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Michigan

BRANCH COUNTY

still a large crowd remained to witness the fire-works, which were displayed on the vacant lot east of the Clark house. The display was a very good one, and aside from the mismanagement in the starting of the balloons, was a success. At 10 o'clock at night the streets were still full of people, and the dancing halls of the C. C. band were full of merry young people enjoying the fascinating dance.
By midnight Quincy had resumed her quiet, and the duties of the police were of a most ordinary character. The illuminations of the business and residence houses were on a scale commensurate with the day decorations.
And thus ended the grandest and most successful celebration ever held in Branch county. It showed what Quincy can do when she attempts. Will you all make a move now for manufacturing interests? This is your opportunity. Strangers and citizens of the county see that you lead in nerve and push, now will you invite them here to stay? This closing effusion is for our village people.
SEMI-CENTENNIAL HISTORY BY REV. J. EMORY FISHER
Fellow Citizens: —Assembled, 'as we are, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of our village, it becomes us to review the past and recount the hardships and privations our pioneer fathers and mothers endured in laying the foundation of our prosperity by redeeming this beautiful country from the wilds of nature and transforming its heavy forests and brambled wild-wood into beautiful fields and pleasant homes, and to applaud their courage and true chivalry with a heartiness worthy of ourselves and their heroic deeds. This happy task has been committed to your speaker.

BRANCH COUNTY MICHIGAN


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