Timeline of the Period

United States History Michigan History Lansing History
  • 1861 Civil War
  • 1862 Emancipation Proclamation
  • 1863 National Banking Act
  • 1865 President Lincoln Assassinated
  • 1896 Transcontinental Railroad
  • 1861 Governor Blar sends 93,000 Troops to War
  • 1864 Detroit Stove Works
  • 1861 First Railroad to Lansing: AL&TB
  • 1861 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  • 1865 Lansing High School
  • 1865 L. Baker captures John Wilkes Booth
  • 1866 A. Clark & Co. (carriages)
  • 1869 Bement & Sons Foundry (stoves, plows)
  • 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, Dakota Territory
  • 1876 Bell's telephone
  • 1879 Edison's incandescent lamp
  • 1870 Women admitted to U of M and Michigan Agricultural College
  • 1870s Logging in Northern Michigan
  • 1871 The Great Forest Fire
  • 1879 Third Capitol Building
  • 1872 Gas light company
  • 1874 Lansing Woman's Club
  • 1875 New High School (Old Central)
  • 1893 Financial Panic
  • 1880s Mining in Upper Peninsula
  • 1887 Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
  • 1889 Breakfast cereal, Battle Creek
  • 1885 City Water Works
  • 1885 Lansing Wheel CO. (W.K. Prudden)
  • 1886 Steam Engine vehicle (R.E. Olds)
  • 1896 Women's Hospital Association
  • 1897 Olds Motor Vehicle Co. (R. E Olds)
  • 1903 Flight at Kitty Hawk (Wright brothers)

  • 1901 Curved dash Runabout (R.E. Olds)