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Lewis Cass

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Territorial Governor Lewis Cass told Allen and Rumsey if they built a courthouse, a jail, and a bridge over the river, their town would become the seat of government for the newly formed Washtenaw County.

Michigan Territory's strongest promoter.

Bentley Image Bank: BL000937

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Image Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Historical Society


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