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Michigan

BRANCH COUNTY

Citizens of Quincy, as in the case of your ancestors, "Whether winning, whether losing, Trust in God and do the right. "
NOTES OF" THE DAY
The Post-office and Herald building and Charles Houghtaling drug store attracted much attention because of the handsome decorations, while the Post-office interior was a marvel of beauty (this does not apply to the postmaster). The Commercial hotel and Clark's hotel wore a complete dress of flags. The dry goods stores of W. E. Goodnow & Co., W. J. Wilbur & Co., and Warner & McKay, were elaborately trimmed inside and out. The display of street flags was never equaled in Branch county. The first balloon sent up Wednesday evening, was seen by A. W. Staunton one hour and thirty minutes after its ascension, still traveling eastward. When the procession reached the residence of Samuel Morey, the pioneers cheered heartily the old gentleman, whose years and health prevented him from leaving the porch of his home. Among the prominent visitors from Coldwater were H. C. Lewis, Z. G. Osborn, William Gilbert, David Holmes, Harvey Warner, L. D. Halstead, Albert Chandler, F. S. Pratt, B. S. Tibbitts. Allen 'Tibbitts, P. P. Nichols, J. C. Pierce, F. D. Newberry, C. N. Legg, and N. A. Reynolds. The log cabin of the day was filled with children, who were happy in singing. Upon its top were antlers nailed to the peak, the veritable coon, and on the rear was nailed the deer hide.

BRANCH COUNTY MICHIGAN


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