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The Three Rivers Region Gazetter N-T
« on: February 28, 2008, 01:38:16 PM »
The Three Rivers Region Gazetteer N-T


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  • Near Pine Cone Island Island (Island - NE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 46' 48" N / lon. 94° 48' 18" W (center).  Map key 8-G)  Near Pine Cone Island is a 11.8 acre/4.8 hectare island off the northwest tip of Nike Site Point.  It is the middle island in the five Pine Cone Islands (see main entry), although confusingly the island to its south is named Middle Pine Cone Island. The island is low and forested, and has cobble beaches.

  • Near Hills (Hills - ___ Quad ___ Twp - lat. ___° ___' ___" N / lon. ___° ___' ___" W (center).  Map key ___-___)  The Near Hills are....

  • Neeley's River (River - SE Quad Grass Twp, NW, NE Quads Holly Twp, NW, SW Quads Wind Twp - lat. 48° 53' 49" N / lon. 95° 24' 24" W (center) Map key 6-B)  Neeley's River is a ___ mile/___ kilometer river which branches off the Wind River on a southerly track through Wind Township. From there, it takes a  more westerly track across the northern quadrant of Holly Township and ultimately crosses into Manitoba, Canada. It was named for John Paul Neeley, a successful entrepreneur and one of the first settlers in the area.

  • New Sweden (Place - NW Quad Barrett Twp - lat. 48° 54' 08" N / lon. 95° 12' 17" W (center) Map key 6-D)  New Sweden is...

  • Nike Site Point (Point - SE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 46' 37" N / lon. 94° 47' 50" W (tip) Map key 8-G.)  Nike Site Point (formerly Myer's Point) is the very end of Iron Hook Cape, and is a 1,500 foot/450 meter long ridge of eroded limestone and granite that extends along an axis a few degrees west of north into the waters of the Hotham Inlet.  To the north of the point lies the long curving coast of Diddick's Bay.  The northernmost of the Pine Cone Islands are off to the west across a channel that is about a quarter mile/.4 km wide.  The islands and the point are geologically similar structures, and mark a fault that terminates there at its north end and extends southeastwards about 40 miles/65 kilometers into Minnesota.  Despite this commonality, however, Nike Site Point is much higher in elevation than the islands, rising at its greatest extent to about 403 feet/123 meters above the waters on either side at 1,459 feet/445 meters above mean sea level.  It was here that, pursuant to 3RR's membership with Canada and the United States in NORAD, the North American Air Defense system developed at the height of the Cold War, the region allowed the U.S. Army to construct and man a Nike-Hercules missile battery from 1957 to 1972.  The missiles were stored in a bunker blasted out of solid rock on the Diddick's Bay side, and the old concrete barracks, battery control building, and HIPAR radar platform can be seen today, although these structures, which have now been abandoned for over three decades, are quickly crumbling away.  As noted, the original name of Nike Site Point was Myer's Point, but the novelty of having a missile base located there resulted in the locals and most others in 3RR simply referring to it by what became, in an act of the Assembly the year following the site's decommissioning, its official name.  The point and about 20 acres adjacent to it at the end of the cape are ostensibly closed to the public, but the chain link fence built for this purpose is not in much better shape than the rest of the facility.  It has, accordingly, become a popular place for non-traditional weddings and other events, with the 3RR Troopers from the post in Des Plaines at least looking the other way, and often making it onto the guest list.  It is thought, however, that the promoters of an Eagles reunification tour concert were pushing things a bit too far by seeking to hold a concert at the site in the summer of 2008.

  • Nilsson Creek (Stream - NW, NE Quads Bents Twp - lat. 49° 12' 04" N / lon. 95° 08' 39" W (center) Map key 2-D)  Nilsson Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer stream which branches off the Marias River just south of Concho Creek’s mouth. It follows a westerly track and dips to the SW to flow into Broken Arrow Lake. Then it flows out of the lake’s NW corner where it heads NW before taking a southerly turn.

  • North Head (Headland - NW Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 54' 14" N / lon. 94° 59' 14" W (center) Map key 6-F)  North Head is...

  • North Pine Cone Island Island (Island - NE Quad Pone Cone Twp - lat. 48° 47' 05" N / lon. 94° 48' 42" W (center).  Map key 8-G)  North Pine Cone Island is a 4.2 acre/1.7 hectare island in Diddicks Bay just off Nike Site Point.  It is the northernmost and smallest of the five Pine Cone Islands (see main entry). The island is low with sandy shores and is sparsely forested.

  • Northern Range (Mountain Range - NE Quad Acton Twp, NW, NE Quad Panther Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Pink Twp, NW Quad Sentinel Twp, NW, NE, SW Quads Wildcat Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Ford Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Granite Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Paradise Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Whiskey Twp - lat. 49° 13' 53" N / lon. 95° 24' 07" W (center) Map key 1-B)  The Northern Range is...

