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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

During the year 1871, some very important changes took place in the county, while the number of mills was increased by the erection of the Alpena Lumber Co. 's saw-mill. The most important change was the incorporation of the city of Alpena. This was done by act of Legislature No. 249, and approved March 29, 1871, the following territory forming the corporation: The southwest quarter of section thirteen; the south half of sections fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen; the whole of sections twenty-one, twenty-two, and twenty-eight; the west fractional half of section twenty-four, and fractional sections twenty-three, twenty-six, and twenty-seven, in township thirty-one north, of range eight east. This territory was on both sides of the river, and was taken from the township of Alpena. It was divided into three wards; the first and second wards comprising all the land on the south side of the river. and the third all that which lay to the north. The dividing line between the first and second wards was as follows: Commencing at a point in the center of Thunder Bay river, opposite a line between lots seven and thirty-seven, in block eight; thence along said line to Third street; thence along the center of Third street to Washington avenue, and thence west on said avenue to the center of Thunder Bay river. The city was entitled to the following officers, who were elected by the people: Mayor, comptroller, recorder, treasurer, three justices of peace, two aldermen from each ward, one supervisor from each ward and three constables. The comptroller, recorder, and aldermen held office two years; the mayor, treasurer, supervisor, and constables held office one year and the justices of peace three years.

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