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Baraga is named after Bishop Frederick Baraga, located in Baraga County in the Western Upper Peninsula. Tourist and sportsmen accommodations cater to visitors in all seasons. The statue of Bishop Baraga is 35 feet tall and weighs four tons, holding a cross (7 feet high) and snowshoes (26 feet long.)  It floats on a cloud of stainless steel, supported by five laminated wood beams representing Baraga's five major missions.