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  • Oak Center (Place - NE Quad South Perch Twp - lat. 48° 58' 26" N / lon. 94° 41' 26" W (center) Map key 5-H)  Oak Center is...

  • Oak Tree Island (Island - SE Quad Farwell Twp - lat. ___° ___' ___" N / lon. ___° ___' ___" W (center)Map key )  Oak Tree Island is...

  • Oakwood Mountain (Mountain - NE Quad Whiskey Twp - lat. 49° 16' 35" N / lon. 95° 29' 04" W (center) Map key 1-A)  Oakwood Mountain is...

  • Old Woman Mountain (Ridge - NW Quad Grass Twp - lat. 48° 53' 57" N / lon. 95° 33' 05" W (center) Map key 6-A)  Old Woman Mountain is...

  • Ottawa (Place - SE Quad McLaren Twp - lat. 49° 00' 55" N / lon. 95° 29' 47" W (center) Map key 4-A)  Ottawa is...

  • Owen's Mountain (Mountain - NW Quad Paradise Twp - lat. 49° 12' 21" N / lon. 95° 30' 37" W (center) Map key 2-A)  Owen's Mountain is...

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  • Pack Summit (Hill - NW Quad Concho Twp - lat. 49° 16' 28" N / lon. 95° 12' 31" W (center) Map key 1-D)  Pack Summit is...

  • Paradise Creek (Stream- SW Quad Marrowbone Twp, SE Quad Paradise Twp - lat. 49° 10' 16" N / lon. 95° 23' 46" W (center) Map key 2-B)  Paradise Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer creek that branches off Cold River south of Deadman Rapids. It takes a near-westerly track before dipping to the SW and flowing over Jacky’s Falls.

  • Parkman Ridge (Ridge - SE Quad Paradise Twp - lat. 49° 09' 11" N / lon. 95° 27' 55" W (center) Map key 2-A)  Parkman Ridge is...

  • Pat's Summit (Hill - SE Quad Farwell Twp - lat. 48° 29' 44" N / lon. 95° 02' 32" W - elev. 1,274 ft/389 m amsl.)  Pat's Summit is a hill forming a headland along the western shore of Hotham Inlet about 5.5 miles/8.8 kilometers south of the mouth of the Wind River.  It rises 456 feet/139 meters directly from the shore, and is a prominent landmark when seen from the water.  From land, however, its relatively gentle slopes tend to obscure its height, and early settlers to the region thought Spanish Head, which lies just to the south and rises more steeply on the landward side as well as jutting out into the inlet, was the taller of the two features.  Pat's Summit takes its name from from Pat von Rhinelander, an early settler and forest warden.  von Rhinelander was reputed to have climbed to the summit daily during the summer and fall months for over 50 years running to aid in spying out forest fires in the dense woods along the inlet.

  • Perch Lake (Lake - SE Quad North Perch Twp, NE Quad South Perch Twp - lat. 49° 00' 10" N / lon. 94° 40' 40" W (center) Map key 5-E)  Perch Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake which straddles the east-central border of 3RR. Its cold clear water supports a wide variety of marine life, including a bumper crop of perch which attract larger game fish which, in turn, attracts a wide variety of hopeful anglers. Leon Island, in the NW quadrant, and the two Burnt Bear Islands in the lake’s west-central quadrant, are accessible only by boat, and their ecosystems are closely guarded by the forestry service.

  • Petit Island (Island - SE Quad Two Moon Twp - lat. 48° 54' 16" N / lon. 95° 14' 22" W (center) Map key 6-C)  Petit Island is...

  • Phelan Creek (Stream - NE Quad Holly Twp - lat. 48° 50' 56" N / lon. 95° 29' 43" W (center) Map key 7-A)  Phelan Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer stream which branches off Neeley’s River on a southerly path. It is one of the smaller streams in 3RR and provides little usable water.

  • Pike's Point ( - NE Quad Grand Twp - lat. 49° 06' 57" N / lon. 95° 01' 30" W (center) Map key 3-E)  Pike's Point is...

