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Photographs of Calumet and Laurium, Michigan


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Photographs of Calumet and Laurium

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The headquarters for the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
The Keweenaw History Center is located at Keweenaw National Historical Park.



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This statue of Alexander Agassiz, president of the great Calumet & Hecla Mine, was the focal point of the sprawling Agassiz Park in Calumet when it was dedicated in 1923. The statue is now part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
Agassiz Park in Calumet has changed much in the decades since its dediction, but it is still a place for relaxation and recreation.



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The restrooms for Agassiz Park are located in the glassed-in building near the front of the park, which also serves as a warm spot for an outdoor ice rink during the winter months.
Agassiz Park has horseshoe pits and a basketball court.



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McLain State Park has a campground and picnic area only a short distance from Lake Superior.
A picnic shelter at McLain State Park.



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Another picnic area near Lake Superior.
The art-deco inspired Keweenaw Upper Entrance Light is located at McLain State Park. The Light was established in 1874, but the current Light dates back to 1950.



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The George Gipp Recreation Area in Laurium has a large playground.
George Gipp Arena is located at the recreation area in Laurium.



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A basketball court and tennis courts are located near the front of the George Gipp Recreation Area.
Another photo of the playground at the George Gipp Recreation Area.



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George Gipp Memorial Park honors the football legend. 'The Gipper' was Notre Dame's first All-American.
George Gipp was born in Laurium in 1895, and the park flies the flag of Notre Dame University in his honor. Gipp was 25 when he died of a streptococcal throat infection.



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Daniell Park's bandshell hosts concerts during the summer.
Daniell Park also has picnic areas.



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Swedetown Recreation area has a hiking trail that circles a pond.
The fishing piers at Swedetown Recreation Area can be used for catch and release fishing.



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Some of downtown Calumet can be seen from the Swedetown Recreation Area.
 

  Trails and Bike Routes in the Calumet and Laurium Area



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Many historical spots and attractions are within walking distance in Calumet.
The walking route (see map) takes you along Fifth Street, past the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Ann's.



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Walking route past Keweenaw National Historical Park.
You can easily walk to the Keweenaw Visitors Center using the sidewalk along US-41.



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Part of the Jack Stevens Trail in Calumet. The trail is used for mountain biking and snowmobiling.
Part of the Jack Stevens Trail after a rain shower.



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The Jack Stevens Trail near the historic St. Paul the Apostle Church in Calumet.
The snowmobile crossing on M-203 is well-used during the winter.



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You can see Lake Superior at spots along the wide-shoulder bike route on M-203, near McLain State Park.
A hiking trail through the woods at McLain State Park.



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A glimpse of Lake Superior from the hiking trail at McLain State Park.
McLain State Park has a large beach on Lake Superior.



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Entering Calumet from the south. The wide-shoulder bike route along US-41 starts just north of Hancock, near the Quincy Mine.
Through Calumet, the shoulder narrows, and cyclists need to ride along the edge of the road.



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A view of the bike route on US-41 near the Schools of the CLK at the intersection of School Street and US-41.
A short distance past the schools, the wide-shoulder on US-41 returns.



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In Laurium, the wide-shoulder bike route along M-26 goes past the George Gipp Memorial Park.
More of the wide-shoulder bike route on M-26 in Laurium.



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The M-26 bike route has rolling hills and some scenic views between Laurium and Lake Linden.
Entering Lake Linden on the M-26 wide-shoulder bike route.



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The Swedetown Trails are located southwest of downtown Calumet. The cross-country skiing trails offer challenging runs.
The chalet at the Swedetown Trails.

  More of Calumet and Laurium



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The historic Calumet Theatre.
The Vertin Building dates back to 1885.



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Coppertown USA is located in Calumet.
The Keweenaw Visitors Center is located at the intersection of US-41 and Lake Linden Avenue.



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The Italian Hall Memorial remembers the 73 people who died tragically on December 24, 1913.
Jim's Pizza and Family Restaurant has good pizza in Calumet.



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Part of Hecla Street in downtown Laurium.
The Victorian Hall Bed and Breakfast in Laurium.



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The historic Laurium Manor Inn.
Laurium's city limits.



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Some of downtown Calumet.
St. Paul the Apostle Church is a beautiful place of worship in Calumet. The church was completed for $100,000 in 1908.



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More of downtown Calumet.
Calumet is home to Michigan's oldest concrete pavement, which was made in 1906.



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Calumet's post office.
There are several historical markers in Calumet and Laurium.



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The building for Laurium's Village Hall and Police Department dates back to 1914.
The old First National Bank of Laurium building on Hecla Street was built in 1907.



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Fifth Street in Calumet.
Calumet Colosseum hosts hockey games and ice skating.



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First Baptist Church in Laurium.
There is an historical marker in front of Faith Lutheran Church in Laurium.




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