Feb 22-05

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Mary Drew settin' a spell in Georgia on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:06 am:

Dave Antikainen has a good eye for viewing the Keweenaw from different angles than we're used to seeing. That's one of the things I love about the various Pasty Cam photographers. We get to see the U.P. through another's eye, giving unique views you might otherwise miss. Today we find Dave headed over the snowbanks into the Evergreen Cemetery near Eagle River, MI. I'm sure many of us have driven by here numerous times. I know our webmaster does so daily, but how many of us have taken the time to stop and visit the cemetery, thus getting a glimpse of the peaceful scene looking out towards Lake Superior. Thanks to Dave and a good pair of snowshoes, we get that chance to drink in the beauty today!

Glad to have made it safe and sound here in Brunswick, GA. It's nice to be relaxing and visiting with my brother and his wife, but so reassuring that the U.P. is just a phone call away with Pasty.net, Nationwide Dial-in.

By DonnaMac on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:08 am:

Good Morning!

By Joe on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:14 am:

Good Morning from Ann Arbor

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:42 am:


By j A P E i on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:47 am:

Hyvää huomenta ja hauskaa päivää kaikille! Tuli valtavan hyvä tunne sydämeen kun näki nämä kuvat.. kaunis näköala ja kaunis tuulten hyväilemä kukkula levätä rauhassa. Olisi hyvin mukavaa joskus päästä käymään täällä..varmasti on paljon tuttujakin nimiä.. .

By Katrina, MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 07:32 am:

Sorry, this is the best translation I could get from the web. It looks like we are going to have to rely on an actual Finnish speaker...

"Good morning and amusing daytime kaikille! Lit mightily good sentiment sydämeen while eyewitness these scrapes. fair perspective and fair tuulten caressing hill lie glandular. Olisi much comfy sometimes arrive privy here. definitely is considerably tuttujakin name."

By Katrina, MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 07:36 am:

It seems that the first photo must be The Yooper version of "The Gates" in New York's Central Park.


By maijaMI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 07:53 am:

Katrina: your literal translation is a hoot. Just goes to show that people, reflected by their languages, are endlessly fascinating...

By Mr. Bill on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 07:59 am:

To read the age and cause of death, so often mine related, is very telling of the hardships of the period.

By R. Ollila Westland MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:06 am:

Morning All. Nice correlation to Central Park Katrina. The phrase "seems like there is a picture at every bend" defines the UP. No where else that I have been is this so true.

By JBM CenterLine on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:14 am:

This Cemetery tell a lot of History of the area. It is one of my favorite to vist. They been doing a good job on the up keep of the cemetery in the last couple of years.

By norman333 Plymouth MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:16 am:

The Central Park theme is exactly what I thought upon viewing today's picture !! Lest we forget, art is everywhere you look. Observe and have a great day.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:16 am:

That was my first thought, too, Katrina! I hope there won't be orange, billowy fabric coming out of the arch! Have a good day!

By Renee in AL on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:17 am:

Good morning Mary and all,
Mary, I hope you didn't run into any of those nasty thunderstorms that hit AL and GA yesterday. We here in NE AL had a sever thunderstorm warning for the afternoon. It got quite dark, down poured rather heavy, and made some dime size hail. Seems all we have been getting down here lately is a lot of rain. I hope your stay in GA is a pleasent one with better weather then what we have been having.
Best wishes to all!
Renee in NE AL

By maijaMI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:19 am:

Got lost in your gallery again, Dave. Wonderful, thanks.

By maijaMI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:43 am:

Dave, question: in your picture of "Centennial School before razing" there is a stone ship. Is that the same ship as the one on 41 by the Wolverine Market? Was there a school there originally, or was there another stone ship?

By Sarah, Central WI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 08:44 am:

Good morning everyone!

By Joe P., Lake Medora on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 09:00 am:

This is the Eagle River Cemetery right?

By yooper at university of north dakota on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 09:32 am:

After a weekend in the rockies out in montana im back in grand forks, only a few more weeks til im back to the u.p....

By k2, Fowlerville MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 09:33 am:


There were three stone ships made by the CCC during the Depression. One is by the Wolverine Market in Kearsarge, number two is by the Centennial School and the last one (basically just a pile of rocks now) is on US41 between the Quincy Mine and Lake Annie Road.

By Mr.Bill on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:09 am:

Thanks k2, I only knew of two stone ships. I'll have to look for the third one.

