Alger County

Basic Information

Seat: Munising.

Origin of Name: Hon. Russell A. Alger, Governor of the State, 1885-1886.

Set Off: Detached from Schoolcraft County in 1885

Organized: 1885

Population in 1990: 8,972

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Alger County Independent. January 5, 1939-June 27, 1940.

The Alger Echo. Deerton, MI: Sand River Press, 1968-1970. A periodical that reproduces old lithographs, newspaper articles, etc. about the county's past.

Avery, Thomas. Slow Me Down, Lord. . . AuTrain, MI: Avery Color Studios, 1972. (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore).

Carter, James L. Grand Marais, Voyageur's Harbor. Grand Marais, MI: Pilot Press, 1967.

Castle, Mrs. Beatrice Hanscon. The Grand Island Story. Marquette, MI: John M. Longyear Research Library, 1974.

Dempsey, Mary E. It Isn't Easy to Find a Moose On the Weekend. Grand Marais, MI: Grand Sable Publishing, 1987. (Grand Marais).

Grand Marais. Grand Marais, MI: Voyager Press, 1979.

Grand Marais Pilot and Pictured Rocks Review. July 30, 1975-November 1, 1979.

Kahle, Maybelle E. Grand Marais Potluck: A Collection of Poems and Stories. Grand Marais, MI: 1990.

Korbecki, Dale A. Grand Marais: A Love Story. CMU Term Paper, 1978.

Lindquist, Fred. They Came to Laughing Whitefish: A Pioneer's Account of Early Settlement in Northwest Alger County. Deerton, MI: Sand River Press, 1978.

Michigan, Governor, Office of Planning Coordinations. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Actions for Area Decision, Design and Development. Lansing, MI: 1968.

Munising News. January 8, 1953-December 28, 1988.

Rawson, Albert L. The Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior. Au Train, MI: Avery Color Studios, 1971.

Splake, T. Kilgore. Pictured Rock Memories. Battle Creek, MI: Angst Production, 1985.

Stonehouse, Frederick. Munising Shipwrecks: A History of the Maritime Accidents of the Lake Superior Coast from Au Train to Au Sable Point. Marquette, MI: Shipwrecks Unlimited, 1980.

Symon, Charles A., editor. Alger County: A Centennial History, 1885-1985. Munising, MI: Alger County Historical Society, 1986.

Symon, Charles A. Who Were Those People?: The Ethnic Beginnings of Alger County, Michigan. Munising, MI: Alger County Historical Society, 1982​