Edna and Brad Yonker offer a wide variety of exceptionally high-quality items to help visitors remember their trip to the U.P. – 90 percent of them are locally made. Whirligigs, candles, tote bags, note cards, mugs, signs, lamps, Stormy Kromer hats and mittens …
Many of the fabric gifts are made by Edna, a gifted quilter. So many items are hers that the wonder is when she ever finds time to sleep. Brad makes guitars, which you’ll find downstairs.
As for the name “Nonesuch”: It’s the name of an abandoned copper mine and small ghost town in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Copper was discovered there in sandstone in 1865; “nonesuch” ore existed elsewhere in the area. The first mine opened in 1867; the last in 1912. Altogether the mine opened and closed five different times, each with a different owner.
Today’s gallery in Ontonagon? There’s “nonesuch” place like it anywhere else. Plan to spend time chatting with Edna or Brad; the visit will make memories to take home with that Lake Superior mug. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June-September; closed Sundays October-May.
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