenor of the Michigan Territory, Lewis Cass. At that time it included all of Lenawee and a portion of Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Michigan was not yet a state, but a territory. Monroe was the second county to be established,...Read more