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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

Attached to the clapboard mill is the shingle mill of E. White, containing one double cutter and one single cutter shingle machine, which are capable of cutting from 85, 000 to 100, 000 shingles per day, and employing 25 persons. This mill, last year, under the charge of J. Van Dusen. cut 10, 500, 000 shingles. Across the river from the Alpena Lumber Co., stands the mill of F. W. Gilchrist, containing 1 gang, 1 circular, edgers, slab saws and lath machine. This mill has a cutting capacity of 9, 000, 000 feet per year. Number of men employed 50- Full stock of logs on hand.
Further up the river is the grist-mill and sash, door, and planing mill of Bingham, Johnston & Co., containing a complete set of machinery for making flour and for manufacturing ¦ sash, doors, planing, moulding and fancy wood work. Folkerts & Butterfield's mill is still further up the river, just above the bridge. The mill contains 1 circular, 1 gang, 1 muley, the requisite slab saws and edgers, and 1 lath machine. The mill has a cutting capacity of 7, 000, 000 feet of lumber per year. Number of men employed, 51.
The next mill is that of A. F. Fletcher & Co., and contains 1 circular, 1 gang, and 1 lath mill. The mill is capable of cutting 70, 000 feet of lumber and 17, 000 lath per day. Number of men employed, 40. A little further up the river is Gillett & Co. 's shingle mill, which is not in operation this year.
Richardson, Avery & Co. 's water mill is the last on the north side of the river. It contains 1 circular. 1 gang, 1 muley, edgers, slab saws, and lath machine, and has a cutting capacity of 9, 000, 000 feet per year. About 40 nen are employed.

ALPENA COUNTY MICHIGAN


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






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