Main Street Rudyard, 1922

    Nestled at the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest, and surrounded by the Great Lakes, is the friendly little town of Rudyard, Michigan. Established in 1883, Rudyard is located in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, about 30 miles south of Sault Ste. Marie, the oldest European settlement in North America. Rudyard has a rich history of farming, timbering, and railroads.


    Rudyard Post Office, 1940

    Excerpts from the book, "Tales of Rudyard As Told By The Folks," compiled by J. W. Kitching, published in 1922 and reprinted by the Rudyard Lion's Club in 1973.

    Originally compiled for the web by Dinah Savoie

    We are always looking for more historic photos and stories. Photos and stories can be emailed to kdewitt@eupschools.org.