As we continue the countdown to our June 15th launch, here is another #MapYourHistory story:
"As a recent transplant to the Keweenaw, I’m always looking for opportunities to get involved in local events. In March 2017, I volunteered at the start of the Copperdog 150 race in Calumet. I only managed to get a few photos before the cold drained my phone battery! It was wonderful to see historic 5th Street transformed into a snow road for the sleds and I was inspired by the energy and excitement from the dogs.
Through my work with the Keweenaw Time Traveler project, I came to learn that the parking lot that served as a staging area for the racers was once home to a beautiful building-- the YMCA. This juxtaposition reminds me of the importance of historic preservation-- by continuing traditions like dog sled races, and by protecting historical buildings, we enrich our daily lives and leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy."