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Bygones of Monroe:


Monroe Commercial, pg 1, April 27, 1876

Monroe, May 13, 1826.

Stony Creek, or Rocky River, takes its rise to the north west of the Chicago road, in the northern land district, and empties into Lake Erie about five miles north of this village. A settlement was commenced on the creek, four miles from its mouth and the same distance from the county seat of Monroe, about three years since. It now consists of 14 families, who are making rapid improvements. The inhabitants there have supplied our village for a year or two past with many of the necessaries of life. As far up this stream as the country has been explored, the land bordering on the stream is particularly high and dry, and the soil susceptible of the highest cultivation. An extensive mill and other establishments were in operation at its mouth, previous to the late war, but were destroyed by fire during that contest.

Monroe Commercial, pg 1, April 27, 1876

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