Among the respected family names in the history of the Upper Peninsula is the name of Bond. On this day in 1852 William Bond was born in England, growing up in Cornwall. Emigrating to the U.P. at the age of 19, William Bond found work in the mines of the Keweenaw. With an opportunity to pursue his education, Bond studied accounting and business at a school in Indiana, to return to the U.P. and become a Captain in the mines at Iron River and Vulcan.
A contemporary of Captain Bond was Carrie Jacobs Bond, U.P. resident, songwriter of ‘I Love you Truly’ and ‘At the end of a perfect day’, She’s often mentioned in connection with Bond Falls near Watersmeet in the Ottawa National Forest.