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Ecorse Historical Society

Albert B. Buday Civic Center

3869 W Jefferson Ave. - 2nd Fl.

Conference Rm.  B

Ecorse, MI  48229

Next meeting:

TBD

Ecorse Community Events Committee

Albert B. Buday Civic Center

3869 W. Jefferson Ave. - 2nd Fl.

Conference Rm. B

Ecorse, MI  48229

Next meeting:

TBD

 

Ecorse Public Library Commission

Ecorse Public Library

4184 W. Jefferson Ave

Ecorse, MI  48229

Next meeting:

TBD

City of Ecorse - Mayor/Council

Albert B. Buday Civic Center

3869 W Jefferson Ave. 2nd Fl.

Council Chambers

Ecorse, MI  48229

Next Meeting:

Virtual - Visit City of Ecorse website for instructions on how to join City Council meetings.  https://www.ecorsemi.gov

Let's rewind to the last two decades of the 18th century, the area that would eventually become Ecorse, was originally a Native American burial ground before being settled by the French and named Riviere Aux Echorches which means, in English, The River of the Barks". 

In 1827, the Michigan Territorial Legislature created the Township of Ecorse 10 years before Michigan became a state.  When Ecorse Township was first created, it covered 54 square miles of land running from the Detroit River to Taylor, Michigan.

Logging was quite important to the people of Ecorse as the industry contributed to most of the jobs during the early years.

In the 1900's steel became a huge factor in our community and on July 5, 1923 Michigan Steel Mill opened with a then jaw dropping 500 employees which, of course, grew as time went on.

Ecorse officially became a city on September 19, 1941 and adopted the city charter September 19, 1942. 

            AT THE ECORSE PUBLIC LIBRARY!

Ask the librarian about:

THIS VINTAGE COMMUNITY SPIRAL BOUND COOKBOOK IS TITLED-

"OUR FAVORITE RECIPES" 1983, compiled by LITTLE IDA CHURCH MEMBERS & FRIENDS, ECORSE MICHIGAN.

The contributors of the recipes, local people, are named.

102 pages of recipes plus index & kitchen hints.

Ecorse Historical Society's office is located at:

Albert B. Buday Civic Center

3869 W Jefferson Ave

2nd Floor

Ecorse, MI 48229

(313) 386-2520  Ext. 4

Email:

info@ecorsehistorical.org

ecorsehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

YOU'RE INVITED!

 

Our monthly meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic.  Stay well & stay safe. 

Meeting at the Duckett Center, Ecorse Presbyterian Church (year unknown).

SOURCE: Kathy Warnes PhD. , from book: Ecorse Along the River

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