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Williamsburg is an unincorporated community in the northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is located in central Whitewater Township, which is part of Grand Traverse County. M-72 runs directly through the town.
There is evidence that three different cultures of people have lived in this area since 10,500 BC, especially on Skegemog Point in Lake Skegemog and Elk Lake. Records show that a branch of the Algonquin people, known as the Mascoutin, lived in the area until around 1630s. The Ottawa and Chippewa peoples came in after this, until the early 1800s, when white settlers moved in, calling their new settlement Dunbar. It was later renamed to Williamsburgh, and soon after the "h" was removed. In 1973, 100 to 150 sinkholes opened up around the town due to natural gas leaks. The sinkholes were caused by increased oil and natural gas drilling operations caused by the 1973 oil crisis The leaks started when Amoco well E1-22 struck a pocket of natural gas under the village. The gas was then over pressurized, and tore open holes in the surface soil. Residents were evacuated and an exclusion zone was established. Few pictures of the event remain, as fears that the spark of a camera could light the gas in the air, causing the whole town to spontaneously combust. The newly constructed thoroughfare into Traverse City, M-72, was rendered completely unusable after the event. A class action lawsuit was filed by residents that had been displaced for several months during the event. Silt that had become disturbed along creeks and streams in the area had poured in to the Grand Traverse Bay and raised environmental concerns and concerns over the safety of the usually clear water. There was a proposal in 2018 to incorporate the town into a village, as it once was.
Williamsburg is located at the top of the Skegemog Valley, a depression between here and Kalkaska County, caused by Lake Skegemog, approximately 4.7 mi (7.6 km) northeast of Williamsburg. The town is situated on Williamsburg Creek, which flows into Elk Lake. Williamsburg sits between the Traverse City State Forest, Elk Lake and Grand Traverse Bay. This area is a hotspot for cherry growers. The town is located about halfway between Traverse City and Kalkaska on M-72.
Kyle Avery Riegle, owner of Avery Excavating, has well over 15 years of leading excavation experience from small residential projects, to multi-million dollar underground utilities renovations. Working as an equipment operator, supervisor and job foreman overseeing many projects over the last decade, Avery Excavating has the experience you demand. The highest quality standards and special attention to your customer service experience make us hands down the best excavating company in Northern Michigan and Grand Traverse County.
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At Avery Excavating, we offer the full scope of excavation services from underground utility installation to road building to boulder retaining wall construction.
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Avery Excavating, Exceeded my expectations, they put in long days, worked weekends, even worked in the rain. The price was fair, & they did the job right. I would highly recommend Kyle and his team.
Kyle is extremely professional and prompt to respond to any call or text. His quotes are very reasonable and the finished driveway project truly thrilled us. He also was able to handle our project quickly.