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November 3, 2012
The Mining Journal

There is nothing more nourishing to feed one's soul as a good book that allows you to expand your mind or travel to another era. Below are some great historical reads from the Michigan history collection.

Beyond the Boundaries provides a great overview on the history of Keweenaw during the development of copper mining in Michigan's U.P and offers a glimpse into workplace traditions during the industrialization. Michigan Non-Fiction 338.7622 La

Blue Collar Aristocracy by Leevi Etelamaki is a biographical sketch of the author's account concerning life in the mining camp along the Marquette Iron Range. Raised in Negaunee, Etelamaki came from a mining family and describes the hardworking miners who enjoyed the simple things in life like swimming in the Prince Mine caves. Michigan Non-Fiction 977.496 Et

Cradle to Grave by Larry Lankton concentrates on technology, economics, labor and social history, and documents the full life cycle of one of America's great mineral ranges from the 1840s to the 1960s. Lankton examines the workers' world underground, but is equally concerned with the mining communities on the surface. For the first fifty years of development, these mining communities remained remarkably harmonious; even while new, large companies obliterated traditional forms of organization and work within the industry. Michigan Non-Fiction 338.2 La

Deadly Voyage: The S.S. Daniel J. Morrell Tragedy by Andrew Kantar recounts this tale of tragedy and triumph on Lake Huron. The breaking apart of the Daniel J. Morrell along with Dennis Hale's remarkable survival account from a life raft on a storm that raged Lake Huron provides one of the most compelling shipwreck stories ever. Michigan Non-Fiction 917.7404 Ka

Deckhand: Life on Freighters of the Great Lakes was written by Mickey Haydamacker, whose career began as a young deckhand working on freighters of the Great Lakes in the early 1960s. He sailed five Interlake Steamship Company boats, from the modern Elton Hoyt II to the ancient coal-powered Colonel James Pickands with its backbreaking tarp-covered hatches. Deckhand chronicles the adventures of living on the lakes from the seldom-seen view of a deckhand. Michigan Non-Fiction 386.544 Ha

Hollowed Ground: Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s by Larry Lankton examines the region's population and ethic mix, which was a direct result of the mining industry, and the companies' paternalistic involvement in community building. While this book covers the history of the entire Lake Superior mining industry, it particularly focuses on the three biggest, most important, and longest-lived copper mining companies: Calumet & Hecla, Copper Range, and Quincy. Michigan Non-Fiction 977.499 La

In The Line of Duty Michigan's Fallen Heroes was written by Isaiah McKinnon, Ph.D., a veteran Police Chief from the Detroit Police Department. McKinnon wrote this book to ensure that those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in Michigan would not be forgotten. Included in this edition are those who were killed in the line of duty from the Marquette City Police and Marquette County Sherriff's Department. These stories are very touching. Michigan Non-Fiction 364.3152 Mc

- Diana Menhennick

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