Fence River

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Fence River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Michigan
River mouth 46°12′06″N 88°11′29″W / 46.20167°N 88.19139°W / 46.20167; -88.19139Coordinates: 46°12′06″N 88°11′29″W / 46.20167°N 88.19139°W / 46.20167; -88.19139

The Fence River is a 17.4-mile-long (28.0 km)[1] river in Iron County, Michigan, in the United States. It is a tributary of the Michigamme River, joining it in the Michigamme Reservoir.

The name of Fence River is derived from a translation of the Indian word mitchigan, referring to a wooden fence constructed near its banks by the Indians for catching deer.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed December 19, 2011
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 125.