Ontonagon County

Basic Information

County Seat: Ontonagon

Origin of Name: A derivation of the Native American word "Nondon-organ" meaning "hunting river"

Set Off: 1843

Organized: 1848

Population in 1990: 8,854

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.

Around the Bluff and Through the Years: An Informal History of Greenland Township. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid-Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1986.

Bebeau, Joseph. Rockland Centennial and Homecoming: A Story of Early Days in Rockland, Michigan, 1847-1947. Rockland, MI: 1947.

Bruce Crossing, MI. Centennial 1886-1986. n.p., 1986.

Chabot, Chris. Tales of White Pine: An Illustrated Oral History of White Pine, Michigan and Environs. Ontonagon, MI: Ontonagon Herald, 1979.

Ewen Centennial History Book: 1889-1989. Ontonagon, MI: Courthouse Publications, 1989.

Grant, Lydia. History of Bergland Township. Bergland, MI: L. Grant, 1978.

Howlett, Carrie. Roses in the Snow. C. Howlett, 1989.

Jamison, James K. The Mining Ventures of this Ontonagon Country. Ontonagon, MI: Ontonagon Herald Co., 1950.

Jamison, James K. This Ontonagon Country; The Story of an American Frontier. Ontonagon Herald Co., 1939.

Jamison, Knox. A History of Bergland, Ontonagon County, Michigan. n.p., 1965.

Jamison, Knox. A History of Ewen and Other Towns in the Southern Part of Ontonagon County, Michigan. [n.p., 1967].

Jamison, Knox. A History of Rockland, Greenland, Mass, and Other Towns in Rockland, Greenland, and Bohemia Townships in Ontonagon County, Michigan. [n.p., 1969].

Jamison, Knox. A History of Silver City, Ontonagon County, Michigan. [n.p., 1963].

Johanson, Bruce H. This Land, the Ontonagon: A Short History of Ontonagon County, Michigan. Iron Mountain, MI: Mid- Peninsula Library Cooperative, 1985.

Keefer, Victor. 1875-1975, 100 Years of Ontonagon Township Schools: A History. Ontonagon, MI: Keefer, 1976.

Lean, Sue-Wen. Pathways Out: Career Patterns of Three Cohorts from a Remote Community in Michigan. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University, 1992.

Neph, John R. The Adventure Story: Copper Mining in the Old Adventure. Greenland, MI: Neph, 1976].

Ontonagon Bird's Eye View. Map, 1855.

Rafferty, Michael. Porcupine Mountains Companion: Inside Michigan's Largest State Park. White Pine, MI: Nequaket Natural History Associates, 1993.

Swinton, Alma W. I Married a Doctor; Life in Ontonagon, Michigan from 1900 to 1919. Marquette, MI: 1964.

Willman, Charles. Ontonagon County in the Civil War. Ontonagon, MI: 1961.​

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