Alpena County

Basic Information

County Seat: Alpena

Origin of Name: A Native American word meaning "a good partridge country."

Set off: 1840 as Anomickee County. Name changed to Alpena in 1843.

Organized: 1857

Population in 1990: 30,605

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Ableidinger, Elaine. Lumbering of Alpena. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

ACT Celebration: Pieces of the Past, 1955-1984. Alpena, MI: Alpena Civic Theatre, 1984. (Alpena).

Alexander, Irene. Century of Methodism in Alpena, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Alpena Argus Pioneer. October 6, 1909-December 27, 1917.

Alpena Bird's Eye View. Map, 1880.

Alpena Chronology and Necrology, 1933. n.p., Model Printing Co., [1933].

Alpena, Dates of Events, 1862-1902. Alpena, MI: Argus, [1902].

Alpena Frolic. June 1, 1875-May 1880.

Alpena Homecoming, 1925. [Alpena, MI:] 1925.

Alpena Pioneer. January 3, 1890-December 26, 1890.

Alpena Weekly Argus. June 29, 1871-September 29, 1909.

Besser Company, Alpena, Michigan. Besser, Jubilee of Progress Commemorating the Eightieth Birthday Anniversary of Jesse H, Besser, May 21st, 1882-1962. n.p., 1962.

Besser 50th Anniversary, 1904-1954. Milwaukee, WI: Paulson-Gerlach, 1954.

Boulton, William. Complete History of Alpena County, Michigan. Alpena, MI: Argus Book and Job Rooms, 1876.

Christopherson, Linda. Norwegian Migration from Lier, Norway to Leer, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1966.

Cochrane, Ruth Ann. Lachine & Vicinity, 1909-1984, 75 Years. [Lachine, MI:] 1985.

Cochrane, Ruth A. Long Rapids and Vicinity. Atlanta, MI: Montmorency County Tribune, 1987.

Coleman, Byron, Mrs. The History of the Hubbard Lake Methodist Church. Hubbard Lake, MI: 1954.

A Commemorative Booklet Honoring Jesse H. Besser on His Birthday, May 21, 1964. [n.p., 1964]. (Alpena).

Connon, Margaret. Emerson Area. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Crick, Joan. History of the Leer Lutheran Church. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Dewey, F.S. Alpena County: Its Shore-lines and Terraces, its Rocks and Hills, its Giant Wells and Subterranean River, its Resources and Curiosities. Alpena, MI: Argus Steam Print, 1892.

Ewing, Beverly. History of Grace Lutheran Church of Alpena, Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Haltiner, Robert E. The Town that Wouldn't Die: A Photographic History of Alpena, Michigan from its Beginnings Through 1940. Alpena, MI: Jesse Besser Museum, 1986.

Herron, Ardellia. A History of Spratt. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

History of the Lake Huron Shore: With Illustrations and Biographical. . . Chicago, IL: H.R. Page & Co., 1883.

Introducing Alpena: The City and the County. Alpena, MI: League of Women Voters of Alpena County, 1966.

Know Your County: Alpena. Alpena, MI: League of Women Voters of Alpena County, 1971.

Kollien, Barbara. From All the World to Michigan. CMU Term Paper, 1967. (Ossineke).

Kraft, Marianne. History of the Village of Long Rapids. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Labor Journal. January 2, 1885-December 26, 1890. (Alpena).

Law, John Wesley. Home was Alpena. Alpena, MI: Village Press, 1975.

MacArthur, June C. History of the Huron Portland Cement Co. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

McGirr, Edith. Early Alpena. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Martinson, Martin H. Hendrik's Diary. n.p., 1969.

Michigan Labor Journal. June 14, 1884-December 27, 1884. (Alpena).

Moulds, Mary. Black Sunday in Alpena. CMU Term Paper, 1974.

Northern Michigan Along Lake Huron's Shore. [East Tawas, MI: C.M. Garrison, ca 1895].

Oliver, David D. Centennial History of Alpena County, Michigan. Alpena, MI: Argus, 1903.

Picturesque Alpena. [Alpena, MI: Alpena Evening Echo], 1905.

Praus, Alexis A. The Bullet that Killed the Alpena Chinaman. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Public Museum, 1968.

Rensberry, Irving W. Early History of Sanborn Township and Village of Ossineke. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Rensberry, Marylin. Development of Schooling in Ossineke. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Robinette, Eleanore. History of Alpena County Normal. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Romanik, Dorothy. History of St. Bernard Parish. CMU Term Paper, 1967. (Alpena).

St. Anne Church: One Hundred Years and Counting. [Alpena, MI: St. Anne Church, 1983]. (Alpena).

St. Bernard Parish, 1864-1964: A Centennial History. Alpena, MI: 1964. (Alpena).

Saint Bernard's Catholic Church. [n.p., 1983]. (Alpena).

St. Mary Church of the Immaculate Conception, Alpena, Michigan Centennial, 1883-1983. Alpena, MI: St. Mary Church, 1983.

Schultz, Josephine. Ossineke Township. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Scott, Cecilia. Fishing Industry of Alpena--Past and Present. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Seguin, Audrey. History of Ste. Anne's Church, Alpena, MI. CMU Term Paper, 1971.

Stein, Esther B. Jesse Besser Chronicle. CMU Term Paper, 1967. (Alpena).

Viall, John C. Alpena, 1840-1914, Dates of Events. [Alpena, MI: Alpena New Publishing Co.], 1914.

Waldron, George V. The Story of Thunder Bay: What's in a Name?. Alpena, MI: 1911.

Wallace, Rose. Early History of Alpena. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Wallace, Rose. Story of Cement (Alpena Photos). CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Wegmeyer, Elaine. Cranberry Experiment. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

White, Ella M. A Century in the Alpena Schools. Sponsored by the Alpena News, 1959.

Wilson, Russell H. My Biography, by Dr. Russell Wilson, Superintendent Emeritus, Alpena Public Schools. Alpena, MI: 1972​