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Township History

Origins

The origins of Chocolay Township began when the Wisconsin Glacier, which was 8,000 to 10,000 feet thick, melted. This glacier carved out the rivers and hills throughout the Upper Peninsula.

Historical information taken from the History and Background of Chocolay Township 1860-1964, Centennial Edition, published July, 1964. In 2008, a more recent history of Chocolay Township was published. Click Chocolay Township History Then and Now to view an interactive version of our history. The document is available for viewing at the Township Hall.

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