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Encyclopedia > Turtle Mountain (plateau)

Turtle Mountain, or the Turtle Mountains, generally refers to an area in the north-central portion of the U.S. state of North Dakota and southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is a plateau 2,000 ft (600 m) above sea level, 300 ft to 400 ft(90 m to 120 m) above the surrounding countryside, extending 20 mi (32 km) from north to south and 40 mi (64 km) from east to west. It has timber, numerous lakes, and small deposits of low-grade manganese. The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is in a valley on the southeastern border of plateau. The International Peace Garden is located in the Turtle Mountain south of Boissevain, Manitoba. One of the most popular and largest lakes in the Turtle Mountain is Lake Metigoshe. About 1/8 of the lake is in Canada and about 7/8 in the United States. Comunities in the area include Boissevain, Manitoba, Deloraine, Manitoba, Bottineau, North Dakota, and Dunseith, North Dakota. In the late 1890's there was coal mining in the Turtle Mountain near Old Deloraine town site. However when better quality coal was found elsewhere and the Trans-Canada Railway was built, the mines closed and the town moved of the mountain. The old town site is now covered by a man made lake, made when the Turtle-Head Dam was built. Now the Turtle Mountain is home to a provincial park, a state park, two historic sites and excellent hunting and fishing. A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 340 km 545 km 2. ... This article is about political regions. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 14. ... Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, along with Little Shell Band of Chippewa and Rocky Boys Band of Chippewa (now of Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boys Indian Reservation), are the successors inherent of the Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians. ... Peace Towers The International Peace Garden is a 3. ... Boissevain is a town in Manitoba near the North Dakota border, population 1,495. ... Boissevain is a town in Manitoba near the North Dakota border, population 1,495. ... Deloraine is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Bottineau is a city located in Bottineau County, North Dakota. ... Dunseith is a city located in Rolette County, North Dakota. ...


 
 

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