Jan 30-23

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2023: January: Jan 30-23
5th Street-Calumet    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala
Beautiful Architecture    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala
Historic Facade    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala
St. Paul the Apostle Church    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala
Heikinpäivä Parade from Above    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by H Donn de Yampert
Parading down Quincy St.    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by H Donn de Yampert
Heikinpäivä    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, January 30, 2023 - 04:48 pm:

We’re joining Brita Haapala from Copper Country Captures for a look at 5th Street in Calumet, along with several historic facades of the buildings there. Her photos are a good reminder to slow down and look UP at the buildings or better yet, park somewhere in town and take a walk, so you can really check out the historic buildings that line the streets all over Calumet. The architecture is something to see!

Brita’s fourth photo is St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on 8th Street in Calumet. A quick background tells us that this church was built in 1902 out of locally sourced Jacobsville Sandstone. It’s an impressive building on the outside, with twin-spires and beautiful stained glass windows and that’s just the exterior. If you’re ever in town, make sure you get a look inside at the beautiful paintings and altar work. It’s quite beautiful to behold.

The bottom two photos come to us from H Donn de Yampert who was flying his drone over the Heikinpaiva parade this weekend. Fun to see it from up above like this, looking down Quincy Street in Hancock. You can see the Michigan Tech Pep Band and more!

Visit Keweenaw gives us a glimpse at Heikinpäivä from a few years ago, with many of the activities that make up this weekend celebrating the Finnish-American heritage, winter and community.

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Monday, January 30, 2023 - 06:25 pm:


Isn't the first photo taken from 5th and Portland looking North toward Pine Street?


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, January 30, 2023 - 07:21 pm:

I remember Calumet from my teenage and my
20's years. I used to go there all the time.
It's such a great little town. I know it'll
never get back to the way it was, with all
the cute little bakeries, places to shop,
places to eat, etc. I sure do miss that. Now
it's Copper World and that's about it. I do
love Copper World, however. Though I see
that Herman's Jewelry is still open, one of
the blasts from the past. Great pictures,
Brita. And I actually have walked the
streets and just took it all in. Love it!!

By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 08:35 am:

Years back there was a bakery on 5th that made crusty
bread. Get there early enough and it was still warm.
Would buy two loafs as one was never enough....

By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 08:51 am:

There was a bakery on 5th that made crusty bread. Get
there early and it was still warm. Always bought two.

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 09:18 am:

I remember coming to the Copper Country in 1970 while in the service and seeing several pasty shops in Calumet (I initially thought they were some kind of pastry.) Had no idea what they were until I tried one (with ketchup, of course!)

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 10:05 am:

The world used to be full of little shops that
would take care of it's town. Then the Walmarts,
Menards, etc took over and took out our locals.

WE did this to us!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 12:49 pm:

FJL, that was Thurner's bakery. That crusty
bread was awesome. We all loved it and were
so sad when another one bit the dust.

By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 01:24 pm:

yes, Thurners was great. They absolutely had the
best cream filled long johns. Loved them.
Woolworths, Newberry's, the grocery stores, so much
gone. However, I am still lucky enough to spend my
latter year summers in God's Country. Can't

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