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Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country

Alison K. Hoagland


During the nineteenth century, the Keweenaw Peninsula of Northern Michigan was the site of America’s first mineral land rush as companies hastened to profit from the region’s vast copper deposits. In order to lure workers to such a remote location—and work long hours in dangerous conditions—companies offered not just competitive wages but also helped provide the very infrastructure of town life in the form of affordable housing, schools, health-care facilities, and churches. This book investigates how the architecture of a company town revealed the paternal relationship that existed between co ... More

Keywords: Keweenaw Peninsula, Northern Michigan, mineral land rush, copper, company town, Joseph Putrich, Antonia Putrich, Croatia, Copper Country

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665662
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison K. Hoagland, author
Professor of History and Historic Preservation