Archive for the ‘Agriculture’ category

Ethnographic Map of Michigan

October 24, 2007

Title, “The Farm People of Michigan”Locaton: MC358.D10.F1Date, 1945Argus Number 10214

Michigan Farm Credit Relief Commission

July 6, 2007

MICHIGAN FARM CREDIT RELIEF COMMISSION, 1934-1935

See:  RG 68-35, RECORDS OF DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, entry 59.

Indian Garden Beds

May 15, 2007

Source:

1.  Totem Pole Vol. 39 No. 4, January 7, 1957.  Whole issue.
Keywords: Indian, American Indian, Native American

Hog Law

May 15, 2007

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HOGS FROM RUNNING AT LARGE, WITHIN THE CITY OF DETROIT.

Detroit Gazzette
March 24, 1820.

Be it enacted, and it is herby enacted, by the Board of Trustees of the City of Detroit, that if any owner of a hog, shall suffer the same to go at large, or be out of his or her enclosure within the City of Detroit, he or she shall forfeit one dollar to such person as shall take up the same; and if the owner be unknown, the person so finding and taking up any hog within the City of Detroit, shall secure and keep the same, and within twenty-four hours after, deliver a notice by him or her signed, in writing to the Marshall of the City, setting forth the colour and marks, natural and artificial, and the Marshall shall post up in three of the most public places within the said City, a copy of said notice, and shall file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, the original notice; and if the owner shall within five days next after the posting up of said notice pay, or tender the said forfeiture to the party so taking up such hog, the same shall be restored; but if the owner do not appear within that time, the hog or hogs so taken up shall be forfeited to the person taking up the same, for his benefit:  the Marshall’ to receive for his services twenty-five cents, to be paid by the person taking up such hog as aforesaid.  This act to take effect and be in force from and after the first day of April next; and all acts or parts of acts passed by the board of Trustees previous to the passage of this act, respecting the running of hogs at large within the City of Detroit, be and the same are hereby repealed.  Made and passed this twenty-first day of March, 1820.

JAMES M’CLOSKEY,
Ch’n B’d of Trustees.

Attest – THOMAS ROWLAND,
Secretary.

HOG LAW

Detroit Gazette
July 27, 1821.

BY an Ordinance passed by the Board of Trustees of the city of Detroit, no swine are permitted to run at large in the streets and alleys of the said city.  The above ordinance has not been duly enforced; and it becomes my duty to give notice, and public notice is hereby given, that from and after next Monday, which will be the thirtieth day of the present month, I shall take, take or cause to be taken, all hogs or swine that may be found running at large within the limits of the corporation, and detain them until the penalty and costs imposed by the said ordinance are paid.

SAMUEL SHERWOOD,
City Marshall

Detroit, July 26, 1821.
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Grindstones

May 15, 2007

Source:  Schedule 4, Products of Industry, for Port Austin Township, Huron County.

1870 schedule lists W. H. Cooper and Company as manufacturers of grindstones and whet stones, with a capital stock of $14,000.  Power was 30 h.p. steam operation.  Usual machines were lathes, gang of saws and grinder.  Cooper and Co. used 3 lathes, 20 saws, 1 grinder, 1 engine.  They employed 34 males above 15 years of age.  Total wages paid per year was $11,000 for a 9-1/2 month work year.  Raw materials were stone and wood valued at $1,240.  Productions were 1,400 tons of grindstones valued at $16,800.

1880 schedule reports the Lake Huron Grind and whetstone Company, who produced grindstones valued at $35,000; and Worthington and Sons, who produced grindstones valued at $42,000.

Letter from Edward Kirkby, Geological Survey, Department of Conservation, reports 800 men employed in the quarries and mills, taken from page 22 of “Huron County centennial History, 1859-1959,” courtesy of Michigan Bell Telephone Company.

Reported on page 207 of Annual Report of the Commissioner of Mineral Statistics (1882) in the state of Michigan that 3,000 tons of grindstones were produced annually.  The next mention of production may be found on page 157 of the annual report for 1895 when 2,924 tons of grindstones valued at $23,000; 14,357 brushed grindstones valued at $5,742.80; 6,555 gross of scythe stones valued at $13,110; and 1,100 cords of rubble stones valued at $2,757 were produced.

The 1897 production figures from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Mineral Statistics and the 1898-1899 may be found on page 207 of “Geological report on Huron County, Michigan” by A. C. Lane, Michigan Geological Survey Volume 7, part 2, 1900.

Grindstone City             Port Austin

1897    1898         1899        1897    1898    1899

Loose grindstones (tons)        4,054    3,606        3,855        2,000    1,232    1,576
Mounted (pieces)                6,320               11,292            5,292    8,532
Scythe stone (gross)            5,917    3,957-1/2    4,259        2,500    1,316    1,951
No production statistics were found for the years after 1899.  Part of this lack of information is due to only two companies operating and each wishing to keep its production figures confidential and away from their competitors.

See “Our Rock Riches”, Michigan Geological Survey Bulletin 2.

Dairy

May 8, 2007

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State Officers, Boards, etc. 1910-1912.
Dairy and Food Department.
re:  Fees rec’d and accounted for since provisions of Act 129
Public Act, 1905 and Act 70 of Public Act, 1905 became operative.

Summary of work done for month of November, 1911, does not include anything relative to dairying.

T.     K. Ditwiler, Librarian, Dairy Industries Supply Assoc. Inc. 1145 – 19th St., NW, Washington 6, D.C.

Dairying
Source:

1870 to 1909-1912

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B3    Affairs Outside.  Dept. of Agric. Bur. Of Animal Ind. 1885-
F1    1909 6 Ls.S.  re:  cattle quanantine

GII    Appointments – State Officers.  3 A.L.sS.: Ls.S.
B203    Dairy and Food Commission, 1893. Re:  Appointments
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Dairy and Food Commissioner, 1859.  2ALsS.
F5    State Analyst.  Recommendations for office of state analyst.

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B467
F10    Correspondence-Misc. 187-1909  16 A.LsS.; LsS.
Re:  quarantine of Cook County, Texas cattle and Michigan     hay.
GII
B580    Resignations.  State Officers.  Livestock Sanitary Commission.
B581    1885-1910.

World’s Fair

May 3, 2007

CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR, 1893

Executive Office, boxes 15, 35, 37, 68, 138, 246, 150

RG 75-87 Board of World Fair Managers of Michigan

Streeter 3233, 3234, 3235, 3236