Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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The Upper Peninsula (UP), also known as Upper Michigan, is the northern of the two major peninsulas that make up the U.S. state of Michigan.wikipedia
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Michigan

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The Upper Peninsula (UP), also known as Upper Michigan, is the northern of the two major peninsulas that make up the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Upper Peninsula (often called "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a 5 mi channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.

Lake Superior

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The peninsula is bounded on the north by Lake Superior, on the east by the St. Marys River, and on the south by Lake Michigan, the Straits of Mackinac, and Lake Huron.
It is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the U.S. state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south.

Wisconsin

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Topographically, the base of the Upper Peninsula as a geologic feature lies in northeastern Wisconsin between the base of the Door Peninsula and Superior Bay; but in political geography, because most of the peninsula is within the boundaries of Michigan, it is measured eastward from the Porcupine Mountains, from the Wisconsin–Michigan boundary along and between the Montreal and Menominee rivers.
It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north.

Mackinac Island

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Five Michigan Upper Peninsula counties include nearby major islands: Mackinac Island, Round Island and Bois Blanc Island in Lake Huron are in Mackinac County; Sugar Island and Neebish Island in the St. Marys River, and Drummond Island in Lake Huron are in Chippewa County; Grand Island is in Alger County; Summer Island is Delta County; and Isle Royale is part of Keweenaw County.
It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

Chippewa County, Michigan

Chippewa CountyChippewaSault Ste. Marie, MI Micropolitan Statistical Area
Five Michigan Upper Peninsula counties include nearby major islands: Mackinac Island, Round Island and Bois Blanc Island in Lake Huron are in Mackinac County; Sugar Island and Neebish Island in the St. Marys River, and Drummond Island in Lake Huron are in Chippewa County; Grand Island is in Alger County; Summer Island is Delta County; and Isle Royale is part of Keweenaw County.
Chippewa County is a county in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan.

Straits of Mackinac

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The peninsula is bounded on the north by Lake Superior, on the east by the St. Marys River, and on the south by Lake Michigan, the Straits of Mackinac, and Lake Huron.
The Straits of Mackinac are narrow waterways in the U.S. state of Michigan between Michigan's Lower and Upper Peninsulas.

Delta County, Michigan

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Five Michigan Upper Peninsula counties include nearby major islands: Mackinac Island, Round Island and Bois Blanc Island in Lake Huron are in Mackinac County; Sugar Island and Neebish Island in the St. Marys River, and Drummond Island in Lake Huron are in Chippewa County; Grand Island is in Alger County; Summer Island is Delta County; and Isle Royale is part of Keweenaw County.
Delta County is a county in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Menominee, Michigan

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The peninsula's largest cities are Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, Menominee, Houghton, and Iron Mountain.
Menominee is a city in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan.

Keweenaw Peninsula

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Large numbers of French Canadian, Finnish, Swedish, Cornish, and Italian immigrants came to the Upper Peninsula, especially the Keweenaw Peninsula, to work in the area's mines and lumber industry.
The Keweenaw Peninsula (, sometimes locally /ˈkiːvənɔː/) is the northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Marquette, Michigan

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The peninsula's largest cities are Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, Menominee, Houghton, and Iron Mountain.
The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city of the state's Upper Peninsula.

Menominee River

Menominee
Topographically, the base of the Upper Peninsula as a geologic feature lies in northeastern Wisconsin between the base of the Door Peninsula and Superior Bay; but in political geography, because most of the peninsula is within the boundaries of Michigan, it is measured eastward from the Porcupine Mountains, from the Wisconsin–Michigan boundary along and between the Montreal and Menominee rivers.
It is approximately 116 mi long, draining a rural forested area of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Michigan.

St. Ignace, Michigan

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Marie and St. Ignace.
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Ignace, is a city near the tip of the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan, on the northern side of the Straits of Mackinac.

Iron Mountain, Michigan

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The peninsula's largest cities are Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, Menominee, Houghton, and Iron Mountain.
It is the county seat of Dickinson County, in the state's Upper Peninsula.

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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The peninsula's largest cities are Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Escanaba, Menominee, Houghton, and Iron Mountain.
It is on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canada–US border, and separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River.

Peninsulas of Michigan

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The Upper Peninsula (UP), also known as Upper Michigan, is the northern of the two major peninsulas that make up the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Upper Peninsula to the north is more rural and has a more jagged landscape than the more urban and level Lower Peninsula to the south.

Menominee

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Early tribes included the Menominee, Nocquet, and the Mishinimaki.
Their historic territory originally included an estimated 10 e6acres in present-day Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Montreal River (Wisconsin–Michigan)

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Topographically, the base of the Upper Peninsula as a geologic feature lies in northeastern Wisconsin between the base of the Door Peninsula and Superior Bay; but in political geography, because most of the peninsula is within the boundaries of Michigan, it is measured eastward from the Porcupine Mountains, from the Wisconsin–Michigan boundary along and between the Montreal and Menominee rivers.
The Montreal River is a river flowing to Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States.

Upper Peninsula English

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Residents are frequently called Yoopers (derived from "U.P.-ers") and have a strong regional identity.
Upper Peninsula (U.P.) English, also known as Yooper English, or colloquially as Yoopanese, is an advanced variety of North Central (or Upper Midwestern) English native to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (locally abbreviated as "U.P."

Lower Peninsula of Michigan

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When the Michigan Territory was first established in 1805, it included only the Lower Peninsula and the eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is the southern of the two major landmasses of the U.S. state of Michigan, the other being the Upper Peninsula.

Mackinaw City, Michigan

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American Indians captured Fort Michilimackinac, at present-day Mackinaw City, Michigan, then the principal fort of the British in the Michilimackinac region, as well as others and killed hundreds of British.
Across the straits lies the state's Upper Peninsula.

Houghton County, Michigan

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Houghton County contributed 460 soldiers, while Marquette County, Michigan sent 265.
Houghton County is a county in the Upper peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Marquette County, Michigan

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Houghton County contributed 460 soldiers, while Marquette County, Michigan sent 265.
Marquette County is a county located in the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan.

Neebish Island

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Five Michigan Upper Peninsula counties include nearby major islands: Mackinac Island, Round Island and Bois Blanc Island in Lake Huron are in Mackinac County; Sugar Island and Neebish Island in the St. Marys River, and Drummond Island in Lake Huron are in Chippewa County; Grand Island is in Alger County; Summer Island is Delta County; and Isle Royale is part of Keweenaw County.
Neebish Island is located in the U.S. state of Michigan, in the St. Marys River that connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron at the easternmost point of Michigan's upper peninsula.

Toledo War

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However, there was an armed conflict known as the Toledo War with the state of Ohio over the location of their mutual border.
During the summer of 1836, Congress proposed a compromise whereby Michigan gave up its claim to the strip in exchange for its statehood and about three-quarters of the Upper Peninsula.

Finnish Americans

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Large numbers of French Canadian, Finnish, Swedish, Cornish, and Italian immigrants came to the Upper Peninsula, especially the Keweenaw Peninsula, to work in the area's mines and lumber industry.
So a group of Laestadian preachers and followers immigrated to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan bringing their beloved sermons.