Tag: Local History

Flashback Friday: Say Cheese!

Wheel of Gorgonzola cheese from the Stella Cheese Company, undated Just in queso didn’t know, some of the staff at the Michigan Tech Archives really love cheesy puns. So for this week’s Flashback Friday we couldn’t resist highlighting a piece of cheesy Copper Country history: the establishment of the Stella Cheese Company in Baltic, Michigan.…


A Man of Many Talents: The Poetry of A.E. Seaman

A.E. Seaman, undated Today, the name A.E. (Arthur Edmund) Seaman is well-known in the Copper Country, largely for his close ties to the Michigan Technological University and for the mineral museum along Sharon Avenue in Houghton that bears his name. Born in Casnovia, Michigan on December 29, 1858, Seaman was a graduate from Michigan Tech,…


Women in the Copper Country: The Hancock Home Study Club

Photograph from the Hancock Home Study Club centennial celebration, 1983. In honor of Women’s History Month we’re featuring the oldest organized women’s club in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Hancock Home Study Club. Established in 1883, the club held its initial meeting on May 16 to form a club for the study of art in connection…


Pokémon Go Back in Time with the Michigan Tech Archives!

Calling teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct! Since early July, Pokémon have been roaming all over campus thanks to Pokémon Go, a new location-based mobile game developed by Niantic. People of all ages have been joining the fun, exploring various Pokéstops and Gyms around Michigan Tech and the Copper Country. The augmented reality game is causing…


Christmas on Isle Royale, Diary entries of a frontier woman

The ever-white winters of the Keweenaw are beautiful, but the intense snowfall can also leave residents feeling isolated. Both of these sentiments become even more true on Isle Royale. The following set of diary entries were written by Lydia Smith Douglass in 1848 during the first year of her marriage to Columbus C. Douglass. During…


Thanksgiving in the Copper Country, as seen through past advertising

The Michigan Tech Archives will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday November 28 for the holiday. Standard operating hours will resume the week of December 1. Every year we are met with advertisements for upcoming holidays, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Below, we have a small selection of Thanksgiving advertisements dating from the early…