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Originally named Tonedagana after an Ottawa chief, the name was changed for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet (1778-1803), who was hung as a traitor to the British government at the age of 23. Two old villages containing artifacts that may date back 4, 000 years are on the list of National Historic sites. the first settlers were fisherman who arrived around 1820. The arrival of the Grand Rapids and Indiana at Petoskey spurred growth in 1873. There was a short lumber boom that lasted until 1890's but that has been replaced by tourism.