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Lauriumians: 1941

Lauriumians: 1941

August 1941. "Residents of Laurium, Michigan. Copper range town." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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George Gipp was born there in 1895. It seems the town has seen better days. It had a population of over 8,000 in 1900, but had dropped to below 4,000 when this picture was taken and is now under 2,000 today. Pictures on Wikipedia show lots of exquisite Victorian mansions that the copper mine owners and managers lived in.

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