Gay

“The old mill town of Gay sits alone on the far eastern shore of the peninsula, far removed from the metropolitan centers of the Copper Country. This geographical isolation required the small town to rely on itself for most of the resident’s needs, needs that included a place for weekly rest and relaxation. While the rest of Keweenaw could take Sunday excursions to White City or Electric Park, such a trip by Gay residents would be costly and time consuming. Instead those residents could relax in their own backyard, at a small lakeside park situated just outside of town known simply as Gay Park.”

Gay Park (p2)

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The public land that would become known as Gay Park was donated to the community by the Mohawk and Wolverine Mines, who had commandeered most of the town’s lakefront to build their mills. Set atop a rugged sandstone bluff overlooking ... More »

Gay Park (p1)

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The old mill town of Gay sits alone on the far eastern shore of the peninsula, far removed from the metropolitan centers of the Copper Country. This geographical isolation required the small town to rely on itself for most of ... More »