1872 : Michigan’s first Grange, the Burnside Grange, organized at Lapeer County

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January 10, 2021 all-day
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On January 10, 1872, Michigan’s first Grange, the Burnside Grange, organized at Lapeer County. By 1875, six-hundred local Granges had formed throughout Michigan and, though the first formed for educational and social purposes, they became a forceful lobbying group, leading the fight, for example, to lower railroad rates.

For more information about the Grange, see

Origin and early history of the order of Patrons of Husbandry in the United States

The Grange in Michigan, an agricultural history of Michigan over the past 90 years

—Source: Mich-Again’s Day.

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