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HISTORY OF ALPENA COUNTY

BY WILLIAM BOULTON IN 1876

The saw-mill of Campbell. Potter & Co. is situated at Campbellville, about one mile from the bay. The mill contains 1 circular, 1 gang, 1 muley, and one lath machine, which are capable of cutting 70, 000 feet of lumber, and 17, 000 lath per day. Number of men employed, 40. The lumber is conveyed to the company's dock on Thunder Bay by means of a railroad one mile long. The shingle mill close to Campbell, Potter & Co. 's mill is not in operation this year. The sash and door factory, and planing and moulding mill of Gebhardt & Co. is situated on Sable street between Third and Fourth streets, and is fitted with every appliance for making doors, sash, blinds, brackets, etc., and for moulding and making fancy wood-work. Hopper & Speedily have a saw-mill on the river, in Long Rapids township, about seventeen miles from town. A grist-mill will be attached to the sawmill before long. The mill is run by water power, and is surrounded by a first class farming country. The average cut of each of the city mills is about 50, 000 feet per day. A few of the mills are in operation night and day. Geo. F. Lewis, during his visit to Alpena, this spring, obtained the following statistics, regarding the supply of old and new logs:
Campbell, Potter & Co............. 6, 000. 000
Richardson, Avery & Co............ 7, 000, 000
J. S. Minor....................... 2, 500, 000
A. F. Fletcher & Co............... 6, 500, 000
Bewick, Comstock & Co............. 7. 000, 000
Hilliard, Churchill & Co.......... 5, 500, 000
Mason, Luce & Co.................. 7, 000, 000
Folkerts & Butterfield. ........ 7, 000, 000
Alpena Lumber Company............. 5, 000, 000
F. W. Gilchrist........'. ........ 7, 500, 000
Shingle Mills..................... 2, 000, 000
Old stock, feet................... 18, 000, 000
81, 000, 000

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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