WNMU Specials

Pelkie Part 1: From Copper Miners to Farmers

Special | 1h 6m 30s

The Sturgeon River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula had deposited rich soil in the Pelkie area for eons. Lumberjacks and farmers cleared the land to make way for farms and the railroad connected them to the world. Mutual helping traditions led to a farmer's co-op, Finnish Lutheran churches sprang up and even a socialist hall was built. It was a thriving dairy farming and logging community.

Aired: 03/15/21

Rating: NR

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