Month: February 2014

Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: Bitter Cold Edition

The winter of 2014 will no doubt go down as one of the coldest and snowiest on record, as even…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p3) – Warehouse Row

Hancock was platted atop a narrow ledge of land sitting high up a ridge overlooking  the Portage, a proverbial  city…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p2)

Having been born from the bosom of the Quincy Mining Company, the village of Hancock was faced with some particular…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: 12 Cent Copper Edition

Scrapbook Friday time once again, and this week we take a visit to the goings on in and around C&H…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p1)

The exodus of mills from the Portage Valley left large swaths of lakeshore empty and undeveloped, and it wasn’t long…
Industry

The Revolution in the Valley

The Keweenaw Peninsula garnered its name from the native population who referred to the long finger of land as “Kee-wi-wai-non-…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: Picturesque Edition (p2)

For this week’s scrapbook we return to our Albertype Company Picturesque of the Copper Country, featuring a collection of images…
Calumet

The Croatian Co-Operative

The idea of the great American melting pot was more myth than reality, at least in the short term. While…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: Picturesque Edition (p1)

This week on Scrapbook we take a look far back in the Copper Country’s past, with a collection of great…
Calumet

The Calumet and Hecla Library

Almost a full decade before Carnegie money found its way to the Copper Country, it was financial support from another…
Houghton

The Carnegie Library

Andrew Carnegie’s first experience with the industrial revolution occurred in his youth, back at his home in Scottland. His father…