Ontonagon County Michigan
Genealogy and History


Village of Rockland

Rockland, MI - Main Street (1920) - Contributed by Paul Petosky

The mining town of Rockland has a population of about 1,500, is a station on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, twelve miles southeast of Ontonagon, has an opera house, weekly newspaper; Reporter and a bank, three churches; Catholic, Methodist and Episcopalian and is quite a place. It was first settled in 1859.

Miners at Rockland, MI about 1900-1910. Photo from Jeff Gonyea.
Alfred E Perkins (1867-1947) grandfather of Jeff Gonyea, is the short
man directly below the blue X toward the rear of the photo.



A History of the northern peninsula of Michigan and it's people: its mining... By Alvah Littlefield Sawyer, 1911




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