The island became a valuable position for the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade, leading to the establishment of Fort Mackinac by the British during the American Revolutionary War. Archaeologists have excavated fishhooks, pottery, and other artifacts dating back to around AD
On November 1-December 4,James Monroe was elected President over Federalist Rufus King ; there wereAmericans who voted with a population of over 9 million less than 1.
It was less than half who voted in On December 11,Indiana was admitted as the 19th state Tavern keepers in Michigan were forbidden to sell liquor to minors or Indians; the public act also prohibited Sunday liquor sales.
Tavern keepers were also required to provide lodging to customers. Inthe population in the Michigan Territory was 8, with 1, in Detroit, and the first steamboat traveled in the Great Lakes Treaty of Saginaw on September 24, ceded nearly 6 million acres of Indian Lands to Michigan settlers forcing Indian tribes further West; Lewis Cass and Indian Chiefs met to sign the treaty On December 14,Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state Life Expectancy in the s and s was estimated at At that time, most men lived longer than most women.
The population of Detroit was On August 10,Missouri was admitted as the 24th state as the Missouri Compromise was reached on May 8, Inthere was an estimated 1. Woodruff was the first settler in Washtenaw County with land purchased in Pittsfield Township; he built a home that he moved into on July 6,and resided their until his death on October 8, at the age of 91 Jason and Daniel Cross settled at Woodruff's Grove in ; they dubbed themselves as "Kings of the River.
President Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine in ; it politically separated the United States from Europe, and prohibited colonialism from European states. It put the United States into political isolationism William Webb Ellis invented rugby in ; it is the world's most popular sport with over 3.
He came to Detroit June,founded a school infounded Catholepistemiad inand was elected to the state legislature in Calvin Chipman put up the first log house in Ann Arbor in George Noyes made the first government land purchase at Pittsfield Township in In March,Father Gabriel Richard petitioned Congress to fund a highway between Detroit and Chicago.
Ann Allen was born, Ann Isabella Barry, in and her father, Thomas Barry was one of the richest men in Baltimore; Ann's mother died inand her father, Thomas, died in at the age of 33 leaving her an orphan at the age of 3.
Her father, Thomas, left her 2, pounds to be bequethed when she married or turned the age of 21; she married Dr. William McCue of Virginia on January 20, at the age of She bought a acre farm in Lexington, and also owned slaves.
Their son, John, was born inand Thomas in ; however, Dr. McCue contracted typhoid fever and died six months later on November 7, Allen, 19, married Mary Crawford, 17, on November 2, The Allen's had a daughter, Sarah Ann, on May 10, Allen was appointed Postmaster of Ann Arbor on December 30, Allen absconded from Virginia much like Rumsey from New York to leave their creditors behind.
Allen was a slave owner in Virginia, but did not own slaves in Ann Arbor. When Ann left Virginia inshe left her two sons, 6 and 8, behind. The Allen's lived in a small log cabin at the corner of Huron and Second St.
John Allen became the first Village President, Harvard graduate, Samuel W. Dexterpurchased several hundred acres in Scio and Webster Townships in which was known as Mill Creek, but later became the Village of Dexter in ; Dexter was appointed Chief Justice of Washtenaw County in and became a University of Michigan Regent in Judge Dexter was the first postmaster on April 24, Dexter owned acres of land in Washtenaw County in Charles Cowden owned the first store at Dexter.
Dexter Township was one of the original three townships in Washtenaw County in along with Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
He erected a saw mill at Mill Creek and then a grist mill with Mathews, Bond and Thomas Martin; it burned down in There are lakes at nearby Livingston County which are a part of the Huron River Chain of Lakes miles with Brighton Lake the largest with acres followed by Lake Chemung at acres.
Dexter were attornies that also came to Ann Arbor in There were more families in Ypsilanti in than Ann Arbor; there were families with 1, individuals in Ypsilanti compared to families withh 1, individuals in Ann Arbor Elisha Rumsey and John Allen established the Washtenaw Coffee House in at Huron and First Streets in a log cabin Ezra Maynard cleared the property later to be known as the the Cobblestone Farm at Packard Rd.
Orrin White and George Rush were the first settlers in the area prior to Geddes arrival. The Geddes house is pictured above, and an pic of John Geddes below. John Geddes was its first postmaster on July 21,and a train depot was built in Lord was the first physician in the county; he arrived August,and became County Clerk, On August 24,August Woodward left Michigan as he was appointed Judge in Florida by President Monroe; Woodward died on July 12, at the age of 52 In September,John Harford opened a store in Ann Arbor On October December 4,John Quincy Adams defeated Andrew Jackson in the Presidential Election after Jackson won the popular vote and a majority of the electoral voted, but the election was decided by the House of Representatives after Henry Clay gave his support to Adams; there wereAmericans who voted, and Jackson won the popular vote by 38, which was Leonard Miller built the first log cabin along the Saline River.
Also inJohn Gilbert purchased a acre farm; that farm was sold to the Tate family inand they sold it to Emanuel Rentschler in The farm became a museum in John and Joseph Dickinson settled in the Northeast area of Washtenaw County in ; Ira Rider was the first postmaster in the area on June 4, and the post office was named Rider.
George Renwick became the first supervisor inand when he became postmaster on May 29,the post office was renamed Renwick until January 28, when it was renamed Salem.
Th name briefly change in to Summit, but was renamed Salem in HISTORY The Ojibwa call themselves the Anishinabeg (also spelled Anishinaabeg, or if singular, Anishinabe) for "first" or "original people.".
The island is the location of Mackinac Island State Park, which covers approximately 80 percent of the island and includes Fort Mackinac as well as portions of the island's historic downtown and harbor. Mike Fornes has covered the Mackinac Bridge for more than 20 years for several media outlets in northern Michigan, including radio and television stations and the Cheboygan Daily Tribune.
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Timeline of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County Area History including its many Tragedies, Crises, Disasters, and Shocking News: Pontiac's War in ; American Revolutionary War, ; the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, by 56 politicians from 13 colonies; In , there were slaves living in Detroit.
Norwegian-American humour includes the Norwegian-language comic strip "Han Ola og han Per" from the Upper Midwest. The still popular slapstick strip was first published in the Decorah-Posten, Iowa, between and There are still reprints and reruns, and on 18 May a bronze statue of Ola and Per was unveiled in Spring Grove, Minnesota, where the cartoonist/farmer Peter Julius.