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1999: Pioneer Park in Dollar Bay    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from the Archive
2006: Cliff Cemetery    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bill Haller
2017: Monument to the last U.P. snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Cathy McKenzie
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 04:41 am:

All around the U.P., you'll find monuments to people who have made a mark here in the North Country and looking back in the archives from this day, I found a few to share. We start with one from 1999, a rugged lumberjack, armed with axe and grappling hook, stands in Dollar Bay's Pioneer Park, like a silent time traveler reminding us of former days UP North.

Other types of monuments are found throughout the U.P. in cemeteries, like the ones Bill Haller found in the Cliff Cemetery on US41/M26 in the Keweenaw. This photo appeared on the Pasty Cam back in 2006, when Bill visited this resting ground after having driven by it for years without exploring and paying his respects.

Since we're on the subject of resting grounds, I thought it would be interesting to share this video I found from Joshua D. Perry, who visited Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, the resting place of an historic figure from the Copper Country's past, Douglass Houghton. He also gives a bit of background on Houghton himself that I found quite interesting. Hope you do, too.

By James W. Hird (Wvyooper) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 07:29 am:

Just wait when it hits 90 in July and August you can look back with fond memories of the last snowman of the season.

By Diana P. (Diana) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm:

Very interesting information about Douglass Houghton. I had no idea that he was once elected the Mayor of Detroit ... and nearly became the Governor of Michigan! It would be nice to know more about him, like how it happens that he has connections both in the Detroit area, and the Houghton area. I think they neglected to mention that Douglass Houghton Hall at MTU was also named after him!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 02:18 pm:

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew):
" a rugged lumberjack, armed with axe and grappling hook "

FYI: Technically, that "grappling hook" is called
a (click →) "cant hook" ('Cuz it "can't hook"? Ha. Ha.), a.k.a.
a (click →) "peavy".

See also, (from click → Rural Heritage) magazine:
(click →) "Cant Hook or Peavey?"

P.S.: The peavy has a spiked end. That doesn't look particularly useful, and you'd think it could damage a "cant" (log). But it's all in the way it is used: The point isn't stabbed into the log, but anchors into ground and offers a pivot point to maneuvering logs.
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