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Houghton Street Car Scenes

Transportation, Railroads, Street, Railroads, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Seasons, Winter Houghton Street Car Scenes [A street car travels down a snow covered street in a residential area. Looks like it might be in East Houghton.]

Scanned: September 20, 2010


Houghton Street Car Scenes

Transportation, Railroads, Street, Railroads, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Seasons, Winter Houghton Street Car Scenes [An almost empty street car swooshes past the camera in this winter scene.]

Scanned: September 20, 2010


Skiing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns Skiing on street in Hancock [Cross country ski racing]

Scanned: October 4, 2007


Skiing

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Sports, Winter Sports, Skis and Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Seasons, Winter, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns Skiing on street in Hancock [Cross country ski racing]

Scanned: October 4, 2007


Snowfall

Persons, Seasons, Winter, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns These children live at Winona, in Houghton County, MI. Here they are waiting for the mail man or the newspaper tube route man. The enclosure was dug by the mail box owner to protect the children and himself from the high velocity winds, cold and traffic. Here the banks are 11 feet high. Winona is a former active copper mining community. [Four children huddle in the snow enclosure. The name "Keranen" is on the mail box.]

Scanned: December 14, 2006


Bridges - Portage Lake

Transportation, Bridges, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Seasons, Winter New Portage Lake bridge (lift type) built 1958 & 1959. Opened for traffic December 20, 1959. Old Portage Lake bridge survey began in 1896 by James P. Edward. Steel bridge ready for traffic early spring of 1897. Wrecking of old bridge started Dec. 21, 1959. Picture taken Dec. 9, 1959 by J. Harry Reeder. Looking south. [View of the two bridges as well as Houghton.]

Scanned: February 19, 2007


Cities and Towns - Houghton

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Seasons, Winter, Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail Go Ahead, cry in your beer, but the fact of the matter is, Copper Country cars are at least visible beneath their snowy burden. Houghton boasted a paltry 69 inches this morning, hardly enough to fill your galoshes as the photo indicates. It was taken on Shelden Ave. [Image of the street after a snowfall. The dental offices of Dr. Kangas are visible on the upper level of one of the buildings. Dale's Flower and Gift shop is below.]

Scanned: December 6, 2007


Businesses - Copper City

Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Stores, Retail, Seasons, Winter, Human Settlements Erlandson's Store, Copper City has been in business for 70 years. [Exterior view of the building. Please see comment section for futher information.]

Scanned: January 12, 2009


Snow Removal

Seasons, Winter, Winter Storms, Street Cleaning, Snow Removal, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Snow removal in the Copper Country has reached a high degree of efficiency. Shelden Avenue in Houghton is pictured after a heavy storm that reach blizzard proportions. With a total fall of five feet thus far this season, it will appear phenomenal to an outsider to see the streets cleaned almost down to the bare sidewalk. Snow researchers from foreign countries come to the CC to study local methods and equipment. [Image of the snow removal process in downtown Houghton.]

Scanned: August 10, 2007


Churches - Greenland

Buildings, Church Buildings, Seasons, Winter, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns The Greenland Catholic Church. St. Peter and St. Paul on the main highway, well illustrates the continual snow of the area. The icicles make contact with the snow, which was more than 30 inches high in the yard when this photo was taken. [Photo of the church with large icicles hanging from the roof.]

Scanned: August 14, 2007