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A Pioneer Celebrates His Birthday

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Jacob A. Polhemus, one of Ann Arbor's pioneers today celebrated his 82a birthday anniversary. He is enjoying good health and can relate many interesting stories of the past. He arrived in Ann Arbor on the night of April 17, 1835, which he spent in the oíd Washtenaw house, on the north side. It had not yet been finished, there being no doors hung to any of the rooms. The next day he carne up town and stopped at the oíd Goodrich house, a small frame building. Where the Masoic block is there was an oíd log cabin. He walked out to Freedom where his father resided, going by way of Saline. There were only three houses in Freedom at that time. Mr. Polhemus has seen many chañares in Washtenaw countv since his arrival.