Pelkie: 100 Years of Finnishness in Michigan's North Woods

Season 1

Episode 1 · Part 1: From Copper miners to lumberjacks to farmers

Many Finnish immigrants worked as copper miners but quickly traded that work for homesteading in the woods due to poor working conditions. They cleared the land to make way for farms. A farmer's co-op formed and it was a thriving dairy farming community.
Release Date
June 27, 2019

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