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cover of History of the Finns in Michigan by Armas K. E. Holmio

History of the Finns in Michigan

by Armas K. E. Holmio
Translated by Ellen M. Ryynanen

Dr. Armas K. E. Holmio came to Suomi College in 1946 and began serving as the school’s archivist in the 50s. His exceptional composition about Michigan’s Finnish history, which effectively remains the “one and only” work of its kind, was originally published in Finnish in 1967 and later translated into English. For students of Upper Peninsula history, it’s not to be missed.

Translation published 2001 in the Great Lakes Book Series of Wayne State University Press.

6x9 softcover, 576p

ISBN-10 0814329748
ISBN-13 978-0814329740

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cover of Hunts' Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Hunts Guide to Michigans Upper Peninsula

by Mary Hoffmann Hunt and Don Hunt
(second edition 2001; revised edition in progress)

I don’t know if I ever met a non-Yooper with more passion for the U.P. than Mary Hunt.

Mary’s U.P. travel companion is the best there is, well-complemented by her website, which also provides pertinent updates (see our Links page for details). You can take this useful work on a trip to the Northland and expect to bump into her somewhere in the Western U.P., where you will be treated to an interesting encounter.

A new edition of the Guide, completely revised, will be released; you can sign up at Mary’s website to be emailed when the third edition’s available.

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cover of ANCIENT MINES OF KITCHI-GUMMI by Roger L. Jewell

Ancient Mines of Kitchi-Gummi:
Cypriot/Minoan Traders in North America

by Roger L. Jewell (2000; 3rd edition 2008)

I met Roger Jewell’s daughter, Kristin Collins, in the Soo during a 2008 excursion; she spoke lovingly about her father, retired from the National Forest Service, and enthusiastically about his historical pursuits.

And after examining this book, I can see why! In a thought-provoking style with absolutely no strings attached, Jewell tackles the mind-boggling, fascinating legacy of the Lake Superior basin’s ancient copper mining—much of which obviously awaits discovery—for the multi-million pound question still remains: Where did all that Kitchi-Gummi copper go?

Give this volume a try, as there’s very little out there in the way of viable, open-minded competition.

8 5/16 x 5 3/8 softcover, 164p.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9678413-2-8
ISBN: 0967841305

For more about ancient copper mining >>>

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cover of THE BEST OF FINNISH AMERICANA

The Best of Finnish Americana 1978-1994

edited by Michael G. Karni (1994)

Michael Karni (1941-2002) spearheaded the 70’s upsurge in the research and publication of New Perspectives in Finnish-American history.

That surge spawned not only the creation of the annual FinnFest (ca 1980), but also Karni's own Finnish Americana journal (as part of his Sampo Press). The journal’s choicest cuts have been gathered for this book, with an impressive range of topics from the combative Finnish-American radicalism of the early twentieth century to the sweet sounds of Viola Turpeinen.

Mr. Karni, who left us way too soon due to illness, was quite simply the coolest of dudes, a friendly sort who epitomized the wonderfully patented Finnish sense of humor.

9 x 5 7/8 softcover, 207p.

ISBN 1-57216-003-9

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MINNESOTA'S IRON COUNTRY by Marvin G. Lamppa

Minnesota’s Iron Country
Rich Ore, Rich Lives

by Marvin G. Lamppa (2004)

What a gas! With Embarrass native, professor and Iron Range scholar Marvin G. Lamppa at the helm, this narrative is smooth sailing from the earliest prehistory of the Range right up to the state of the modern steel industry as of 2004, all accentuated by a slew of revealing photos, diagrams and maps.

10.8 x 8.5 softcover, 276p.

ISBN-10: 0942235568
ISBN-13: 978-0942235562

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FISHING LAKE SUPERIOR by Shawn Perich

Fishing Lake Superior
A Complete Guide to Stream, Shoreline, and Open-Water Angling

by Shawn Perich (1994)
Illustrated by Jeff Sonstegard

This nicely organized, informative book won’t put fish in your creel (as “practice makes perfect,” like everything else), but you won’t find a better overview of the opportunities awaiting those willing to give Big Lake fishing a try.

9 x 6 softcover, 176p., 77 line illustrations, 5 maps

ISBN-10: 0816642001
ISBN-13: 978-0816642007

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Dancing a Polka to Heaven

Story of Father Frank Perkovich, the Polka Mass Priest, as told by his friends.

edited by Betty Vos (2004)

On May 5, 1973 at Resurrection Church in Eveleth, Minnesota, the Polka Mass was first celebrated by Father Frank Perkovich. Both readers who have met Father Perk and those curious about the Polka Mass will enjoy Dancing a Polka to Heaven's lovingly detailed account of the background and fifty-year ministry of the priest inspired to energetically promote the innovative use of traditional Slovenian and Croatian music in Catholic liturgy.

8 1/4 x 5 1/4 softcover, 256p., 32 b/w photos.

ISBN 0-9709575-9-9

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Midwest Skiing: A Glance Back

by John Pontii and Kenneth Luostari (2000)

This alluring pictorial about the evolution of Midwest skiing is certainly one of the scant few available on the topic.

It's a product of the National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Michigan, the locale generally honored as the origin of American skiing, and host to jumping tourneys since 1882.

For a 25-year-old personal look at skiing in & around Ishpeming's famed Suicide Bowl, check back soon!

For a nice concise history of ski jumping in the U.P.  >>>

For a nice collection of pix from the world of ski jumping, including dramatic photos of U.P. and Upper Midwest ski jumps >>>

And please visit the official websites of the three major U.P. ski jumping clubs, accessible via SuperiorReading's Links Page.

9.2 x 6.5 softcover, 128p.

ISBN-10: 0-0738501247
ISBN-13: 978-0738501246

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