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Mikel B. Classen – Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Author, Photographer, and Historian

Recipient of the Historical Society of Michigan’s, 2020 George Follo Award for Upper Peninsula History

News From Mikel: 4/02/2022 – My new book, True Tales – The Forgotten History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is now available. It is available on Amazon in hardcover, softcover, and ebook. The link is here: Buy True Tales on Amazon.

Latest Posts

Historical Houghton’s Ambassador Restaurant – Houghton – Michigan

Houghton, Michigan in the Keweenaw Peninsula is easily one of the truly  historical cities in Michigan if not the midwest. Just driving down the streets takes one back 130 years. If it wasn’t for the cars, there wouldn’t be much difference. Many of the buildings are over a century old and still stand, used for … Continue reading Historical Houghton’s Ambassador Restaurant – Houghton – Michigan

Review of True Tales, the Forgotten History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Reviewed by Tom Powers from Michigan In Books

I received a copy of a review of my new book, True Tales the Forgotten History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was written by Tom Powers whose blog, Michigan in Books, has been reviewing Michigan books for several years. The link to it is here: https://michiganinbooks.blogspot.com/2022/05/june-1-2022-post-79.html  For those that don’t want to follow the link … Continue reading Review of True Tales, the Forgotten History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Reviewed by Tom Powers from Michigan In Books

Historical Logging Camps – Images of Upper Peninsula Logging – Michigan

  There were logging  camps in every part of the Upper Peninsula. They are the stuff of north country legends and lumberjacks were notorious for their drinking and brawling. Most of the lumbering towns have their tales of bullets and blood. Logging covered the entire U.P. and in a decade, much of the thick pine … Continue reading Historical Logging Camps – Images of Upper Peninsula Logging – Michigan

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