U.P. Topics Presented at NMU Symposium

Thursday 5, 2013

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Presentations on a variety of topics related to the Upper Peninsula will be offered at the Sonderegger Symposium XIII at Northern Michigan University on Friday, Sept. 13. The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the NMU Center for U.P. Studies and will take place in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with introductory remarks at 9. The schedule of presenters and topics follows:

9:15-9:45 a.m. John Anderton, NMU geography professor, “Native American Camp in Marquette County”

9:45-10:15, Russell Magnaghi, NMU history professor, “Forgotten Frontier: Lake Michigan and the Southern Shore of the Upper Peninsula”

10:15-11:15 Don Balmer, independent scholar, “Lockin Through: Sault Ste. Marie” (slide presentation)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., lunch break and tour of the “Lost and Found: Historic Structures of the Upper Peninsula” exhibit at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in 105 Cohodas Hall led by Dan Truckey, center director.

1-1:30 p.m., Ron Sundell, NMU geography professor, “An Environmental History of the Dead River”

1:30-2, Nick Pond, NMU history student, “Early Sport Fishing in the U.P.”

2:15-2:30 Josh Benzie, NMU economics alumnus, “The Price of Wages in the Past”

2:30-3:30 Jack Deo, photo historian, “Life and Occupations in the Upper Peninsula” (slide presentation)

3:30-4, Jon Saari, NMU professor emeritus, “What Happened to the Great Swamp of North Marquette?”

The symposium is supported by an endowment from Marion Sonderegger of Marquette in honor of her husband, Richard Sonderegger, former head of the NMU history department.


Kristi Evans
News Director