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Encyclopedia > Houghton, Michigan
Houghton
Official seal of Houghton
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Location of Houghton, Michigan
Location of Houghton, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Houghton County
Area
 - City  4.6 sq mi (11.9 km²)
 - Land  4.3 sq mi (11.1 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 7,010
 - Density 1,625.5/sq mi (627.6/km²)

Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 7,010. It is the county seat of Houghton County6. It has been listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Adapted from Wikipedias MI county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Houghton County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, also known as The Upper Peninsula, The U.P. (or The UP), and Above the Bridge by Michiganders, refers to the northern peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States, including most of Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. ... The Keweenaw Peninsula is the most northern part of Michigans Upper Peninsula. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Houghton County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Houghton is sometimes confused with, or thought to be close to, Houghton Lake; the latter is actually located in the state's Lower Peninsula. Due to its location in the northwestern portion of the Upper Peninsula, Houghton is isolated from the state's most populous areas. It is farther to travel from Houghton to Detroit than it is from Detroit to Washington, DC, or Louisville, Kentucky.[1] Houghton Lake is an unincorporated community in Roscommon Township, Roscommon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The regions of lower Michigan and their major cities are identified on this map. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... “Louisville” redirects here. ...

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History

Despite the common belief that Douglass Houghton was the discoverer of copper in the area, Indians had mined copper[2] in and around what would later be Houghton[3] thousands of years before European settlement, seventeenth-century "French explorers had noted... [its] existence [in the area] as early as the seventeenth century, [and in] 1772 Alexander Henry had prospected for copper on the Ontonagon River near Victoria."[4] When Horace Greeley said, "Go West, young man" he was referring to the copper rush in "Michigan's western Upper Peninsula."[5] Douglass Houghton (September 21, 1809 – October 13, 1845) was an American geologist, medical doctor and mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... The Ontonagon River just below the confluence of its east and middle branches, as viewed from near U.S. Route 45 in Ontonagon County The South Branch Ontonagon River at Ewen The Ontonagon River in Ontonagon, just above its mouth at Lake Superior The Ontonagon River (pronounced ahn-TAHN-uh... Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American editor of a leading newspaper, a founder of the Republican party, reformer and politician. ...


Many Cornish and Finnish immigrants arrived in the Houghton area to work in the copper mines; both groups have had a great influence on the culture and cuisine of the local area. The Cornish people are a British ethnic group originating in Cornwall. ...


The area lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor sports, both winter (ice hockey, Nordic and Alpine skiing, figure skating, and snowmobiling) and summer (trail running, hiking, camping, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and road and mountain biking). Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


The last nearby mines closed in the late 1960s, but a school founded in 1885 by the Michigan State Legislature to teach metallurgy and mining engineering, the Michigan College of Mines, continues today under the name of Michigan Technological University and is the primary employer in the city. MTU has a reputation for being a good value in education and attracting a lot of engineering and science students who like the outdoors. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Michigan Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Michigan Technological University (abbr. ...


The first known European settler of Houghton was named Ransom Sheldon, who set up a store named Ransom's near Portage Lake,[6] though it is unclear whether this was in the same building as the 1852 Shelden and Shafer drugs, sometimes described as "the first commercial building constructed in Houghton," which Sheldon owned with his son Ransom B.[7] The main street of Houghton, variously called "Sheldon Avenue," Sheldon Street and Shelden Avenue, is named for him. In the 1970s the construction of a parking deck and the connection of downtown stores[8] to create Sheldon Center significantly changed the downtown. Ransom Sheldon was the founder of Houghton, a city in the county of Houghton, Michigan. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Sheldon Center is the connection of a number of restaurants, coffeehouses, stores and other businesses along Sheldon Avenue, some of its sidestreets, and Lake Street in Houghton, Michigan, USA, by means of doors between them, skyways and the like, so they can be accessed without going outside. ...


