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Pursuant to receipt oF authorization From.Mr. Patrick C. Regan, Manager Technical Specialists, Patten Corporation Michigan (dated 17 Sep 87), for a Phase I archaeological survey of 119 acres (48 ha) of corporate holdings on Lake Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, archaeologists in the Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University began a literature, documents, and site file search and prepared to undertake an-site evaluation oF the project area in order to ascertain whether proposed development of the property would adversely impact potentially significant archaeological resources. There follows a report of fieldwork conducted on 24-25 Sep 87, together with appropriate background information and the recommendations derived from our program of research.