Month: August 2016

CC Top Ten

Top 10 Most Awe-Inspiring Houses of Worship in the Copper Country

The Copper Empire was a massive industrial enterprise, one that required a great deal of manual labor for its operation.…
Hancock

Jacob’s Temple

Jacob Gartner was one of Hancock’s most prolific businessman, first arriving to the bustling mining town in the early 1880s. He…
Locations

A Highway Location

It was in 1861 that the state of Michigan authorized the appropriation of swamp lands to Houghton and Keweenaw Counties…
Calumet

A Tour of the Red Jacket Fire Hall (p2)

While the first floor of the Red Jacket Fire Station may have been dedicated to the tools of the trade…
Calumet

A Tour of the Red Jacket Fire Hall (p1)

Before it was known as Calumet, the small commercial settlement bordering the Calumet and Hecla Mines was known as Red…
Calumet

The Hand-Powered Pumper

In colonial times fire fighting was nothing more technologically advanced as a collection of buckets and a crowd of men. Known as…
Calumet

An American LaFrance in Calumet

In 1873 a man by the name of Truckson LaFrance founded the LaFrance Manufacturing company, which primarily built hand-powered fire…
CCE Notes

Guess Who’s Ten Today?

This week is very special here on CCE, as it’s the time of the year when we celebrate yet another year of…