William W. Henderson was appointed the first postmaster of Houghton in 1852.


Houghton gained in importance as a port with the opening of the Keweenaw Waterway in 1873;[9] the waterway being the cumulative dredging and extension of the Portage Lake, Portage Shipping Canal and Lily Pond so as to isolate the northern part of the Keweenaw Peninsula into Copper Island. The Keweenaw Waterway is a partly natural, partly manmade waterway which cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. ...


In 1854, Ernest F. Pletschke platted Houghton, which was incorporated as a village by Sheldon, C[hristopher] C[olumbus] Douglass and Capt. Richard Edwards three years later.[10] In Houghton's first days it was said that "only thieves, crooks, murderers and Indians" lived there. The postwar boom and increasing demand for copper wiring fueled the development of Houghton in the 1860s and 1870s.[11] Ernest F. Pletschke is the name of the surveyor who platted Houghton, Michigan in 1854, prior to its incorporation as a village in 1861. ...


By 1880 Houghton had become "a burgeoning city"[12] and in 1883, the railroad was extended from Marquette. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


1909 saw the founding of what would later become Portage Lake District Library. Portage Lake District Library is located in Houghton, Michigan, USA and serves Houghton and Chassell and Portage Townships. ...


In 1913, there was a bitter strike of copper miners in the area that the police attempted to violently repress. The Michigan National Guard was called in after the sheriff petitioned the governor. Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air...


Houghton was the birthplace of professional ice hockey in the United States when the Portage Lakers were formed in 1899. Houghton is the home of the Portage Lake Pioneers Senior Hockey Team. The team's home ice is Dee Stadium, named after James R. Dee. Dee Stadium was originally called the Amphidrome, before it was severely damaged in a 1927 fire. (The stadium also contains a skatepark for skateboarding.) Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Dee Stadium is an arena for the playing of ice hockey, located in Houghton, Michigan; it replaces, and is on the same site as, the Amphidrome, which burned down. ... Dee Stadium is an arena for the playing of ice hockey, located in Houghton, Michigan; it replaces, and is on the same site as, the Amphidrome, which burned down. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Skatepark in Davis, California. ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ...


In the winter of 2001, Houghton was the site of one of the first lumitalos (Finnish temporary snow houses) to be constructed in the United States. A lumitalo is a temporary snow-house or building made out of snow. ...


Philatelic History

On October 28, 2002, the first day of issue ceremony was held in Houghton for the "snowman stamps" issued by the United States Postal Service. [2] October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Slightly balding 6 2 snowman A snowman is a man-like figure constructed from balls of compacted snow. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ...


One of the 2006 United States Postal Service snowflake stamps ("photographed in Houghton by Cal Tech physicist Kenneth Libbrecht using a digital camera and special microscope") was unveiled in Houghton.[13] California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, United States. ... ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Hookes microscope (1665) - an engineered device used to study living systems. ...


A pictorial postmark commemorating Winter Carnival 2007, "Ancient Worlds Come to Play in Snowy Drifts of Modern Day," was applied at the Winter Carnival temporary station in Michigan Technological University's Memorial Union Building, February 10, 2007 (see below under "Trivia"). A Winter carnival is an outdoor celebration that occurs in wintertime. ...


Trivia

In the winter of 2006, the town of Houghton broke three world records, the largest snowball, the largest snowball fight, and the largest amount of people making snow angels in one place. A sampling of snowballs. ... Four college students from Montclair State University attack their friend during a snowball fight. ... A Snow Angel is a man-made depression formed in an area of snow in the shape of an angel. ...


Every winter there is a celebration referred to as "Winter Carnival" in which thousands of visitors come to see the snow sculptures and participate in the week long celebration that yields Michigan Tech students a break from homework. Michigan Technological University is an institution of higher learning with its main campus in Houghton, Michigan, with a building in Hancock. ...


