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Buildings - Libraries

Buildings, Public Buildings, Library Buildings, Transportation, Automotive, Seasons, Winter C & H Library [A roof covers the entrance to the building, highlighting the intricate window design.]

Scanned: February 21, 2008


Education, Buildings, Public Buildings, Transportation, Automotive Hancock High School [Children play in the school yard. Vintage automobiles can be seen in the lower right hand corner of the photo.]

Scanned: October 26, 2006

Redridge School

Buildings, Public Buildings, Education, Transportation, Automotive Redridge School [View of the school showing a fenced-in yard and play area with a swing. A group of children play in the street.]

Scanned: March 22, 2010

School - Cliff Mine

Buildings, Public Buildings, Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Transportation, Automotive School and dwellings, Cliff Mine. [Photo taken from the road of the school and houses, some of them boarded up. A vintage automobile is parked on the side of the road.]

Scanned: October 2, 2007


Education, Buildings, Public Buildings, Transportation, Automotive [Photo of Houghton High School which was located on Houghton Avenue. A vintage automobile is parked near the school. The school opened in 1923.]

Scanned: February 1, 2007

Veterans Groups - VFW

Peace Officers, Police, Transportation, Automotive, Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations Houghtons Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1292 wants the young bicycle riders of the Village given a maximum of protection. Because of the concern they are equipping every bicycle in the town with glow ribbon stickers so that the bikes can be seen by approaching vehicles. All youthful bicycle riders in the village need do to have their wheels equipped is to report at the fire hall and any of the men in charge will be glad to place the ribbon or VFW initials on the rear guard. The letters are available and will be placed on the bikes through the cooperation of the post, the Houghton fire department and the Houghton village police. In this photo Police Chief Joseph McGuire is standing by while James Lowney Sr. of the fire departments truck division is placing the stickers on young Paulie Colombes speedy racer. [Good photo of a 1950s police cruiser.]

Scanned: April 15, 2009

Buildings - Post Office - Hancock

Buildings, Public Buildings, Persons, Transportation, Automotive The Hancock Promotion Committee has done some efficient decorating work in the city within the past week with the result that the town's post office rates as one of the few such edifices decorated in the nation. Ordinarily, post offices are not adorned during the Yule period because if the country were to decorate each building it owns a tremendously high expenditure figure would be reached. This photo was snapped Monday with no alterations of the scene being effected on account of the picture. Even the dent in the car is preserved. [Image of the decorated post office and the banged up vehicle parked in front.]

Scanned: February 20, 2009

Buildings - Post Office - Pelkie

Carriers, Postal Service, Buildings, Public Buildings, Transportation, Automotive Pelkie's busy little post office is smack in the center of the community. It caters to a big rural population with the hinterland being of an expanding nature. A new and modernized type structure, it is a credit to the small community which is easterly from Tapiola and not far distant from Baraga from which community the mail comes to Pelkie. [Image of a one level building with the U.S. flag flying in front. A mail box sits at the entrance.]

Scanned: February 2, 2009

Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire Department, Officials and Employees, Buildings, Public Buildings, Fire Stations, Transportation, Automotive The newest addition to the fighting equipment of Houghton village is this big Oshkosh truck which was received late last week by the fire department. It is one of the latest type of fire fighting machines and can travel 55 miles an hour. From left, Earl Voetsch, assistant fire chief; Leo Archambeau, fireman; Ralph Voetsch, chief, and Andy Soderblom. Clarence (Smoky) Frazier is in the cab. [Picture of the fire truck parked at the fire station on Montezuma Avenue.]

Scanned: August 21, 2007

Keweenaw Research Center

Buildings, Public Buildings, Transportation, Automotive, Keweenaw Research Center. [Aerial photograph of the Keweenaw Research Center. (Michigan Tech Centennial Page 129)]

Scanned: October 16, 2008