Monthly Archives: March 2014

St. Ignatius of Loyola

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In a region where Calumet was home to no less then six separate Roman Catholic churches, it seems odd to discover that Houghton could only muster one such house of worship of its own. But that thinking is based on a modern bias, as the roles of Houghton and Calumet …

Grace Methodist Church

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The old wood-framed church that served Grace Methodist Episcopal Church was nothing more then a room with four walls and a roof, hardly a structure representative of the region’s premiere Methodist congregation – known as the “mother church”.  Thus plans for a new masonry structure were begun in 1892, with …

The Churches of Houghton

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The great metropolises of the Copper Country were really limited to just two, each directly fueled by the region’s richest and most powerful mine companies. To the north the great C&H helped grow Red Jacket into the peninsulas most populous community, while along the Portage Valley old Reliable – Quincy …

On the Waterfront (p6)

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The Quincy sands may have been a hazard to navigation, but they were particular convenient when it came time to construct a bridge across the Portage. Extending several hundred feet into the waterway, the presence of those sands meant a shorter distance of water to cross as well as a …

On the Waterfront (p5) – The Quincy Sands

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With the Quincy Mill gone, the ragged landscape on which it once stood and the vast tailings that it had formed became a sprawling vacant lot. For a time Quincy continued to utilize its old stomping ground, as its docks were still located along the sands. But over time the …