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The Three Rivers Region Gazetter E-H
« on: February 28, 2008, 01:40:51 PM »
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  • East Channel ( Channel – NW Quad High Twp, NE Quad High Tws - lat. 48° 53' 59" N / lon. 94° 57' 11" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 6-F) East Channel lies at the mouth of the mighty Grand River and its waters flow into Cope Creek and Cope Pond nn High Island. It is home to several small land bodies including Little Rat, Big Rat, Dot and Channel Islands.

  • East Peak ( Peak - SW Quad Curtiss Twp - lat. 48° 45' 15" N / lon. 95° 24' 49" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 8-B) East Peak is a ...

  • East Pineshore ( Place - NW Quad High Twp - lat. 48° 55' 03" N / lon. 94° 58' 08" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 6-F) East Pineshore is a ...

  • Echol’s Island ( Island – SE Quad McLaren Twp, SW Quad McLaren Twp - lat. 49° 01' 36" N / lon. 95° 30' 11" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 4-A) Echol’s Island is a ...

  • Elderberry Ridge ( Ridge - SW Quad Bents Twp - lat. 49° 10' 08" N / lon. 95° 11' 49" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 2-D) Elderberry Ridge is a ...

  • Elder’s Summit( Hill - SW Quad Fox Twp - lat. 49° 01' 57" N / lon. 95° 25' 57" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 4-B) Elder’s Summit is a ...

  • Ellisport( Place - NW Quad Iron Hook Twp - lat. 48° 45' 49" N / lon. 94° 46' 28" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 8-H) Ellisport is a ...

  • Ellsworth( Place - SW Quad Barrett Twp - lat. 48° 51' 57" N / lon. 95° 10' 38" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 6-D) Ellsworth is a ...

  • Elkin's Ridge (Ridge - NE Quad SentinelTwp - lat. 49° 06' 56" N / lon. 94° 41' 10" W (center))  Elkin's Ridge is...

  • Elton Mountain (Mountain - NE Quad Sentinel Twp - lat. 49° 16' 31" N / lon. 94° 41' 57" W - elev. ___ ft/1,141 m amsl. Map key 1-H)  Elton Mountain is a large mountain in the northeast corner of the region directly on the boundary with Ontario, Canada.  Its summit is one of the three highest points in the region.

  • Emil's Yards (Place - NE Quad Falls Twp - lat. ___° ___' ___" N / lon. ___° ___' ___" (center).)  "Emil's Yards" is a local name for an area at the upper end of the Big Bay di Noci that was originally settled by one Baron Emil den Svenske following his emigration to the region from Sweden in 1856.  den Svenke's arrival and choice of places to settle was very timely, as the Duluth, Winnepeg & Western Railroad reached the region from the south a decade later and built the yards and docks on den Svenske's land that served as its northern terminus for three years while the Wind River bridge was under construction.  This arrangement turned out to be quite lucrative for den Svenske, and by the 1880s he had parlayed his good fortune into ownership of virtually all the warehouse and grain terminal facilities in the region.  His financial backing was also instrumental in the construction of the Highland Spur line in the late 1880s to serve the newly discovered iron ore deposits in the far western reaches of the region.  Today, the descendants of den Svenske still own significant property interests in the Falls City port area, and "Emil's Yards" remains a busy center of the region's industries and rail and port infrastructure.

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  • Fairplay Mountain ( Mountain – SE Quad DeLong Twp - lat. 48° 56' 54" N / lon. 95° 08' 22W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 5-D]) Fairplay Mountain is a ...

  • Falls City ( Place  Quad Falls Twp - lat. 48° 48' 04" N / lon. 95° 01' 02" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 8-E) Falls City is a ...

  • Falls Creek (Stream - NE Quad Falls Twp, NW Quad Falls Twp - lat. 48° 46' 53" N / lon. 95° 02' 40" W (mouth) Map key 8-E)  Falls Creek is...

  • Far Hills (Hills - SW Quad Loon Twp, NW Quad Loon Twp, SE Quad Tower Twp - lat. 48° 52' 14" N / lon. 94° 47' 15" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point) Map key 6-G, 6-H)  The Far Hills are...

