Do You Remember?

Do you remember Rose City when???

Ma Deeters Burns Overnight


What most of us know as Ma Deeters is now gone. A saddening event for all  here in Northern Michigan. Ma Deeter’s opened in 1921 and was an family run business and was a landmark in Luzerne for… Continue reading

One of our own

12038261_1228439950514846_3130090806571533299_nErvan Schnieder


Blackett’s Mill Rose City, Michigan

By Cathy Snider and Barbara Blackett Sanback
Rose City Area Historical Society

In 1945, Earl and Myrtle Blackett along with their two daughters Phyllis and Barbara decided to move from St. Clair Shores to the quiet north.  They chose… Continue reading

The Heading Mill

The Heading Mill
Rose City, MichiganHeading mill

In 1892, a heading mill was built on the banks of Houghton Creek which skirts the eastern edge of this village, by the French Land and Lumber Company at the cost of $75,000. … Continue reading

The Rose City Castle

Castle 2The Rose City Castle
By Cathy Snider
Rose City Area Historical Society
March 2014

The Castle, the Old Haunted Castle, Ferguson’s Castle, the Ferguson home, no matter what you called it, it was sure a different  style building than… Continue reading

Have you seen this?

Only in Rose City would you see something like this lol , i remember passing a lot of these vehicles back in the day !!!!


anyone remember this?


Remember This?

Can anyone name all of the people in front of the new fire truck?

Rose City Fire Truck


How many remember Dell Crozier?


I found this in a bunch of papers and hand written note to my Dad asking him to run with him in the election. I had to be before 1972 because that is when my Dad died (Lawrence Matthews). Our… Continue reading