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West End

West End Update – Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — We’ve been getting several calls at the GINCC about the current state of the autumn color change. Even though the leaves are still primarily green, it’s only a matter of days before the switch flips and the kaleidoscope of color dazzles the eyes. Your last chance to shop ...

Historically speaking

ISHPEMING — Who was the Ishpeming resident who had a street in Marquette named after him? The answer is Benjamin Wright, and the street is Wright Street. Plympton, Massachusetts on July 14, 1838. His family could trace its lineage back to the Mayflower, his mother a descendant of John ...

Historically speaking

NEGAUNEE — John B. Maas was born in Germany on July 6, 1826. He emigrated to the United States in 1846 and came to the Upper Peninsula in 1851. He was a livestock raiser and a butcher in Eagle River Wisconsin. He came to Marquette in1858 and was employed by the Houghton and Ontonagon ...

West End Update – Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Here at the GINCC we are busy starting to plan for our annual gala to be hosted this year at the Upper Peninsula Brewing Company on October 26. The theme will be Octoberfest and we are looking forward to putting together a fun and engaging night. In September, there are several ...

Historically speaking

ISHPEMING — In October of 1889, several Ishpeming residents made another attempt to establish a horse racing park/driving track. “During the week there has been developed a plan and money raised for the construction of a race track, horse, between this city and Negaunee upon lands owned ...

West End Update – Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Construction has begun on Negaunee’s $5.5M USDA Phase-1Water Project. The overall project will take two years - ending in 2023. Construction this year should end in late October, at that point seven streets will have new water mains and pavement. The $5.5M project will upgrade ...