  • Far Pine Cone Island (Island - NE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 46' 48" N / lon. 94° 48' 18" W (center).  Map key 8-G)  Far Pine Cone Island is a 11.8 acre/4.8 hectare island off the northwest tip of Nike Site Point between Near and North Pine Cone Islands.  It is one of the five Pine Cone Islands (see main entry), and was apparently named Far Pine Cone Island because Near Pine Cone Island was closer to the first person who saw them, and because North Pince Cone Island was hidden behind it. Like Near Pine Cone Island, the island is low and forested, and has cobble beaches.  The island has a benchmark at it's highest point: it is 1,096 feet/344 meters above mean sea level and the hilltop is 40 feet/12 meters above the waters of Hotham Inlet.

  • Farrow Bay (Bay - SE Quad Falls Twp - lat. 48° 48' 13" N / lon. 95° 00' 48" W (center) Map key 8-E)  Farrow Bay is...

  • Farwell Hills (Hills - SE Quad Farwell Twp - lat. 48° 45' 43" N / lon. 95° 02' 37" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point) Map key 7-E)  The Farwell Hills are...

  • Figg Point (Point - NE Quad Falls Twp - lat. 48° 46' 39" N / lon. 95° 01' 15" W Map key 8-E)  Figg Point is...

  • First Mountain ( Mountain - SE Quad Townshend Twp - lat. 48° 56' 52" N / lon. 95° 27' 01" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 5-A) First Mountain is a ...

  • Fish Wheel Island (Island - SE Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 52' 59" N / lon. 95° 03' 07" W (center) Map key 6-E)  Fish Wheel Island is...

  • Flat Top (Hill - NW Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 55' 31" N / lon. 95° 04' 26" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 6-E)  Flat Top is...

  • Ford Peak ( Peak - NW Quad Ford Twp - lat. 49° 14' 56" N / lon. 95° 24' 18" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 1-B) Ford Peak is a ...

  • Forked Tree Island ( Island - NE Quad Evendim Twp - lat. 48° 58' 31" N / lon. 95° 00' 04" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 5-E) Forked Tree Island is a ...

  • Fort Creek ( _ - _ Quad _ Twp - lat. _° _' _" N / lon. _° _' _" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key ) Fort Creek is a ...

  • Fox Rapids ( Place - NW Quad Fox Twp - lat. 49° 03' 08" N / lon. 95° 24' 10" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 4-B) Fox Rapids is a ...

  • Fox River ( River – NW Quad Fox Twp, NE Quad Fox Twp, NW Quad Little Cold Twp, NE Quad Little Cold Twp, NE Quad McLaren TWP - lat. 49° 03' 51" N / lon. 95° 15' 23" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map keys 4-B, 4-C, 4-A) Fox River is a ...

  • Frente Peak (Peak - NE Quad Sentinel Twp - lat. 49° 16' 19" N / lon. 94° 43' 14" W - elev. ___ ft/931 m amsl. Map key 1-H)  Frente Peak tops a north-south running mountain in the northeast corner of the region just south of the border with the province of Ontario.  The source of its name is not known, but it is one of two physical features in 3RR, the other being Castolon Mountain in Elbert Township, that have names of apparent Hispanic origin.

  • Frost Mountain ( Mountain - NW Quad Whiskey Twp - lat. 49° 16' 08" N / lon. 95° 30' 33" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 1-A) Frost Mountain is a ...

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  • Gallagher Creek (Stream - NE, SE Quads Tower Twp - lat. 48° 51' 49" N / lon. 94° 49' 45" W (mouth).  Map key 6-G)  Gallagher Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer stream that empties into Hotham Inlet just below Tower Island. This winding, four-pronged creek is believed to be named for Nate Gallagher, an Irishman with an insatiable taste for angling and ale.

  • Gandy Island (Island - SE Quad McLaren Twp - lat. 49° 01' 18" N / lon. 95° 28' 30" W (center).  Map key 6-G)  Gandy Island is...

  • Geneva (Village - NW Quad Elbert Twp - lat. 48° 59' 45" N / lon. 94° 52' 30" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl.  Map key 5-G)  Geneva is a city located...

