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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Sec. 21. —A road from Duncan, in Cheboygan county, to Sauble river, in Iosco county, via Alpena, to be known as the Duncan, Alpena and Sauble river State road. At the spring election of 1866 one hundred and nineteen votes were cast, and during the same year three shingle mills were erected, one of which, built by Thompson & Co., near Campbell & Potter's saw-mill, has an estimated capacity of 10, 000, 000 shingles per year. At the fall election in November, 220 votes were cast.
The townships of Ossineke, Alcona. and Corlies were organized during 1866, and the first tax rolls being made out in 1867. The county was now composed of the townships of Alpena, Corlies, Ossineke. Alcona, and Harrisville, the county seat being the village of Alpena. Ossineke still remains a township of Alpena; Alcona now belongs to Alcona county, while the township of Corlies existed only one year. The township of . Corlies was situated within the county of Alpena and consisted of the following territory: The north half of town 31, ranges 5. 6. and 7, and town 32, ranges 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. In 1868 the mill of A. F. Fletcher & Co. was erected, and at the general election, November 3d, 306 votes were cast. The steamer Metropolis made her first trip to Alpena, June 4th, 1868. In 1869 Frank Gilchrist's saw-mill was erected, and the county of Alcona set off from Alpena and organized into a separate county.

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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 1.
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