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The History of Onaway-The first 50 Years
Taken from the Onaway Outlook July, 1999; Used with the Permission of the Presque Isle  Advance
written by Richard Lamb 
Article Copyright 1999 Presque Isle  Advance
Onaway's first 50 years were marked by dramatic highs and equally stunning lows. A humble start preceded rapid growth and world recognition. Prosperity came first, then came mass unemployment as the area's lifeblood pulsed no more.....