Month: March 2011

Calumet

The Kitti House Revisited

After posting my article on Oak Street’s 700 Block, I received an email from Henry Kitti’s great granddaughter – Sidney…
Calumet

Oak Street 800

Though Oak Street continues on for another half mile into the neighboring communities of Yellow Jacket and Tamarack, our tour…
Calumet

Grichar’s Market (aka the Kitti Building)

Our last stop along Oak’s 700 block is a rather small brick veneered building sitting on the corner of Cedar…
Calumet

Oak Street 700

Up until about 1890 the village of Red Jacket essentially ended at 7th street, with the land sitting past that…
Calumet

The Nelson-Schroeder

As Oak Street attracted more and more business, the old residential homes that once called the street home became a…
Calumet

The St. Germain

One of the first on the scene along Oak’s 600 block was a small two story brick veneered building with…
Calumet

Oak Street 600

the old H&C and new Mineral Range depot on Oak Oak Street’s rise to prominence was due mainly to the…
Calumet

Vertin’s Department Store

The Vertin family immigrated to the Copper Country from Slovenia in the 1870’s, a small country south of Austria more…
Calumet

The Hotel Michigan

Since the village’s very beginning the corner of Oak and 6th has always been home to some form of transient…
Calumet

Oak Street 500

While the arrival of rail service to Oak street influenced the street’s rise to power, an absence of available space…
Calumet

Oak Street 400

map courtesy Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division Oak Street runs for 16 blocks, starting at Agassiz Park on…
Calumet

Main Street Red Jacket

The young village of Calumet – then known as Red Jacket – begun as a small community huddled around the…
Locations

A Country Church

Somewhere along the back roads of the Copper Country sits this nice little brick church. Considering its location far from…
Mines

The Mine That Was

South Kearsarge is one of those mines that seems to have faded into history. It’s a little mine that was…
Mines

The No.2

When the old Iroquois property was bought up by Osceola the company had believed that the rich ground would be…
Mines

An Odd Item

After leaving the South Kearsarge’s compressor house ruins behind, we took a short walk through the surrounding woods to see…