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Black and white photograph of Joseph, Anna, Christina, Nellie and young Christina Dloughy in front of their "Slabtown" home on Division Street, ca. 1900. A Bohemian family, the children attended Bohemian classes every Saturday to maintain their…
Black and white photograph of a Native American family in front of their "Slabtown" home built of lumber slabs from the mills. Slabtown was located near the bay.
"Slabtown" homes near the bay.

Early in Traverse City's history, most of its able-bodied men were employed at the Hannah, Lay & Co sawmill. As a "fringe benefit," workers were allowed to help themselves to all the scrap lumber (or slabs) they wanted. Soon an entire neighborhood of…
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