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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

The roads were of the worst description'; in fact there were none, except as they were made by the tracks of the immigrants' wagons as they were coming into the country, and in going to and fro after their arrival in search of a proper location, or in hauling their families to it, after it was found. The oak-openings were free to all to come and go where they pleased; but the streams and marshes were sources of great trouble and delay to the pioneer, and sometimes of danger to his worn-out and exhausted teams. It was a fortunate circumstance if the venturesome immigrant found the trees blazed to guide him to his destination. In the fall of 1830 a postoffice was established, called Jacksonopolis, by a decision of the postoffice department.

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