Month: May 2014

Industry

A Legacy Less Celebrated

Its been over half a century since copper mining was active in the Keweenaw, a timespan that tends to smooth…
Calumet

M.M. Morrison Elementary

At its peak the Calumet township school system consisted of a high school, middle school, and over 17 elementary schools…
Atlantic Mine

A Sole Survivor

For a time the Atlantic Mine was the king of its domain, the only operational copper mine south of Houghton…
Scrapbook

1950s Copper Country

It may be overly simplistic, but in regards to Copper Country history you can divide it into two eras. The…
Locations

The Rocket Range

The tip of the Keweenaw is as remote and wild as you can get in the Keweenaw, situated over ten…
Clark Mill

The Mill that Clark Built

It was a mine that had difficulty just getting off the ground. The Clark Mine began at the dawn of…
Hancock

Cultural Amenities (p3)

So far we’ve travelled a dozen years through the lifetime of Hancock, discovering its cultural institutions as they have cropped…
Hancock

Cultural Amenities (p2)

By 1888 Hancock Village had evolved into a regional powerhouse, a center of commerce and industry that was quickly outpacing…
Hancock

Cultural Amenities (p1)

Last week we took a look at what I considered to be Hancock’s impromptu city center, an area of real…
Hancock

Hancock in HD

Today the Copper Country is just another pretty corner of the country, but a century ago when the mines were…