Folklore

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a unique region in the United States. Its folklore and folklife has developed over the years through the interaction of the Native Americans, immigrants, and Americans within this unique environment. The names of counties also reflect this rich heritage. Other bits of folklore can be found in the lighthouses which dot the coastline. As a result  a rich and varied cuisine developed which thrives to the present day. The Cornish pasty is one of one of the products of this tradition.  The folklife and history of the region are important ingredients in understanding the Upper Peninsula.

On-Site Documents

1850 - Sault Ste Marie Name
A Chronology of Lake Navigation
Food
Counties
Lighthouses
Marquettes
Munising Coast Guard Station
NMU Folklore
U.P.-Titanic Connection
Early Auto Tourism

External Links

U.P. Living History