ohleIn 1973, local historian William H. Ohle donated to the Petoskey Public Library his collection of over 1,000 books dealing with the history of the Great Lakes region. Included are books on copper mines, early lumbering, fur trading and Indigenous people of the region.

Bill Ohle discusses a book from the Ohle Collection with librarian Norine Russell (center) and his wife, Peg (right). (1973)