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The county was originally called Keskauko, but in 1843 was renamed Charlevoix for Pierre de Charlevoix (1682-1761), a Jesuit missionary who had traveled the Great Lakes seeking passage to the Pacific. In 1847 James Strang, an elder o f the Mormon Church, founded a religious colony on Beaver Island. After his assassination in 1856 the colony dissolved. The county experienced slow growth until the 1870’s with Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. Lumbering was a major attraction that eventually declined and was replaced by tourism as an important industry. Ernest Hemingway spend many summers in the county as a child which provided material for his short stories. The county has some of the finest skiing in the state. Boyne City hosts a national mushroom picking championship in May. Charlevoix has many attractions with fine beaches on Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix and hosts an apple festival in the fall.