This morning I came across this great collection of historical sketches of some prominent Michigan individuals at the turn of the 20th century. There are roughly 60 illustrations of folks from the U.P., including this image of the John Longyear - a Michigan native who was influential in shaping the landscapes of the Lake Superior Iron District.
You can easily scan the images by clicking on the second link from the top of the page that I've linked above. Enjoy!
Does anyone know of anything similar for Minnesota or Wisconsin?
I have a version of Duluth, Minn. It does not have a publication date but I'm guessing early 1900's.
Very cool! Any chance you have it in digital format? I'd love to see some images of any mining related people.
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John Baeten is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Spatial Analysis of Environmental Change in the Department of Geography at Indiana University. He holds a PhD in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology from Michigan Technological University. His research aims to connect historical process to current environmental challenges, and to contextualize the environmental legacies of industrialization as meaningful cultural heritage.