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History[ edit ] Native Americans mined copper  in and around what would later be Houghton  thousands of years before European settlement. The Finns and others called much of the area Copper Island. Smaller numbers of French-Canadian immigrants moved to Houghton, while more of them settled elsewhere in Houghton County.
The first known European settler of Houghton was named Ransom Sheldenwho set up a store named Ransom's near Portage Lake,  though it is unclear whether this was in the same building as the Shelden and Shafer drugs, sometimes described as "the first commercial building constructed in Houghton," which Shelden owned with his son Ransom B.
In the s the construction of a parking deck and the connection of downtown stores  to create Shelden Center significantly changed the downtown. Henderson was appointed the first postmaster of Houghton in InErnest F.
Pletschke platted Houghton, and was incorporated as a village in The postwar boom and increasing demand for copper wiring fueled the development of Houghton in the s and s. By Houghton had become "a burgeoning city"  and inthe railroad was extended from Marquette.
Panorama of Houghton from Huron Street from The Houghton County Courthouse is visible near the center of the photo.
During the bitter Copper Country Strike ofthe Michigan National Guard was called in after the sheriff petitioned the governor. Houghton was the birthplace of professional ice hockey in the United States when the Portage Lakers were formed in The team's home ice is Dee Stadiumnamed after James R.
Dee Stadium was originally called the Amphidromebefore it was severely damaged in a fire. The stadium also contains a skatepark for skateboarding. Houghton was incorporated as a city in Geography[ edit ] This is a shot of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge that connects the cities of Hancock and Houghton in Michigan The city is located on the south shore of the Keweenaw Waterwayprimarily "on rolling wooded hills less than a mile" across Portage Lake.
The city is bounded on the east by Portage Township and Pilgrim, on the west by Dakota Heights and on the south by Hurontown and Isle Royale Location, unincorporated communities that are part of Portage Township; and also on the west by Adams Township.
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