Fourth Thursday in History: History of Chassell Strawberry Farming
Contact: Abby Sue Fisher, (906) 337-1207, ext. 250
Craving some history you can sink your teeth into? You are invited to come hear how Chassell turned from a thriving lumber producer to the Copper Country's strawberry center. Take a guided tour through the history of their strawberry farms, talk with past and present farmers, and taste-test delicious treats created with these famous berries.
Upcoming Fourth Thursday in History Events
The Ferries of Isle Royale: A Link to Island Wilderness
August 23, 2007, aboard the Ranger III
Isle Royale National Park headquarters
800 E Lakeshore Drive
Did You Know?
Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.