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Category: All Categories: Americana & U.S. States: MI: Upper Peninsula
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Brusso, Clifton  
Copper Country Jokes : And Other Useful Information, Book 1

Publisher: Iroquois Press; Laurium, Mich: 1997.
Near Fine Softcover 72 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Pale green covers, fold-and-staple binding, 72 pages, 10-point type throughout, tons of jokes of all kinds: clean jokes, dirty jokes, ethnic jokes, Finnish humor, email lore, oxymorons, stupid headlines, much more. ; A bizarre collection published in Houghton County in the very northernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ; A few very small pale spots to covers. No other defects. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 12.97 CAD 12.83 EUR 8.67 GBP 7.36 JPY 975.00 MXN 162.50 ZAR 137.32 

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Castle, Beatrice Hanscom  
Grand Island Story, The, 1e : 1st Edition, 1974

Publisher: John M. Longyear Research Library; Marquette, Mich: 1974.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0938746014 8vo (9") 23cm; Hardcover, tan buckram cloth, gold lettering, 110 pages, index, footnotes, 4 small maps, 97 b/w photos and illustrations, most from historical sources, with captions. ; 1st edition (1st printing) stated, 1974. Edited by James L. Carter. Preface by John D. Voelker. Epilogue by H. Stuart Harrison. ; No marks or defects to book. Jacket has small chips to upper edge not affecting any text. (Amazonbuyers please note: Their page says 1974, which is correct, but their image shows a later edition. Our unit has pale blue and green map of Grand Island on jacket front)

Appr.: | AUD 30.59 CAD 30.26 EUR 20.44 GBP 17.36 JPY 2,300.00 MXN 383.33 ZAR 323.94 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 18366.
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Cox, Bruce K.  
Headframes and Mine Shafts of the Gogebic Range, Volume 1 : Ironwood

Publisher: Agogeebic Press; Wakefield, Mich: 2005.
Very Good- Second Printing Softcover 39 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, blue plastic comb binding, pale yellow covers, 39 pages, bibliography, 83 medium-quality b/w photos and illustrations, including several sketch maps, with captions. ; Copyright 2000. This is 2nd printing, revised, August 2005. Depicts and briefly describes mineshafts and headframes of the Ashland, Aurora, Pabst, Newport-Bonnie, Norrie, East Norrie, and Vaughn mines, all in the area of Ironwood, Gogebic County, Upper Peninsula, Michigan. ; Front cover shows a few pale spots. Rear cover, which is unprinted, has several notes in pen. Entire textblock slightly wavy. No other defects. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 23.94 CAD 23.68 EUR 16.00 GBP 13.58 JPY 1,800.00 MXN 300.00 ZAR 253.52 

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Cox, Bruce K. Illustrated by: Illustrated by John DeMario  
Ted and Superior : Ted Albert and the 51st State of Superior

Publisher: Agogeebic Press; Wakefield, Mich: 2009.
Very Good+ First Edition Softcover ISBN: 0982239017 113 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, 113 pages, index, footnotes, 38 medium-quality b/w photos and illustrations in text, with captions. ; Biography of Theodore G. Albert of Ironwood, Michigan, who led failed movement in 1970s to create new state (Superior) from Upper Peninsula of Michigan. From blurb: 'Historian Bruce Cox brings us a well research and well written history of the life and times of Ted Albert from his Lebanese family origins to the politics of Yooper Separatism.' ; Light edgewear. Small gift note penned on front blank page. No other defects. Scarce. (Amazonbuyers please note: this is *1st edition 2009* isbn 9780982239001. We apologize for being forced to list it under 2nd edition, 2010) ; Cover Art

Appr.: | AUD 13.30 CAD 13.16 EUR 8.89 GBP 7.55 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 166.67 ZAR 140.85 

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DeClaire, Jim, and Jim Bellmore Illustrated by: Illustrated by Jim Bellmore  
You Know You're a Yooper When

Publisher: You Guys Inc; Ishpeming, Mich: 2012.
Near Fine Second Edition Softcover 80 pages; square 16mo (6") 15 cm; Small format softcover, red and yellow covers, b/w cartoon illustrations throughout. Yoopers live in the UP, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and, as this book will show, are proud of their rural, redneck lifestyle. ; Isbn is given as 0965864502, but that isbn was 1997 and that edition has a different title and the authors used pseudonymns. This is 2nd edition, revised, 2012. ; Cartoons

Appr.: | AUD 10.64 CAD 10.53 EUR 7.11 GBP 6.04 JPY 800.00 MXN 133.33 ZAR 112.68 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 16027.
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Graham, George A.  
51st Annual Volunteer Firemen's Tournament, Hancock, Michigan, 1945 : Upper Peninsula Firemen's Association
Publisher: Upper Peninsula Firemen's Association; Hancock, Mich: 1945.
Very Good Softcover 48 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm`; Softcover, stiff yellow covers, fold-and-staple binding, 48 glossy pages, many wonderful display ads showing fire engines, over 30 group photos of volunteer firefighting departments of small towns. ; Booklet compiled and edited by George A. Graham. Brief history of Upper Peninsula Firemen's Association by T. J. Maloney. ; Light edgewear. No marks. Binding tight. ; With this item you will also get: 1) 56th Annual Volunteers Firemen's Tournament, Ironwood, Michigan, edited by George A. Graham, 52 pages, 1950. 2) 68th Annual Volunteers Firemen's Tournament, Ironwood, Michigan, 48 pgs, 1962.

