Marquette County

Population:64,634 (1st)
Pop. Density:35.49 people/sq. mile (3rd)
Land Area:1,821 sq. miles (1st)
Water Area:1,604 sq. miles (4th)
County Seat:Marquette
Towns:Marquette, Arnold, Big Bay, Champion, Gwinn, Harvey, Ishpeming, Little Lake, Michigamme, Negaunee, Palmer, Republic, Skandia
Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Complete History of the MTU/NMU Hockey Rivalry

Since 1979, there have been 149 hockey games played Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University, making it one of the most storied rivalries in college hockey. This weekend the teams will play the 150th and 151st games of the rivalry. Northern Michigan has home ice advantage on Friday ... Read more

An Interview with Joe Pera

An Interview with Joe Pera

There is a new show on Adult Swim titled, Joe Pera Talks With You. It came to my attention that the show is set in the Upper Peninsula. In the first episode, Joe Pera Shows Your Iron, Joe dutifully talks the viewers through the history of iron mining in the Upper Peninsula and shows the impact it ha... Read more

The Big Boy Graveyard: Rediscovered 7 Years Later

The Big Boy Graveyard: Rediscovered 7 Years Later

Many of you have read my previous post of the old post regarding the “Legend of the Big Boy Graveyard”. Since, it has been one of our most popular journal entries, resulting in a lot of search traffic and people trying to find the statues. But we wont’ be giving out any locations here. First o... Read more

The Culture of Cult Art Series: An Interview with Mike Forester

The Culture of Cult Art Series: An Interview with Mike Forester

Culture of Cult kicks off for the seventh time this Thursday, May 3rd. As with every edition of the show, this is the happening event of the week in the heart of Marquette. The pop-up art exhibit kicks off at 7PM at Ore Dock Brewing Company. Are you new to Culture of Cult? Here’s the rundown&h... Read more

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

The Upper Peninsula is full of unique roadways offering scenic views. Some sections are straight as an arrow (lookin’ at you Seney Stretch), one is the longest state highway in Michigan, another is the only state highway in the United States not to allow cars (I’m sure you can guess which). It’s als... Read more

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Yoopers who Played Major League Baseball

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there haven’t been many players who grew up in the Upper Peninsula. However, there have been fourteen MLB players born or raised in the Upper Peninsula, and that’s pretty impressive! Especially considering how short summers can be. As you can see four... Read more

Michigan Tech Beats Rival Northern for 2018 WCHA Tournament Title

Michigan Tech Beats Rival Northern for 2018 WCHA Tournament Title

Marquette was buzzing on Saturday. The sun was shining, the temperature was pushing fifty degrees, it was Saint Patrick’s Day (no snowstorms, however), and a town full of anticipation for the WCHA Championship between the Michigan Tech Huskies and Northern Michigan Wildcats. It was the most an... Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Everything You Need to Know About Area Code 906

Just in case you didn’t know, 906 is the only area code for the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In addition, 906 is the largest area code in Michigan. On March 19th, 1961, area code 906 was created as a split from what was then area code 616. Currently, according to Wikipedia, the area code is n... Read more

Fish Fryday #1: Portside Inn, Marquette

Fish Fryday #1: Portside Inn, Marquette

Today we introduce a new feature, Fish Frydays. On a not-quite-weekly but more-than-monthly schedule, we will patronize a new fish fry location in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Naturally, these outings will take place on Friday evening, with a review posted the following Monday. The goal is simple, tr... Read more