This page, I
think, is going to be one of those "must-see-just-because" pages! It's
going to contain everything else that can't be slotted into one of the site's
other pages. The subject may not have anything to do with Alger County,
let alone genealogy; although I must admit it will always LEAN in that direction
at least in a small way.
recipe - Pronounced "pass-tee." This is a hearty and hot,
hand-held, "no dish,"
all-in-one meal that the miners of the U.P. carried into the copper and iron
mines along with their tea. Some miners reheated their pasties
underground; others kept them at body temperature in a chest pocket. Another
way of warming a pasty while underground in a mine was to set it on a shovel and
hold the pasty up to the light of a lantern. Brought to you from the 1850s by
our ancestors from Cornwall, England! See a better explanation on the Military page.
DID YOU KNOW...?
...that Michigan has
more miles of shoreline (3,288 miles/5,292 kilometers) than the
distance from Maine to Florida" There are two square miles of water
for every three square miles of land. Any wonder that Michigan
is also called the "Water Wonderland?"