  • Pine Cone Islands (Islands - SE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 46’ 31” N / lon. 94° 48’ 26” W (center of group) – elev.  1,145 ft./349m amsl (highest point) Map key 8-G)  Located at the toe of Iron Hook Cape about 15 miles/24 kilometers SE of Pineshore, the Pine Cone Islands are a group of five small wooded islets and several individual rocks and shoals.  They are uninhabited, and there is no evidence of historial use by the aboriginal peoples that migrated through the region.  The only structures on the islands are a dock and picnic area on South Pine Cone Island, noted below, and a number of semi-permanent duck blinds that local hunters have built.  The largest island in the group is the southernmost, South Pine Cone Island- it lies about 2,000 feet/650 meters to the west of the end of the cape.  The rest of the group extend to the NNW in a rough line with the small islet that is the furthest north, North Pine Cone Island, located a little more that two miles/3.4 kilometers away.  The islands have a margin of rocky cobble or sand beach around each and are, except for South Pine Cone Island, relatively flat, with all but that island rising only about 30 feet/9 meters above the waters of the Inlet at its highest point.  South Pine Cone Island's highest point is almost 90 feet above the waters of the inlet.  Geologically, they are the western side of the fault that created the cliffs at Nike Site Point (see entry).  The Pine Cone Islands are the centerpiece of a small but popular day-cruise boat enterprise based out of nearby Ellisport (about three miles/five km to the east - see entry)).  These trips ferry tourists and locals alike on a six-hour tour of the five islands and nearby Nike Site Point, where the crumbling remains of a 1950s-vintage air defense battery can still be seen.  During the meandering trip, guests are invited to fish for the abundant Northern and Walleyed Pike of the waters around the islands, play the slot machines on board, enjoy the scenery or simply relax on the sun deck.  A high point of the day is a picnic lunch on the largest island, where a dock and day use facilities have been constructed.  For those who do not have time for the cruise, the Pine Cone Islands can be easily seen from the top of Beacon Hill (see entry) just west of Ellisport.  -Jmouse

  • Pine Mountains (Mountain Range - NW, SE, SW Quads Grass Twp, NW, NE Quads Holly Twp - lat. 48° 52' 56" N / lon. 95° 31' 16" W (center) Map key 6-A)  The Pine Mountains are...

  • Pine Ridge (Ridge - SW Quad Evendim Twp - lat. 48° 56' 10" N / lon. 95° 05' 39" W (center) Map key 5-E)  Pine Ridge is...

  • Pineshore (Place - NE Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 55' 03" N / lon. 95° 00' 37" W (center) Map key 6-E)  Pineshore is...

  • Poorman Hill (Hill - SW Quad Two Moon Twp - lat. 48° 52' 59" N / lon. 95° 19' 36" W (center) Map key 6-C)  Poorman Hill is...

  • Portis (Place - SE Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 53' 13" N / lon. 95° 00' 25" W (center) Map key 6-E)  Portis is...

  • Portis Bay (Bay - SE Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 53' 02" N / lon. 95° 00' 28" W (center) Map key 6-E)  Portis Bay is a ___ acre/___ hectare inlet on the SW side of High Island. To the north, the Grand River empties into Hotham Inlet, and it is said the mouth of Wind River can be seen to the west on a clear day. Several small shops and themed restaurants line the cove to serve daytrippers who are attracted to the scenic beach and rocky outcroppings.

  • Pot Lake (Lake - SW Quad Taylor Twp - lat. 49° 08' 46" N / lon. 95° 18' 09" W (center) Map key 2-C)  Pot Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake which forms a bulge in Cold River, north of the point where it empties into the West Arm of Cold Lake. Locals say its potbellied shape accounts for its name.

  • Prater Springs (Place - SE Quad Whiskey Twp - lat. 49° 12' 53" N / lon. 95° 27' 42" W (center) Map key 1-A)  Prater Springs is...

  • Pratt Island (Island - NE Quad McKees Rocks Twp, NE, SE Quads Pratt Twp - lat. 48° 48' 27" N / lon. 94° 55' 09" W (center) Map key 7-F)  Pratt Island is...

  • Puckett Mountains (Mountain Range - SW Quad Marsh Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Townshend Twp - lat. 48° 58' 20" N / lon. 95° 30' 51" W (center) Map key 5-A)  The Puckett Mountains are...

  • Purley Ridge (Ridge - NE Quad South Cold Twp - lat. 49° 02' 24" N / lon. 95° 07' 14" W (center) Map key 4-D)  Purley Ridge is a low six-tenths mile/1 km ridge running from the SW to the NE about one-half mile/.8 km south of Thunder Bay.  Its highest point is at its westernmost end, at 1,075 feet/327m, and the rest of the ridge averages a bit below this height.  The ridge is heavily forested in pine, and these woods were an important source of ties during the construction of the Pineshore-Cold Lake Short Line in the 1870s.  The origin of its name is not known.

