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In presenting to the public the first number of what is designed to be a thorough and complete “Gazetteer and Business Directory of the State or MICHIGAN," the Publisher feels no ordinary degree of diffidence, appreciating, as he does, the immense amount and variety of the labor required to perfect a work of this character. Relying entirely upon the intelligence and appreciation of his readers, he waives the usual custom of authors in offering an apology, believing that if the Fork possesses any merit, no apology is required, and if devoid of merit, the least said the better. A work of this character is necessarily the result of a consultation of a multitude of authorities, – often varying and not always reliable,-how well the publisher has succeeded in his task, he leaves his readers to decide, hoping that their kind indulgence will be extended toward the shortcomings of the work, and that its merits will not be overlooked.

To the following authorities the publisher is greatly indebted, having drawn liberally upon them in various parts of the book.

Poster & Whitney's Report of the Geology and Topography of the Lake Superior Land District, Ray Haddock's Reports of the Trade and Commerce of Detroit, R. E. Roberts' Sketches of the City of Detroit, Dupee, Beck & Sayles' Copper Stock Reports, Sheldon's History of Michigan, Blois' Gazetteer of Michigan, Lee & Southerland's Michigan State Directory, United States Census Report for 1860, Clark's Detroit City Directory, United States Post Office List, Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, McCabe's Detroit Directory of 1837, Michigan Geological Report of 1859-60, Lectures of Gen. Lewis Cass, Henry R. Schoolcraft and Majors Whiting and Biddle, George L. Whitney's articles in Detroit Daily Advertiser, Henry C. Leach, U. S. Indian Agent, Truman B. Fox, Esq., of East Saginaw, J. P. Crippen, Esq., of Coldwater, and the editors of newspapers generally throughout the State, together with a host of paid writers and voluntary contributors.

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CHARLES F. CLARK, Publisher.

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INDEX TO HISTORY.

.72
.23
24
90
42
.17
121
..90

..67

Agricultural College.

72 Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum ....
Alphabetical List of the Counties of Death of Pontiac....
Michigan

.81 Defeat of St. Clair...
Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Rail-

Delta County.
road ....

44 Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad
Ancient Garden Beds.

.66 Discovery of Michigan....
Ancient Mounds...

.66 Doric Arch.
Antiquities.....

.65 Eaton County..
Asylum for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind...72 Education ....
Alcona County

.81 Emmet County.
Allegan County..

.81 Fishing Interest ......
Alpena County.

.82 Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad .
Antrim County

.82 Frenchtown, Battle of..
Barry County.

83 Fruit
Battle of Bloody Bridge..

23 Fur Trade..
Battle of Frenchtown.

26 Genesee County
Bay County ...

83 Geological Structure ...
Berrien County.

.84 Gladwin County.
Biddle John Major, Lectures of . ..17 Gladwin, Major
Bleeker County....

85 Governors of Michigan.
Boundaries of the State.

17 Grand Traverse County
Boundary Troubles ..

30

Grand Trunk Railway.
Branch County

85

Gratiot County ....
Brock, General..

26 Great Western Railway of Canada ....
Cadillac, Mons de la Motte
Calhoun County ...

..87 Harrison, General
Cascade La Portaille

121 Hillsdale County ..
Cass County....

87 Houghton County
Cass General, Lectures of.

.17 Hull's Surrender
Cass Lewis, appointed Governor 27 Hull's Treaty
Census Statistics...

73: Huron County ..
Cheboygan County.

.88 Indians of Michigan.
Chippewa County

.88 Ingham County ....
Clare County

89 Internal Improvements.
Clinton County

.88 Ionia County ...
Coal

.37 and 122 Iosco County.
Copper Interest....
Comparative Population of the United Isabella County.
States

.80 Jackson County
Counties of Michigan, Alphabetical List of.81 Kalamazoo County
Crawford County...

.90 Kalcasca County...

..91
..58
.43

26
..39
.18
.91
.37
92

22
..35

92
.44

92
.45
.37

19 Gypsum

26

.93
94
25
25
.96
.64
.97
..40
.97
.99
.57
.99
.99
100
..101

......52 Iron Interest ..

..118

Sent County .....
...101 Pontiac ....

20
beweenaw County.

.103 Population of the United States.. 80
Lakes
36 Pre-Emption Scheme ...

24
Lake County..
.103 Presque Isle ......

.118
Lapeer County.
..103 Proctor, General.

26
Leelenaw County.
..104 Prohibition of Slavery.

25
Lebavee County..

..104 Randall & Whiting's Pre-emption Scheme 24
List of Governors......
35 Reform School....

71
List of Mining Companies.
56 Rivers.

36
Livingston County ....
..105 River Raisin, Massacre of......

26
Lumber Interest...
48 Roscommon County.

.. 118
Macomb County
. 105 Sagard, Father ...

17
anistee County.

..106 Saginaw County
Manitou County

,107 Saginaw Valley Saw Mills .... 50 and 51
Marquette County
107 Salt Interest ..

51
Nason County ....
110 Sanilac County.

...120
Mason John T, appointed Secretary 28 Sault Ste Marie Ship Canal. .38 and 46
Massacre of the River Raisin.
26 Schoolcraft County ...

.121
Mecosta County .......

.110 Schoolcraft Henry R, Lectures of ...... 17
Michigan Central Railroad ....
40 Shiawassee County.

121
Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana

Siege of Detroit...

22
Railroad ........
43 Slavery Prohibited.

25
Michillimackinac (Mackinaw) County ...110 Soil and Productions ....

39
Midland County ....

111 Southern Peninsula, Topography of..... 36
Miller, Colonel...
26 State Agricultural College.

72
Miesaukee County
112 State Boundaries.....

17
Monroe County...
.112 State Normal School.

71
Montcalm County ...
.113 State Reform School....

71
Montmorenci County....
.113 St. Clair County..

122
Mormons, their settlement on Big Beaver. 107 St. Joseph County ..

123
Nuskegon County ....

...113
Surrender of Detroit..

25
Names of Governors..

35
Tabular List of Governors

35
Newaygo County.

114
Tecumseh, Death of...

27
Normal School...,

71

Territory of Michigan constituted. 25
Borthern half of Lower Peninsula 128

Tippecanæ, Battle of.

26
Northern Peninsula, soil, climate and

Treaty with the Chippewas.

27
productions

35
Tuscola County....

124
Oakland County..

114
United States Census

73
Oceana County

115
Upper Peninsula...

133
Ügeman County.

. 115
Van Buren County.

124
Ontonagon County.

116
War of 1812.....

25
Osceola County

..116
Washtenaw County..

125
Oscoda County

116
Wayne County..

. 126
Otsego County

117
Ottawa County

24
. 117
Wayne's Victory.

128
Peace of 1763....

Wexford County

63
Peace of 1783....

23 Whiting Henry, Major, Lectures of. 17
Perry's Victory..
27 Winchester, General.

26
Pictured Rocks.

.121 Witherell James, appointed Secretary .. 28
Plaster

37 Woodbridge William, appointed Secretary 27

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