Rockland is located in the western Upper Peninsula. The town was an old mining town where several Irish Immigrants came to mine. Southeast of town, off US-45 is the Irish Hollow Cemetery. It sits in the woods and the tombstones are surrounded by tall grass and ferns. It may be a little overgrown but it is a beautiful old cemetery.
According to MIGenweb, A cemetery was dedicated on July 4th, 1892, ( I am not sure if it was this one or another nearby cemetery, since it does not specify which one) A little girl from town ran up to the ceremony to tell the people the town was on fire. Her parents let her stay home, instead of going to the dedication. She said she found a firecracker and lit it in her home. When she threw it out the window, it caught the curtain on fire and spread through the town.
After the mines closed in the early 1900s the population of the town declined and about two hundred residents live there today. If you go through town and you like old cemeteries be sure to check out the Irish Hollow Cemetery.
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