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    Many small towns in America face the same situation as Star Lake: They are recognized as an entity only by the United Stated government through the existence of a Post Office bearing their name. In the case of Star Lake, and its neighbor Sayner, this is highlighted by the fact that the township is named Plum Lake. So the only government entity that recognizes Star Lake as an entity is the Post Office. We are Zip Code 54561.

    However, Star Lake is touched by the federal government in a number of ways. See the listing of topics to the left.

    Charles P. Forbes
    August 28, 2009
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    Comprehensive References

    Asplund and Larsen. EPA Launches National Lake Survey. [Lake Tides, Vol. 32, #1, Winter, 2007, pp. 4-5.] Stevens Point, 2007. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Landstrom, Karl. How We Acquired Out Landed Estate. [Land, Yearbook of Agriculture, 1958] 1958. View Full Entry
    US, General Accounting Office. Land Ownership: Information on the Acreage, Management, and Use of Federal and Other Lands. [GAO/RCED-96-40] Washington, 1996. View Full Entry (Full text available)

    Major References

    Carstensen, Vernon. The Public Lands. Madison, 1963. View Full Entry
    Hill, Barry. Federal Lands: Information on Land Owned and Acquired. [GAO/T-RCED-96-73] Washington, 1996. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    National Geographic Society. Federal Lands in the Fifty States. Washington, 1966. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    Boyd, Gregory. Family Maps of Vilas County, Wisconsin. [Deluxe Edition] Norman, Oklahoma, 2010. View Full Entry
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