1877, Description of Albion
1n 1877 the village had “a flouring mill, a grist-mill, a manufactory of rakes and plows, three of sash and blinds, a tannery, a saw mill, a tinware-factory, two planing mills, a machine-shop, a wool-carding mill, two hardware stores, six groceries, four dry-goods stores, one crockery, five drug-and-book stores, four boot-and-shoe-stores, four millinery shops, three dentistry’s, two jewelry-shops, three markets and two billiard rooms, two newspapers, three banks, and fourteen physicians.”
Source: Calhoun County History of 1877 in Krenerick, Miriam. Milestones and Memories. 1932.