Glimpses Into The Past

Welcome to glimpses of Hillsdale Counties past seen through news clippings, postcards, and other sources. 

Hillsdale Whig Standard   July 7 1846

Blacksmith shops were found in many towns. Horses were used for transportation. They carried people, pulled buggies, wagons, & fire equipment. They were used to pull implements by farmers in Hillsdale County to plant and harvest crops. Blacksmiths made shoes to protect the horse's hooves. A horse shoe hung open end up over your door was believed to bring good luck to those living there.


Do you wonder how Hillsdale City  streets got name?  

Look at the list below and see if your street name is there.