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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 07:38 am:

Which photo in our decade review was taken at the scene of December 24th's Pasty Central Day in History?

By Interested Visitor (Tangobravo) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 07:47 am:

2000 Dan Urbanski

Although Dan's picture from Ontonagon appeared in the Cameo, the location of the Day in History incident was Italian Hall.

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 07:50 am:

2001 Italian Hall

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By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 08:01 am:

Italian hall

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 08:06 am:

Both Dan and Charlie's.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:17 am:

Was going to mention some of the wonderful photographers who's works we get to enjoy. But there's so many that I'll just say thank you each and everyone. Each day I look forward to your wonderful views and appreciate them all. Wish I was able to share some of my own. Blessed holidays to all!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 11:53 am:

Neil Harri ... speaking of photographers ...

One of hi new DVDs, which I need to buy, has pictures of the old mining sites in the Keweenaw.

Is there a comprehensive listing of online history sites somwhwere, that would talk about each of these places ?
I realize there is quite a bit of info online, but sometimes its a bit hard to find the best ones. I usually get lost someplace :)

also, what do you guys consider to be the best history books on the UP, especially Houghton and Keweenaw counties ?

By RCW (Rcw) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 12:15 pm:

Davsou. How about this one,I ve read it years ago and found it quite interesting.

Boom Copper - The Story Of The First U.S. Mining Boom

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 12:21 pm:

ah thanks.. I see it is at Amazon as well. I buy a lot of stuff there..usually cheaper with free shipping.
I'll do a search of CC there to see what pops up

Thanks again...

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 12:57 pm:

I had a calendar made of my UP photos to give as Christmas gifts. Pricey ($15 each incl. the shipping and handling), but so worth it. I'm very pleased with the results! Have a Merry Christmas all!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 01:55 pm:

Merry Christmas from beautiful Berkley Michigan where the kielbasa is cooking the jello is made and the fruit is in its bowl. Going to my daughters for dinner.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 03:08 pm:

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go, the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the deep and drifting snow...have a wonderful and safe Christmas all! I hope Santa is good to each and every one of you (and me too). Froeliche Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, Houska Joulua (not sure of that spelling) and Merry Christmas!

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 04:07 pm:

Hauskaa joulua from Finland (ALAHÄRMÄ) to all peoples around USA..many thanks to PASTY.COM Admins MARY,DARYL etc.. .as You come to Finland trip so take contact -- maybe we can help in here and show more Suomi!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 04:16 pm:

Wonderful Christmas Eve memories. Merry Christmas, everybody.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 06:02 pm:

Davesou: as far as the history of each mining location; what exactly are you looking for?? I may be able to fill in some gaps for you, depending on what information you are interested in. Keep in mind, however, that I am currently in Germany so I wouldn't be able to help you out until after the first of the year.....

Some of the best history books in my mind are both books by Larry Lankton (Cradle to Grave and Beyond the Boundaries), Boom Copper as was already mentioned, Old Reliable which details the Quincy Mine operations and was co-authored by Larry Lankton, and Red Metal which focuses on C&H.

Another book that I have found quite interesting is Michigan's Columbus by Steve Lehto. While it doesn't focus on the mining history of the Keweenaw in general, it does detail the life of Douglass Houghton, the man responsible for wrting the report that set off the first mining rush in the United States. Plus, it is an honour to be mentioned in the book as a technical editor (thanks, Steve!!).

Oh and by the way.... Merry Christmas from Frankfurt, Germany since it is now Midnight here!!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 05:43 am:

Merry Christmas all! I hope Santa brought you everything on your list. When I left church last night a little after 8:00 it was very slick and raining; but looking out now, not much has changed. The wind is blowing, but no precipitation of either the frozen or liquid kind. Safe journeys to all who are traveling today.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, December 25, 2009 - 11:52 am:

Capt. Paul ...
mainly just a more thorough history of the area...the people, the town, demographics during the boom, etc.
The CC was a pretty robust area many years ago...
I grew up in the CC, but I don;t even remember a lot of the small towns, the individual mine someone will mention Ahmeek #3 or something. The stuff was there, but it was almost invisible, or perhaps taken for granted.

I can remember, for instance, all the buildings around Lake Linden, Hubbell area, which are now gone. It would be cool to see pictures of them, and descriptions of what actually was being done in those buildings. How many workers, etc.

I remember there being a lot of buildings in Houghton that are no longer there. What were they? What happened to them? etc etc

Even Chassell where I grew up. Most of the buildings that were once there when I was a kid even, are gone. I can't even find pictures of any of them. Its like the stuff just went away. Even at the Chassell Heritage Museum, they do not have that kind of history. A lot on the great BB team of the 50s, period clothes, but not pictures of buildings and what was going on in them.

That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for.

It seems strange to me now, given the amount of traveling we do, but back when I was growing up we rarely went very far from Chassell. Prior to graduating from high school, I only remember going through Calumet on our trips to Copper Harbor, which were rare, and only on US 41.Never was in Calumet itself, ever. Went to L'anse once or twice. I remember going to a 4th of July parade in Baraga once, South Range quite a bit, and Labor Day parade in Ontonagon.... but we never toured the was go to the event and go back home. What it boils down to is that, yes, I gre up there, but I don;t actually know a whole lot of what was going on in the area.

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