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Contact: Abby Sue Fisher, (906) 337-1207, ext. 250The 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.