Presque Isle Area Digital Collection

These historical images represent a portion of the genealogy collection of the Presque Isle District Library and are provided through a partnership with Presque Isle County Historical Museum to commemorate the county’s sesquicentennial, (1871-2021).  This resource can be accessed for genealogical research of historic value and is preserved digitally for future generations.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Additional support is provided by the Library of Michigan.

More about Presque Isle District Library's historical collections

The library's collection of historical materials dates back to 1861 and includes cassette recordings from 1970s-1980s; lumbering era images from 1860s -1920s; homesteading images from 1860s-1940s; Calcite/Crawford’s Quarry mining operation 1890s – 1920s, the largest open pit limestone quarry in the world; Great Lakes shipping; early farming; an extensive genealogical collection and European homesteading including oral history recordings from second generation settlers, archival correspondence, and related documents.