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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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

The War of 1812 had not been going well for the Americans. Securing and controlling the border between the United States and Canada was a key strategic goal and Lake Erie was the linchpin. Control of Lake Erie would guarantee … Continue reading

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Arrrggghhh – There be Pirates

June 25, 2018 There WERE Pirates… But we missed them… or at least most of them. We planned to take Chloe to the Admiral Perry International Peace Memorial site for her Junior Ranger Badge last year but it was closed … Continue reading

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Family Time

June 22-25, 2018 – Ohio Our first stop was to visit my Dad and other family members in Ohio. (Hi Dad!) We had a great time visiting and hanging out and it was a smooth start to our trip. For … Continue reading

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