• Tour the UP: How Manistique came to be

    5 days ago - By Wood TV

    MANISTIQUE, Mich. - The lumber industry put Manistique on the map when a group of investors from New York discovered an abundance of some specific trees in the area in the mid-19th century.
    "Around 1880, there was only like 400 or 500 people here," Larry Peterson, president of the Schoolcraft County Historical Society, said. "The lumber industry, there was so much white pine and they built another sawmill. At one time, there was three sawmills here. ...They made all kinds of lumber for sale but they also made sashes, shingles, you name it; if it could be made out of wood, they produced...
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