Mackinac County

Basic Information

County Seat: St. Ignace

Origin of Name: Corruption of French term "Michilimackinac," which referred to the straits area as well as the French settlement at the tip of the lower peninsula.

Laid Out: 1818 as Michilimackinac

Organized: 1849 as Mackinac County

Population in 1990: 10,674

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.

Ancient and Picturesque Mackinac. Mackinac Island, MI: W.H. Gardiner, 1905.

Andrews, Roger. Old Fort Mackinac on the Hill of History. [Menominee, MI: 1938].

Armour, David A. At the Crossroads: Michilimackinac During the American Revolution. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1978.

Armour, David A. 100 Years at Mackinac: A Centennial History of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1985-1995. [Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac State Historic Parks, 1995].

Bailey, John Read. Mackinac, Formerly Michilimackinac. [Lansing, MI: D.D. Thorp], 1895.

Bailey, John Read. Mackinac, Formerly Michilimackinac; A History and Guidebook. Grand Rapids, MI: Tradesman Co., 1909.

Before the Bridge; A History and a Directory of St. Ignace and Nearby Localities. St. Ignace, MI: Kiwanis Club of St. Ignace, 1957.

Benjamin, Robert E. Mackinac Island; An Illustrated History, Guide and Map of the Straits of Michilimackinac. Mackinac Island, MI: Benjamin of Mackinac Island, 1953.

Benjamin, Robert E. Mackinac Island: Three Hundred Years of History. [Mackinac Island, MI: Benjamin of Mackinac Island], 1952.

The Black Gown Tree: The Pere Marquette Pageant at St. Ignace. Souvenir Book. [St. Ignace, MI: Father Marquette Historical Production Assoc.], 1968.

Coppess, Margaret. Island Story: The History of Michigan's St. Martin Island. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid-Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1981.

Corbusier, Harold Dunbar. A Boy at Fort Mackinac: The Diary of Harold Dunbar Corbusier, 1883-4, 1892. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac State Historic Parks, 1994.

Crouch, Helen. History of Bois Blanc Island. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Curiosities. Mackinac Associates. Spring 1981-April 1982; Winter 1984-April 1986.

Dahlquist, Caroline F. Legends and Folklore of the St. Ignace Region. CMU Term Paper, 1967.

Dallas, James M. Missions at Old Mackinaw, Ancient and Modern. . . Detroit, MI: Michigan Presbyterian Print, 1902.

Davis, Marion Morse. Island Stories, Straits of Mackinac. Lansing, MI: F. DeKleine, 1947.

Disturnell, John. Island of Mackinac, Giving a Description of all the Objects of Interest. . . Philadelphia, PA: 1875.

Doud, Margaret. Michael Dousman. CMU Term Paper, 1965. (Mackinac Island).

Dunnigan, Brian L. The British Army at Mackinac, 1812-1815. Lansing, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1980.

Dunnigan, Brian L. Fort Holmes. [Lansing, MI:] Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1984.

Fasquelle, Ethel Rowan. Ancient Guardians of the Straits of Michilimackinac. [Petoskey, MI:] Petoskey New Printing Co., 1929.

Gringhuis, Richard. Were-Wolves and Will-O-the-Wisps; French Tales of Mackinac Retold. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, [1974].

Grover, Frank Reed. A Brief History of Les Cheneaux Islands; Some New Chapters of Mackinac History. Evanston, IL: Bowman Publishing Co., 1911.

Hagen, John L. Moran Township- When the Moon is High. St. Ignace, MI: Moran Township Board of Trustees, 1976.

Havighurst, Walter. Three Flags at the Straits; The Forts of Mackinac. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice- Hall, 1966.

Henry, Alexander. Massacre at Mackinac; Alexander Henry's Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories Between the Years 1760 and 1764. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, [1966].

Kelton, Dwight H. Annals of Fort Mackinac. Various Publishers, 1882-1884, 1886, 1887, 1892, 1895.

Kiebler, Emmett W. The Old Log School by the Lake and the Surrounding Area: A History of Portage Township, Mackinaw County, Michigan. Newberry, MI: Luce County Historical Society, 1953.

