Local/Historical Videos

Different Local/Historical Videos of the Copper Country

The Story of Houghton Video

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The City of Houghton is located on the shores of Portage Lake in Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, a picturesque point of land jutting into Lake Superior.  This four-season wonderland offers some of the finest scenery and recreation in the Midwest.  Its moderate summer temperatures and average winter snowfall of 250 inches make it ideal for sightseers as well as woodland, water, and winter sports enthusiasts.  Houghton's unique restaurants and shops only complement the area's many natural and historical attractions.

Houghton is a beautiful city with a vibrant business community.  The influence of Michigan Technological University has also helped it become an international community with a rich culture of arts and education.  The City of Houghton can also be experienced at www.cityofhoughton.com.



 


 

MI Copper Country 2004 Homecoming & Old Settlers Ball 

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Celebrate the heritage of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties.  The 2004 Old Settlers Ball was the third of its kind, the likes of which hadn't been seen in 114 years.  Explore this unique event and visit with area historians.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isle Royale Lighthouses Video

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Isle Royale, nestled in the northwest corner of Lake Superior, is the largest island in the Great Lakes, spanning an area 58 miles long by 9 miles wide.  Today Isle Royale and its two-hundred surrounding islands are protected as a Maritime National Park.  But in the past, vessels needed protection from the islands, for the waters around them were treacherous with jagged reefs, invisible shoals, and rocky shores.  Four lighthouses were built to guide ships past these dangerous islands.  Rock Harbor (1855), Isle Royale (1987), Passage Island (1882), and Rock of Ages (1908)

This video tells the story of those lighthouses, their light-keepers, and the shipwrecks of the George M. Cos and the Monarch.

 

 

 

 

Victoria Dam Video

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Running Time is approximately 14 minutes

This is the story of Victoria Dam, a hydroelectric generating station on the Ontonagon River system in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula.  IN January 1931, Victoria was placed in commercial operation to meet the growing power needs of the region's mining and forest products industries.  It was a remarkable feat of engineering - built under primitive conditions, complicated by a difficult location, and beset by extremes of weather.

Upper Peninsula Power Company has been the steward of Victoria Hydro since 1947.  That year, UPPCO was formed through the merger of three smaller utilities, including Copper District Power Company, the original owner of the facility. 

 

 

 

 

 

Porcupine Mountains State Park Video

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1944 to protect the last extensive tract of old-growth hardwood and hemlock forest remaining in the Great Lakes region. At nearly 60,000 acres, it is Michigan's largest state park, and among the Midwest's premier wilderness areas.

Join us on this video journey for a glimpse of the park's majestic forests, striking geologic formations, wildlife, waterfalls, and boundless backcountry opportunities.