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This project was undertaken in response to a request for an archaeological survey of the area to be impacted from Mr. Paul J. Kaiser, Van Buren County Highway Engineer. A letter to this effect was received by Dr. R. J. Smith, Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Western Michigan University, dated May 6, 1980. A Plan of Site map was also forwarded to Dr. Smith by R. S. Scott Associates, Inc. of Alpena, Michigan.

An agreement to do the survey was made in a phone call from Dr. Elizabeth Garland to Mr. Kaiser on May 9, 1980. The survey was carried out on Sunday, May 18, 1980.