Les Cheneaux Islands Bird's Eye View. Map, 1914.

Les Cheneaux en Bateaux: Les Cheneaux in Boats. [videorecording]. Cedarville, MI: Les Cheneaux Historical Association, 1987.

McCabe, John. Grand Hotel: Mackinac Island. Sault Ste. Marie, MI: Unicorn Press, 1987.

Mackinac Bridge and Island: Straits of Mackinac, Michigan. Berrien Center, MI: Penrod/Hiawatha, 1988.

Mackinac County of the Straits Country: An Official Guide. [St. Ignace, MI: 1924].

Mackinac History: An Informal Series of Illustrated Vignettes. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, [1963].

Mackinac Island [videorecording]. [Duluth, MN:] Upper Midwest Video, 1992.

Mackinac Island Civic Association. Mackinac Island. Chicago, IL: Poole Brothers, 1926.

Mackinac Island News. July 1, 1934-July 8, 1934; July 19, 1941-August 30, 1941.

Mackinac Island, the Ancient Michilimackinac. Mackinac, MI: W.H. Gardiner, 1899.

Mackinac Island Town Crier. August 27, 1954-June 6, 1991.

Mackinac, the Gathering Place. Lansing, MI: Michigan Natural Resources Magazine, 1981.

Mackinac Under Three Flags: Tourist Guide and History. Mackinac Island, MI: Wickman's Photo & Gift Shop, 1928.

Mackinaw: A Journal for Northern Michigan. January 22, 1985; February 19, 1985-February 2, 1988; May 9, 1989; June 6-September 26, 1989; October 24-November 21, 1989; January 2-April 24, 1990; May 8- June 19, 1990; January 2-August 28, 1991; August 19-December 1992.

McVeigh, Amy. Mackinac Connection: An Insider's Guide. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Pub., 1989.

Markstrum, John A. Les Cheneaux Pioneers. Detroit, MI: The Author, 1973.

Michigan, Mackinac Island State Park Commission. The Forts of Mackinac. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1962.

Newton, Stan. Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie. Sault Ste. Marie, MI: Sault News Printing Co., 1909.

Nicholas, Edward. The Chaplain's Lady: Life and Love at Fort Mackinac. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1987.

Petersen, Eugene. France at Mackinac; A Pictorial Record of French Life and Culture, 1715-1760. [Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1968].

Petersen, Eugene T. Guide Book for Mackinac Island Visitors. [Mackinac Island, MI:] Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1979.

Petersen, Eugene. Mackinac Island, its History in Pictures. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1973.

Petersen, Eugene. Mackinac's Grand Hotel: The Early Years. Ann Arbor, MI: Historical Society of Michigan, 1988.

Pictorial Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island, MI: E.W. Wallace, 1907.

Piljac, Pamela. Mackinac Island: Historic Frontier, Vacation Resort, Timeless Wonderland. Portage, IN: Bryce-Waterton Publications, 1988.

Pittman, Philip McM. The Les Cheneaux Chronicles: Anatomy of a Community. Charlevoix, MI: Les Cheneaux Ventures, 1985.

Pittman, Philip McM. Ripples from the Breezes: A Les Cheneaux Anthology. Cedarville, MI: Les Cheneaux Ventures, 1988.

Porter, Phil. The Eagle at Mackinac: The Establishment of United States Military and Civil Authority on Mackinac Island, 1796-1802. [Mackinac Island, MI:] Mackinac State Historical Parks, 1991.

Porter, Phil. View from the Veranda: The History and Architecture of the Summer Cottages on Mackinac Island. [Lansing, MI:] Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1981.

Porter, Phil. The Wonder of Mackinac: A Guide to the Natural History of Mackinac Island. Lansing, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1984.

Ratigan, William. Straits of Mackinac! Crossroads of the Great Lakes. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1957.

Republican-News. March 5, 1910-December 28, 1919; January 3, 1921-December 30, 1922; January 5, 1924-May 20, 1933. (Saint Ignace).

