History: Europeans first settled the area in 1856. The area that is now known as boyne city was settled due to the abundance of lumber. With other lumber camps already in the area and the railroad coming to Northern Michigan, it only made sense to have a lumber operation in Boyne City as well.
Name: Originally known as just “Boyne” the name was changed to Boyne City at the turn of the 20th century.
Industry: In the 19th and 20th century, the main industry was lumber. In modern day, tourism is what drives the local economy of Boyne City.