Chippewa Flowage Lake Association

History Documentation:

LETTER ON ALLOTMENT PURCHASE 1921 October, 19

American Public Utility Company
Management
Kelsey, Brewer & Company
Engineers & Operators
Charles McPherson
Attorney
Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 17, 1921

(Receive stamped October 19, 1921 Hayward School, Hayward Wisconsin)

TO: R. C. Craige Superintendent
        Hayward Indian School
        Hayward, Wisconsin

CHIPPEWA RESERVOIR:

  Your letter of the 6th, inst. relative to the title to the SE¼ of the SW¼ Section 6, T.39N. R.7W. allotted to Bi-da-no-kwa-to-kwe is received. The Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power Company will be glad to purchase this allotment when the matter is so straightened out that good title can be obtained.
  The offer I made you in my letter of the 28th ult. to purchase Indian allotments at $8.00 per acre, or portions of allotments at a somewhat higher rate per acre, was made with a view of obtaining the necessary lands without unnecessary cost or expense. The price of $8.00 per acre is somewhat more than the market value of similar lands in the vicinity, and if our Company is compelled to resort to condemnation to obtain allotments, we will expect that the ordinary rules of valuation will be applied by the appraisers. I do not believe that an impartial board of appraisers will fix a price as high as $8.00 per acre on the lands, which are required for this project.

  Very truly yours,
  Charles McPherson (signed)


INVASIVE SPECIES AND WATER QUALITY CONCERNS
SAWYER COUNTY ZONING SUMMARY (PDF file)
AUGUST 2007 CHIPPEWA FLOWAGE FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN (PDF file)
 (NOTE: The Chippewa Flowage Lake Association does not endorse this management plan and we note that the water level comments in the plan do not concur with  Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions requirements.)
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