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SALINE SETTLEMENT

(Monroe Commercial, Thursday, May 11, 1876, frontpage)

Saline Settlement (April 14, 1827)

A flourishing settlement has been commenced on the Saline near the salt springs, in Washtenaw county. The first actual settler, Mr. Leonard Miller, located there on the 5th of April 1826, and so rapidly has the population increased by emigration, that the inhabitants there were enabled to raise a saw mill (owned by the Messrs Parsons), composed of heavy timbers, without the aid of their neighbors. The Salt Springs, it is thought, will eventually be worked to great advantage, and the soil in the vicinity is of an excellent quality. The settlement is about 30 miles from LaPlaisance Bay harbor.

(Monroe Commercial, Thursday, May 11, 1876, frontpage)


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