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Harrisville in Alcona County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Alcona County Review

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2018
1. Alcona County Review Marker
Inscription.  
The first issue of the Alcona County Review was published on April 27, 1877 by publisher James K. Fairchild. Nine publishers and 140 years later, the Review is the oldest continuously run business in Alcona County. Throughout all of those years, each weekly publication included the issues, happenings, events and lives of residents of Alcona County, thus turning news into historical record.

After having been relocated in Harrisville several times after its founding, the Review came to 111 N. Lake Street to stay (date unknown). A fire in 1906 destroyed the building, and it was rebuilt in 1907 with cinder block and tin, making it the first fire proof building in Harrisville.

Dedicated as an Alcona Historic Site on May 6, 2017

 
Erected 2017 by Alcona County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1877.
 
Location. 44° 39.42′ N, 83° 17.38′ W. Marker is in Harrisville, Michigan, in
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Alcona County. Marker is on North Lake Street 0.1 miles north of East Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located directly in front of the Alcona County Review building, at the northeast corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 North Lake Street, Harrisville MI 48740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisville Consolidated School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrisville Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenbush School (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted at eye-level on a metal post.
 
Also see . . .  The Alcona County Review. Welcome to the Alcona County Review ~ the weekly newspaper of record for Alcona County which includes Black River, Barton City, Curran, Glennie, Greenbush, Harrisville, Hubbard Lake, Lincoln, Mikado, South Branch and Spruce. Serving Alcona County for 140 years. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Alcona County Review Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2018
3. Alcona County Review Marker (tall view)
Alcona County Review (<i>wide view; marker visible at right corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2018
4. Alcona County Review (wide view; marker visible at right corner of building)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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