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by Richard E. Taylor

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Richard E. Taylor
ISBN: 073854051X
ISBN13: 978-0738540511
Language: English
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (August 7, 2006)
Pages: 128
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Houghton County, 1870-1920. Part of the Images of America: Michigan Series). by Richard E. Taylor.

Houghton County, 1870-1920.

President and acting executive director of the Houghton County Historical Society, Richard E. Taylor has been a teacher, camp director, and university instructor in. .Houghton County: 1870-1920 Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, 2006. Taylor has been a teacher, camp director, and university instructor in Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

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Houghton County, 1870-1920. HOUGHTON COUNTY, (MI) "Go West, young man. Images of America (Arcadia Publishing). When Horace Greeley made his famous statement in the pages of Harper's Weekly, he was not referring to the goldfields of the late-1840s California, he was speaking of Michigan's western Upper Peninsula. In the mid- to late 1840s.

Taylor, Richard E. (2006). Houghton County 1870-1920 (MI). Houghton Puts Its Stamp on America". The Daily Mining Gazette. Houghton, MI. pp. 1, 10. ^ Monette, Clarence (1975). Some Copper Country Names and Places: Fifth of a Local History Series.

Railroads, steamship lines, and eventually trolley lines served Houghton County, offering connection to the outside world. Between 1850 and 1920, mining companies attracted immigrants from Cornwall, England; Germany; Italy; Finland; Ireland; the Austro-Hungarian empire; and French Canada. The area was a true melting pot. Although this era of prosperity saw the rise of labor unions, the period culminated in the tragic and unsuccessful strike of 1913.

The Houghton County Courthouse is a government building located at 401 E. Houghton Street in Houghton, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1974 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Houghton County, Michigan was first organized in 1845; at the time it covered the entire Keweenaw Peninsula, with Eagle River as the county seat. Houghton County 1870-1920 (MI) (Images of America). Taylor p. 11. ^ Taylor p. 40. ^ a b c Eckert p. 409. ^ Eckert p. 461. ^ a b Taylor p. 39. 43. ^ Coleman, Patrick J. "BUILDING WITH SNOW: NORTHERN MICHIGAN TOWNS TO CONSTRUCT SNOW HOUSES".

Houghton County: 1870-1920. Houghton County - Richard E. Videos Document Torture of Ruby Miners in Mozambique. The history of Houghton County actually starts 6,500 years ago, when the first Native American residents dug native copper from fissures in the lava that comprises the Keweenaw Peninsula.

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“Go West, young man . . .” When Horace Greeley made his famous statement in the pages of Harper’s Weekly, he was not referring to the goldfields of the late-1840s California, he was speaking of Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. In the mid- to late 1840s, Michigan’s copper resources were rediscovered by state geologist Douglass Houghton, setting off a mining boom rivaled only by the gold rush of 1849. The richest copper and silver ores, and even some gold, were found in the mines of Houghton County. Famous mines such as “Old Reliable,” the Quincy mine, and the Calumet and Hecla mines gave up billions of tons of pure native copper and millions of dollars to eastern investors for over 100 years. Railroads, steamship lines, and eventually trolley lines served Houghton County, offering connection to the outside world. Between 1850 and 1920, mining companies attracted immigrants from Cornwall, England; Germany; Italy; Finland; Ireland; the Austro-Hungarian empire; and French Canada. The area was a true melting pot. Although this era of prosperity saw the rise of labor unions, the period culminated in the tragic and unsuccessful strike of 1913.
Comments to eBook Houghton County: 1870-1920 (MI) (Images of America)
Conjulhala
The book is too much of a picture book which is not what I thought the book would be. It does have a lot of informative information.
Usishele
This book contains some good photos and historical quips on the Houghton area. Mining history and area overview guide the reader into a brief history of what makes Houghton County what it is today.
Gabar
This book is of particular interest to me because as a boy I lived in Laurium and Hancock during the 1940's. Only a few mines were still working at that time, so that I had only a partial view of how it looked during the highpoint of copper mining. My annual visits to the area have shown the continuing changes, making it hard to imagine how it looked in the early 1900's. This book is an important addition to my collection of books about Copper Country history. For anyone who has some connection to or interest in this area, this book fills some gaps in our understanding of that earlier time and place.
Vobei
The Book is well bound and attractive. It is always good to preserve the pioneer day families.

However, the Neuschwangers mentioned in the Book arrived later than the Abraham Shellenbergers and the Henry Neuschwangers. It would have been more interesting to me personally to have older history of this particular Kansas frontier.

Still a very good book.
Eta
Excellent pictorial history of the area of Michigan known as Copper Country. The time period highlights the peak years of copper production in the area and shows what an incredibly large population lived there at the time. Having visited several times to the area, I am amazed that so many people could find productive employment in such a remote area. Truly incredible book in its summary of the hardy folk that settled the land, boomed, and ultimately faded into history. If you enjoy archive photographs and historical accomplishments that have long been forgotten (but were the great news of the day), then pick up this book and learn more about Houghton Count in Michigan's upper peninsula.
Stan
This is an interesting easy read about Houghton County history. Many photos included. I would recommend to anyone interested in Houghton County, or history in general.
Dianazius
Taylor offers readers a superb view of the Mining history in the Keweenaw, through a large number of archive photos, many not seen publically before. The photos offer readers a view of how our ancesters (in my case, three previous generations) lived and worked, and how the area looked through their eyes at that time. A fine addition to your historical library.
The photos are strong in this book. Describes the Copper Country's booming era of mining and lumber where thousands of non-English speaking immigrant workers found work that provided hope of owning their own (small) farms. My understanding was advanced as both of my grandfathers did exactly this.
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