  • Pvarcoe (City - NE Quad Granite Twp - lat. 49° 16' 17" N / lon. 95° 15' 37" W - elev. 883 ft/269 m amsl.)  Pvarcoe is a charter city located just south of 3RR's border with Canada.  It lies in a low saddle between the foothills of the western Northern Range and the Lexington Hills.  It derives its name from an original station established on the Duluth, Winnipeg & Western ("DW&W") railroad line when it was constructed through the area in 1871; the origin of the name Pvarcoe itself is unknown.  Population (2007 est.): 10,000.  Local Government:  Mayor, 5 member City Council.  Police and Fire:  Regional Trooper Post #4, Rural Fire Service Station #17.  Medical Services:  Small not-for-profit hospital and associated clinic, privately run open to public emergency care facility.  Postal Service:  City Postal Station #18.  Postal Code: A018.  Air Service:  General aviation, runway length 3,800 ft/1,160 m paved.  Rail Service:  Passenger, freight.  History and General Information:  The farthest north reaches of Three Rivers Region were not known to be permanently inhabited until the 1860s, when a few hardy settlers homesteaded the area after building a rude corduroy road from the eastern end of Upper Taylor Lake.  The area and the low pass through the Northern Range just over the border into Canada were determined by an 1870 surveying party to be the best route north of Pineshore for the DW&W RR line to Winnipeg, and rails reached the place that has become the city from Pineshore in September, 1871.  When construction halted there for the season, a station and construction camp called Pvarcoe Station was established.  By 1890, the area's population had grown to the requisite 500 inhabitants needed to apply for a city charter, and one was granted on August 1, 1891.  Due to its relative isolation, in that roads (the corduroy road was quickly abandoned after the railroad was built) did not reach the area until 1919, Pvarcoe developed more or less on its own, and today benefits from the wealth of historic buildings in its downtown dating from the turn of the 20th century.  The city also developed as a service and supply area for local mines located in the Lexington Hills and mountains to the west.  A small deposit of upsidaisium was discovered on the northern slopes of Mount Zelo, just west of Pvarcoe, in 1928, creating a short-lived boom during which the city's population swelled to twice its current size of 10,000.  A 3RR customs office was established in Pvarcoe in 1938.  During the latter half of the 20th century, the city's population and its fortunes remained relatively stable.  It is one of the most attractive small cities in the region, and has begun to attract a growing number of bed and breakfast operations and business supporting the steady stream of backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts who have "discovered" Pvarcoe.  A large ski area and lodge development is proposed on the eastern slopes of Mount Zelo, but the controversy over whether this represents acceptable development has held up permitting for almost 10 years and, to some degree, polarized the community into ski area supporters and "aginners."  Many now doubt the area will ever be built, and especially given the region's current freeze on new economic development revenue sharing.  The "Deux Tetons Climate Change Research Facility" was sited and built just southwest of the city at the base of the mountains of the same name as a joint US/Canada/3RR project, commencing operations in 1997.  The facility has become both a major employer and contributor to the city's economy.  A community campus of 3RR University is also located in Pvarcoe, with 950 students in full-time attendance.

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  • Rainy Mountain (Mountain - NE Quad Holly Twp - lat. 48° 50' 23" N / lon. 95° 29' 08" W (center) Map key 7-A)  Rainy Mountain is...

  • Reagan Mountain (Mountain - SE Quad Granite Twp - lat. 49° 14' 16" N / lon. 95° 15' 46" W (center) Map key 1-C)  Reagan Mountain is...

  • Red Island (Island - SW Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 53' 12" N / lon. 95° 04' 58" W (center) Map key 6-E)  Red Island is...

  • Reedy Lake (Lake - SW Quad Taylor Twp - lat. 49° 09' 20" N / lon. 95° 18' 54" W (center) Map key 2-C)  Reedy Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake that follows a kink in Cold River’s northern branch which veers from south to west. Once choked by reeds and other undesirable marine vegetation, the lake has been groomed by the 3RR forestry service so Cold River’s waters flow through it smoothly. 

  • Richwood (Place - NW Quad Farwell Twp - lat. 48° 50' 45" N / lon. 95° 03' 34" W (center) Map key 7-E)  Richwood is...

  • Rierview (Place - NE Quad Baronet Twp - lat. 49° 04' 03" N / lon. 95° 01' 16" W (center) Map key 4-E)  Riverview is...

  • Rocky Island (Island - NE Quad Iron Hook Twp - lat. 48° 46' 30" N / lon. 94° 42' 41" W (center)Map key 8-H)  Rocky Island is...

  • Rondy Point (Point - NE Quad Barrett Twp - lat. 48° 53' 55" N / lon. 95° 07' 40" W (center) Map key 6-D)  Rondy Point is...

  • Running Deer Creek (Stream - NW Quad Marrowbone, NE Quad Paradise Twp - lat. 49° 11' 44" N / lon. 95° 26' 28" W (center) Map key 2-B)  Running Deer Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer stream which is the northernmost branch off of Cold River. It takes a NW track before veering to the west and ending in a two-pronged fork.

  • Rushford (Place - SE Quad Loon Twp - lat. 48° 53' 22" N / lon. 94° 42' 43" W (center) Map key 6-H)  Rushford is...

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  • Scot's Peak (Peak - NE Quad Ford Twp - lat. 49° 16' 27" N / lon. 95° 21' 09" W (center) Map key 1-B)  Scot's Peak is...

  • Seinfeld Hills (Hills - SE, SW Quads Ford Twp - lat. 49° 14' 17" N / lon. 95° 22' 48" W (center) Map key 1-b)  The Seinfeld Hills are...

  • Shadow Canyon (Valley - NE Quad Curtiss Twp - lat. 48° 46' 07" N / lon. 95° 22' 54" W (center)Map key 8-B) Shadow Canyon is...

  • Shaw (Place - NW Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 53' 53" N / lon. 94° 58' 08" W (center) Map key 6-F)  Shaw is...