The town is sometimes referred to by locals as "Hoton" or "Ho-town." "Hoton" is even stenciled on city property. Since Houghton and Hancock are very near each other, their combined area is often referred to as "Houghton-Hancock," though the towns are often fierce[14] rivals, something particularly manifested by the sports rivalry between Houghton High School and Hancock Central. Hancock is a city in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


The Copper Country is mentioned in the CBC documentary "Hockey: A People's History," although it is portrayed as being a ghost town[citation needed]. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Geography

The city is located on the south shore of Portage Lake, primarily "on rolling wooded hills"[15] "less than a mile" across Portage Lake."[16] from Hancock. The city is bounded on the east by Portage Township, on the west by Dakota Heights and on the south by Hurontown, both unincorporated communities that are part of Portage Township; and also on the west by Adams Township. Houghton is named after Douglass Houghton, discoverer of copper nearby. Houghton is also the home of Michigan Technological University. The city is served by Houghton County Memorial Airport. Portage Lake is located in Houghton County, Michigan, in the western Upper Peninsula. ... Hancock is a city in Houghton County. ... Portage Township is a township located in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Dakota Heights is surrounded on three sides by extreme western Houghton, Michigan, USA, and on the fourth by Portage Lake. ... Portage Township is a township located in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Adams Township is a township in Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Douglass Houghton (September 21, 1809 – October 13, 1845) was an American geologist, medical doctor and mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ... Michigan Technological University (abbr. ... Houghton County Memorial Airport (IATA: CMX, ICAO: KCMX) is a public airport near Houghton on the Keweenaw Peninsula in northwest of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.8 km² (4.6 mi²). 11.2 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (5.48%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


In the West Houghton neighbourhood is West Houghton Park, containing an outdoor ice rink and lawn tennis courts. Along Portage Lake is the Raymond Kestner Waterfront Recreation Area, the principal feature of which is a large "Chutes and Ladders" playground; it also includes Houghton Beach. Along the waterfront, in the area that used to be occupied by the railroad tracks, runs the "flat, paved"[3] Waterfront Trail for bikers and pedestrians; at one end of this is the Houghton RV Park, at the other end the Nara Nature Park and midway along this corridor is "Mattila Square,"[4] which is really nothing more than a parking lot. Princess Point Beach is also along this trail.[5] Veterans Park is just across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from Hancock, and contains the memorial to the Houghton Company, which fought in the Civil War. Houghton is the headquarters for Isle Royale National Park. Portage Lake is located in Houghton County, Michigan, in the western Upper Peninsula. ... Chutes and Ladders is a board game produced by Milton Bradley (which was purchased by the games current distributor Hasbro) and mainly distributed in the United States of America. ... Combination playground structure for small children; slides, climbers (stairs in this case), playhouse A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. ... Launched in 1995 the Waterfront trail is a series of trails along the shores of Lake Ontario currently begining in Niagara on the Lake and extending to Brockville. ... Mattila Square in Houghton, Michigan, USA, though called a square, is really nothing more than a parking lot, with the exception of the former Mineral Range Railroad (later Soo Railroad) Depot building[1] that is now the headquarters of Yalmet Mattila Contracting, after which it is presumably named. ... The Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Hancock and Houghton, Michigan by crossing over the Portage Waterway, an arm of Portage Lake which cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula with a canal linking the final several miles to Lake Superior to the northwest. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... Isle Royale National Park is a U.S. National Park in the state of Michigan. ...


Climate

Houghton has a humid continental climate but winters are typically long and snowy with much lake effect snow. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lake-effect precipitation coming off the Great Lakes, as seen from NEXRAD. Lake effect snow, which can be a type of snowsquall, is produced in the winter when cold, artic dry winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on...


People and Culture

Every summer there is a festival known as "Bridgefest," to commemorate the building of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. The Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Hancock and Houghton, Michigan by crossing over the Portage Waterway, an arm of Portage Lake which cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula with a canal linking the final several miles to Lake Superior to the northwest. ...


