Sign for Donken along M-26
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|Elevation||1,299 ft (396 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||624785|
The Case Lumber Company mill and general store were the first businesses in Donken, which the community was settled around. Earl J. Case, owner of the businesses, became the town's first postmaster on April 7, 1919. Donken was a station on the Copper Range Railroad.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Donken, Michigan
- Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (2010) (pdf). Houghton County (Map). http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CGI_COUNTY-v4_HOUGHTON_COUNTY_125212_7.pdf. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
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