Jan 17-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: January: Jan 17-07
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Photos by Roger Kangas
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Photos by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 07:05 am:

I don't know about you, but these two shots from Roger Kangas sure make me want to get out and enjoy the Keweenaw woods, now that we have some snow covering things, giving new life and brightness. Roger came up with a neat title for the icy pine in the first photo, he called it a "snow-poke." He was quite clever in his description of the second picture, too - "overtook brook." It's hard to top titles like that or scenes like these.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 07:06 am:

Regarding the first picture, OUCH!!! Very nice, though!

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 07:16 am:

I can just smell the clean, cold, crisp air, lovely shots!

By judie cole (Michigansnofall) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 07:52 am:

just beautiful!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 09:16 am:

I love the way the picture sparks the imagination.

By Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 09:48 am:

What a wonderful album! The man is an artist!

By k j (Kathiscc) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 09:48 am:

Love the first shot! Second one just makes me cold.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 10:54 am:

speaking of cold and weather... did anyone else read Karl Bohnak's "So Cold a Sky" - ?? Great read so far. I just finished the chapter on Bishop Baraga's travels on snowshoes throughout the UP. That dude was one tough fella.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 11:26 am:

I have not heard of it, but would be interested in reading it. Looks like a visit to the library or Amazon for me.

By RCW (Rcw) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 12:11 pm:

I'm in the midst of reading it to Jeff, sure was hard times back then.

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 12:20 pm:

Thanks for the suggestion of reading material, Jeff. Have been reading some of Larry Massie's books, which deal with Michigan history throughout the state. Of course, I especially enjoy the UP sections. None the less, have found his books enjoyable.
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By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 12:25 pm:

I got "So Cold a Sky" last summer when it was published, and while I waited a bit, once I started it, I devoured it. Some of my favorite years are in there...and the chapter on the Edmond Fitzgerald is about the best I've seen...Recommended reading for everyone who loves the UP!

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By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 12:56 pm:

I am reading Steve Hamiltons first book now on a recommendation I got here, only one chapter in. So far soo good.

By Michele Maatta (Mrmaatta) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 06:13 pm:

As far as Upper Peninsula history goes, Larry Lankton has some wonderful reading available. Once I started reading Cradle to Grave, I couldn't put it down. I've gone so far as to purchase some of his books, and go visit him at MTU and have them signed. He's a humble type, and I had to coax him to sign the reading material, but when I told him how much my misplaced yooper family would enjoy having these books as gifts he conceded immediately and signed away :) A real good fella if you ask me, and also a great teacher as I had the pleasure of taking a class by him at MTU.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 08:38 pm:

When I was at Tech, I took several history classes from Dr. Lankton. One of the most enjoyable was the copper country history class and anyone that is interested in the history of the area should take that class; you won't be disappointed.

Probably the most memorable class I took from Dr. Lankton was the history of the automobile. On the last day of class he ordered out for greasy cheeseburgers, fries, coke, and we watched American Graffiti!! For a car guy like myself, this was the ultimate.....

By David J. Whitten (Djwhitten) on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 09:56 pm:

Hey list historians,
Is it the thought that the Cradle to Grave book is THE definitive history of the Keweenaw copper industry and people? I thought it was a fantastic read.
Any thoughts about Steve Lehto’s new book Death’s Door?
Dave Whitten

By Michele Maatta (Mrmaatta) on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 03:08 am:

But thanks everyone for the reading suggestions. I visit the PLDL (Portage Lake District Library) several times a week, and am always looking for a new read-- I will be looking for the suggestions I have seen today as my next reads :) Larry Lankton also books written more specifically about the Quincy Mining company. I believe Cradle to grave is more about the role C&H played in Upper Peninsula history.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 06:46 am:

Jeffkal--Yes indeed, Father Baraga was quite the fellow. I spent
some time this summer checking out some of the historical sites in
the UP related to his work and adventures.

Also, as the father of this author's namesake, I thought you might
like to know that Jim Harrison has published another
book--"Returning to Earth." I just began reading it last night and it
has some of the same characters found in "True North."

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 08:43 am:

thanks Kosk - Jim Harrison rules ! I knew he had a new book out but I don't have it yet... will have to get it soon !!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 08:55 am:

"Lady Unafraid" and I think "Snowshoe Priest" or "The Shoeshoe Priest" should be included on the list.

By Michele Maatta (Mrmaatta) on Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 09:25 am:

Well, I've bookmarked this page so that I remember all the good reading suggested to me-- Thanks All!!! Those ought to take me through until the golf course opens!!

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