Every fall, the Parade of Nations takes place in downtown Houghton to commemorate the ethnic diversity of Michigan Technological University.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,010 people, 2,114 households, and 877 families residing in the city. The population density was 628.0/km² (1,625.5/mi²). There were 2,222 housing units at an average density of 199.1/km² (515.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.24% White, 1.87% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 6.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,114 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.5% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 12.0% under the age of 18, 55.2% from 18 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 10.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 160.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 173.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $21,186, and the median income for a family was $41,779. Males had a median income of $36,161 versus $28,639 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,750. About 20.3% of families and 36.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Museums

The Carnegie Museum, located in the former Portage Lake District Library building, contains photographs and other artifacts on the history of the local area, as well as exhibits of artwork.


The Seaman Mineral Museum, state mineral museum of Michigan, is located on the campus of Michigan Technological University.


Sports

The 2006 Cross Country Skiing Junior Olympics took place in Houghton.[6] The US National Championships for Nordic Skiing took place in Houghton in January of 2007. [7]


The International Frisbee Tournament (IFT) takes place every year in Houghton.


Media

The Daily Mining Gazette is a daily newspaper published in Houghton.


Tourism

Tourists mainly visit Houghton from November through April, for snowmobiling, skiing and other winter sports.


Literature

Houghton figures in the novels The Truth About Fire by Elizabeth Hartmann and Ill Wind by Nevada Barr, and the poem "The Idea of Children at Houghton, Michigan" in Gavin Ewart's Penultimate Poems. A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Nevada Barr (born March 1, 1952, Yerington, Nevada) is a mystery fiction author, known for her Anna Pigeon series of mysteries, set in National Parks in the United States. ...


Education

Public Education

The local school district is Houghton-Portage Township Schools. Students K-12 are served by Houghton Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), and High (9-12)Schools.


Higher Education

Houghton is the home of Michigan Technological University. Michigan Technological University (abbr. ...


Infrastructure

Transportation

Highways

State Highway M-26 and U.S.41, both go through the city.


Public Transportation

Houghton Motor Transit operates both a demand bus and a route bus throughout Houghton and in nearby parts of Portage Township; there are also night trips to Mt. Ripley in Ripley.[8] Ripley is a small, unincorporated community in Franklin Township situated upon a slope, just east of Hancock on Michigan State Highway 26 and across the Portage Lake Canal from Houghton. ...


Water

Houghton is the port of departure for Isle Royale National Park.[17] Cruise ships on the great lakes formerly (in the 1950s) used to frequently stop in Houghton, but this is now an exceedingly rare occurrence.


Air

A seaplane departs from Houghton to Isle Royale National Park. A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery. ...


Snowmobile

The Bill Nichols Snowmobile Trail has a terminus in Houghton.[9] A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park, note the mixture of exhaust and snowdust in the air (NPS Photo) A 1997 Arctic Cat ZR 580 EFI Snowmobile A snowmobile (in the Canadian north and Alaska is known as a snowmachine) is a land vehicle propelled by one rubber track with...


Utilities

Power for Houghton is provided by the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Upper Peninsula Power Company (a subsidiary of WPS Resources) is a utility company serving most of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ...


Neighborhoods

Houghton is generally said to be divided into East Houghton, the Central Houghton area (which includes the downtown) and West Houghton. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ...

