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Cities & Towns - Copper Harbor

Sign and Signboards, Woody Plants, Trees, [Image of rustic resort directory signs by the side of the road. Tall fir trees serve as a backdrop.]

Scanned: March 7, 2008

Scenic Views

Water, Lakes, Woody Plants, Trees, Sign and Signboards Great Sand Point [View of beach and Lake Superior.]

Scanned: November 10, 2008

Monuments - Pythias Shrine

Sign and Signboards, Historical markers, Woody Plants, Trees, Persons Eagle River, Phoenix Bete Gris Pythias Shrine Monument . [Two men in knickers visit the stone monument. Inscription on plaque too difficult to read.]

Scanned: June 30, 2009

Signs - Delaware

Sign and Signboards, Historical markers, Seasons, Winter, Woody Plants, Trees In order to get this photo of the Delaware Highway sign, the post had to be dug out by the photographer. The snow measuring instruments are across the road from the sign. Delaware is an abandoned copper mining community in Keweenaw County, MI. This county is Michigan's farthest north and its peninsula prong bisects Lake Superior to a great extent. [Image of the sign buried in snow.]

Scanned: December 7, 2006

Signs - Eagle Harbor

Sign and Signboards, Historical markers, Human Settlements, Woody Plants, Trees Horace Greeley landed here on June 15th, 1847. He came on the Independence, the first propeller boat on Lake Superior. It has a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour. That night, Greeley reported, the harbor was frozen over for some distance from shore. There was no dock and oxen he had brought from Detroit were thrown over board to swim ashore. Eagle Harbor was first settled by copper propspectors in 1844 and later became headquarters for many of the copper mines located along the range of hills to the south. The Knights of Pythias ritual was written here by Justus H. Rathbone during the winter of 1859-60. The little school house in which he taught is preserved as a shrine by the Knights of Pythias national association. [Photo of the rustic sign telling the story of Eagle Harbor. An automobile and a man are visible behind the sign.]

Scanned: April 15, 2009

Road Signs

Transportation, Roads, Woody Plants, Trees, Sign and Signboards This road sign can now be seen on M-26 in Atlantic Mine at the bottom of Van Orden Hill near Cole's Creek and at Redridge as well as intermediate points along the way. It tells the tourist where he might find the Aboreal (tree) Tunnel, the Archway Drive or the Covered Highway, as it is commonly called. [Image of the sign indicating where to turn to find the " Scenic Highway Arboreal Tunnel"]

Scanned: November 5, 2007

Sign and Billboards

Sign and Signboards, Woody Plants, Trees, Visitors to this northern part of the Upper Peninsula really receive a king-size greeting. This sign outside Houghton besides heralding the purest, most vializing air on earth, add a certain color to the scene. [Photo of the sign by the Copper Country Vacationist League.]

Scanned: November 5, 2007

Signs - Arcadian Copper Mine

Sign and Signboards, Woody Plants, Trees, This billboard is the work of the Creative Arts Workshop of Tapiola, Werner F. Savela, proprietor. It is one of 36 of the first 24-sheet outdoor posters (billboard signs) introduced in the Upper Peninsula with the silk screen process of printing. Being distributed by the Arcadian Copper Mine of Ripley, the work is a beautiful five color job including two fluorescent colors. The design area is 8 feet 8 inches by 19 feet 6 inches. To draw tourists to the Copper Country the Arcadian Copper Mine management is placing 33 of these colorful posters along the main highways in Wisconsin and Minnesota and in strategic spots in Michigan outside the Copper Country. [Image of the advertisement for guided underground tours of the mine.]

Scanned: March 31, 2009

Road Signs

Sign and Signboards, Woody Plants, Trees, This sign typifies to tourists and visitors to Keweenawland that the area is a timber resource in addition to its being an oldtime copper region. The sign indicates the largest, most northerly sawmill in Michigan. The Seneca area is also the site of the Seneca Mine, owned by the Calumet Division of Calumet and Hecla, Inc. The sign is in Keweenaw, a county well known for its descriptive signboards. [Roadside advertisement for the Seneca Sawmill.]

Scanned: March 30, 2009


Sign and Signboards, Woody Plants, Trees, You cant miss it, says Alex Nelson, secretary of the Copper Country Vacationist League when he speaks of the leagues new directional sign just erected one-half mile west of Bruce Crossing on M-28. White lettering and arrow in yellow appear on a red background, making the attractive sign easily visible for better than a quarter of a mile to motorists. This feature permits visitors adequate time to turn left into the Copper Country. [Photo of the sign stating how to get to the "Fabulous Copper Country".]

Scanned: March 4, 2009