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On this date, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte purchased land that was sold for back taxes. For thirty acres of land, he paid $7.58 and for a ten acre plot, he paid $2.48.
Ottawa County, Michigan
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Van Raalte, A. C., "On This Date, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte Purchased Land That Was Sold for Back Taxes" (1853). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 388.