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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

These would probably swell the total shipments to 85, 000, 000 feet of lumber, 65, 000, 000 shingles, and 100, 000 cedar posts. James J. Potter. Deputy Collector of Customs. At the general election held in this county November 3, 1874, the number of votes cast for the office of governor was 923, of which Bagley (republican) received 491 and Chamberlain (democrat) received 432. In the city of Alpena 765 votes were cast; in Alpena township, 54 votes; in Wilson township, 27 votes; in Ossineke township, 23 votes, and in Long Rapids township, 54 votes.
The depression in business circles which prevailed all over the country during 1875 affected Alpena considerably, though in comparison with other places, business has been very good—the saw-mills all running. According to the report of Major G. Weitzel, 506 vessels of 164, 614 tons cleared from Alpena in 1875, taking 67, 872. 000 feet of lumber, 28, 255, 000 shingles, and 18, 006, 000 pieces of lath. Of course the price paid for lumber was less than that of preceding years, consequently less wages were paid, and the result has been that more people have turned their attention to farming than they would otherwise have done, if business had been good. This will result in more real good to the country than was at first apparent. Concerning the farming of 1875 we shall speak fully under the head of farming, towards the latter part of this article.

Alpena Michigan


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