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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 07:59 am:

In which volume number did the article about Copper Country minerals appear in 2002?

By Dr. Nat (Drnat) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 08:01 am:

Volume 77 Number 6 of Rocks and Minerals.
First Post

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 08:02 am:

Good Morning!!

Volume 77, No. 6
Close second
A little same-household competition??

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 09:59 am:

Good grief; where did "the badger" come from to get the Early Bird???

By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 02:09 pm:

Too funny! And how fitting that it was a geology question to boot!

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 03:22 pm:

Please pass along.

MTU Archives Exhibit Highlights Local Photographer

The Michigan Tech Archives will premier a new traveling exhibit about the life and times of Calumet photographer J.W. Nara at a special opening event scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16, on the first floor of the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library at Michigan Technological University. The event is free and open to the public.

John William Nara was born in Finland in 1874. He later immigrated to the United States and established a photographic studio in Calumet, Michigan, in the heart of America’s most productive copper mining region. In addition to posed studio portraits, J. W. Nara’s lens also captured the people, place, and time he experienced in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper mining and industry are an important part of the story, but Nara also captured the Keweenaw’s rural landscape, including local farms, shorelines, lighthouses, and pastoral back roads.

The exhibit, funded in part by descendants Robert and Ruth Nara of Bootjack Michigan, works from historical photographs held at the Michigan Tech Archives. Interpretive panels highlight the people, places, and times that J.W. Nara experienced during his lifetime and include material on urban life, farming, and the 1913 Michigan copper miners’ strike. The exhibit is designed as a touring exhibit and will travel to libraries, museums, and schools following its initial installation in Houghton. A small exhibit catalog will be available at no charge and includes three Nara photograph postcards from the collection.

The J.W. Nara exhibit will remain on display at the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library through February 7, 2010.

For more information contact the Archives at (906) 487-2505 or via e-mail at The Michigan Tech Archives is a division of the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library and hosts a wide variety of researchers and research topics -- everything from genealogical investigations to book and magazine publications -- engaging students, staff, and faculty, as well as local citizens and other off-campus researchers.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 05:07 pm:

Wonderful. Especially like the Winter scenes and Laurium's Christmas street decorations.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 06:52 pm:

Gee, I sure wish I could be there to see the J.W. Nara exhibit. Strange as it may seem, I've never seen the whole of J.W. (a.k.a. "Bill") Nara's works, although he's my great uncle. I don't know that I ever met him; he would have been age 66 or so when I was born.

J.W. ("Bill") was instrumental in helping his brother/my maternal grandfather Frank E. Nara (a.k.a. Frans Emil Närä) in getting here from Alatornio, Finland, arriving at Ellis Island in December 1904 at 19 years of age.

I guess I wouldn't be here if it weren't for him, eh?

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 04:54 pm:

No more going back downstate. We took the kid home who helped us move and we made it back here about 2 hrs. ago.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 08:44 pm:

Yes, Mickill. You're home. And just in time for Christmas.

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