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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876


At the fall election of November 8, 1870, the highest vote cast was 519, and the population, according to the State census, amounted to 2, 756, an increase since 1864 of 2, 082—a little over four times. We have given the number of votes cast at different elections in order to show the increase of population. For this reason we selected the township of Alpena, which up to 1866 contained all the present county. The assessed valuation of the county of Alpena in 1870 was $1, 488, 729. 92. This included the present county of Alpena and the unorganized counties of Montmorency and Presque Isle. During the long winters, when the men were nearly all away in the lumber woods, the ladies and what few men remained in town were dependent upon themselves for amusements. The people, however, were very sociable and friendly in their communications with each other, no marked division of social classes existed, and so they had many a pleasant gathering which helped to make the long winters pass agreeably. Among other amusements, the ladies organized sewing societies, principally for charitable purposes. At one of the sewing societies some of the ladies got up a tableau entitled the "Flour of the Family, " the price of admission being five cents. Only one lady was admitted to see the tableau at the same time. The company who were assembled went into the room where the scene was exhibited, one by one, and each person on returning declared it to be well worth seeing, doing so in order to induce those who hadn't witnessed the tableau to go and see it.

Alpena Michigan


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