Ontonagon County

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Ontonagon County, Michigan

725 Greenland Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone: (906) 884-4255
Fax: (906) 884-2916

On the northwest coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI; established Mar 9, 1843 from Michilimacknac and Chippewa counties. Name Origin: For the Ontonagon River, which runs through it; from Ojibway onagan 'dish' or 'bowl,' from the shape of the river's mouth.

Area (sq mi):: 3741.45 (land 1311.53; water 2429.92) Population per square mile: 5.60
Population 2005: 7,363 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -11.70% Population 2000: 7,818 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 45.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,695; median household $29,552; Population below poverty level: 10.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,890-$22,264
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.50% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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They received the award for "The Flambeau mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin." The FM award for Rocks & Minerals went to Tom Rosemeyer for "History, Geology and Mineralogy of the White Pine mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan."
The plan passed by Ontonagon County, Michigan, for example, seeks (along with much else) to restrict federal acquisition of private lands, prevent designation of new wild-and-scenic rivers, maintain lumbering "at levels consistent with custom and culture," and retain the archaic 1872 Mining Law.
Foord, Garth Bricker, "The Geology, Mineralogy and History of the Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California" (May/June) 1999 Tom Rosemeyer, "History, Geology, and Mineralogy of the White Pine mine, Ontonagon County, Michigan" (May/June, 1999) 2000 Ed Raines, "The Mineralogy, Geology, and Mining History of the Telluride District, San Miguel Co., CO" Part I, (Sept/Oct), Part II (Nov/Dec) 2001 Robert B.

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