  • Sheldon Mountain (Mountain - NW Quad Holly Twp - lat. 48° 50' 21" N / lon. 95° 32' 02" W (center) Map key 7-A)  Sheldon Mountain is...

  • Ship Creek (Stream - SE, SW Quads Evendim Twp, NE Quad Fish Wheel Twp, NW Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 54' 25" N / lon. 94° 59' 14" W (center) Map key 6-F)  Ship Creek is a ___ mile/___ hectare stream which empties into the mouth of Grand River. Fed by Tejeda Spring, it takes a northeastern track before taking a sharp southeasterly path through Lake Evendim.

  • Short Bay (Bay - NW Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 55' 23" N / lon. 94° 58' 38" W (center) Map key 6-F)  Short Bay is a ___ acre/___ hectare inlet just north of the Grand River’s mouth. Sheltered from the river’s powerful current, Short Bay is a popular destination for sailboat enthusiasts, and Lowe Island, just to the north, is a scenic spot for summer picnics.

  • Short Draw (Stream- NE Quad Taylor Twp - lat. 49° 11' 43" N / lon. 95° 14' 22" W (center) Map key 2-C)  Short Draw is a ___ mile/___ hectare stream which flows in a northeasterly direction out of Upper Taylor Lake’s NE quadrant. It is narrow, shallow and choked with undesirable marine vegitation, it provides little usable water to the area around it.

  • Short Mountain (Hill - SW Quad Long Twp - lat. 49° 05' 06" N / lon. 95° 25' 30" W (center) Map key 3-B)  Short Mountain is...

  • Sideling Hill (Hill - SE Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 53' 05" N / lon. 94° 54' 54" W (center) Map key 6-F)  Sideling Hill is...

  • Silverlast Peak (Peak - SE Quad Camp Twp - lat. 48° 56' 17" N / lon. 94° 54' 21" W (center) Map key 5-F)  Silverlast Peak is...

  • Skunk Creek (Stream- SE Quad Marrowbone Twp - lat. 49° 09' 13" N / lon. 95° 21' 09" W (center) Map key 2-B)  Skunk Creek is a ___ mile/___ hectare stream with Hatchet Lake at it’s head. From there, it takes an easterly track where it ultimately flows into the Cold River. Its mouth is an especially desirable destination for hopeful anglers, however fishing is strictly prohibited during the walleye spawning season. At other times, size limits are imposed, but still, the annual harvest is estimated at 4 million pounds/1,814,369 kilograms.

  • Slow Hand Mountain (Mountain - NE Quad Whiskey Twp - lat. 49° 15' 12" N / lon. 95° 26' 48" W (center) Map key 1-A)  Slow Hand Mountain is...

  • Smith River (River - SE Quad Low Light Twp, SE Quad North Perch Twp, SW Quad North Perch Twp, NW Quad South Perch Twp - lat. 49° 00' 06" N / lon. 94° 43' -1" W (mouth)Map keys 4-G, 4-H, 5-H.)  The Smith River is  a ___ mile/___ kilometer river which flows almost due west out of Perch Lake.  Near its end, Hole and Ash Creeks branch off in a southerly direction, providing a much-needed source of water to nearby farmlands.

  • Smoky Hills (Hills - NE Quad Concho Twp - lat. 49° 15' 40" N / lon. 95° 08' 36" W (center) Map key 1-D)  The Smoky Hills are...

  • Smugglers Island (Island - SW Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 53' 33" N / lon. 95° 05' 37" W (center)Map key 6-E)  Smugglers Island is...

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South Fork Valley
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  • South Park (Park - NW Quad Paradise Twp - lat. 49° 10' 50" N / lon. 95° 30' 33" W (center) Map key 2-A)  South Park is...

  • South Pine Cone Island Island (Island - NE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 47' 05" N / lon. 94° 48' 42" W (center).  Map key 8-G)  South Pine Cone Island is a 22.8 acre/9.2 hectare island to the northwest off of Nike Site Point.  It is the southernmost and largest of the five Pine Cone Islands (see main entry). The island, which is densely forested, has a low central hill (59 feet/18 meters above the shoreline) and a second steep, tall hill (87 feet/27 meters) on it's western side.  Like the rest of the Pine Cone Islands, it has sandy shores.  The island is the only one of the group with a boat landing and it has been improved with picnic facilities by 3RR Parks Division as an undesignated unit of Haystack Rock Regional Park.

  • South Shore (Place - SE Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 52' 42" N / lon. 94° 54' 23" W (center) Map key 6-F)  South Shore is...

  • Southern Range (Mountain Range - NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Curtiss Twp, NW, SE, SW Quads Holly Twp, NW, SW Quads Pine Branch Twp, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Twin Glacier Twp - lat. 48° 46' 15" N / lon. 95° 25' 30" W (center) Map key 8-B)  The Southern Range is...

  • Spanish Head (Headland - SE Quad Farwell Twp - lat. 48° 47' 49" N / lon. 95° 02' 12" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key7-E)  Spanish Summit is...

