Thursday, June 23, 2011

1877 Six Corners

Six Corners, also known as Fleming, halfway between Fowlerville and Howell, was the subject of a couple of articles I found in The Fowlerville Review, published in 1877.  At one time, Fleming had a post office, various storefronts, and was, no doubt, a stopping point for many travelers working their way east or west on Grand River Avenue.

In 1877 . . .

Mr. Geo. Fox, who since last fall has been running a grocery at Six Corners, has moved back to the village and will run a grocery in connection with Ferguson's candy store.

A painful accident occurred on Sunday last near Fleming to Mrs. Alice Halleck and Mrs. Helen Blane as they were returning from Howell to this place.  The seat which they occupied in the rear end of an open buggy was capsized in such a manner as to throw both of the ladies out backward.  They were taken to a house near by and medical aid summoned.  Dr. Defendorf responded to the summons and found that, although their injuries were severe, they were not dangerous.  The ladies are able to be about now and will doubtless soon fully recover.  Mrs. Ransom Converse, of this village, also sustains severe injuries received in the same manner on Saturday.

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