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Driving Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Morgan & Owens The Red Barn, off Route 28.

Photo: Morgan & Owens

Marquette, Negaunee, Calumet, to name a few—are former boomtowns that went bust long before the era of office parks and outsourcing arrived. These places now resonate with a quirky, nearly forgotten history. Like Alaska, Appalachia, and Amish country, the U.P. is an out-of-the-way, out-of-the-past American preserve. Read the article

Inspired by: Driving Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — by David A. Keeps, Published May. 2008

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    Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn

    Quaint hand-carved signs mark the streets that lead to the Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn. Bill Frabotta, a former portrait photographer from Detroit, c

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    Jampot

    A Ukrainian bakery in a cozy cottage run by bearded monks from the Holy Transfiguration Skete monastery. Choosing among the vast variety of exotic

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    Harbor Haus

    At this German bistro waitresses in dirndls serve schnitzels and grilled Lake Superior trout and whitefish; a 1,720-pound specimen of native copper

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    Fitzgerald's Restaurant

    Go for a dinner of pecan-crusted walleye with Michigan dried-cherry butter.

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    The Baraga Drive-In

    One of those classic burger joints you don’t see much of these days, where a teenage waitress clips a tray to your car window.

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    Amy J's Pasty & Bake Shop

    A bakery that makes traditional Finnish ground-meat-and-potato pies, based on the Cornish pasty, and nissua, sweet bread made with cardamom.

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    Red Barn Antiques

    The store's tables are filled with agate, hematite, and crystalline formations of rosy metal covered in verdigris—a preview of Copper Country’s geo

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    Old Bank Building Antiques Mall

    In the basement, Modernist Munising wood tables are scattered among hunting gear, taxidermy, and antique typewriters.

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    Quincy Mine

    The old mine is now a museum filled with relics from the boiler house of the world’s largest steam hoist.

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    Pictured Rocks Cruises

    A 15-mile stretch of sandstone cliffs and caverns on the shore of Lake Superior. The Pictured Rocks’ names derived from the erosion that sculpted t

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    Baraga Shrine

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