  • Sparrow Peak (Peak - NW Quad Granite Twp - lat. 49° 16' 02" N / lon. 95° 18' 08" W (center) Map key 1-C)  Sparrow Peak is...

  • Spring Grove (Place - NE Quad Marrowbone Twp - lat. 49° 12' 23" N / lon. 95° 21' 04" W (center) Map key 2-B)  Spring Grove is...

  • Spur, The (Peak - NW Quad Ford Twp - lat. 49° 16' 08" N / lon. 95° 23' 31" W (center) Map key 1-B)  The Spur is...

  • Spurlock Hills (Hills - SW Quad Spurlock Twp - lat. 49° 13' 23" N / lon. 95° 04' 30" W (center) Map key 1-E)  The Spurlock Hills are...

  • Stewart (Place - NW Quad Camp Twp - lat. 48° 58' 11" N / lon. 94° 57' 56" W (center) Map key 5-F)  Stewart is...

  • Stillpoint Hills (Hills - SW Quad Leaf Twp - lat. 48° 49' 03" N / lon. 95° 24' 07" W (center) Map key 7-B)  The Stillpoint Hills are...

  • Stockholm (Place - NW Quad Marcy Twp - lat. 49° 07' 02" N / lon. 95° 17' 30" W (center) Map key 3-C)  Stockholm is...

  • Sunday Mountain (Mountain - NE Quad Granite Twp - lat. 49° 14' 57" N / lon. 95° 16' 08" W (center) Map key 1-C)  Sunday Mountain is...

  • Sunset Hills (Hills - NW Quad Sunset Twp - lat. 49° 07' 15" N / lon. 95° 32' 45" W (center) Map key 3-A)  The Sunset Hills are...

  • Swift River (River - NW, SE, SW Quads Holly Twp - lat. 48° 50' 43" N / lon. 95° 32' 45" W (center) Map key 7-A)  The Swift River is a ___ mile/___ kilometer branch of Neeley’s River, just east of the point where it passes from 3RR into Manitoba, Canada. It takes a southern path, then veers toward the southeast through a fertile valley west of Sheldon Mountain.

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  • Taylor Lake, Lower (Lake - NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Taylor Twp - lat. 49° 10' 03" N / lon. 95° 16' 15" W (center) Map key 2-C)  Lower Taylor Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake which forms half of a large watershed in tandem with its twin sister, Upper Taylor Lake. Connected by The Channel, a name bestowed by early Taylor Lakes waterman, the lakes provide recreation and coveted homesites. 

  • Taylor Lake, Upper (Lake - NW, NE Quads Taylor Twp - lat. 49° 11' 28" N / lon. 95° 15' 45" W (center) Map key 2-C)  Upper Taylor Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake which forms the upper half of a large watershed in tandem with its twin sister, Lower Taylor Lake. Both lakes are closely monitored by 3RR Forest Rangers as they are home to a wide variety of migrating birds and provide a smorgasbord of species for avid birdwatchers to photograph and document

  • Taylor River (Place - SW Quad Bents Twp, NW Quad North Cold Twp,  - lat. 49° 07' 24" N / lon. 95° 12' 46" W (center) Map key 3-D)  Taylor River is a ___ mile/___ kilometer river which flows from the lower right hand quadrant of Lower Taylor Lake. Its last half mile/eight-tenths of a kilometer joins Upper and Lower Taylor Lakes at their eastern ends. Then it flows out of Lower Taylor Lake, first on a southeasterly track then on a due-south path to the point where it empties into Green Bay, the northern arm of Cold Lake.

  • Tejeda Spring (Spring - SW Quad Evendim Twp - lat. 48° 57' 12" N / lon. 95° 4' 41" W (center) Map key 5-E)  Tejeda Spring is a natural source of  fresh water which flows into the upper part Ship Creek, through Lake Evendim and ultimately empties into the Grand River’s mouth. .

  • Tenmile Island (Island - SE Quad Grand Twp - lat. 49° 04' 12" N / lon. 95° 02' 12" W (center) Map key 3-E)  Tenmile Island is...

  • Tharp Hills (Hills - NE, SE Quads Marcy Twp, SE Quad Taylor Twp - lat. 49° 06' 57" N / lon. 95° 15' 07" W (center) Map key 3-C)  The Tharp Hills are...

