“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Calumet, Michigan

Clickable Map of Houghton County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Houghton County, MI (23) Baraga County, MI (1) Iron County, MI (8) Keweenaw County, MI (38) Marquette County, MI (23) Ontonagon County, MI (2)  HoughtonCounty(23) Houghton County (23)  BaragaCounty(1) Baraga County (1)  IronCounty(8) Iron County (8)  KeweenawCounty(38) Keweenaw County (38)  MarquetteCounty(23) Marquette County (23)  OntonagonCounty(2) Ontonagon County (2)
Houghton is the county seat for Houghton County
Calumet is in Houghton County
      Houghton County (23)  
      Baraga County (1)  
      Iron County (8)  
      Keweenaw County (38)  
      Marquette County (23)  
      Ontonagon County (2)  
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1Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — L0112 — Calumet Theater
One of the first municipal theaters in America, the Calumet opened on March 20, 1900, "the greatest social event ever known in copperdom's metropolis." The theater contained a magnificent stage and elegant interior decorations, including an . . . Map (db m76299) HM
2Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — Clearing the Way
The Calumet and Hecla Mining Company couldn't allow winter to derail its operation. In a remote region that can receive upwards of 300 inches (762 cm) of snow each year, snow removal was serious business. Clear rail lines were essential for moving . . . Map (db m122496) HM
3Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — Float Copper
a mass of native copper weighing 9,392 lbs. found in 1970, buried under three ft. of soil, (glacial till), about 4½ miles southwest of Calumet. Float copper such as this, was torn loose from fissures and lodes by glacial action and together . . . Map (db m76304) HM
4Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — L1089 — St. Paul the Apostle Church
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church was established in 1889 by Slovenian immigrants who came to the area to work in the mines of the Copper Country. The wood frame church erected by the parish in 1890 was destroyed by fire in 1902. The following year . . . Map (db m76302) HM
5Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — L1714 — Suomi Synod
On March 25, 1890, nine Lutheran congregations, representing 1200 Finnish immigrants, assembled at Trinity Lutheran Church in Calumet and organized the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church In America-Suomi Synod. Four pastors and seventeen laymen . . . Map (db m201425) HM
6Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — S0030 — The Copper Country
Long before Columbus reached America, Indians extracted native copper in the Lake Superior region and worked it into articles which were used by tribes throughout the continent. French explorers learned of the vast copper deposits but were not able . . . Map (db m201426) HM
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7Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — L1337 — The Italian Hall / Italian Hall Tragedy
Side A The Italian Hall The building that stood on this site was called the Italian Hall, and was home to the Societa Mutua Beneficenza Italiana, which aided immigrants and others in need. Built in 1908, the hall housed a saloon . . . Map (db m76300) HM
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Oct. 4, 2022