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MISCELLANEOUS

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.

Pasty 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?"


 
 


 


 

 

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