Fourth Thursday in History: A Century of Agriculture in the Upper Peninsula

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Date: July 16, 2015
Contact: Kathleen Harter, 906-483-3024

Food has always been an important topic in U.P. history. From harvesting wild thimbleberries, whitefish and other native foods to clearing fields for rutabagas and herds of dairy cattle, the ways in which people have sourced their food have changed and expanded over time. Yet food production remains an important part of the local economy. Join Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm for a brief overview of U.P. farming during the last century. Stay for the tour after their presentation, where you can get your hands dirty and experience a bit of agriculture today!

This presentation will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Wintergreen Foods, located at 18334 State M-38, Ontonagon, 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.

For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.

 



Last updated: July 16, 2015

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