A few miles east of Ontonagon is a massive old building covered up by trees and bushes. The dilapidated structure was part of the Ontonagon County Poor Farm. The county’s first poor farm was constructed in 1855 to help take care of lumberjacks and people in need of assistance. The building that stands today was built in 1900 on a 200 acre farm. The people who lived there and were able to work grew crops and raised livestock until the facility closed in the 1945. The old building now sits on a privately owned cattle farm.
I found an old photo of it. Sad that the trees are now covering it up. It was a beautiful building back in the day.
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