School

Calumet

It Stands Alone

At the Copper Empire’s peak the greater Red Jacket area was home to some 30,000 people – an expansive population…
Locations

The School Yard

The small town of Mohawk is yet another one of the many old mining towns that can be found sprinkled…
CC Top Ten

The Top 10 Old Schools of the Copper Country

The great Copper Empire was spread far and wide, its reach extending from the ragged peaks of the Porcupine Mountains…
Gay

The Gay School (p2)

For the several hundred students who once attended the school in Gay, this would be their first view of their…
Gay

The Gay School (p1)

The extreme remoteness of the Mohawk and Wolverine Mills along the Keweenaw’s South Shore meant that the accompanying village of…
Lake Linden

Lake Linden’s High School

For a time Lake Linden’s school building was rather unremarkable; a simple wood framed building built in 1881 for a…
Locations

The Mining Camp (p3)

With a vested interest in nurturing a higher calibre of worker, mine companies like Copper Range actively supported institutions that did…
Calumet

The Central School

With the discovery of the great Calumet Conglomerate Lode in 1864, the vast marshlands along the Keweenaw’s central plateau would…
Laurium

Houses of Worship and Learning

When it came to sheer numbers of houses of worship the booming metropolis of Calumet just was the undisputed champion…
Hancock

The Wright School

The hillside on which the village of Hancock was platted was injurious  to its growth and expansion in the years…
Hancock

The Ryan School

Thanks to the booming copper industry and the complimenting success of the Quincy Mine up atop the hill, the village…
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…
Chassell

The Town that Lumber Built (p2)

Chassell was a town built by a single industry, much like most of the communities born in the Copper Country.…
Locations

Back to School

It was along the Sturgeon River at a point known as “Kings Landing” that the first settler to call Pelkie…
Hancock

Making a Statement

Hancock’s original compliment of public schools were anchored by a large campus sitting in the heart of the city along…
HD

Some Old Schools of the Copper Country

The great Copper Country needed labor to keep its engines running and the copper flowing. Luckily men from all around the…
Lake Linden

St. Joseph’s School

It was 1881 when Lake Linden’s first parochial school began holding classes within the private home of Mrs. Pierre Pichette.…
Eagle River

For the Children…

The boom and bust cycles of the mining trade are rather legendary, and the pattern was no less vicious across…
Houghton

St. Ignatius School

By the end of the nineteenth century almost every Catholic church in the region had a complimenting parochial school. These…
Copper City

A City Built for Copper

While the great Calumet Conglomerate lode might have been getting the lion’s share of attention near the turn of the…
Locations

Old Schools of the Copper Country (p3)

The comforting arm of corporate paternalism wrapped itself around almost all aspects of community life in the Copper Country –…
Locations

Old Schools of the Copper Country (p2)

While the Copper Country had its fair share of rural schools thanks to its Finnish immigrants, most schools in the…
Locations

Old Schools of the Copper Country (p1)

The history of the American rural education system has always been tied closely with the agriculture industry. Those rural folks…
Central

Bricks and Stone

If you follow one of the trails near the visitors center, you find yourself hiking up the steep bluff above…