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Miners descending on man car, Calumet, Michigan


Winter snow removal scene, looking north on Fifth Street, Red Jacket, Michigan


Children's string band, Red Jacket, Michigan


Looking north on Fifth Street, Calumet, Michigan


Finnish-American Historical Archives photo of young women in hats, Red Jacket, Michigan



Funeral for victims of Italian Hall Disaster 1913, Finnish Lutheran Church





Press and Reader Reviews

Calumet: Copper Country Metropolis


Dave Engel and Gerry Mantel

“. . . A superbly presented microcosm that could well serve as a template for other American city histories, Calumet: Copper Country Metropolis is a super regional title and a welcome addition to American Regional History reference shelves.”

Midwest Book Review
Jan 2004

“. . . You won't be able to put it down!”

the Bridge [Finlandia University]
Spring 2003

“Engelin ja Mantelin kirja tarjoaa mielenkiintoista aineistoa paitsi tutkijoille ja muille asiasta kiinnostuneille, myös sukututkijoille ja siirtolaissukulaisiaan jäljittäville, jotka voivat löytää yksityiskohtaista tietoa etsimiensä henkilöiden elämänvaiheista ja kohtaloista Calumetin kuparikaivoksilla.”

Elisabeth Uschanov, Siirtolaisuus Migration
February 2003

“. . . the book answers to the interests of persons who value history as well as entertainment.”

L'Anse Sentinel

“Three years ago Engel and Mantel began selecting articles from thousands published in the Copper Country Evening News, which later became the Calumet News. They shuffled through as many photos and settled on an array of events, spanning the spectrum of ordinary to tragic.”

Steve Neavling, Daily Mining Gazette [Houghton, MI]

“‘First Draft’ of Calumet history . . .”

The Mining Journal
[Marquette, MI], 12-15-02

“. . . unique display of the metropolis between 1898-1913 . . .”

Green Bay Press-Gazette

“The book is a first class production. The glossy paper makes the old photographs [Engel and Mantel] found in their hunt through old papers just jump off the page. . . . And, you can't help but be amazed at the size of the community back then. The photos show huge buildings, social and civic events that drew hundreds of people, and really captured everyday life back in those boom years.

Watertown Daily Times
[Watertown, WI], 2-4-03

“Thank you so much.”

Jingo Viitala-Vachon
noted author from Copper Country

“Speaking of that scholarly work, you need to restock the BP station in Sagola, MI; I bought the last copy.”

Karl Hansen of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a fan

“. . . that interesting book about Calumet. I surely enjoyed it. It brought back many memories for I was born in Calumet in 1914 during a strike at the C&H Mines.”

Dorothy Lundberg of Chisholm, MN
one of the last survivors of Old Calumet

Fourth of July scene in 1909 at 6th and Oak Streets, Red Jacket, Michigan


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