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by James Mann
"On the morning of Jan. 9, 1908, the family of 10-year-old Albert Hosner was moving from their home at 306 Oak St. to their new house at 845 Ann St. Albert left the house on Oak Street with a pet chicken under one arm, and a pair of ice skates over his shoulder.
At about 9 a.m. Flora Walker saw Albert walking down the Lake Shore railroad tracks. He was walking toward the bayou where it joins the Huron River behind the Ypsilanti Hay Press factory. The Hay Press factory was on Forest Avenue across the street from the Michigan Ladder Co.
Albert's mother and the rest of the family arrived at the new home at about noon. The chicken was in its coop, but there was no trace of Albert... "
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