Browse Subjects

Thumbnail Subject(s) Description Add to Shoebox

Buildings - Saloons

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments) [A photo of what once was the Saloon 8 on Tezcuco Street in Hancock. Please see MTU Neg. 00252 to see what it was like in 1911.]

Scanned: November 19, 2008


Saloons and Taverns

Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Taverns (inns), Buildings, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Stubbs, the tavern unusual, out-of-the-ordinary and rare in a community the size of Ontonagon is more than a refreshment stand for adulthood of the community. It is a logging museum and repository that would do well in a town 10 times the size of the Lake Superior village of some 2,500 people. Its tales of lumberjacks, deposits to avoid times of strife and its stories of the events of the village are legion. Both outside and inside the building is a resting place of Ontonagonia running the gamut from oldtime photos to cant books, saws and sawbucks. Stubbs cannot be understood by looking at this photo. Its interior must be seen to be appreciated. Stubbs is not only rare to Ontonagon County, the Copper Country and to the western tier of northern peninsula counties. It is rare even on the basis of Upper Michigan and state status. Its floor show is continuous despite the fact that it is non-movable. The feature attractions rest on the wall and floor, all nostalgically reminiscent of days of yesteryear in the Ontonagon Country. [Image of the exterior of the building displaying some examples of signs, wagon wheels and other items similar to what can be found inside.]

Scanned: April 13, 2009


Buildings - Michigan House

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Restaurants, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments), Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Calumet's famous landmark, the Michigan House, will reopen for business Friday, July 14, under the new ownership of Pellberg, Inc. The former hotel is at Sixth and Oak Streets in the heart of downtown Calumet. It was constructed just after the turn of the century. [Exterior view of the three story building. Please see comment section for further information.]

Scanned: February 12, 2009


Street Scenes - Houghton

Sign and Signboards, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Bars (drinking establishments) A distinctive sign marks the new Lakeview Lounge & Game Room in downtown Houghton. Formerly the Hillside, the bar has been extensively remodeled and enlarged. [View of the Lakeview sign from street level.]

Scanned: January 30, 2009


Hotels

Industries, Service Industries, Hospitality Industry, Hotels, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Calumet Hotel [Calumet Hotel in summer, building is surrounded by picket fence. Two children in forefront]

Scanned: April 10, 2006


Ahmeek Mining Company Stopes

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, [Plan drawing of stopes, shafts and addits of Ahmeek Mine. The mine workings are under the territories of Mohawk, Ahmeek and Finnegan.]

Scanned: March 1, 2013


Ripley, Quincy, Pewabic & Franklin

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Artist's sketch of Ripley, Quincy, Pewabic & Franklin area about 1881 [Overhead view of the Keweenaw area (Michigan Tech Centennial Page 17)]

Scanned: January 17, 2008


Cliff Mine from the South Cliff of the North American Company

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, [Early sketch of the Cliff Mine. Mine buildings are in the background with stumps and logs in the foreground. Illustration carries attribution to "Lossing-Barritt" probably referring to Benson John Lossing and William Barritt, active illustrators of the late Nineteenth Century.]

Scanned: November 16, 2006


Calumet & Hecla Semi-Centennial Celebration

Historic Sites, Historic Mines, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Overview of C&H semi-centennial celebration in 1916. This view is to the east and shows the area where the speeches and presentations took place. This was the "commons", later Agassiz Park, now apartments for retired folks. Calumet #2 shaft house, Calumet boiler house, Superior engine house, drill shops, Calumet dry, MacNaughton's light tower, the powerhouse, and the C&H office building are in the background. View was probably made from the roof of Vertin's store since Mrs. Fred Haun and Mrs. John Vertin were sisters and Fred Haun had worked for Vertin's during his high school years.

Scanned: March 10, 2011


Site of Seeberville Shootings

Labor Movements, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining The Seeberville home where two strikers were killed and two wounded by deputies August 14, 1913 [Exterior photograph of house with group of men, women and children standing. This print of photograph was owned by a decendant of the Putrich family and includes notations of "dad," "mom," and "aunt" to indicate specific family members.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006