Crystal Falls in Iron County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
to the Finnish Pioneers
who adopted this land as their own,
settled here in 1850 and after, and
became a constructive force in the
economic and social life of our
country, in its lumbering, mining,
Finnish Historical Society of Hiawathaland
Muisto Suomen Heimolle
Erected by Finnish Historical Society of Hiawathaland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 46° 5.798′ N, 88° 20.107′ W. Marker is in Crystal Falls, Michigan, in Iron County. Marker is on South 6th Street just south of Superior Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the Iron County Courthouse grounds, near the southeast corner of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 South 6th Street, Crystal Falls MI 49920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Iron County July 4th 1661 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Indian Village (approx. 9.1 miles away); Pentoga Park (approx. 9.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The Great Finnish Emigration. Between 1870 and 1929 an estimated 350,000 Finnish immigrants arrived in the United States, many of them settling in an area that would be come to known as the “Sauna Belt,” a region of especially high population density of Finnish Americans encompassing the northern counties of Wisconsin, the northwestern counties of Minnesota, and the central and northern counties of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The primary reason Finnish immigrants chose to immigrate to the US was for the job opportunities available in the mines prevalent in the Great Lakes area. Many of these Finnish immigrants were young, uneducated, unskilled men who had grown up on small rural farms but did not own land themselves. (Submitted on November 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Finnish Americans (Wikipedia). In the 1870s, there were only 3,000 migrants from Finland, but this figure was rapidly growing. New migrants often sent letters home, describing their life in the New World, and this encouraged more and more people to leave and try (Submitted on November 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Finnish American Historical Society of Hiawathaland. Finns of Iron County, Michigan (Submitted on November 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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