Jewel by the 'Sweet Water Sea'
A History of Rogers City, Michigan

by James L. Hopp

© 2013 by James L. Hopp
 320 pages

ISBN  978-0-9799270-4-1 (paperback)

Price $25.00



Reviews --

Jewel by the 'Sweet Water Sea' is the history of a wilderness that evolved from muddy swamps, and majestic, tall trees into a charming, small town, nestled along the awesome, spell-binding shores of Lake Huron. A town whose firm work ethic, strong religious beliefs, and dedication to family traditions inspired generations -- in one of the most beautiful places in America. Explore and enjoy our unique history -- from our proud Native Americans to our wonderful fishing and lumbering heritage. From the stunning Molitor murder to the firm commitment and bold sacrifices made by our heroic veterans during America's wars. From a triumphant yet tragic maritime legacy to the beauty of our young people -- this is Rogers City ...

About the Author --

James L. Hopp, a native of Rogers City, Michigan, was born on September 5, 1949, in Alpena, Michigan. His father Carroll owned and managed Hopp’s Standard Service, corner of Third & Erie. His mother Helen (Mulka) was a homemaker. He has three brothers, Neil, Randy (deceased), Jeffrey, and two sisters, Christine and Carol Ann. Jim was educated in the public schools, graduating from Rogers City High School in 1967.He attended Alpena Com-munity College, Central Michigan University, and did advanced studies at Marygrove College, Michigan State University, and the University of  Michigan. Mr. Hopp taught English, history, and journalism for 31 years, most of them at Rogers City High School. He retired in 2005.He enjoys reading, writing, music, photography, walking, cycling, movies, and old television series. He resides on South Lake Street in Rogers City, the coolest small town on the planet. His home is one block away from a sweet water sea.

James L. Hopp


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