  • Geneva Spring (Spring - NW Quad Elbert Twp - lat. 48° 59' 09" N / lon. 94° 52' 10" W (feature).  Map key 5-G)  Geneva Spring is a natural source of fresh water for the village of Geneva just to the north.  It is fed by an underground stream believed to originate far below the Wyler Mountains.

  • Geode Creek (Stream - NW Quad Pink Twp - lat. 49° 16' 33" N / lon. 94° 51' 42" W (mouth).  Map key 1-G)  Geode Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer thread of water fed by Border Lake which 3 RR shares with Ontario, Canada.

  • Giddings Peak (Peak - NE Quad Curtiss Twp - lat. 48° 46' 05" N / lon. 95° 21' 38" W  - elev. ___ ft/___ m (summit).  Map key 8-B)  Giddings Peak is a...

  • Gilbert Mountain (Mountain - SE Quad Pink Twp - lat. 49° 13' 03" N / lon. 94° 47' 40" W  - elev. ___ ft/___ m (summit).  Map key 1-G)  Gilbert Mountain is a...

  • Goat Creek (Stream - NW Quad Spurlock Twp - lat. 49° 16' 01" N / lon. 95° 03' 25" W (mouth).  Map key 1-E)  Goat Creek is a ___ mile/___ kilometer branch of North Creek, winding along a southwesterly path before turning almost due west and bending slightly to the north. Both creeks originate in the northwest quad of Round Lake which spills into the north end of Grand River.

  • The Gorge (Gorge - NE Quad South Cold Twp - lat. 49° 02' 54" N / lon. 95° 09' 54" W (feature).  Map key 4-D)  The Gorge is a...

  • Grace Mountain (Mountain - NW Quad FordTwp - lat. 49° 14' 57" N / lon. 95° 23' 29" W  - elev. ___ ft/___ m (summit).  Map key 1-B)  Grace Mountain is a...

  • Grand Lake (Lake - NW Quad Crooked, SE, SW Quads Cub, NW, NE, SE, SW Quads Grand Twps - lat. 49° 07' 07" N / lon. 95° 02' 51" W (center).  Map key 3-E)  Grand Lake is a a ___ acre/___ hectare lake where the Marias River to the north and Grand River to the west merge. Flanked by several transport arteries, it is a fisherman’s dream and attracts thousands of tourists annually.  The city or Aurora and the Aurora Field Airport are almost due east of this magnificent lake.

  • Grand River (River - NW, SW Quads Acton, NE, SE Quads Baronet, NW, NE Quads Camp, NW Quad Crooked, NE Quad Cub, NE, SE Quad Evendim, SE Quad Grand, NW Quad High, NE, SE Quad Spurlock Twps - lat. 48° 54' 47" N / lon. 94° 59' 08" W (mouth).  Map key 6-F)  The Grand River is a a ___ mile/___ kilometer

  • Grand Valley (City - NW Quad Evendim Twp - lat. 48° 43' 49" N / lon. 95° 00' 55" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl.  Map key 5-E)  Grand Valley is a charter city (1868) located adjacent to the City of Pineshore on the north.  It lies mainly in the "V" shaped area between the Grand and Cold Rivers north of their confluence.  The corporate limits also include Forked Tree Island in the Grand River and land east of that river up to the corporate limits of the City of Stewart  It derives its name from the valley of the Grand River between Grand Lake eight miles to the north and the river's mouth five miles to the south.  Population (2000 census): 13,833.  Local Government:  Mayor, 9 member City Council.  Police and Fire:  City Police Department, 23 officers, City Fire Department.  Medical Services:  Two for-profit hospitals:  Grand Valley General and HealthCo Wellness, four medical/emergency care clinics.  Postal Service:  3RRPS No. 3.  Air Service:  General aviation, runway length 5,600 ft/1,700 m and 3,900 ft/1,200 m paved, tower staffed 24/7, passenger terminal.  Rail Service:  Passenger, freight.  History and General Information:  Grand Valley was settled commencing in the late 1830s when emigrants from the area around Bielefeld, Germany located here along the edge of Townsite Bay.  The area was originally called, as a result, Germantown.  The new settlement grew quickly, as one of the first things constructed was an aqueduct (later changed to an underground pipeline) that drew water from several miles up the Cold River and provided sufficient head to power large mills constructed at the south end of the bay.  These mills and the company formed to operate them were called Bielefeld Mills, and they processed the abundant flax grown in the area into linen cloth that served the needs of the region, northern Minnesota and the Dakotas, and south-central Canada for the next 80 or so years.  A two mile/three km rail spur to serve the city, which was incorporated in 1868, was built from the DW&W RR line just east of the Cold River bridge in 1874.  The mills closed in the depression years of the 1930s and stood abandoned for the next 50 years.  In the 1980s, an extremely successful effort was launched to turn the giant structures into small business "incubators" by rehabbing them completely from top to bottom and offering space inside them out at very attractive rates.  As a result, Grand Valley is home to a large percentage of the region's high-tech and computer companies today, and the area is justly known locally as 3RR's "Silicon Valley."  Other influences of Grand Valley's first residents are seen in the beautiful original city hall (the city government now operates from the new (1996) government center complex) and the Old Water Tower, which both show a strong German character in their design.

