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- Birth Records
- Cemetery Records
- Court Records
- Death Records
- Marriage Records
- Military Records
- Newspaper Articles
The county was named for the Menominee tribe who lived in the vicinity. The word means "rice men" or "rice gatherers." By 1790 a French Canadian named Louis Chappieau opened a thriving fur trading operation. The Menominee river flowed through vast pine forests and the first sawmill was opened in 1832. By 1890 the area ranked second in the nation as a principal lumbering region. Agriculture began to replace lumbering by 1917.