The southernmost city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.....hmmm...
What city could it be?
Well, it be Menominee.

Menominee's genesis occurred in 1796 when a fur trading post sprang up. In the 1830s, the first sawmill was constructed by Farnsworth & Brush. Seeing this, others came and built even more sawmills and the lumbering began. The area prospered in the timber trade and then started to peter out in the 1890s. By 1930, it was over.

Menominee is located on Green Bay at the mouth of the Menominee River, literally a stone's throw from Wisconsin. The city still has many businesses and products used by the entire state and country: cheese and dairy products, electrical equipment, furniture, helicopters, industrial equipment, and paper products.

Menominee was named after the Menominee tribe, a word that came from "manomin", a wild rice that was a major Native American food.

So just how far south in the Upper Peninsula is it? It's almost parallel with Traverse City in the Mitten, one hundred miles below the Mackinac Bridge.

The gallery below shows many photos of old Menominee, from the 1900s to the 1950s.

Menominee: The Southernmost City in the U.P.


The Notorious Conwoman of Menominee

The Ghost Community of Clinch, Iron County

Abandoned Ice Cream Shop, Upper Peninsula

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