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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

all the territory comprised within the limits of the city corporation was formed into the union school district of the city of Alpena, the affairs being managed by two members elected in each ward, the mayor acting as president of the board and the recorder as secretary. Prior to this event the city corporation had been attached to union school district No. 1. of the township of Alpena, which comprised all the townships except Ossineke. Since 1873 no change has taken place in the county, although au attempt has been made to form the townships of Alpena. Long Rapids and Wilson into separate sehool districts, each township to form a school district. This chance is needed very much, and will take place before long. In the latter part of 1873 a post-office was established in the township of Long Rapids, with John Louden as postmaster. In 1874 a census was taken by the supervisors, and the result has been a very complete and reliable record of the county for the year 1873. From this census we glean many interesting facts, showing the true state of the county. The population of the county was 4, 807. as follows?: Citv of Alpena, 3. 964; Alpena township, 249; Long Rapids, 291; Wilson, 293: Ossineke, 110. The valuation of the county as equalized by the board of supervisors was. $2, 134-360. 50. Of the population, 2. 808 were males. 1. 999 females. There were 417. 775 acres of taxed lands, of which 6. 482 acres were improved. Of the wheat crop of 1873, the yield was 3, 142 bushels and average per acre of 24. 16 bushels. The yield of potatoes in 1873 amounted to 15. 626 bushels while the hay crop was 670 tons; number of horses owned in the county, 361.

Alpena Michigan


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