Abbott’s to Close?

Abbott’s To Close? Taken from The Colon Express newspaper, July 23, 1942: “NO TRUTH IN RUMOR ABBOTT’S WILL CLOSE It has come to our notice that a rumor is being spread around that the Abbott Magic Novelty Company intends closing … Continue reading

Abbott’s Final Get-Together

Percy Abbott’s Final Magic “Get-together” From the South Bend Tribune, 1959: “COLON – Percy Abbott, world-renowned illusionist, who made a hobby into the world’s largest magic factory, will retire from his mystic trade after two one-man shows in September. The … Continue reading

Fire Makes Way for Library

Hotel Fire made way for township library     From the Colon Community Historical Society Museum Archives; newspaper clipping, date unknown: “COLON – In the summer of 1912, the Lakeview Hotel – or as many knew it, “Pond Lily House” … Continue reading

Library Dedication

DEDICATION AND JUBILEE   Newspaper clipping from the Archives of The Colon Community Historical Society, dated October 14, 1915: “With Gov. Ferris and Good Weather a Large Crowd Should be in Colon Today Everything is in readiness for a gala … Continue reading

Lamb Knit Goods Lawsuit

How Would You Decide? HODGE PODGE Joe Ganger   I had heard that Issac Lamb had left the local Lamb Knit because he was not happy. There was more trouble later on when a lawsuit was filed. From “The Lawyers … Continue reading

Colon Township Library

It’s my money and I want one like that!   The history of our Township Library starts a few years before it was built with an architectural design that people liked. So far, we have been able to trace it … Continue reading

Lamb Knit Goods Company

I need a cord of wood carried to the third floor! History is a fun thing, but it is even more fun if you can look at it and reach out and touch it. We have a few buildings in … Continue reading

Lamb Knit Goods Company

Lamb Knit Goods Company From The Colon Express, April 5, 1895: “About six years ago I. W. Lamb, a man who is known all over the world as the inventor of the Lamb Knitting Machine, came to Colon with a … Continue reading

Abbott’s Metal Shop Destroyed

Abbott’s Metal Shop Destroyed From the Colon Express, November 20, 1952:”Good Work of Firemen Saves Other Buildings Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company is gradually getting its several departments organized from the effects of the fire Saturday morning which completely wiped out … Continue reading

Abbott Employees, 1961

Employees at Abbott’s     From The New TOPS Magazine, date unknown, approximately May of 1961, by Recil Bordner: “This year, the Magician’s Get-Together will be held here in COLON for the first time in nine years. The dates are … Continue reading