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Parent Issue
Day
26
Month
June
Year
1874
Copyright
Public Domain
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It has already been announoed that the commissioners on locatiou of the new insane asylum bad flxed upon a looation near Poiitiac. We are now prepared to state more dctinitely the site and also what the people of Pontiac have done to secure it. Pontiac could offer many beautiful and attractive places for such : public institution, but the one selected by the commissioners, af'ter careful and delibérate examination, is knowu as the Woodward farm. Thi ig about threefourths of a milo from the Hodges House and within the corporate limits of the city. It is on the White Lake lload, uot far froni tho Grove High School building, and in plain view from the railroad. The farm named contains 97 acres ; but the owners of adjoining property have consented to sell enough to make up the required 200 acres. The land is broken into pleasant hills and vales, with considerable natural growth timber utanding. The soil is arable, and well drained. Every one who has seen the spot will concede that no more boautiful spot could be found in au inland towa in the State. The location is pre-eminentiy healthy, being supplied with pure air and water. As it is near the railroad the facilities for handling building material, and delivory of freight are as good as could be desired. The railroad conipaiiy have pledged themselves to biiild a side track to the nremisna. The people of Pontiac Lave done theinselves great credit tbr the enterprising inannei in which they took hold of the project. They have raised f 30,000 cash, aud have it now on hand or in valid subscription8. With this sum they buy the required amount of land, c08ting $20,000. They have also given bonds to supply the premises with an abundance of pure water, probably from springs or trom whatever source shall be deemed most desirable. Thia, it ia estimated will cost $5,000. They' have also pledged theinselves to construct an adequate and permanent sewer to carry off the sewage from the buildings and outhouses to the river, for which they appropriate $5,000 more. The Pontiac Gas Company have also given a bond to lay their pipes to the premises, and to enter into a contract with the State for the period of five yearb to furnish the institution with gas at $2 50 per 1,000 cubic feet. All these conditions to be fulfilled are very liberal on the part of Pontiac, and very beneficial to the State. The institution is to be provided with a beautiful site, and with plenty of pure wator and sewage facilities without cost to the people of the State ; and it is, nioreover, to have the advantages of a proximity to a oity in its gas and market supplies, and railroad trïinlr nn tho nrnmisua (Vit llua nf heavy

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Michigan Argus