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Planning a Michigan getaway? In need of a Michigan hotel? Iron County, Michigan is centered in one of Upper Michigan's most beautiful areas, and there's plenty of lakes, rivers, and beautiful scenery to enjoy. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has also been recognized for its recreational potential. Weather.com selected Upper Michigan as one of the Top Ten Winter Family Getaways in America. Skiing, fishing, and hunting are just some of the great activities that are found here throughout the seasons. Shermans Travel selected Upper Michigan as one of the Top Ten Summer Destinations in the World. Ski Brule in Iron River was named in the Midwest in 2008, 2009, 2010 and again in 2011.
May 14, 2013
CCC Camp Tribute at the Iron County Historical Museum.
Members of the Paint Lake CCC camp near Gibbs City are shown in this photo from 1933. On May 16, the Iron County Museum will host a program about the CCC camps and the men who served in the camps. (Iron County Museum photo)
CASPIAN—“Dollar a Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), is the first Thursday Evening at the Museum program to be held at the Iron County Museum in 2013.
On May 16 at 7 p.m., Bill Jamerson’s presentation will include telling stories about the hundreds of men he has met from the CCC, reading of excerpts from his novel “Big Shoulders” and singing original songs with his guitar. He will also be discussing the early lumberjacks and singing lumberjack songs. The presentation is as entertaining as it is important, as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of strength, wit and charm.
There will also be a book signing before and after the program for people who wish to buy a copy of “Big Shoulders.” The book is an adult novel that follows a year in the life of a 17-year-old youth from Hamtramck who enlists in the CCC in 1937. The teenager joins 200 other young men at Camp Raco in the eastern Upper Peninsula. His adventures take him into Newberry, Sault Ste. Marie and Pine Stump Junction.
Jamerson’s songs include “Chowtime,” a fun look at the camp food, and “City Slicker,” which tells of the mischief the boys find in the woods. “Living in a Tent in Winter,” is about the cold nights they endured, “Borrowed Mom” is the story of an orphan who found a mother in camp, and “Tree Plantin, Fire Fightin’ Blues” tells of the hardships of work out in the woods. The folk songs range from heartwarming ballads to foot stomping jigs.
As part of the celebration of the 50th birthday of the Iron County Historical Society, the museum, CCCAC and MCACA are pleased to sponsor this first program in the Thursday Night at the Museum series. Doors to the museum will open at 6:30 p.m. on May 16, and the program will start at 7 p.m. An admission donation of $3 per person is requested to cover the cost of refreshments.
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Iron County invites you to visit Caspian, Crystal Falls, Gaastra, and Iron River, Michigan. One of Iron County's many strengths is that it supports all four seasons. In the spring, there are nature trails for hiking, and mushrooming. Summertime is ideal for golfing, swimming, boating, Upper Michigan Fishing, camping, and more.
Iron County is a snowmobiler's paradise. Our 300 miles of carefully groomed trails provide the very best in Iron County Snowmobiling. Each year brings more participants to Iron County as the word gets out that "it doesn't get any better than this" when it comes to snowmobiling.
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There's fishing and hunting during the fall along with our spectacular Michigan Getaway fall color tour. Iron county boasts an abundance of tree species that participate in the smooth transition of color. We also have a number of fall festivals to enjoy. The roads and trails are alive with those enjoying the cooler weather and the scenery.
There are over 100 lakes and approximately 900 miles of rivers in Iron County. Enjoy fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Musky, Yellow Perch, Blue Gill and Sunfish, Black Crappie, Bullhead, and Brook Trout. For golf enthusiasts, we invite you to experience the Iron River Country Club, the George Young Golf Course and Recreational Complex and the Crystal View Golf Course.
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