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SubjectChain O' Lakes; Chain of Lakes; Traverse Bay Watershed Center; Elk Lake; Round Lake; Torch Lake; Clam Lake; Lake Bellaire; Intermediate River; Intermediate Lake; Birch Lake
The Chain O'Lakes region in northwestern lower Michigan has long been a favorite home and vacation spot for many people. Very early, many centuries before the white man came, the area was inhabited by Indians.The Indians used the Chain 0 'Lakes for furs, food, and recreation. The area was used cheifly in the wintertime for trapping and fishing through the ice. In 1847, Mr. Wadsworth was one of the first white men to settle in the area.