  • Thunder Bay (Unincorporated Place - NE Quad South Cold Twp - lat. 49° 03' 07" N / lon. 95° 07' 42" W - elev. 843 ft/257 m amsl. Map key4-D)  Thunder Bay is a small urbanized area and associated environs located on the southern shore of Cold Lake about .25 miles/.4 kilometers W of the outflow into Cold River.  It takes its name from the bay on which it fronts.  Population (2000 est.): 375.  Local Government:  None.  Police and Fire:  Regional Trooper Post #317, Rural Fire Service Station #43.  Medical Services:  Privately run open to public emergency care facility.  Postal Service:  Rural Postal Station #16.  Air Service:  None.  Rail Service:  None (Abandoned 1951).  History and General Information:  There are records of persons inhabiting the Thunder Bay area and a small store being located there dating back to the 1840s.  By 1850, and as a result of the discovery of the rich Cold Lake fishery, the Cold Lake-Hotham Riverboat Line was established, and Thunder Bay, as the first stop on the lake after transiting the Cold River, quickly became a small regional center for the other Cold Lake shoreline communities and surrounding farmed areas.  The Pineshore-Cold Lake Railroad reached the area in the 1870s and, for a time, it appeared that Thunder Bay, despite the railroad having caused the failure of the riverboat line, would become a substantial community.  These dreams died, however, when the rural road system, by the early 1900s, had developed to the point where the fishery's catch and farming harvest could be trucked directly to market in Pineshore.  The railroad ended regular passenger service in the 1930s and was abandoned about 20 years later.  Thunder Bay's population in 1940 was about 75 people.  Things, however, began to look up by the 1970s, as Thunder Bay began a revival based on sport fishing, the establishment of several nearby resorts, and from the development of associated services businesses.  The area also became an increasingly popular location for shoreline second homes.  With the opening in 1981 of F-17, which has an exit just .5 miles/.8 kilometers from Thunder Bay, some daily commuting even began, although it is likely that rapidly rising real estate prices, along with the fact that much of the environs remains under cultivation, will serve to limit this trend.

  • Thunder Crack (Gorge/Cascades - NE Quad Curtiss Twp - lat. 48° 46' 42" N / lon. 95° 23' 09" W - elev. 833 ft/254 m amsl. Map key 8-B)  Thunder Crack is a very narrow .1 mile/620 meter defile at the base of Shadow Canyon, which contains the headwaters and upper drainage of the West Fork of the Little Leaf River.  The river cascades through the bottom of the gorge between sheer walls of Mississipian granite that are, at the narrowest point, only 15 feet/4.6 meters apart while towering over 160 feet/50 meters overhead.  The volume of flow is an astounding 4,990 cubic feet/141 cubic meters per second.  Although the total drop of the cascades is relatively small, the high volume coupled with narrow gorge walls and large number of vehicle size boulders, many shattered and knife-edged, make these the only "Class VII" whitewater rapids in the world- runnable only by the certifiably insane.  The early settlers of the upper Little Leaf River area named the gorge and cascades in the 1850s.

  • Thunder Gorge (Gorge - NE Quad Holly Twp - lat. 48° 51' 01" N / lon. 95° 28' 54" W (center) Map key 7-A)  Thunder Gorge is...

  • Thundercloud Peak (Peak - NE Quad Whiskey Twp - lat. 49° 15' 06" N / lon. 95° 28' 57" W (center) Map key 1-A)  Thundercloud Peak is...

  • Tiller Pond (Pond - SE Quad Tiller Twp - lat. 48° 43' 27" N / lon. 95° 06' 59" W (center) - elev. 1,190 ft/350 m amsl. Map key 8-D)  Tiller Pond is an 3.7 acre/one and one-half hectare pond just north of the 3RR-US border.  It lies immediately to the east of R-65 and is easily seen from the road.  The pond was originally much smaller, but quarrying of the sandstone outcrops that are found on its banks enlarged it over the years.  The origin of the name is not known, but local word has it that farm tillers were used to pry sandstone blocks loose to be hauled away.

  • Tower Hill (Hill - SW Quad Tower Twp - lat. 48° 52' 35" N / lon. 94° 52' 09" W (center) Map key 6-G)  Tower Hill is...

  • Tower Island (Island - SW Quad Tower Twp - lat. 48° 51' 56" N / lon. 94° 52' 04" W (center) Map key 6-G)  Tower Island is...

  • Townshend Mountain (Mountain - SW Quad Townshend Twp - lat. 48° 57' 47" N / lon. 95° 31' 31" W (center) Map key 5-A)  Townshend Mountain is...

  • Townsite Bay (Bay - NE Quad Evendim Twp - lat. 48° 58' 29" N / lon. 95° 00' 37" W (center) Map key 5-E)  Townsite Bay is a ___ acre/___ hectare bay just north of the junction between the Cold and Grand Rivers. Facing Forked Tree Island in Grand River, it is one of several secluded coves in 3RR. It is not, however, a safe area for boaters due to a strong undercurrent created when the river flows past the island.

  • Travis (Place - NW Quad Marsh Twp - lat. 48° 59' 30" N / lon. 95° 25' 00" W (center) Map key 5-B)  Travis is...

  • Treasure Island (Island - SE Quad Farwell Twp - lat. 48° 47' 57" N / lon. 95° 01' 38" W (center)Map key 7-E.)  Treasure Island is...

  • Truman (Place - NW Quad Grand Twp - lat. 49° 08' 05" N / lon. 95° 03' 57" W (center) Map key 3-E)  Truman is...

