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Michigan

Jackson

The number of messages sent from the office of the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1877 was 20,000, the number received 18,000, the receipts of the office $8,550.00. This was exclusive of the messages sent by the lines connected with the railroad companies. John M. Myers is the able, efficient and accommodating manager of the business of the Western Union Telegraph Company in Jackson. Water works on the Holly plan were constructed during 1870, costing, with additions and extensions of piping to January 1, 1878, $159,834.71. Water supply obtained from Artesian wells two hundred feet deep. 207,-301,539 gallons pumped in 1877, and distributed through eleven and two-fifths miles of water mains. There are eighty-three public fire hydrants. George D. Walcott, superintendent, resigned July 1, 1872; H. A. Stetson, superintendent, resigned July, 1873; C. H. Fountain, superintendent, appointed July, 1874.

Jackson
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