  • Granite Peak (Peak - NW Quad GraniteTwp - lat. 49° 14' 54" N / lon. 95° 18' 30" W  - elev. ___ ft/___ m (summit).  Map key 1-C)  Granite Peak is a...

  • Grass Hills (Hills - SW Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 52' 24" N / lon. 95° 05' 44" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 6-E)  The Grass Hills are...

  • Grass Prairie ( Place - SE Quad Crooked Twp - lat. 49° 06' 07" N / lon. 94° 53' 58" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 3-F) Grass Prairie is a ...

  • Grass Valley ( Valley - NW Quad Grass Twp - lat. 48° 54' 34" N / lon. 95° 32' 17" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 6-A) Grass Valley is a ...

  • Greathouse Point ( _ - _ Quad _ Twp - lat. _° _' _" N / lon. _° _' _" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key ) Greathouse Point is a ...

  • Green Bay ( Bay - NW Quad North Cold Twp, SW Quad North Cold Twp - lat. 49° 06' 33" N / lon. 95° 11' 41" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 3-D) Green Bay  is a narrow inlet running from northwest to southeast and forms the north arm of Cold Lake. Fed by the Taylor River, it is home to False Cove just below the City of Meriden.

  • Grey’s Island ( Island - NW Quad Grand Twp - lat. 49° 07' 42" N / lon. 95° 03' 42" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl. Map key 3-E) Grey’s Island is a ...


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  • Hanska (Place - NE Quad Twin Glacier Twp - lat. 48° 47' 07" N / lon. 95° 27' 30" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 8-A)  Hanska is...

  • Hart Lake (Lake - NW Quad Ford Twp - lat. 49° 16' 38" N / lon. 95° 24' 18" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 1-B)  Hart Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake shared with 3 RR’s northern neighbor, Manitoba, Canada. Its inaccessible location among rugged peaks in the Northern Range makes it a highly-desirable destination for 3 RR’s more adventurous tourists.

  • Hatchet Lake (Lake - SE Quad Marrowbone Twp - lat. 49° 08' 41" N / lon. 95° 22' 31" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 2-B)  Hatchet Lake is a ___ acre/___ hectare lake that forms the western end of Skunk Creek, which ultimately spills into Cold River. Clearly its name was suggested by its shape. It is said that when atmospheric conditions and wind direction are in perfect harmony, the rush of water over rocks in Mosquito Rapids can be heard.

  • Haypoint (Place - SE Quad Camp Twp - lat. 48° 57' 11" N / lon. 94° 53' 45" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 5-F)  Haypoint is...

  • Haystack Creek (Stream - NE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 46' 19" N / lon. 94° 46' 53" W (mouth) Map key 8-G)  Haystack Creek is a small, swift-running stream about four-tenths of a mile/three-quarters of a kilometer in length.  It rises from springs at the bottom of a small pond about one-half mile/.8 kilometers northwest of the City of Ellisport close to the tip of Iron Hook Cape.  It flows north into Diddicks Bay just southeast of the base of The Haystack (see entry).  There is a short stretch of rapids just upstream of the creek's mouth.

