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YE OLDE ALMANAC

Alger County
(see Michigan State below)

Founded: March 17, 1885
County seat: Munising
Land Area (square miles):  918
Location: 47.1603 N, 86.4841 W

Population Statistics:

1900 5,868
1910 7,675
1920 9,983
1930 9,327
1940 10,167
1950 10,007
1960 9,250
1970 8,568
1980 9,225
1990 8,972
2000 9,862
2001 9,816
2002 9,796

In 2000 Alger County ranked as the 77th most populous county in Michigan.

Michigan
The "Wolverine State"

Admitted to the Union:
Thursday, January 26, 1837

Capital:  Lansing

Motto:  Si Quaeris Peninsulam Ameonam, Circumspice
(If You Seek a Beautiful Peninsula, Look Around)

Land Area (square miles):  58,216

Michigan got its name from the Indian word meaning "Great Lake." This state touches on all but one of the Great lakes and has 40,000 square miles of water within its boundaries. Woodland Indians lived in the land when French explorers and fur traders first came to it.  Once the timber, minerals, and fertile soil were discovered, settlers flocked to Michigan. They stayed to make this state first in production of automobiles, breakfast cereals, furniture, cherries, cucumbers, navy beans, and seedling pines.

Population statistics:

1810 4,762
1820 8,896
1830 31,639
1840 212,267
1850 397,654
1860 749,113
1870 1,184,059
1880 1,636,937
1890 2,093,890
1900 2,420,982
1910 2,810,173
1920 3,668,412
1930 4,842,325
1940 5,256,106
1950 6,371,766
1960 7,823,194
1970 8,875,083
1980 9,262,078
1990 9,295,297
2000 9,938,444

Population is ranked 8th (in US) at 9,549,353 (1995 estimate)

Total area - 96,791 square miles [including water areas]
Greatest length [north to south] - 310 miles
Greatest width [east to west] - 400 miles
Highest point - 1,980 feet
Lowest point - 572 feet
Highest recorded temperature - 112 degrees
Lowest recorded temperature - -51 degrees
3,288 miles of shoreline
11,000 inland lakes
36,000 miles of rivers and streams
18.4 million acres of forest
Principal cities - Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Lansing

White pine is the state tree
Robin is the state bird
Apple blossom is the state flower
Petoskey is the state stone
Isle Royale greenstone is the state gem
Brook trout is the state fish
State song is "Michigan My Michigan"

 

DID YOU KNOW...?

...that Alger County was named after Major Russell E. Alger, Governor of Michigan 1885-1887?  He died in Washington D.C. on January 24, 1907, and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  His picture is below.


 


 
 

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