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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 07:49 am:

Name two falls in today's decade review.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 07:50 am:

Good morning! I saw the Douglas Houghton Falls and the Hungarian Falls, two of my favorites!
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By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 07:52 am:

Hungarian & Douglas Houghton
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By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 07:55 am:


By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 08:38 am:

I love the old car photo! I've been to a lot of the waterfalls in the U.P. but never to the Hungarian Falls. Since I'm going to be in the Keeweenaw in about 10 days, I think this might be the year!

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 08:50 am:

Welcome back to "Day in History"

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 09:06 am:

while we were up there this past weekend, we decided to go up to the Hungarian Falls, but when we got up there a gentleman said they were not running and would not be worth the walk out there. In the spring, of course, would be a better time.

By Uncle Chuck at Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 09:55 am:

The pic of Sugarloaf sure brings back a bunch of nice memories!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 04:47 pm:

More wonderful pictures from

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 06:58 pm:

The Hungarian Falls are great in the spring mickill mouse. As a child, though, I spent many a day up at the Douglas Houghton Falls. We'd pack a picnic lunch and hike on up there. We loved going there. We'd walk until we found a spot where we could get to the bottom without too much trouble. Climbing up was another story, lol. Those falls hold a lot of memories for me. Great times. Too bad people can't go there anymore. My brother spent more time at the Hungarian Falls.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 09:49 pm:

We use to go out to the Douglas Houghton Falls, too. It is ashame it was closed off to the public. ;O(

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 07:10 am:

I always thought the unique configuration of "Douglass Houghton Falls" — which are not visible from the road (M-26) — was as if Paul Bunyan came by and stuck a large round-nosed shovel into the ridge upstream along Hamell Creek, removing a huge shovelful of earth and leaving Hamell Creek to fall over the resulting precipice, thus forming the falls.

Just for the record, as noted in this posting By Paul in Illinois on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 07:19 pm:, the true and historically correct name for the "Douglass Houghton Falls" was in fact deliberately "Houghton-Douglas Falls"!


"The story is that the Falls were named after both Douglas Houghton and Christopher C. Douglass. C.C. Douglass was a member of Houghton's survey party and stayed in the Keweenaw where he was one of the founders of Houghton and Hancock along with being an officer for many mines. The names were evidently deliberately reversed from alphabetical order to avoid the unfounded conclusion that the falls were named after Douglas Houghton. Once the old sign disappeared in the '60's, the name Douglas Houghton stuck. "

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 07:28 am:

When I was younger, I always called them Houghton-Douglas Falls!!!

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