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I say. But again, the laying of a corner marks a notable event in the progress of Wavne county. About one century ago Wayne copnty formed a part of the great Northwestern Territory. It became a county under a proclamation of Gov. St. Clair, at that time the acting Governor of the Territory. The County then was a vast wilderness, in its boundaries about one third of the present State of Ohio, one eighth of Indiana, a part of Illinois, including what is now the city of Chicago. Its line extended into what is now the State of Wisconsin, all of Michigan, reaching far up among the northern lakes, embracing the north west part of Lake Erie and all of Lake Superior. It was larger than England, Scotlan and Ireland, combined. It was then a "vast howling wilderness," peopled only by savages, and destined to become the "Garden of the World." What the magic wand of industry has accomplished, in a brief space of time! There came into this wilderness an army of labor,





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