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Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,469. It is the county seat of Iron County. The city is located within Crystal Falls Township, but is a separate municipal entity. The area first developed as a major center for iron mining and the timber industry; it has become increasingly popular for tourism in recent years.HistoryCrystal Falls was platted in 1881. It was named for a nearby icy waterfall on the Paint River. A post office called Crystal Falls has been in operation since 1885.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.61sqmi, of which 3.47sqmi is land and 0.14sqmi is water. The city is very hilly and the castle-like county courthouse (built in 1890) sits on the highest point, overlooking the downtown business district.TransportationIndian Trails provides daily intercity bus service between St. Ignace and Ironwood, Michigan.ClimateMichigan State University's study of Crystal Falls weather concluded that precipitation was well distributed throughout the year with the crop season, April–September, receiving an average of 20.30in or 68% of the average annual total for the 1962-80 period. During this same period the average wettest month was June with 3.96in, while the average driest month was February with 1.02in. The National Weather Service's 1971–2000 data shows a 30-year normal annual precipitation of 29.65in.
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