By lmr in hancock on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:14 am:

Translation of Finnish of jAPEi:
Good morning and pleasant day to all. I have a good feeling in my heart when I saw these pictures--beautiful scenery and beautiful hills in peace stirred by the breeze. It would be nice to get there sometime--surely there would be many familiar names.

We also enjoy these pictures as they have much meaning to all of us. One of the interesting places to walk through.

By julie b., MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:39 am:

Beautiful shot!

Give me this view over Central Park any day!!! And spend the $20M on something more important like food & housing for those who need it most!

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:53 am:

See also https://pasty.com/pcam/albuq73/DSC05280a

By Dave, laurium on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:23 am:

Yes, this is the Evergreen Cemetery in Eagle River. And yes Maija, there is another stone ship in Kearsarge that is almost identical to the one by the Centennial School site.

By Herb_NW_Wis on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:27 am:

I've stopped at that Eagle River cemetery several
times. Old cemeteries are wonderful places to
capture a sense of times past. I remember
headstones there telling of miners killed at a
rockfall in the Copper Falls mine in the 1870s. It
was pretty wild and overgrown when I was last

The cemeteries at Copper Harbor and Eagle Harbor
are also interesting places to visit. I have looked for
the cemetery at Cliff Mine but couldn't find it. Any
others in the Keweenaw that I may have missed?

By joel, california on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:38 am:

I had a conversation yesterday with a friend, over a couple of pints, here in the friendly confines of downtown San Francisco. My friend, Lynn, who's from Wisconsin, Green Bay, was certain that Yooper's, would rather the UP be in the state of Wisconsin ? Of course, growing up in Michigan, my assumptions were completely opposite of Lynn's. M go UP !! Once again, pasty.com brightens my day with another fantastic
set of photos, what a treat.

By Jon, Ypsilanti on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:38 am:


I believe there is now a sign that indicates where the cliff cemetary can be found.

Before that sign, if you did not know where to look you would not find it..

It is not far (south) from where Cliff drive meets 41. I don't recall exactly how far it is from the intersection.

By ric, WI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:46 am:

Does anyone know if the stone fountains on M203 South of Calumet (at the Cemetery in town and at the curve on the way to the canal) were also CCC projects?

Just curious....

By gp on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:52 am:

Tell Paavo thanks for the translation.

By Herb_NW_Wis on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:55 am:


I believe that Cliff cemetery sign was there during my
last visit which was a few years ago.

I left my bike out by the road by the sign and walked in
towards the base of the cliff on the trail. But I think the
trailed forked back in there. If I recall correctly I veered to
the right and walked some more, but didn't find the
cemetery. Maybe I didn't go far enough. Or maybe it was
to the left.....

If I go up this year again as planned, I will have to look
again. I imagine it is a small cemetery.

By Dave, laurium on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 11:59 am:

Regarding Keweenaw cemeteries, check out this site: http://www.mfhn.com/keweenaw/cemeteries.html
It lists two Cliff cemeteries, one being the Cliff Catholic Cemetery, along US-41 and the other being Cliff Mine Cemetery. The site also lists the names of some of the people in the cemeteries. Nice info site...

By fy on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 12:02 pm:

I believe the M203 fountains, Brockway Mountain Drive, Keweenaw Mt Lodge, George Gipp Memorial were all CCC projects. I'm sure others can add to this list.

By John Diemart; Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 12:08 pm:

There is a cemetary at Cliff mine North of Cliff Drive in the trees to the left (West) of the road in. Got to wander about a bit, but there was a faint path there last time we were there.

Staying warm this winter in AZ.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 12:10 pm:

Good Morning!
Lively conversation today.
I, too thought of the gates in Central Park. Tho, alas, I won't get there before they come down. Only 40 minutes from me, but, oh, well....
The pictures today are better than "going into the city" anyway!

By Matt from Fulton in Green Bay on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 12:17 pm:

There are quite a few tombstones in there as well as the foundation of the Phoenix church, as this is where it was before it was moved to it's present day location. Very nice, but eerie in there. Hope you find it

By Displaced Yooper on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

Hey yooper's

Anybody got any good pictures from that Bohemia Ski Hill?

Or maybe just point me in the right direction in the Guest Gallery.

Mita, hey

By Barb K. Cherokee, IOWA on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 01:34 pm:

I recognized these arches right away. This is my favorite cemetery in the UP. It has some really neat old tombstones. Also, I have been to the Cliff Mine Cemetery. It is even older then Evergreen. I couldn't tell where it is located. It was many years since I was there. I sure miss the UP.

