Phil Cretens photo gallery
This picture of the original Darrow rooming house in Rapid River was later known as the J.R. Boyer rooming house. According to the photo's original owner, the late Morley Rushford Sr., the lumber men pictured rode the logs down the river to the mill at Rapid River. At the time of the peak of the logging boom, there were 23 saloons and rooming house in Rapid River. Some of the rooming houses had saloons in them, but not this one.