History of the Finns in Michigan
Michigan's Upper Peninsula was a major destination for Finns during the peak years of migration in the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century. Several Upper Peninsula communities had large Finnish populations and Finnish churches, lodges, cooperative stores, and temperance societies. Ishpeming and Hancock, especially, were important nationally as Finnish cultural centers.
Originally published in Finnish in 1967 by Armas K. E. Holmio, History of the Finns in Michigan, translated into English by Ellen M. Ryynanen, brings the story of the contribution of Finnish immigrants into the mainstream of Michigan history. Holmio combines firsthand experience and personal contact with the first generation of Finnish immigrants with research in Finnish-language sources to create an important and compelling story of an immigrant group and its role in the development of Michigan.
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Foreword by A William Hoglund
The Origin of the Finns
Early Emigration from Finland
More Recent Emigration from Finland
The First Finn in Michigan
The Copper Country
Marquette Dickinson and Iron Counties
77e Rre and Decline of the Temperance Movement
Tfce ?we and Decline of the Labor Movement
The Knights and Ladies of Kaleva
The Cooperative Movement
Cultural and Educational Achievements
77e Swedish Finns in Michigan
Finland and the Finns of Michigan
From What Parishes Did They Come?