Sharing the Upper Peninsula in Washington, D.C.

Sharing the Upper Peninsula in Washington, D.C.

This week I headed to Washington D.C. as part of my quest to have a beer with Richard Branson. One of the biggest inspirations for Yooper Steez was telling everyone about the Upper Peninsula and the Great Lakes while on my 50-state road trip. I still love to share it with people everywhere I go. So … Read more

Upper Peninsula Twitter Accounts to Follow

Upper Peninsula Twitter Accounts to Follow

. I realize that the majority of my readers are not on Twitter, but by this point you have probably heard about Twitter in the news. Or maybe you’ve heard the words Tweeting, Tweetups, Tweeps, and a variety of other variations. For those of you not on Twitter I suggest [giving it a … Read more

Congrats to all the Michigan Olympians

Congrats to all the Michigan Olympians

Tonight after someone mentioned all of the guys named Ryan (six of them total) on the USA Olympic hockey team it reminded me of when the team was announced and I was impressed that there were five guys on the roster that were born in Michigan. So it inspired me tonight to do some research on all … Read more

The 9 most popular posts of 2009

The 9 most popular posts of 2009

Photo by The Photom on Flickr Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin Learning more about the Upper Peninsula’s history has been quite helpful. I couldn’t be happier about this post being the most popular post of 2009. What was particularly cool is that this same topic ended up being … Read more

Marquette team shoots movie for national film challenge

Marquette team shoots movie for national film challenge

Squatch Watch– Written, Shot and Edited in 72 hours as part of the 2009 National Film Challenge. The required elements were: Genre: Mocumentary; Character: Mark Shapiro- Unemployed; Prop: Book of Matches; Line of Dialog: This is like Deja vu all over again. The Making of “Squatch Watch” This post … Read more

The genesis of the Kuparisaari Triathlon

The genesis of the Kuparisaari Triathlon

Bob Haase and his wife, Jan, started the Copperman Triathlon in Copper Harbor in 1992 and have since passed along these duties to other organizations. He decided to do his first triathlon at the age of 31 after watching the Ironman (Hawaii) on TV. His most memorable race is the Bud Light USTS … Read more

North American Snowmobile Championships! (circa 1960)

North American Snowmobile Championships! (circa 1960)

Since I was recently taking a look at Michigan historical film clips, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this one. MUNISING, MICHIGAN, early part of 1960’s Munising Michigan, Elm Avenue, Weiland’s Grill, the original Alger County Courthouse….all of it is here in this exciting compilation of … Read more

President Obama Learns What A Yooper Is

President Obama Learns What A Yooper Is

Yooper Steez doesn’t involve itself in politics often, but once in a while the President of the United States decides to come at least within a short drive of the Upper Peninsula. On Thursday, June 11, President Obama didn’t quite make it to the Upper Peninsula. He made it as far as Green Bay … Read more

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Why the Upper Peninsula is Not Part of Wisconsin

Outside of the Midwest, The Upper Peninsula seems to a mystery to much of the U.S. population, and surprisingly, even to some of those in the Midwest. It’s quite common to think that the Upper Peninsula is part of Canada and sometimes textbooks don’t know what state the Upper Peninsula is in. More … Read more