A recording program that collects oral histories across the U.S. visited Marquette this summer; this article explores a few of those stories.
: StoryCorps came to Marquette this summer to collect stories about everyday life in the Upper Peninsula, as they've done in hundreds of cities across the country. They listened to miners and immigrants, heard about skiing and snowshoeing, learned about life in this rugged, isolated place.
But in essence the stories people told sounded awfully familiar to the staff in the recording booth. They weren't much different than what they hear in the South, or out West, or in the Great Plains.
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Source: Lansing State Journal