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Michigan

Jackson

James L. Holmes came to Michigan with the family of his father in 1837. In 1838 he removed to Jackson, and has since resided in this city Mr. Holmes has always been an active business man, and is one of the best known in the town. He is now engaged in the wholesale and red wine and liquor trade. He is a most enthusiastic disciple of Isaac Wal ton, and has made his rod familiar with most of the waters in and around the state. To the lakes of Jackson county it is no unusual practice for him to go day after day, without regard to the weather, especially if it is such as is favorable to the piscatory sport. Mr. Holmes is a most effi cient member of the board of public works of the city of Jackson, which position he has held for three years. 1877. The concluding pages of this sketch will be devoted to giving information relative to the most notable of the mining, manufacturing mechanical, industrial and business interests of the city, (though nece sarily imperfect), as will enable those unacquainted with its resources understand why Jackson, the " Central City," is one of the most prosper ous of the cities of this state.

Jackson
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