  • Haystack, The (Hill - NE Quad Pine Cone Twp - lat. 48° 46' 25" N / lon. 94° 46' 57" W - elev. 1,207 ft/368 m amsl. Map key 1-H)  The Haystack is a isolated hill just over 150 feet/46 meters tall made almost entirely of granite located on the south shoreline of Diddicks Bay.  It was heavily forested until what locals called the "Big Burn" in 1997, which left little but small brush on its entire area.  The top is now difficult to reach because of the exposed rock surface.  It is said to be the premier place to find garnets in the region.

  • Hidden Valley (Valley - SW Quad Curtiss Twp - lat. 48° 44' 28" N / lon. 95° 24' 54" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 8-B)  Hidden Valley is...

  • High Island (Island - NE, SE Quads Fish Wheel Twp, NW, SW Quads High Twp - lat. 48° 53' 31" N / lon. 94° 59' 46" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 6-F)  High Island is...

  • High Peaks (Peak - SW Quad Holly Twp - lat. 48° 47' 59" N / lon. 95° 33' 14" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 7-A)  High Peaks are...


  • High Point (Point - NE Quad Evendim Twp - lat. 48° 58' 07" N / lon. 95° 00' 07" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 5-E)  High Point is...

  • Highland (Place - NW Quad Grass Twp - lat. 48° 55' 27" N / lon. 95° 31' 15" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 6-A)  Highland is...

  • Hoblit Peak (Peak - SE Quad Ford Twp - lat. 49° 14' 14" N / lon. 95° 22' 07" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 1-B)  Hoblit Peak is...

  • Holly Peak (Peak - SW Quad Holly Twp - lat. 48° 48' 52" N / lon. 95° 32' 20" W (center) - elev. ___ ft/___ m (highest point).  Map key 7-A)  Holly Peak is...

  • Hope (Village - SW Quad Bents Twp - lat. 49° 10' 17" N / lon. 95° 10' 50" W - elev. ___ ft/___ m amsl.)  Hope is a small village located just east of Elderberry Ridge, a prominent landform lying to the east of the Taylor Lakes.  Hope was originally a tent city named Sunrise Encampment that grew overnight when gold was discovered in the sands of the headwaters of the East Fork of Bent's River.  The source of its current name is not known.  Population (2000): 294.  Local Government:  None.  Police and Fire:  None.  Medical Services:  None.  Postal Service:  Rural Postal Station #31.  Air Service:  None.  Rail Service:  Duluth, Winnipeg & Western main line (freight only).  History and General Information:  Gold was discovered in 1858 by ________________, who was driving cattle from a ranch on the Taylor Lakes to Truman.  By 1859, a tent city of over 3,000 inhabitants had formed in the area just east of Elderberry Ridge along the banks of the river.  The Duluth, Winnipeg & Western reached the area in June, 1871, and a station was built but the easily found gold was pretty much gone.  The population fell to as low as about 20 residents in the early 1900's, but has been slowly climbing since the 1980s, mainly in connection with serving a small summer tourist trade, which comes to see Hope's well-preserved buildings and enjoy its laid-back atmosphere.

  • Hotham Inlet (Bay - SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads Iron Hook Twp, SE, SW, and NW Quads Diddicks Twp, SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads Pine Cone Twp, SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads Hotham Twp, SE and SW Quads Tower Twp, SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads Iron Hook Twp, SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads McKee's Rocks Twp, SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads Pratt Twp, SE, NE, SW, and NW Quads High Twp, SE and NE Quads Falls Twp, SE and NE Quads Farwell Twp, and SE Quad Fish Wheel Twp - lat. 48° 48' 15" N / lon. 94° 53' 54" W (center))  Hotham Inlet is  ___ acre/___ hectare bay and the largest single body of water in 3RR. Fed by the mighty Grand and Wind Rivers in its northernmost sector, Hotham Inlet provides a world of opportunity to the surrounding coastline. Shipping, commercial fishing, industrial manufacturing and a booming tourist trade are but a few of the many commercial enterprises spawned by this enormous bay.

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