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Alger, Michigan

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Alger is an unincorporated community in Arenac County, situated on exit  202 off I-75 at the junction with M-33. Alger was established in 1883 as a railway junction. Moffatt Township was organized in 1874, and the  community of Alger was named after Russell A. Alger almost a decade  later. In 1882 to 1883, the area of Alger was created from the formation of a railroad junction along the Michigan Central Railroad. This  junction came from the now defunct Bay City and Alpena Railroad out of  Prescott, Michigan. It was constructed under the direction of Russell  Alger, who later became the 20th governor of Michigan, and then the U.S. Secretary of War. The railroads were thriving mainly due to Michigan's  lumbering boom at the time, and Alger grew to be a popular settlement  with many mills, restaurants, and saloons. Two small towns named Culver  and Wells existed nearby. Culver was located about a mile north, and  Wells was about a mile south of downtown Alger. In 1896 the railroad  from Prescott ceased operations, and into the early 1900s (decade), as  the timber reached depletion, the logging railroads disappeared along  with businesses. Today, Wells and Culver no longer exist, and Alger has  slowly downsized to a small community of approximately 1,000 people.

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Hot Stuff Pizza [Pizzerias], 1990 Brock Rd., Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (989) 836-2728


Miller Sanctuary at Birchview [Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 2702 Birchview Drive, Alger, MI 48843, Phone: (517) 548-3708

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American Legion Post 370 [Veterans Organizations], 805 E Greenwood Rd, Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (989) 836-2660


Greenwood Campground [Campgrounds & RV Parks], 636 W. Greenwood Road, Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (989) 345-2778

Cole Canoe Base B.S.C. [Arvhery Range, Gun Range], 1356 Greenwood Rd, Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (517) 836-2270


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