  • Truro (Unincorporated Place - SW Quad Diddicks Twp - lat. 48° 47' 53" N / lon. 94° 44' 34" W - elev. 1,112 ft/329 m amsl. Map key 7-H)  Truro is a small urbanized area and associated environs located about midway down the Iron Hook Cape on the eastern shore of Hotham Inlet 3.4 miles/5.6 kilometers by road S of the city of Des Plaines.  The urban center extends a small distance either side of where Regional Route 9, the main road up and down the cape, crosses Truro Creek.  Population (2000 est.): 138.  Local Government:  None.  Police and Fire:  Served by Regional Trooper Post #12 (Des Plaines), Rural Fire Service Station #16 (Des Plaines).  Medical Services:  Privately run open to public emergency care facility.  Postal Service:  Rural Postal Station #38.  Air Service:  None.  Rail Service:  None.  History and General Information:  Truro apparently had its origins in the 1850s as a fishing camp located at the ford across Truro Creek on the trail between Des Plaines and Ellisport.  A small store and private wooden toll bridge were built by one R. Rooker in the 1880s, and the area became known as Rookers as a result.  In the 1920s the area's residents, hoping to attract some of the summer home development that was occurring along the north shore of the inlet between Pineshore and Des Plaines along the DW&W's Des Plaines Spur line by having the line extended south, renamed the area Truro after the popular beachfront town on Cape Cod.  While the line was never built, Truro did gain its own post office and quite a number of summer guest cottages and small resorts.  Rooker's Store, by then operated by great-grandchildren, operated until the start of World War II, when gas rationing and other economic conditions proved too big a challenge to remain in business.  In the 1950s, Regional Route 9 was paved (the last major stretch of secondary highway in the region to have this done), and this only served to further increase the popularity of the area.  By the 1970s, local residents were pretty much uniformly opposed to further development; and this opposition has continued through the current date.  Referenda to incorporate and establish a city government were defeated in 1975, 1993, and most recently 2005.  Despite this opposition, however, the Truro area has grown at an estimated 20-25 residents per year since the year 2000, and a number of McMansions have been built fringes, and in particular along Truro Creek and on the western slopes of Truro Hill.


  • Truro Creek (Stream - SW Quad Diddicks Twp - lat. 48° 47' 57" N / lon. 94° 44' 57" W (mouth) Map key 7-H)  Truro Creek is a small, shallow stream about 1.4 miles/2.3 kilometers in length.  It rises in wooded marshlands in the rough center of Iron Hook Cape and flows westward into Diddicks Bay.  The lower stretches of the stream are particularly scenic, and it flows through the small built-up area of Truro just before reaching the bay.  Truro Creek was named in the 1920s by local residents seeking to call attention to the area in their effort to have the DW&W Railroad extend it is Des Plaines Spur Line south onto the cape.

  • Truro Hill (Hill - SW Quad Diddicks Twp - lat. 48° 48' 10" N / lon. 94° 43' 56" W - elev. 1,250 ft/381 m amsl. Map key 7-H)  Truro Hill is a small hill located about midway down Iron Hook Cape about half a mile/.8 kilometers ENE of Truro, an unincorporated urban area on the shore of Diddicks Bay.  The hill rises 196 feet/60 meters above the shoreline, and its crest is a popular day-hike for area residents and visitors alike.  The trailhead is along Regional Route 39 about one-quarter of a mile/six-tenths of a kilometer east of the junction with Regional Route 9.  Truro Hill was named in the 1920s by local residents seeking to call attention to the area in their effort to have the DW&W Railroad extend it is Des Plaines Spur Line south onto the cape.

  • Tupelo Rise (Hill - NW, NE Quads Twin Glacier Twp - lat. 48° 46' 57" N / lon. 95° 29' 43" W (center) Map key 8-A)  Tupelo Rise is...

  • Turley Mountain (Mountain - SE Quad Paradise Twp - lat. 49° 10' 11" N / lon. 95° 29' 50" W (center) Map key 2-A)  Turley Mountain is...

  • Twin Glacier Valley (Valley - NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Twin Glacier Twp - lat. 48° 45' 49" N / lon. 95° 29' 49" W (center) Map key 8-A)  Twin Glacier Valley is...

  • Twin Peaks (Peak - SE Quad Marcy Twp - lat. 49° 06' 06" N / lon. 95° 14' 07" W (center) Map key 3-C)  The Twin Peaks are...

  • Two Moon Creek (Stream- NE, SE, SW Quads Prairie Twp, NW Quad Two Moon Twp - lat. 48° 54' 24" N / lon. 95° 18' 18" W (center) Map key 6-C)  Two Moon Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer stream which takes a southwesterly track before turning south and flowing into the Wind River. The lower one third is fed by the sulfuric water from Alum Springs which flows through Bitter Branch, but the sour taste is diluted and indistinguishable by the time the water reaches Wind River. 


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