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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Oscoda county touches it at the southwest corner. It is divided into the city corporation of Alpena, and the townships of Alpena. Long Rapids, Wilson and Ossineke, and is formed of that part of land known as towns 29, 30, 31, and 32, in ranges 5, 6, 7. 8, 9, and 10 east. The number of acres has been estimated at 705, 683, of which some 300, 000 acres are pine lands. The county seat is situated at the city of Alpena. Alpena county forms part of the 26th State representative district, which is represented at present by W. L. Churchill, of this city. It forms part of the 29th State senatorial district, represented now by I. Fancher, republican. It forms part of the 8th congressional district, represented now by N. B. Bradley, republican. It forms part of the 18th circuit district, presided over at present by S. M. Green, democrat. Alpena county is watered by Thunder Bay river and branches, and contains the pretty inland lakes known as Long lake and Hubbard lake. Sunken Lake, a natural curiosity, is within its limits. Thunder Bay, which borders both on the south and east, is formed by a deep indention in the land, some ten miles, and forms one of the best and most commodious natural harbors on the shores of Michigan. It is something in the shape of an irregular half circle, ten miles in diameter; is free from shoals, and contains good anchorage. The outermost point of the south shore is called South Point. A little below Thunder Bay river, sometimes called Alpena river, which empties into the bay about midway between its two extremities, is Partridge Point (so called on account of the abundance of partridge that once existed there; south of Partridge Point, is Squaw Bay, and below that is Ossineke or Devil river.

Alpena Michigan


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