Set out in the middle of Lake Michigan, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, Beaver Island is known for its beaches, sand dunes and scenic harbors, as well as for a rich history that dates back to the mid-1800s. Once called "the Mormon kingdom of Beaver Island," the area was populated by James J. Strang -- one of the first adherents and leaders of the Mormon church, along with Joseph Smith -- and his followers, who set up a "monarchy" on the island.
Following a series of conflicts between Strang and his followers with the island's other residents, the "kingdom" eventually waned in influence and the island came to be populated by many Irish immigrants and fishermen, who helped give the island the name it is known by even today, "America's Emerald Isle."
Today, landmarks of the community's history can be seen around the island, which is home to a few hundred permanent residents and sees many, many more tourists and vacationers to enjoy its beaches as well as those of the 13 other nearby islands that make up the Beaver Island Archipelago, four of which also make up the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
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