By fs Mi on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 01:50 pm:

Does anyone remember a fourth stone boat located on US41 between the Cliff Catholic cemetery sign and the Cliff Drive? I believe it was removed years ago when the highway was widened.

By ert, GA on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 02:44 pm:

julie b., I think The Gates is an interesting project, but I must agree w/ you: $20mil would go a LONG way toward helping some social problems!

By Rose - Channahon, IL on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 02:51 pm:

We also visited the Cliff Catholic Cemetery along Rt. 41. It was overgrown but fastinating!Somehow being overgrown seemed to add to the interest and age of the gravestones. We looked for the Cliff cemetery right near Cliff too but were not sure exactly where it was. Next time we are up there we will look again. We never run out of interesting things to do and see in the Keweenaw!

By Lowell MO. on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:01 pm:

Talking about those stone boats it seems to me that I also saw one of those when I was a Kid up there. It would have had to been in or around Alger county somewhere. I have never been up to the Copper Country so it couldn't have been one of those. Does anyone have any info on others that the CCC could have built in the U.P.
I really like the picture of a setting through a frame.

By Tim, Saint Clair Shores, MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:08 pm:

Through trial and error I eventually found both Cliff cemeteries: The first one is directly off of U.S. 41 and you can just park you car by the side of the road and walk in on a wet path directly next to the sign, probably about 50 yards in. I remember about 3 or 4 graves.

The other one is off of Cliff Drive and the key here is to park your car near the bottom turn-in and walk up the path veering to the LEFT. I once told my dad to drive in his car all the way up the path to the right and it turned into a very narrow two-track and there was nothing to see and we almost got stuck in the mud.

That's the catch with the cemetery off of Cliff Drive: The sign does a nice job of telling you where to park your car, but the last time I checked, it didn't tell you whether to go left or right at the proverbial "fork in the road." It's hard to imagine people getting buried on the side of a tree-covered mountain.

By Marian from downstate on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:28 pm:

There is another Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA. It is right next to the National Cemetery at the National Military Park. It has a very interesting gatehouse and it was probably from its grounds, not the National Cemetery that Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address. It was also the scene of very intense fighting during the battle in 1863. The web site for that Evergreen Cemetery is www.evergreencemetery.org.

By DENNIS JARVI FENTON MI. on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 06:59 pm:


By Lisa, Ypsilanti, MI on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 07:49 pm:

Hi Jon from Ypsilanti. Lisa from Ypsilanti here. :)

By Indiana -- Fred and Peggy on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 09:55 pm:

This is the gate leading into the Evergreen Cemetery just up the hill from Eagle River toward Phoenix.

By A proud mom on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 10:21 pm:

Has any else taken notice of Michigan Tech's ski & snowboarding team this year? At the regionals that were held in Marquette this past weekend MTU finished 2nd and are now heading to the Nationals in Idaho the first full week of March.

Good job kids!

By YooperFinn, MI on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:36 am:

It certainly is a nice location for a cemetary. Pleasant view while tending to the graves of loved ones. As Japei wrote in Finn... it is a beautiful wind-caressed hill to rest in peace on!

By Herb_NW_Wis on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:51 am:

With these better directions, I will have to try and find the
Cliff Mine cemetery this year. (Veer left not right).

I didn't know the church foundation was there too. The
eerier the better as that spooky feeling is one of the
great things about the Keweenaw where the distant past
abruptly intrudes into the present.

By Lucy, TX on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 12:20 pm:

Dave of Laurium, thanks for the link to the Keweenaw Cemeteries site. Both of my parents are buried in Ahmeek, so I checked it out and found it most fascinating to see all the other names as well. A few of them were other people I knew, and one listed alphabetically on top of my mother's name was a distant cousin I didn't know existed. (I had to call an uncle to ask him.) Anyway, thanks for another neat resource.

By pam, fruitport on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 12:25 pm:

Thanks Dave!!!!! Your pictures bring tears of joy to my eyes to see my favorite views.... when I'm down here working in the lower until summer and no more school.... infinite gratitude!!!!!!

By Nancy Nelson, WI on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 06:15 pm:

Would you like a bazillion more pictures of the Evergreen cemetery??? For many and many a year it has been a favorite place to visit whenever I am back in the Yoop.

By Herb_NW_Wis on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 10:19 am:


More photos of that pioneer cemetery sound good.
It's one of my favorite places too. Of course there
are so many up there.

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