Sunday, November 11, 2012

Genealogical Society to hold dinner meeting Nov. 13

At the Oct. 9, 2012, meeting of the Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society (HKCGS) in Portage Lake District Library, HKCGS member Barb Koski of Oskar chats with Melvin Luokka of Atlantic Mine about her display of historic photos telling the story of the school train that took students from Toivola to what is now Jeffers High School in Painesdale. Chris Alquist, Portage Library community programs coordinator (not pictured) helped Koski set up the display preceding the meeting. Alquist said she knew people used to ski or walk 10 miles from Misery Bay to Toivola to catch the school train to Painesdale. Koski said she learned about the history of Stanton Township by studying her husband's family. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

LAKE LINDEN -- For its November meeting, the Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society will be meeting for dinner -- Dutch treat -- at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The Loading Zone in Lake Linden. Spouses and friends are welcome, as is anyone interested in genealogy or in becoming a member. Election of officers will also be held.

Joanne (Franti) Hannula of Laurium, points to her cousin Alice Lepisto in a school photograph that is part of the historic exhibit presented by Barb Koski, left, at the Oct. 9, 2012, meeting of the Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society.

For more information call 482-4021, email HKCGSociety@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.

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