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Eight-man police force, 1908

Eight-man police force, 1908 image

The 1908 eight-man police force coped with rowdy students, crowds of visitors and a growing population. Patrolman William Blackburn (left rear), former fifth ward constable, was the city's first African American policeman

Frame location: On City Hall lawn, northeast corner of Fifth and Huron, inside sidewalk crossing and south of large spruce tree, facing southwest

Collection info: Sturgis Collection

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