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Silk City Band, Belding, mi

Nice to see this photo. I hadn't been able to come across a good shot of a Belding band. My grandparents, EV and Anna McNally, moved there in 1909, from Pennsylvania silk mills. EV worked in the Mills for years, then after the Mills closed in 33, he was elected Mayor for 2 terms. He and Anna managed the Hotel Belding until it closed in 1943.
My mother, Helen E. McNally Rafferty was born there in 1909. I have a number of photos of the mills and documents.


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