Appr.: | AUD 79.79 CAD 78.95 EUR 53.33 GBP 45.28 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 1,000.00 ZAR 845.07 

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Lamberg, Gary A.  
Gogebic Range : Countdown to the Millenium 1899-1999

Publisher: Globe Publishing; Ironwood, Mich: 1999.
Very Good+ Softcover 108 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, white slick covers, fold-and-staple binding, 108 unnumbered pages, over 200 b/w photos and illustrations. ; Local history of the Gogebic Range, a vast mining area covering the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and part of northern Wisconsin, which attracted Finnish, Italian, Cornish and other immigrants to mining and logging jobs in the late 1800s. This book gives stats and news snippets from each year from 1899 to 1999.; Covers show light wear and a few very tiny spots. No other defects. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 37.23 CAD 36.84 EUR 24.89 GBP 21.13 JPY 2,800.00 MXN 466.67 ZAR 394.37 

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Mickelsen, Mary Wilhelmina Bikki  

Publisher: Standard Printing Company; Iron Mountain, Mich: 1988.
Very Good First Edition Softcover 304 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Pale gray softcover, 6 + 287 + 11 pages, 60 low- to medium-quality b/w photos and illustrations. ; Novelized childhood memoirs of author's life in the Copper Country in and around Ishpeming, South Range and Houghton, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the early 1900s. ; Author has translated many works from Finnish to English and has written and published several Lutheran hymns. ; Minor edgewear. No marks. Spine (which is unlettered) has one light vertical crease otherwise intact and tight.

Appr.: | AUD 15.96 CAD 15.79 EUR 10.67 GBP 9.06 JPY 1,200.00 MXN 200.00 ZAR 169.01 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 18811.
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Postma, Marie  
Rudyard Album, A

Publisher: Lions Club; Rudyard, Mich: 1981.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Softcover 48 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, tan leatherette covers, 48 unnumbered glossy pages, about 100 historic b/w photos with captions. ; Small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, once a center of logging and brickmaking. This book of nostalgia features old photos of local stores, blacksmith shops, schools, street views, railroad views, hauling logs and much more. ; No marks but light wear, a few small spots. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 31.91 CAD 31.58 EUR 21.33 GBP 18.11 JPY 2,400.00 MXN 400.00 ZAR 338.03 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 18373.
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Puotinen, Heino A. Hap  
Sauna-Pukki : How to Hunting Deer Da Sauna Vay, and Other New and Original Finnish Dialect Verses
Publisher: Reporter Publishing Company; Iron River, Mich: 1967.
Very Good+ Softcover 32 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Softcover booklet, red leatherette covers, fold-and-staple binding, 32 pages, 14 humorous original poems and lyrics. ; A crazy collection of new poems and song lyrics as spoken by a Finnish-American whose English is heavily accented. Example: Sauna-Pukki (translation: How to Hunting Deer da Sauna Vay) to the tune of Polly Wolly Doodle. Also includes footnotes, definitions of difficult words, Finnish proverbs, etc. ; Pale spots to one page and to rear cover. Everything readable. No other defects. ; Written in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with rhymes about local places, farming, logging, Christmas, beer drinking, copper mining, more. Scarce. ; With this item you will also get: Bull Fight in the Sauna, same author, 28 pages, 17 more original poems and lyrics. (Amazonbuyers please note: their description says "traditional Finnish folk songs" but this is a collection of original material in Finnish-American dialect)

Appr.: | AUD 33.24 CAD 32.89 EUR 22.22 GBP 18.87 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 416.67 ZAR 352.11 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 18634.
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Rudyard Township Centennial Committee  
First Hundred Years, the : Rudyard, Michigan, Centennial, 1883-1983

Publisher: Centennial Committee; Rudyard, Mich: 1983.
Near Fine with no dust jacket Hardcover 95 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, brown boards, town history plus dozens of family histories, over 100 historic b/w photos with captions. ; Small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, once a center of logging and brickmaking. Compiled and published by Rudyard Township Centennial Committee. Additional contributions by Mabel Field Pierce, Acial Cataline, Eugene Ross, J. W. Kitching, Mary Farowe and others. ; Owner name in small letters on rear endpaper. No other defects. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 47.87 CAD 47.37 EUR 32.00 GBP 27.17 JPY 3,600.00 MXN 600.00 ZAR 507.04 

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