Explore Here • Live Here • Grow Here
This brief history of Baraga County is really a fun challenge for me to write. I have to make a decision as to when I should begin the history. For this page, I have selected to begin with the admission of Michigan as a State to the Union in 1837. Please note, this is not intended to imply no important history occurred in our county before this date. The serious or amature historian can research the historic Sand Pointe burial mound reports and learn how the woodland tribes were here over a 1000 years ago. You can read about Fr. Menard visiting and spending the winter of 1660-61 here in Baraga County and of course the American Fur Trade center at Assinins. For me, I will leave many of those items to be discussed on your visits to the museum or for you to research.