Once home to about 1,500 residents in the height of the city's history in the 1870s, Pere Cheney was a promising lumber town that attracted many settlers looking for work. So what happened? Why did this once thriving village turn into a ghost town? Is the town cursed?
Northern Michigan is particularly well known for its ghost towns, remnants of the mining industry around Houghton and the Keweenaw Peninsula. But the story of Pauline, Michigan, is the story of a town no one remembers.