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Ontonagon celebrates Fourth of July


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ONTONAGON COUNTY - Traditionally, Ontonagon County politely waits until the dust has settled from July 4 celebrations in surrounding communities.

Hence, the two communities of Bruce Crossing and Greenland did not celebrate Independence Day until two days later on July 6.

Bruce Crossing

Let's begin with Bruce Crossing, where it was sunny and warm and where friendly folks were happy to share their thoughts.

Gus Pietila was sitting in the shade, looking relaxed.

"It's a beautiful day," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing the old cars and the floats. I j...

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