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History of Alma, Michigan, USA

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Alma, Michigan, USA

First settled in 1853 by General Ralph Ely and three companions; he built a sawmill here in 1855 and platted the village as Elyton in 1856; later an addition was platted by Mr. Gargett and called Alma, the name by which the whole community came to be known and the name, it is believed, of his daughter; General Ely became the first postmaster of Alma on July 7, 1858; incorporated as a village in 1872 and as a city in 1905.

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  • 1853 - Alma was founded in 1853 by Ralph Ely.


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  • 1895 - Alma
    Alma, a flourishing post-village of Gratiot co., Mich., on Pine River, 9 miles N.W. of Ithaca, and 37 miles by rail W. of Saginaw City. It has 6...Read MORE...


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    Michigan Masonic Home, Alma, Mich.
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    Alma High School, Alma, Mich.
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    Superior Street looking West
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  • 1916
    Alma, a banking post-village of Gratiot co., Mich., on Pine River and on the Pere Marquette and the Ann Arbor Rs., 37 miles W. of Saginaw. It has...Read MORE...




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  • 1853 - Alma was founded in 1853 by Ralph Ely.
  • 1895 - Alma
    Alma, a flourishing post-village of Gratiot co., Mich., on Pine River, 9 miles N.W. of Ithaca, and 37 miles by rail W. of Saginaw City. It has 6... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Alma, a banking post-village of Gratiot co., Mich., on Pine River and on the Pere Marquette and the Ann Arbor Rs., 37 miles W. of Saginaw. It has... Read MORE...

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