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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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Alger Bible Baptist Church [Baptist Churches], 1464 Joy St., Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (989) 836-2444

Alger United Methodist Church [Methodist Churches], 7786 Newberry Rd, Alger, MI 48610, Phone:(989) 836-2291

Cole Canoe Base B.S.C. [Shooting Ranges:  Outdoor Archery, Rifle, Handgun], 1356 Greenwood Rd, Alger MI 48610, Phone: (517) 836-2270

Dean’s Bait & Tackle [Bait & Tackle Shops, Guns & Gunsmiths], 2260 M-33, Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (989) 836-2460

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

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

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Morley Kennels [Kennels], 1791 N. M-76 Alger, MI 48610, Phone: (989)-529-4307

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St. Joseph Catholic Church [Catholic Churches], 7842 Newberry Rd, Alger, MI 48610, Phone:(989) 836-2130

Subway in Alger [Fast Food Restaurants], 1990 Brock Rd., Alger, MI 48610, Phone: 989-836-2183

Wolverton Auto [Used Auto Parts], 2295 Roseburgh Road, Alger, MI 48610, Phone:( 989) 836-2707

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