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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Vessels can go almost up to the dam, which is distant from the mouth of the river about a mile. Two bridges connect the wo sides, one a swing bridge between Dock and Second streets, and the other where Chisholm street touches the river. The dockage facilities can be increased to a great extent by placing a lock at the dam, and thus raising the vessels to a level with the waters above. There are four docks outside the river which extend into the bay. viz.: Campbell, Potter & Co. 's dock, Deacon Hlitchcock's dock, the Trowbridge dock, and the Alpena Lumber Co. 's dock. The city contains at present, 11 brick blocks, nearly all on Second and Dock Streets, 8 groceries and general stores, 3 drug stores. 9 dry goods and millinery establishments, 3 hardware stores, 1 music store, 3 merchant tailors, 2 cigar nanufacturing establishments. 2 machine shops with foundries attached, 1 steam grist mill, 2 planing mills, 4 school-houses, 1 post office, 2 insurance agencies, 2 hanking establishments. 4 butcher shops. 1 bakery, 2 wagon shops, 5 blacksmith shops, 3 shoe shops. 3 barbers' establishments, 7 hotels. "1 photographic room, 2 harness makers' shops, 3 green-grocers, 2 livery stables, 2 good volunteer fire companies with steam fire engines, 2 printing establiah-nents, 3 newspapers, 1 skating rink, 1 military company, 1 public hall capable of seating 600 people comfortably, 2 express offices, 1 telegraph office, 3 house and sign painting shops, 1 picture store, 2 furniture stores, 15 saw and shingle mills, 7 churches, 5 societies. 1 jail, and the magnetic mineral well with a commodious bath-house attached.

Alpena Michigan


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