Ishpeming, Michigan

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Ishpeming (pronounced /ˈɪʃpəmɪŋ/) is a city in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,686 at the 2000 census. This is down from a higher population in the 1950s and 1960s when the economically supportive iron ore mines had a much higher employment level. Ishpeming Township is located to the northwest of the city but is administratively autonomous.
Ishpeming is considered the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States and is the home to the National Ski Hall of Fame.
The name Ishpeming comes from the Anishinaabe language ishpiming, meaning “on top” or “from above” or “upon high.” Ishpeming, in the Ojibwa dialect of the Anishinaabe language, also means “Heaven”. A statue of a Native American figure has stood in the small town square since 1884 and is referred to as “Old Ish”.

book cover Ishpeming’s Mr. Finn
Story of an Ishpeming Newspaper
by Dobson, Robert D.
$8.25
1890 Ishpeming gold miner moves to Cripple Creek, CO and meets Teddy Roosevelt.
ISBN: 0-9747708-1-7
Publisher: Dobson Publications
5.5×8.5 – CM – 56 pages
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book cover Ishpeming’s Salisbury Mine
Story of a Michigan Iron Ore Mine
by Dobson, Robert D.
$8.25
Complete story of an Upper Peninsula iron mine from 1872 to 1924
ISBN: 0-9747708-2-5
Publisher: Dobson Publications
5.5×8.5 – CM – 56 pages
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book cover Ishpeming’s Will Bradley
Famous Illustrator
by Dobson, Robert D.
$8.25
1889 Ispeming boy who became a famous “Art Nouveau” illustrator
ISBN: 0-9747708-0-9
Publisher: Dobson Publications
5.5×8.5 – CM – 68 pages
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book cover At the Old Salisbury Mine, Ishpeming, Michigan
by Dobson, Robert D.

$14.15
Memories of life in an old Iron Mining location. Chapters: Swimming and the Mine, What we did in the Wintertime, Mr. Grun’s Farm, The Teamster, The Paper route, Details of Mining Homes, The Location.
ISBN: 978-0-9747708-6-4
Publisher: Dobson Publications
8.5×11 – PB – 54 pages
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book cover Early History of a Mining Town, Ishpeming, Michigan
by Dobson, Robert D.

$19.81
History of Ishpeming from 1852 to 1920. A book about hardships, local news, new inventions and life as it was, to be re-lived and re-experienced. Also stories of interest and articles of humor.
ISBN: 978-0-9747708-4-0
Publisher: Dobson Publications
8.5×11 – PB – 148 pages
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