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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY AFTER 1870

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The county of Presque Isle, which so far had been attached to Alpena county, was. in 1871, organized into a separate county, leaving Alpena county in its present shape. The first banking firms in Alpena were organized April 1st, 1872, and consisted of two firms, Bewick, Comstock & Co., under the name of the Alpena Banking Company, and the Exchange Bank of Geo. L. Malta & Co. Both these firms have had plenty of business, and at present appear to be firmly established. They have aided considerably in building up the city, and have proved a great benefit to the citizens of this place. We have now come down to Alpena's great affliction, viz.: the great fire of July 12th, 1872, when in a few hours fifteen acres in the business part of the town was laid waste by the fire-fiend, and caused a loss to the citizens of $175, 000. The principal losses, as given by the Pioneer, were as follows:
W. Van Inwagen....... $6, 000
C. Golling........... 5, 000
R. Ambrose.......... 3. 000
F. S. Goodrich........ 9. 000
J. C. Chisholm........ 3, 700
A. P. A................. 500
E. J. Dane................. 1, 000
William McMaster............ 3. 500
Capt. Harrington............. 2, 000
Dr. A. Warner ............. 1, 000
Bewick. Comstock & Co.......... 2, 000
A. McDonald.............. 3. 500
Samuel Boggs........... 8. 000
A. Pack & Co............... 8, 000
C. C. Whitney............... 11, 000
Mrs. II. G. Westbrook........ 1, 000
J. C. Reed................... 1, 000
Steve
ns & Turnbull............. 1, 000 Mrs. Murray .................. 2, 500
Dr. Maiden'................... 2, 500
Potter Brothers ............ 16, 000
A. L. Power & Co.................. 10. 000
Galbraith & McCollum............. 5, 000
P. McDade, ...................... 4, 000
John Gavagan, ................... 2, 000
H. J. Eaton..................... 2. 500
Mrs. Minton, .................... 2, 500
Odd Fellows, ................. 400
J. W. Hall.......................... 2. 500
George L. Maltz, .................... 2. 000 C. T. Paxton, ...................... 1. 200
G N. Blackburn................ 4, 000
Clewly & Woods, ................ 1, 000
Crowell & Godfrey............... 4, 300
Burrell & Lee.................... 10, 000
J. E. Beach. ...................... 5, 000
Engine House........................ 1, 500
M M. Viall. ..................... 4, 000
William Todd...................... 2, 000
J C. Park........................ 1, 500
L. Doyle........................ 4, 000
Goodenow & Dow..................... 8, 000

Alpena Michigan


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