Republican-News and Saint Ignace Enterprise. May 27, 1933-December 30, 1943; January 9, 1947- December 31, 1959.

Robinson, George, comp. History of Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties. Detroit, MI: Union Job Printing Co., 1873.

Saint Ignace Enterprise. February 22, 1887-March 30, 1888; June 7, 1890-June 3, 1893; June 27, 1896- May 22, 1897; March 4, 1909-June 20, 1912 (scattered); November 27, 1913-December 25, 1919; January 5, 1922-May 18, 1933.

Saint Ignace News. February 22, 1887-March 30, 1888; June 7, 1890-June 3, 1893; June 27, 1896-May 22, 1897; January 30, 1980-February 3, 1994.

St. Ignace News Weekly Wave Edition. July 7, 1988-May 5, 1994.

Schermerhorn, Hazel F. Mackinac Island Under French, English and American. Reading, MI: n.d.

Schoonover, Viola. Mackinac Island. CMU Term Paper, n.d.

Selected Scenes of Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island, MI: L.E. Edwards, n.d.

Selleck, Henry B. Beaumont and "The Mackinac Island Miracle". East Lansing, MI: Beaumont Memorial Foundation, 1961.

Sellman, John J. Martin Reef: Lightship to Lighthouse, Another Chapter in Les Cheneaux History. Cedarville, MI: Les Cheneaux Historical Association, 1995.

Shannon, Patrick. Tourism on Mackinac Island. CMU Term Paper, 1973.

The Standard Guide, Mackinac Island and Northern Lake Resorts. NY: Foster & Reynolds, 1904.

Strang, James J. Ancient and Modern Michilimackinac, Including an Account of the Controversy Between Mackinac and the Mormons. St. James, MI: Cooper & Chidester, 1854.

Strickland, W.P. Old Mackinaw: or, The Fortress of the Lakes and its Surroundings. Philadelphia, PA: James Challen & Son, 1860.

Summerfield, Mary D. The Voice of the Turtle: A Pictorial Narrative of Early Mackinac Island, Formerly Michilimackinac. Grand Marias, MI: Voyager, 1975.

Sunlight Pictures, Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island, MI: E.W. Wallace, 1906.

Sunlight Pictures, Mackinac Island. NY: Foster & Reynolds, 1901.

United States, National Park Service. The Ramparts of Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island, Michigan. [Washington, D.C.: 1943].

Van Fleet, James. Old and New Mackinac. Ann Arbor, MI: Courier Steam Printing-House, 1870.

Van Fleet, James. Summer Resorts of the Mackinaw Region, and Adjacent Localities. Detroit, MI: Lever Printers, 1882.

Ware, W.H. The Centennial History of Cheboygan County and Village. . . Supplement, Descriptive of Mackinac Island. . . Cheboygan, MI: Northern Tribune Print., 1876.

Whitcomb, C.D. A Lake Tour to Picturesque Mackinac, Historical and Descriptive. Detroit, MI: O.S. Gulley, Bornman, 1884.

Wickman, G.H. Mackinac Under Three Flags. Tourist Guide and History of Mackinac Island and the Straits Country. Mackinac Island, MI: G.H. Wickman, 1946.

Widder, Keith R. Dr. William Beaumont: The Mackinac Years. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1975.

Widder, Keith R. Mackinac National Park, 1875-1895. Lansing, MI: Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1975.

Widder, Keith R. Together as Family: Metis Children's Response to Evangelical Protestants at the Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837. n.p., 1989.

Williams, Meade C. Early Mackinac: "The Fairy Island." A Sketch. St. Louis, MO: Buschart Bros., 1897.

Williams, Meade C. Old Mission Church of Mackinac Island. [Northfield, MN: 1912].

Wood, Edwin O. Historic Mackinac. The Historical, Picturesque and Legendary Features of the Mackinac Country. . . NY: Macmillan, 1918. 2 Volumes.

Woodfill, W.S. Grand Hotel; The Story of an Institution. NY: Newcomen Society in North America, 1969.​

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