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SAUGATUCK, Mich. (WOOD) — The long fight over the development of prized land running along dunes, Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River goes back more than 100 years.

It was 5 o’clock April 27, 1904 when a notary public in Kane County, Illinois, recorded an agreement between then-property owner Marguerite Cook and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The agreement allowed the corps to build and maintain retaining walls along the channel between the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan. read more