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DELTA

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MICHIGAN

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CITIES, VILLAGES and TOWNS
Bark River
City of Bark River

Ensign
Ensign Postoffice

Escanaba
Escanaba Photo Gallery
Escanaba Hospital
Escanaba - Carnegie Library
Escanaba Post Office
Fayette
City of Fayette MI

Garden
City of Garden

Gladstone
City of Gladstone
Gladstone Business & Mfg.
Juniper Beach
City of Juniper Beach
Kipling
City of Kipling

Masonville
Masonville Postoffice

Nahma
City of Nahma

Rapid River
City of Rapid River

St. Martin Island
City of St. Martin Island

Wells
City of Wells


History of the Upper Peninsula
The Western Historical Co. 1883

History of Delta County

Delta county is situated in the southeast-central part of the Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Michigan and Green bay. The southern portion of the county is washed by the waters of the latter, and the northern portion of the interior by Big and Little Bays de Noquet—arms of Green bay—which extend sharply inland to form Peninsula Point, which divides the two bodies of water mentioned. Ford river waters the southwestern portions of the county, flowing in a southerly direction and entering Green bay about, eight miles south of Escanaba. The Escanaba, or Flat Rock river, rises in the southeastern part of Marquette county, crosses the southwestern part of Delta county, and flows into Little Bay de Noquet, at the town of Flat Rock, seven miles north of the county seat. Rapid and White Fish rivers empty into the head of the Little Bay, while Sturgeon river and other streams come in from the north to mingle their waters with Big Bay de Noquet. Thus the shore lines of the county are deeply indented and veined by the two bays and numerous streams flowing into them, and as some of the early settlers also fancied they saw in such configurations a resemblance to the mouths of the Nile, the county received the name of Delta. Like the historic river of the Old World, the inland streams also bear toward the coast rich deposits of soil, which is especially evident on the eastern shores of Big Bay de Noquet. The streams are the sources of valuable water-powers, the most largely developed being those of Flat Rock river.

With its numerous streams and inland lakes, Delta county offers unusual facilities for water transportation and, in connection with the Chicago & Northwestern and the Escanaba & Lake Superior railroads, its conveniences are unrivaled for the expedient handling of its timber and ore. Escanaba and Gladstone, its chief centers of industry, commerce and trade, are on the west shore of Little Bay, and represent large and important enterprises in lumbering, iron manufactures and the transportation of ore and coal.

A History of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and its People - by Alvah L. Sawyer 1854-1925 Lewis Publishing 1911

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SURROUNDING COUNTIES
Alger
Marquette
Menominee
Schoolcraft

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