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Balkan Coal Town
My time living at Balkan 1946-1953
We moved to Michigan in 1953 and lived in a small town called Keego Harbor. Located a home on Cass Lake Road, across the road from our church, Keego Harbor Baptist.

I am a retired High School Counselor. I prefer to work at smaller rural schools and volunteered to be Tech Coordinator.

I have extensive experience in technology. During the summer I signed up to work at a local newspaper, The Daily Journal. They were interesting in bringing color photography into their operation. I had extensive Photoshop experience and worked 6 summers at the newspaper, starting 1990.

One of the hobbies I have is restoring B&W photos and lightly adding color, especially Coal town pictures.

If you google Balkan School, the one I attended for 1st and 2nd grade. This is the original picture.
This is the way it looks with Photoshop work and the way I remember. Click color picture to go to the Balkan website.
One of my favorite Russell Lee pictures
Balkan Commissary
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My aunt & uncle visiting
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