Houghton County

Basic Information

County Seat: Houghton

Origin of Name: Prof. Douglass Houghton

Set Off: 1843 with boundaries described in 1845

Organized: 1846, reorganized in 1848

Population in 1990: 35,446

Material Available

For many counties the number of items listed is quite long. Navigational buttons are located only at the end of the list. This list of material represents the library's holdings as of July 1997. Be sure to check with us for any additional items we may now have either by contacting the library or by pressing the " Centra-Libraries Catalog" link to the left.

Alexander, Eleanor. East Hancock Revisited: History of a Neighborhood Circa 1880-1920. Hancock, MI: E.A. Alexander, 1984.

Biographical Record. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan. . . Chicago, IL: Biographical Publication, 1903.

Burns, Virginia Law. Tall Annie. Bath, MI: Enterprise Press, 1987.

Calumet Township Centennial, 1866-1966: Souvenir Program July 10-17. n.p., 1966.

Chaput, Donald. Hubbell, a Copper Country Village. Lansing, MI: 1969.

Copper Country Vacationist League. The Copper Country of Michigan: Keweenaw Land, Isle Royale. [Houghton, MI: Copper Country Vacationist League, 1942].

Le Courier du Michigan. December 1916-May 16, 1956 (scattered). (Lake Linden).

Daily Mining Gazette. January 2, 1987-September 30, 1987. (Houghton).

1853-1963. Ripley, Houghton County, Michigan. 110th Anniversary, July 26-27-28, 1963. [n.p., 1963].

Frimodig, David M. Keweenaw Character: The Foundation of Michigan's Copper Country. Lake Linden, MI: John H. Foster Press, 1990.

Germain, Peggy. Tinsel and Tears. [Calumet, MI:] 1984.

Hancock Bird's Eye View. Map, 1873.

Houghton Centennial: Souvenir History and Program. Houghton, MI: 1961.

Johnson, James. Etchings, a Cameo History of Dollar Bay: In Observance of its Centennial Celebration, 1887-1987. Dollar Bay, MI: Centennial Committee, 1987.

Keweenaw Peninsula-Houghton, Hancock, Calumet, Lake Lindon Bird's Eye View. Map, 1913.

Lucchesi, Jane C. History of Sarah Sargent Paine Memorial Library. South Range, MI: Lucchesi, 1978. (Painesdale).

Maki, Wilbert B. Reminiscences of the Streetcar (1900-1932). [n.p., 1992]. (Hancock).

Maki, Wilbert B. Stairway to Tragedy (The Italian Hall Disaster): Copper Strike of 1913. n.p., 1983. (Calumet).

Maki, Wilbert B. Visions of Houghton: Yesterday and Today. Calumet, MI: Greenlee Printing Company, 1986.

Meier, Gene. 'Askel' Means Step. n.p., 1983. (Askel).

Monette, Clarence J. The Calumet Theatre. Lake Linden, MI: Monette, 1979.

Monette, Clarence J. Cor-Ago: A Lake Linden Medicine Company. Lake Linden, MI: W.H. Curtin, 1974.

Monette, Clarence J. Early Red Jacket and Calumet in Pictures. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1988- 1991. 2 Volumes.

Monette, Clarence J. Freda, Michigan, End of the Road. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1989.

Monette, Clarence J. Gregoryville: The History of a Hamlet Located Across from Lake Linden, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: 1974.

Monette, Clarence J. Hancock, Michigan Remembered. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1982-85. 2 Volumes.

Monette Clarence J. The History of Jacobsville and its Sandstone Quarries. Lake Linden, MI: W.H. Curtin, 1976.

Monette, Clarence J. The History of Lake Linden, Michigan. [Lake Linden, MI: W.H. Curtin], 1975.

Monette, Clarence J. Houghton in Pictures. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1989.

Monette, Clarence J. Lake Linden's Disastrous Fire of 1887. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1988.

Monette, Clarence J. Lake Linden's Living History, 1985. Lake Linden, MI: Welden H. Curtin, 1987.

Monette, Clarence J. Lake Linden's Yesterday: A Pictorial History. Lake Linden, MI: Monette, 1977.

Monette, Clarence J. Laurium, Michigan's Early Days. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1986.

Monette, Clarence J. Painesdale, Michigan, Old and New. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1983.

Monette, Clarence J. The Settling of Copper City, Michigan. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1983.

Monette, Clarence J. Some Copper Country Names and Places. [Lake Linden, MI:] Monette, [1975].

Monette, Clarence J. Trimountain and its Copper Mines. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1991.

Monette, Clarence J. Upper Peninsula's Wolverine. Lake Linden, MI: C.J. Monette, 1992.

Monette, Clarence J. White City: The History of an Early Copper Country Recreational Area. Lake Linden, MI: W.H. Curtin, 1975.

O'Meara, James. Grass Roots and Tall Timbers: The Story of Laird Township. [n.p., 1941].

Ripley, Houghton Co., Michigan, 110th Anniversary: July 26-28, 1963. [n.p., 1963].

St. Joseph Church, Lake Linden, Michigan, 1871-1971. [Lake Linden, MI: St. Joseph Church, 1971].

Schoolcraft Township Centennial: History of Schoolcraft Township and the Village of Lake Linden. [Lake Linden, MI: 1966].

Souvenir Booklet: The Catholic Church in the Hancock Area [Church of the Resurrection:] 125th Jubilee, August 4, 1861-August 2-3, 1986, Hancock, Michigan. Hancock, MI: Church of the Resurrection, 1986.

Steele, Paul T. Tamarack Town: Mines, People, Memories. Calumet, MI: P. Steele, 1982.

Thurner, Arthur W. Calumet Copper and People: History of a Michigan Mining Community, 1864-1970. Hancock, MI: Book Concern, 1974.

A View of the Century Past: Laird Township Centennial, 1887-1987. Laird Township Centennial Committee, 1987.

Village of Calumet, Michigan: Souvenir Centennial Book, 1875-1975. [n.p., 1975].

Wickliffe, John T.P. Sharp Scalpels, Virgin Births and Fly-Proof Kids: An Autobiography. Escondido, CA: Paine Publishers, 1980.

Yauch, Faye M. The Friendly Town. [Lake Linden, MI:] 1985. (Lake Linden).

Yauch, Faye M. 100 Year Centennial, 1885-1985, Village of Lake Linden, the Friendly Town. [Lake Linden, MI:] 1985.​