Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Finnish Church

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When Hancock was first born it consisted of only a dozen blocks bordered on the west by Montezuma Street (currently anchored by the city hall building featured previously) and to the east by Reservation Street ...

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News and Views Thursday…

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Todays News and Views brings us back to 1943 – a favorite year of mine apparently. This particular issue’s front page story deals with the sinking of the Allouez No.3 shaft, also know as the ...

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City Hall

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Hancock was first platted by the Quincy Mining Company in 1859, just a few years after the village of Houghton was incorporated across the lake. While Houghton was conceived independent of a mine company’s control, ...

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Going a Little Loco

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Two weeks ago my Quincy Roundhouse update post garnered quite a bit of interest, especially in the old No.6 locomotive parked out front. There was some discussion as to the feasibility of its restoration, which ...

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An Architectural Beauty

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Today we take a look at one of the Copper Country’s most beautiful buildings – at least in my opinion. Built in 1887 for the great Calumet and Hecla Mining company, this intricately assembled masonry ...

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The Iroquois That Was

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Apparently at one time it was considered “current” to name your capitalistic embodiment after a native tribe, considering the surplus of such mines scattered along the Keweenaw (the Mohawk, Oneida, Delaware, Huron, Seneca, Ojibway). When ...

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