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    Alpena was settled around 1835 and originally called Freemont but was changed by the post office to Alpena. [MPN] The first railroad communications from the south came in 1886 with the arrival of the Detroit, Bay City & Alpena. The Alpena & Northern railroad was constructed northwest into the forests around 1893 after the area became a logging center at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River.The Huron Portland Cement Company began producing cement from the region's large limestone deposits in 1907.

  2. The first common carrier railroad in Alpena was the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad which entered Alpena from the south around 1886 and was built by Alger, Smith and Co. interests (a logging company). A second road, also owned by Alger, Smith & Co., was the Alpena and Northern Railroad, which was opened from Alpena to LaRocque on November 18, 1893 [MRRC].

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  6. Sep 06, 2020 · The Boyne City Gaylord & Alpena Railroad. Boyne City, MI's railroad operations began in 1893 with the creation of the Boyne City Southeastern Railroad, running 7 miles east to Boyne Falls. The line was owned by the W.H. White Lumber Company to tap into northern Michigan's logging industry. In 1905, the Boyne City Gaylord & Alpena Railroad was chartered to succeed the line and extend it to Alpena, MI, 91 miles east of Boyne City.

  7. Earlier railroads that served Alpena were built and owned by the Alger Smith and Co. logging company: (1) the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad, which entered Alpena from the south around 1886, and (2) the Alpena and Northern Railroad. Bus. Indian Trails provides daily intercity bus service between St. Ignace and Bay City, Michigan.

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