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INDEX TO HISTORICAL SKETCHES.

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OTHER STATE COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS.

The Agricultural College--The Normal Schools-College of Mines-Schools for Deaf Mutes and

the Blind-Educational and Reformatory Institutions..

39-40

THE PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS.

Views of the First Superintendent-Views of Governor Mason-Development of the High School

—Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor-Teaching of Foreign and Classical Languages in the Schools-
Changes in the School Laws-Comparative School Statistics-Former Superintendents...

41-43

THE TRUST FUNDS.

Origin of the Trust Funds-First Loaned to Private and Local Interests-Absorbed Into the State

Treasury-Constitutional Provision-Tabular Exhibits-Are the Trust Funds a Debt?..

43-45

RELIGIOUS TEACHING IN STATE SCHOOLS.

Early Sentiment on the Subject--The Historical Ordinance-Condition of an Early Land Pur

chase-As Related to the Primary Schools-As Related to the University-Views of President Angell, Professor Frieze and President Tappan-The Select Bible Readings.

45-49

MATERIAL INTERESTS.

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS BY THE STATE.

Fanciful Schemes of the Earlier Days-Prophetic of What Is Now Seen-Work Projected-The

Five Million Loan--Views of Governor Barry-Sale of the Railroads-Abandonment of the
System

49-50

BANKING AND CURRENCY.

First Effort at Banking Chartered Banks-General Banking Law of 1837, or “Wild Cat" Banks

--Collapse of the System-Scarcity of Bank Currency-Canadian, Indiana and Illinois Notes
-General Banking Law of 1857—State Banks of Issue Superseded by National Currency-
Shinplasters and State Scrip-Savings Banks, State Banks and National Banks—Tabular
Exhibits

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RAILROADS.

First Railway in New York-Western New York Immigrants and Nomenclature-First Railway

Charter in Michigan—"Success to the Railroad”—The Trunk Lines—Sale of the Roads by the State—Wonderful Development of the Railway System-Methods in Early Construction --Land Grants in Aid of Railways-Local Aid to Railways-Railway Statistics..

52-56

GOVERNMENT LAND GRANTS.

The University Lands-Primary School Lands–Agricultural College Lands-Salt Spring Lands

Sault Ste. Marie Canal Lands-Swamp Lands-Railway Land Grants..

57-60

MINERAL RESOURCES.

Early Discovery of Copper—Later Explorations-Discovery of Iron Ore-Geological Survey-Dr.

Douglass Houghton-Work on the Survey by Others—Copper and Copper Mining-Statistics of Copper Production-Ancient Mine Work-Iron and Iron Mining-Iron Ore ShipmentsSaline Interests-Gold and Silver-Other Mineral Products..

60-65

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. .

ROMAN CATHOLIC.

St. Anne's Church and Father Del Halle-Father Gabriel Richard-Diocesian Data-Statistics of

Church in Michigan.

66-67

PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS.

Rev. David Bacon-Early Methodist Missions-Dr. Nathan Bangs—Ministration of Father Rich-

ard-First Protestant Societies-A Couple of Anecdotes.

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Derivation of Party Names-Early State Politics—Governor Mason-Woodbridge and Reform,

Succeeding Democratic Rule-Governor Barry-Anti-Slavery Parties—The Van Buren Candi-
dacy of 1848—Disastrous Whig Defeat in 1852--The Know-Nothings-Ex-President Fillmore
-Bell and Everett-Formation of the Republican Party-Mergence of the Whig Organization
—The “Silver Greys"-Anti-Chandler Campaign in 1862—The Prohibitionists—The Greeley
Campaign of 1872—Ex-Governor Blair-The Liquor Traffic in the Campaign of 1874—The
Greenback and other Third Parties-Democratic-People's-Union-Silver Combination Politi-
cal Fusions Not a Success.

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THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC.
Historical Reference - Local Option Laws—Prohibition Laws-Non-license Clause of the Consti-

tution of 1850—The Taxation Law of 1875—Rate of the Tax Under Different Acts.

77-79

TABULAR EXHIBITS.

State Institutions-Population-Equalized Valuation-State Taxes-Comparative Farm Statistics

-Farm Products at Different Periods....

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Baldwin, Frank D.
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Ball, William.
Bandholtz, Harry H.
Barber, Julius S..
Barre, Corvis M.
Bawden, Frederic J.
Baxter, Charles E.
Beamer, Wm. H.
Beck, George.
Beekman, Wm. M.
Begole, Charles M.
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Belknap, Charles E.
Bell, George M.
Bellaire, John I.
Bement, Arthur 0...
Bement, George W.
Bennett, Albert D.
Bennett, Ebenezer O.
Bible, John F....
Bird, Arthur C..
Birkett, Thomas.
Bishop, Roswell P.
Blacker, Robert R.
Blakeslee, Edwin A.
Bliss, Aaron T.
Bonine, Fred. M.
Boudeman, Dallas.
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Boynton, Charles L..
Boynton, Nathan S.
Braastad, Frederick.
Breitung, Edward N.
Brewer, Mark S..
Brewster, Charles E.
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Carroll, Thomas F
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Chaddock, John B.
Chamberlain, Geo. L.
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Chandler, William.
Chase, Charles H.
Chase, Henry E.
Christian, Thomas H.
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Davis, George B.
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Dempsey, James.
Diekema, Gerrit J.
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Dodds, Francis H.
Dodds, Peter F.
Dodge, Frank L.
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Hall, Albert J.
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Hambitzer, Joseph F
Hanchette, Charles D.
Handy, Sherman T.
Hannah, Perry.
Hanson, Rasmus.
Harison, Beverly D..
Harris, Samuel B.
Hart, George A.
Hart, Rodney G.
Hartz, John C..
Harvey, Harrie T.
Hatch, Reuben.
Hawkins, Victor.
Hazeltine, Chas. S.
Hebard, Charles.
Heck, George R.
Hemans, Lawton T
Hill, George R.
Hill, Joshua..
Hills, Charles T.
Hinman, Edward C.
Holbrook, John..
Holmes, William.
Hooker, Frank A.
Hopkins, Mark.
Hosking, Wm. H.
Hotchkiss, Edgar H.
Hovey, Horatio N.
Howard, William G.
Hoyt, Hiram J.
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Filer, E. Golden.
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Fisher, Walter J..
Fiske, Lewis R.
Fitz Gerald, John C..
Fitzgerald, John W.
Flood, James K.
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Forsyth, Alexander.
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Leisen, Jacob
Lillie, Walter I.
Little, Andrew J.
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Loennecker, Martin G.
Long, Charles D..
Long, James W.
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Marr, Charles H.
Marshall, Joseph.
Marvin, Henry M.
Mason, Richard.
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