Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Historian Larry Lankton to speak at Calumet Library March 14

CALUMET -- Friends of the Calumet Public Library will host "The Uniqueness of Calumet," a presentation by Larry Lankton, local historian and author, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. TONIGHT, March 14, at the Calumet Library. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Besides being the biggest and the richest of the Lake Superior copper mines for decades, what else set the Calumet and Hecla mine -- and Calumet -- apart from other mine companies and towns on the Keweenaw? Historian Larry Lankton will talk about lifestyle and landscape at Calumet and contrast it with what was found in other diverse mine locations and communities along the mineral range.

Following the presentation, there will be a reception and book signing. Copies of Lankton’s latest book, Hollowed Ground: Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840-1990s, will be available for sale. Proceeds will go to support library programming and acquisitions.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library. For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext 1107.

(In case of bad weather, when school is cancelled, all library programs are cancelled.)

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