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Michigan

Jackson Mi.

The volunteers from Ann Arbor had a sorry time on their return trip. In the morning they wet up their flour with water, baked it in a frying pan, and divided it into eight pieces, that being their number, and started with the knowledge that they must travel thirty miles before they could find food or shelter. It was in the heart of winter, the snow was a foot deep, and the yoke of cattle, which constituted their team, had subsisted on browse for several days, could with difficulty haul their wagon through the frozen streams. They, after great fatigue and suffering, finally reached "Clements" and "McCarty's" late at night, so wet and cold that they were near perishing. Here they were made comfortable, and reached home the next day, where they told a moving tale of the sufferings they had endured. This may be considered the initial point in the history of the city of Jackson, and what is it ? a name, and nothing more; no cultivation of the ground, no house, no inhabitant, but yet sufficient confidence in this location, in this concentration of trails, to decide that its future would be such as to justify their action in giving it a name.

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