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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The professions are well represented by 7 lawyers, 8 doctors, 2 music teachers, and 2 architects. The situation of Alpena city is low, but there is sufficient rise for draining off the surface water. The want of drains is one of the drawbacks of the city, and these are yearly being dug in various parts of the city. As the expense of building drains and keeping them in repair is considerable, the city is not able to make as complete a system of drainage as the citizens would like, but pearly, the drains are extended and before long the city will have a complete system. All the principal streets are provided with sidewalks. the land in the city is sand, muck or stone, the sand predominating. There are no good farming lands, as a general rule, within three miles of the mouth of the river—the bulk of valuable farming lands being situated from six' to forty miles distant. No one can deny that Alpena is admirably situated for commercial purposes; with the exception of Tawas, it possesses the only good harbor between Port Huron and Presque Isle; it is convenient to the line of Chicago and the Lake Superior steamboats, the line passing Alpena about ten miles distant; the country back of Alpena is rich and fertile, and as a wheat growing country, is not excelled by any land in the State. These lands are being rapidly settled and cultivated, and the products raised for at least fifty miles back must eventually find their way to Alpena, as the most convenient shipping point.

Alpena Michigan


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