The Calumet Children’s March and the Keweenaw Miners Strike

Children’s Parade, Calumet Copper Miners Strike — RPPC by Calumet New Studio, Calumet, Michigan, photo by Wystan Here’s a throw back Monday for you – a photo from July 23, 1913 of children marching in Calumet during the tumultuous miners’ strikes of 1913. It’s an interesting case study for our modern world given that the … Continue reading The Calumet Children’s March and the Keweenaw Miners Strike

Morning on the North Country Trail

Hacking Site Camping Trip, February 2017-25, photo by Nathan Miller Nathan took this photo in the Ottawa National Forest’s Trap Hills along the North Country Trail in winter.The Trail winds 4600 miles through 7 states in America’s northern heartland. It is our longest National Scenic Trail, stretching from New York to North Dakota. Michigan holds more of … Continue reading Morning on the North Country Trail

Trouble in a corner of paradise

Porcupine Mountain State Park, photo by Jim Sorbie I’m sure that some people will see this as a “political” post, but it’s very much in line with Michigan in Pictures’ 11 year focus on the promotion AND protection of Michigan’s natural beauty. In other words, I will never stop speaking up when I believe decisions … Continue reading Trouble in a corner of paradise

Hard Luck Lights: Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse

Grand Island Lighthouse, photo by Steve Nowakowski Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light shares the story of one of Michigan’s hard-luck lighthouses, the Grand Island East Channel Light. Work began in 1867 with the the clearing of a sandy peninsula on the southeast shore of the island: As a result of the chosen site being both on low ground and … Continue reading Hard Luck Lights: Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse

Jennie F. Clauson saw the world change

Jennie F. Clausen, photo by Marty Hogan View Marty’s photo background big and see more in his Michigan Burying Grounds slideshow. The December 7th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is one of the sign posts in American history. Marty writes that in nearly a century, Jennie F. Clauson from Grand Rapids, Michigan saw a world change. Here’s the entirety of … Continue reading Jennie F. Clauson saw the world change

High Noon: 1909: Marquette Main Street via Shorpy

Marquette Front Street c 1909, photo by Lycurgus S. Glover (Detroit Publishing Co) The Shorpy Photo Archive is a magical website that has been around for years, dishing up incredible and well presented public domain photos from around the country. Many, like this one of Main Street in Marquette from 1909, are from Michigan. In addition to a … Continue reading High Noon: 1909: Marquette Main Street via Shorpy

Sunrise on McCarty’s Cove & Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

“McCarty’s Cove” Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, photo by John McCormick Just got back from Marquette, and I have to say, this is one cool city!! John took this photo back in August of 2011 at sunrise at McCarty’s Cove, one of Marquette’s best beaches according to Travel Marquette. I really had to dig (seriously, a Mining Journal … Continue reading Sunrise on McCarty’s Cove & Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

High above Houghton, Michigan

goodnight, pretty little town, photo by brockit, inc. This wonderful photo made me want to know more about Houghton, Michigan, so here’s an edited profile of Houghton via Wikipedia: Houghton is located on the south shore of Portage Lake, across from Hancock. (see map) Native Americans mined copper in and around what would later be Houghton … Continue reading High above Houghton, Michigan

Houghton’s Keweenaw Upper Entrance Lighthouse

Homeward Bound, photo by Bobby Palosaari Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light is my go-to for Michigan lighthouse lore. His entry for the Keweenaw Upper Entrance Lighthouse says in part: With the meteoric growth of copper mining in the Keweenaw between 1843 and 1968, increased shipping access to the twin cities of Houghton and Hancock became increasingly important. … Continue reading Houghton’s Keweenaw Upper Entrance Lighthouse

Making Decisions about Wolves on Isle Royale

  Three Wolves, photo by Vucetich & Peterson With only a handful of wolves left in Isle Royale National Park, the National Park Service is currently taking public comment on the management of wolves at Isle Royale. They write: The NPS began this planning process by considering a broad range of potential management actions as part … Continue reading Making Decisions about Wolves on Isle Royale