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Creeks and their names on the West Branch Ontonagon/Dan Schneider

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December 20, 2013
By Dan Schneider - For the Gazette , The Daily Mining Gazette

Recently, I was tracing the origins of the West Branch Ontonagon River on U.S. Geological Survey maps. These were the 7.5-minute topographical maps, the large-scale maps on which one inch represents 24,000 inches on the actual land. This meant I had to look at about six different maps to follow the West Branch Ontonagon from Lake Gogebic to the Victoria Dam reservoir, and several more to follow the rest of the river's journey to the Village of Ontonagon, where the river meets Lake Superior.



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