Monthly Archives: June 2018

Isle Royale

June 29-July 2, 2018 One of the least visited of the National Parks sits far out in Lake Superior, a few short miles from the Canadian border. To visit you have to arrive by ferry, float plane or private boat. … Continue reading

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Quincy Mine Tour

June 28, 2018 The Quincy Mine Hoist Association maintains the buildings and grounds of Quincy’s No. 2 mine and conducts guided tours of the hoist house and the 7th level of the mine. The historic No. 2 Quincy Shaft-Rockhouse was … Continue reading

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The Rock WallMart

Actually, the store is called Prosecutor’s Paradise but Chloe loved this other name that was on the side of the building. We discovered this hidden gem (pun intended) by chatting with the extremely helpful lady in the tourist information center … Continue reading

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Houghton, MI

June 28, 2018 We pushed hard to get the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan so that we were positioned to make our Ferry on Friday, June 29th. We didn’t know how far we’d get so we winged it for a few … Continue reading

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The Strike of 1913-14, Italian Hall, and Anne Clemenc

The Strike of 1913-14 The cycle of labor surpluses and shortages, falling and rising copper prices, industrial contraction and growth sorely tested Keweenaw peninsula copper miners and mining companies in the early 1900s. By then the mining companies were struggling … Continue reading

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Copper Mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula

June 27, 2018, July 6-7, 2018, There’s so much history in the Keweenaw Peninsula that I don’t know where to begin, or end. So let’s start with where is the Keweenaw Peninsula? It’s on the western end of Michigan’s Upper … Continue reading

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Wisconsin… for a bit

June 26, 2018 – Wisconsin This was one of our long drive days. Our whole plan was to get up, drive until we couldn’t, find a place to stop, eat and sleep, then repeat. We made it to Green Bay, … Continue reading

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