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The county was named for Cyrus Gray Luce, Governor of Michigan from 1887 to 1890. Before 1870 the county was sparsely settled. When the railroad opened in 1881 between St. Ignace and Marquette, John Newberry founded the Vulcan Furnace Company beside the rail line. The hardwood forests were used for charcoal for iron smelting. A state hospital was opened in 1903 and today that hospital is one of the largest employers in the county. The county is still mostly undeveloped. The Tahquamenon Falls are the second largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.