Original Land Ownership - North Mantiou Island

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(1) Mouse over map to identify plots. Click on patentee name to display all his holdings.
(2) The land office at Duncan was open from 1854 to 1858. Duncan is a township in Houghton County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
(3) The Scrip/Warrant Acts of March 3, 1855 (10 stat. 701) and March 18, 1842 (5 stat. 607) authorized the issuance of scrip as payment
       for military or other service. This scrip could be used to purchase federal land. These documents were transferable and often sold for
       cash by the veteran, his widow or heirs. Homestead applications were authorized by the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862 (12 Stat. 392).
       Sales of public lands for cash were authorized by the Cash Entry Act of April 24,1820 (3 stat. 566). An act of the 55th Congress
       (30 Stat. 993) authorizing certain forest reserves provided that any settlers on lands set aside could relinquish their rights thereto and
       and take other public lands in lieu thereof. The Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1269) authorized exchanges of public lands
       for lands designated by the Secretary of the Interior as necessary to certain purposes essential to the well-being of the nation.
(4) Examples, read ...
         “NW-9/T31N,R15W” as the NorthWest quarter of Section 9 in Town 31-North, Range 15-West.
         “WSW-3/T31N,R15W” as the West half of the SouthWest quarter of Section 3 ...
         “NWNW-35/T31N,R15W” as tje NorthWest quarter of the NorthWest quarter of Section 35 ...
         “4-10/T31N,R15W” as Lot 4 in Section 10 ...
         All coordinates given with reference to the Michigan-Toledo Strip; Leelanau County, Michigan.
         For more information, see Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Tutorial from Wisconsin’s DNR
(5) Information provided by the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, including this map of the 1847 Orange Risdon Survey.
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