  • East Houghton runs from Franklin Square to the eastern city limits. A principal street is College Avenue, characterised by Colonial Revival[18] homes, which formerly ran from urbanised Houghton "farms, villas and mining operations... and the Michigan School of Mines, now Michigan Technological University;"[19] today the main campus of MTU has taken over much of the College Avenue area and some of East Houghton generally,[20] though it remains a primarily residential neighbourhood. (However, this has changed somewhat with construction of the Pearl Street Mall.) It is home to East Houghton Park. The park was established in 1974 and contains tennis courts and playground equipment. The Chassell sands may be technically said to be part of this neighbourhood, but are usually considered as apart from it, as is Minoru-Yamasaki-designed Daniell Heights, married-student housing at Tech.[21]
  • Central Houghton is a relatively urbanized area of the town, generally considered as being roughly between Franklin Square and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. The "heart of Houghton's commercial district" is characterised by sandstone[22] (frequently mined from Jacobsville or Portage Entry) buildings with the fequent "classical detail";[23] it is centered on Sheldon Avenue, the downtown lying in Central Houghton between Montezuma Avenue and Lake Street/Brew Alley/Lakeshore Drive, which are generally considered one continuous street. South of this area are a series of streets with small wooden houses, primarily from mining days, rising over the arc of the hills that the city is built upon. Northward is the waterfront, which has several dockyards, and older buildings alongside it.
  • West Houghton is the site of more recent construction compared to the other two neighborhoods. Therefore the area has a more modern, suburban feel to it than the other areas. This includes larger middle class houses built with large wooded lots between them. Most prominent in this area, however, are the retail stores which are becoming the new commercial heart of the city. These include Wal-Mart, ShopKo, and several recent strip malls, with numerous small stores housed under a single roof. Several prominent beach areas are located on this side of the city.

For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Combination playground structure for small children; slides, climbers (stairs in this case), playhouse A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. ... Minoru Yamasaki (December 1, 1912 – February 6, 1986) was an American architect best known for his design of the World Trade Center. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... Waterfront, by definition is the land alongside a body of water, or the dockland district of a town. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... ShopKo Stores, Inc. ...

Micropolitan area

The Houghton, Michigan Micropolitan area is a statistical aggregation of the United States census bureau.


See also: Pryor's Location, Michigan Pryors Location is located along the Portage Lake Shipping Canal in Michigan, USA. Very little remains of this small settlement but a sign at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Lakeshore Drive in Houghton, Michigan, into which it has been incorporated. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Baird, Willard Michael James (1959). This Is Our Michigan. Federated Publications. 
  2. ^ Eckert, Katerine Bishop (Reprint Edition 1995). Buildings of Michigan (Society of Architectural Historians). Oxford University Press, USA, 461. ISBN 0195093798. 
  3. ^ Mertz, Hariette (2004). The Mystic Symbol: Mark of the Michigan Mound Builders. Hayriver Press. 0970398549. 
  4. ^ Eckert, Katerine Bishop (Reprint Edition 1995). Buildings of Michigan (Society of Architectural Historians). Oxford University Press, USA, 461. ISBN 0195093798. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Richard E. (2006). Houghton County 1870-1920 (MI) (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing, back cover. ISBN 073854051X. 
  6. ^ Taylor p. 11
  7. ^ Taylor p. 40
  8. ^ Eckert p. 409
  9. ^ Eckert p. 461
  10. ^ Taylor p. 39
  11. ^ Taylor p. 39
  12. ^ Taylor p. 43
  13. ^ Schneider, Dan. "Houghton puts its stamp on America", The [Houghton, Michigan] Daily Mining Gazette, February 12, 2007, pp. 1, 10. (in English)
  14. ^ Taylor p. 54
  15. ^ Monette, Clarence (1975). Some Copper Country Names and Places: fifth of a local history series. Welden H. Curtin, Lake Linden, Michigan USA, 22. 
  16. ^ Monette, Clarence (1975). Some Copper Country Names and Places: fifth of a local history series. Welden H. Curtin, Lake Linden, Michigan USA, 23. 
  17. ^ Frankin, Dixie (1994). Michigan. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 7. ISBN 1558680993. 
  18. ^ Eckert p. 409
  19. ^ Eckert p. 411
  20. ^ Eckert p. 411
  21. ^ Eckert p. 468
  22. ^ Eckert p. 409
  23. ^ Eckert p.409

References

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External links

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