Baraga County

This county is named for Father Frederic Baraga, who came to this county from Austria in 1831 and made bishop of northern Michigan. The first visitors were French missionaries and traders who found shelter from Lake Superior on the shores of the Keweenau Bay in the 1600’s. Father Baraga built a Catholic Mission at Assinins and devoted 10 years to educating the native Indians. L’Anse expanded when the railroad was built in 1871. The highest point in the Upper Peninsula is located at Mt. Curwood.

Obituary of Mary M. Decota

Mary M. Decota(July 28, 1952-March 4, 2004) MARY M. “MOOGE” DE COTA, age 51, of Zeba, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in Baraga, MI. on July 28, 1952, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Arsenault) DeCota. Mary attended L’Anse High School. She was employed by the KBIC Tribal Center in the maintenance department. Mary was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Blessed Kateri Church, Zeba. She enjoyed spending time with her family, collecting eagle figures, country music, and watching wrestling. She is survived by her loving partner, John […]

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Obituary of Elizior C. Morin

Elizior C. Morin(June 8, 1916-Feb 27, 2004) ELIZIOR C. “AL” MORIN, 87, of L’Anse, MI. passed away Friday, February 27, 2004 following a lengthy illness at Baraga County Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born in L’Anse, MI. on June 8, 1916 son of the late Hector and Helen (DeCota) Morin. Al attended the L’Anse area schools. In his younger days, Al was a member of the CCC and worked on the building of U.S. 41 north of Baraga. During WWII, Al served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Merchant Marine vessel Gateway City as a cook and

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