My Patch of History column for Oakland Township Patch today features three photos, taken around 1910, of a farming family from Oakland Township. Before I found the photos, I knew nothing about this family. Never heard of them despite my years of research about the area.
The pictures were intriguing -- the family posing in front of their house, with their new Model T Ford and a third photo of their farm. After a bit of research, I came across some biographical information that shed some light on why these three photos may have withstood the years and survived to be housed in the Rochester Hills Public Library and digitized and posted online.
You can access the column here: http://patch.com/A-jdpT
Thanks for reading!