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Fourth Thursday in History: Lake Linden's National Register Nomination

Lake Linden's Main Street in 1935.
Lake Linden's Main Street in 1935.
Keweenaw NHP Archives, Curto Collection.

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News Release Date: March 22, 2007
Contact: Abby Sue Fisher, (906) 337-1207, ext. 250

The history of Lake Linden is written in its architecture. Ornate churches, simple homes, industrial office buildings and commercial storefronts all reflect aspects of the community’s heritage and its connection to the area’s copper mining industry. Join Stephanie Atwood, Kim Hoagland, and John Rosemurgy as they discuss Lake Linden’s past and explain current efforts to nominate it to the National Register of Historic Places.

Atwood, a graduate student in Michigan Technological University’s Industrial Archeology program, will provide an overview of Lake Linden’s history and architecture. Hoagland, also from MTU and one of Atwood’s professors, will describe the National Register program and Lake Linden’s potential to make the list. Rosemurgy, Historical Architect at Keweenaw National Historical Park, will explain what it means to be on the Register and the benefits that may be available to property owners.

The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday March 22, 2007. It will be held in the auditorium at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, located at 601 Calumet Street in Lake Linden, Michigan. The event is free and open to the public.

The Fourth Thursday in History series arranges public presentations on important aspects of Copper Country and regional history, including techniques for historic preservation. Presentations are scheduled in venues throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, particularly at historic sites associated with specific topics. They are free and open to the public. Additional support for this event is being provided by the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.

For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at 906/337-3168.

 

Future Fourth Thursday in History Events

5th Annual High School Local History Smackdown!
April 26, 2007
Calumet Theatre, Calumet
more information on this event...

The Making of a "Handsome and Commodious" Building: A Closer Look at the Quincy Mine Office
May 24, 2007
Location TBD

Geology of the Keweenaw Peninsula
June 28, 2007
Location TBD

For more detailed information on upcoming events, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168, or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.

Did You Know?

A small memorial park in Calumet, Michigan where the Italian Hall once stood is for the 74 people killed in a stampede on Dec. 24, 1913.

Woody Guthrie's song "1913 Massacre" brought attention to a tragedy that occurred in Calumet, Michigan on December 24, 1913 during a bitter copper miner's strike. Reports claim that a shout of fire caused panic at a party at the Italian Hall. 73 people died in the stampede down the steep stairway.