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Margo (Margo) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 06:21 am:

Good Morning. Wake up people. Have a wonderful day.
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By Robert - CO (Halork) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 06:45 am:

Good Morning all!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 06:49 am:


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 06:50 am:

I just checked out a recent
acquisition--Frederic Baraga's "Dictionary of
the Ojibway Language." Though the spelling
is slightly different, Ahmeek means beaver,
just as the sign suggests.

Now I still want to find out how the town of
Mohawk acquired its name. Anyone know?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 06:50 am:

What a combination! Do I get breakfast before getting my hair done or the other way around? Hmm, such a dilema.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 07:08 am:

Morning everyone! Have a great day!

By Tanya K. (Missskippy) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 07:56 am:

Good Morning everyone!!! Last day of school here for the boys. Then off to the U.P. (Calumet) for the summer. Wahoo!!!

By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 08:16 am:

Morning all...Beautiful Sunny Day on the Sunrise Side!

By DH (Daveintemecula) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 09:58 am:

Things you learn while sitting around ...
We have a copy of the 2006 Guinness Book of World Records on our coffee table and while flipping through it yesterday I found a CC reference. In the 'Cutting Edge Science' section, the entry for the longest pendulum belongs to students from the Michigan College of Mines who constructed a 4400 footer down the Tamarack #4 shaft in 1901.

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:43 pm:

Kosk in Toronto,
I can give you an unverified reason for Mohawk's name, but if you really want to know, call a librarian in Houghton and ask her (or him, but I bet it's a her!) to look it up in the book Michigan Place Names. My assumption is that the local mine was named after Mohawk Indians. In the area, many mines were named after different indians, ranging from Cherokee to Huron, Seneca, and probably Mohawk. Heck, there was even a Montuzuma, whom technically was a North American Indian, if not an American Indian.

We have lost so many great places up north it is a shame. Some had grand names, while others were just named after people. One of my favorite name places in the U.P. is Helps, down by the Dickinson/ Menomonee county line. Helps was what I needed when I ran out of gas at 3:00 a.m., but that is a whole 'nother story!

Free plug nickel for whoever can place Seeberville without looking on a map or in a book.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:57 pm:

Seeberville is located near Painesdale and was the site of the Seeberville Murders during the 1913 Strike. I remember because I went to the history talk about 3 yrs ago on the subject ;-)

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 01:24 pm:

Good job Capt Paul. Most folks have forgotten about Seeberville these days, but it was the site of a key event in the 1913 strike. I'll think of a harder location next time!

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 01:42 pm:

Kosk...I understand that the Crabtree Mohawk Reserve near Montreal was not known.... when you inquired recently....I wonder if there was a Mohawk Reserve by another name in the late 1800s...and that the area is now known as Crabtree?...I understand my grandfather, Jaques Pierre Boudreau came to the Copper Country from that area. Thank you for the information.....("Rick" this is Brad's Great Grandfather)

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 02:36 pm:

While cleaning out my files this morning, way back in the back of a drawer I found a folder containing part of a Lands' End catalog from 1990 -- it featured the Keweenaw! Do any of you remember it? It actually had some CC residents as models.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:08 pm:

When reading Sharon Smith's journal just a moment ago, reminded me I've been trying to find out where I can get a recording of either bell bouys and/or fog horns. Can't seem to find any thing on the internet. Any one?

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:50 pm:

Ms. Katie -- I know there are wind chimes made to sound like certain bell buoys (in the NE, I think), but I don't know of any recordings.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 05:53 pm:

Ms Katie, at one time The Duluth Shipping News had the recording of a fog horn. I used to play it for my Scotties, they would start their aaaarooooing bark.

By James Ludos (Homesick) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 07:43 pm:

Thanks to Daryl & dlp for your answers to my question on this week.


By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 08:23 pm:

Ms,Katie, I remember we got a Land's End catalog some years ago where they featured the UP and local people in winter jackets etc. It was neat.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 09:26 pm:


Does the name Oka ring a bell? The woman
down the street says her grandmother lived
there. All of the Ojibway people who lived
there were replaced by Mohawks. Her
grandmother was sent to a school run by
nuns in Montreal. I have not tried to verify any
of this info. Switching tribes on a reserve
sounds strange to me, but maybe not to

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 09:30 pm:

Cherokeeyooper: Very good advice and
interesting info. I will try to follow up on it.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:45 pm:


You can read about the long pendulum at

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:06 pm:

Kosk...Thank you so much. I will remember the name OKA and ask my friend, Peter, who lives in Montreal, if there is a connection to Crabtree. I understand he is working on a documentry film regarding pre-historic mining in that area. He is the one who made the connection to my family regarding Crabtree/Mohawk family never discussed it. I know there were many French-Canadian families with Indian blood in the Copper Country.

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