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 and the deep ravine carrying ... More »

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 Allouez-Douglass shaft. (check out the ... More »

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, it would take the young ... More »

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 according to local railroad guru ... More »

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 building housed the company’s main ... More »

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 C&H decided to open up ... More »