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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The city contains a good public library, containing about 1, 400 volumes of travels, histories, biographies, works of fiction, etc., etc. The library is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Miss Lizzie Nason is librarian. Invalids will find the climate of Alpena admirably adapted to their necessities. The air is generally cool and invigorating, and the nights agreeable and refreshing, so that a person can enjoy a sound sleep. The people are lively and constantly projecting some social amusement. Weather permitting, steamboats and mails arrive and depart daily. Sufferers from rheumatism have already learned of the curative properties of the magnetic well, and many who had this painful disease have experienced relief by using its waters. The mineral water was struck at a depth of 900 feet below the surface, and the water is conducted by pipes to a large and comfortable bath house near the Fletcher house. Professor Duffield says the following about the well and qualities: "There are two kinds of wells which are called 'Artesian. ' The first class where parties have tubed down in soil and gravel and have not entered or penetrated the rock, in which they merely get a water whose medical power is obtained from flowing through some alluvial strata, and which can not, strictly speaking, be called mineral waters. And second, those which come from a great depth in the rock, and from which all superficial streams have been tubed off. These are the true Artesian wells.

Alpena Michigan


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