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ONTONAGON COUNTY MICHIGAN







Ontonagon county map

Size: 1316 Square Miles
Elevation: 600-1800 Feet
Physiography: Lake-border Plains, hilly uplands
Growing Season: 60-120 days
Annual Precipitation: 31-35 inches
Average Snowfall: 110-180 inches
Forest Type: Aspen-Birch, Maple-Hemlock
Fall Colors: Late September

Ontonagon River played a major role for explorers, missionaries and Indians. In 1843 the first white was at the mouth of the Ontonagon River. On the river was a huge copper rock known as the Ontonagon Boulder. This boulder is now at the Smithsonian Instution in Washington DC. A lot of mines were opened but didn't do that well. Most prospectors left in 1849 for California. The lumbering industry at that time was destroyed by a fire in 1896. Slowly the lumbering production came back.

Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce

Bergland (49910) Bruce Crossing (49912) Ewen (49925)
Greenland (49929) Lake Gogebic Mass city (49948)
Merriweather (49947) Ontonagon (49953) Rockland (49960)
Trout Creek (49967) White Pine (49971) blank





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