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 … Read more

Sisu Strong: A Campaign for Copper Country 2018 Flood Relief

Sisu Strong: A Campaign for Copper Country 2018 Flood Relief

On June 17th, a historic weather event caused extensive damage in areas of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Several roads, businesses, and homes were lost or damaged. To all of those in the Keweenaw whose lives have been affected by this devastating storm - we may be strangers to you but we want you … 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 … Read more

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

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

C_ulture 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 … 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 … Read more

Myth of the St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm

Myth of the St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm

St. Patrick’s Day Snowstorm: Fact or Myth? Without doubt, across the Upper Peninsula today there are people talking about the legend of the St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm. Though sometimes a couple weeks early or late, many Yoopers insist that the St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm is an annual occurrence. We … Read more

March 16 is Saint Urho's Day

March 16 is Saint Urho's Day

What do grasshoppers, grapes, and Finns have to do with one another? Many decades ago a Finnish-American in Minnesota, named Richard Mattson, was working at Ketola’s Department Store in Virginia, Minnesota. It was here that a piece of Finnish-American folklore found its beginnings. … Read more

Highlights from the 2018 Trenary Outhouse Classic

Highlights from the 2018 Trenary Outhouse Classic

For the last two weeks, people across the world have tuned into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. We have marveled at their incredible accomplishments, cried together over their adversity and comebacks, and screamed in joy as we share their excitement. On Saturday, while the world was … Read more

Every 2018 Winter Olympian with Michigan Connections

Every 2018 Winter Olympian with Michigan Connections

There are 2,920 athletes from 92 countries participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Of those, 242 athletes are representing the United States of America across fifteen sports. Thirteen of those athletes were either born in Michigan or went to university in Michigan. … Read more

Vintage Upper Peninsula Postcards

Vintage Upper Peninsula Postcards

A couple weekends ago, my friend Sara and I, fellow nostalgia addicts and antique aficionados, spent hours at Lambs’ Gate, an antique store in Old Town, Lansing. We spent more than an hour hunched over a large crate propped up to waist-level that was full of old postcards. We marveled over the … Read more