Aug 14-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: August: Aug 14-01
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 11:22 pm:

As summer rolls along, we have come to the stretch with the most ideal conditions: beautiful weather, no bugs, no snow (yet). Life is good in Copper City, tucked in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula, down the hill from Allouez on your way to Gay.

By Nancy Nelson, WI on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 10:15 am:


By mike, michigan on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 03:31 pm:

had the opertunity to live in copper city 3 different times through my life. good memories.

By Bill P. Ca. on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 05:03 pm:

I just got back to LA after visiting Keweenaw and people ask me why I visit the Upper Peninsula. I explain that I had to leave Keweenaw many years ago but my heart stayed there and I must go back and visit my heart as often as I can.

On this trip I happened to drive through Copper City and was surprised at how nice the town looked. Most people have maintained their houses well.

During the 30s Copper City had a bevy of beautiful teen-aged girls who often walked over to Ahmeek in the evening to the delight of the Ahmeek boys. Just a bit of history -- things like that you don't forget.

By walt, ohio on Thursday, August 16, 2001 - 07:37 am:

You hit the nail on the head. I got a chance to visit my heart last week, but time passes so quickly while visiting the UP.

By Sara, phx,az on Thursday, August 16, 2001 - 12:37 pm:

Exactly. I got to visit my heart a couple weeks ago. Not enough time, but soaked in enough to hold out until next time. We drove through Copper City and noticed the Post Office. (My husband's a mail carrier here) so was fun to see a picture of it!

By Esther Lucas Tapper on Saturday, August 18, 2001 - 02:25 pm:

Copper City? I lived in Laurium from 1928 thru 1941 and never heard of the place - although we passed the turn off on our way to our cottage at 5 mile point hundreds of times. Brother - Andy Lucas retired in San Diego in the 80's and moved back to the U.P. and settled in the little town of Copper City. I visit him often and wonder how I could have lived so close and never heard of it! I'm always happy when I can get back to visit family and friends. What a treasure God gave us when He created the U.P.!!!!

By Brad on Sunday, August 19, 2001 - 09:09 pm:

My mom and Aunt went to School there.Must be in the 40's.
Two ladies I work with in Detroit, their mothers went there during the same time.

Small world,eh?

By B. K. Wa. on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 02:09 pm:

Yes I know Copper City! Been through there alot, as I'm from New allouez and go back on vacation,as much as possible.My husband is also from back there. Beautiful place, but had to go where the work was.

By Al Harjala jr on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 05:21 pm:

Copper City, population 300 throughout the early sixties. Had its own grade school (Calumet district #2) across from this (new) post office pictured. Firehall in back ground. Lived there most of 19 yrs.

By Dave Hill - Ca on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 08:36 pm:

Lived in Copper City for a short time. Born & raised in Fulton

By Jan, Bootjack on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 - 07:37 pm:

My father Edwin Niemi lived there for 10 years and was married to the former Luella Kramer, widow of Pap Kramer owner of the bar in that village. Now both Luella and my father passed on and I drive through on my way to Copper Harbor from Bootjack.

By Gene Waara, Rochester Hills, Mi. on Thursday, August 30, 2001 - 10:28 pm:

My Grandmother and Grandfather, Josephine and Matt Belobradich, lived at 108 Gratiot street beginning in 1922. The family house was just sold two years ago. My mother was Lil Belobradich. My father Carl Waara from Centenial Heights. Thank you pasty cam, for finally showing a picture of Copper City. I have a lot of great memories from there.

By Oro Valley, AZ on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 06:44 pm:

I lived in Copper City for about 15 months when I was in highschool. Albert Harjala jr happens to be my uncle.

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