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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Scott, after threatening to set the Indians on the settlers, declared that the place (containing less than a dozen white persons) was too thickly settled to suit him, and so he left. Thus ended the first whisky struggle in Alpena— the second had a far worse ending.
Mr. A. F. Fletcher arrived in Alpena in August, 1857, and Mr. J. K. Miller in September of the same year. During the summer of 1857. Mr. Carter built a small house on River street. This was the first regular residence erected, as the preceding ones were only temporary structures.
In 1857 Alpena county was organized into a separate county by act of Leg-islature. As Alpena county was not divided into townships, it was impossible to elect a board of canvassers as provided for in section four, so the Legislature, during the same session of 1857-58, passed the following amendment to section four of the act:
AN ACT to amend an act to organize the county of Alpena and locate the county seat thereof.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact. That this act shall stand in lieu of section (4) four of said act, and that Daniel Carter, Harvey Harwood, and D. D. Oliver are hereby made and constituted a board of canvassers, who shall act as inspectors of election; and said inspectors shall meet at said village of Fremont on the first Tuesday after the election, and appoint one of their number chairman and another secretary of said board, and shall thereupon proceed to discharge all the duties of a board of county canvassers, as in other cases of election for county and State officers, and shall have the power to act as a board of supervisors in and for said county, for the organization of townships therein, and for other purposes, and shall hold their offices until there be three organized townships in said county, and until other supervisors are elected and qualified:

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Alpena County is in 3 sections your are in section 1.
Section 2
Section 3
 






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