NAME: Matchwood
COUNTY: Ontonagon
CLIMATE: Cold, snowy winters; cool summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late Spring to early Fall
COMMENTS: Located on M-28, between two other ghost towns or semi-ghost towns: Ewen and Topaz.
REMAINS: Nothing of the old town and its businesses
Established by the Diamond Match Company in 1888 for their numerous logging camps in the area (and the reason for the name); for about 30 years had a population of over 200, with numerous businesses; by WWI, due to the timbering off, the area had become primarily dairy farms. Submitted by: Kurt Wenner