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Sonderegger Symposium XIII

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Center for Upper Peninsula Studies presents the Sonderegger Symposium XIII on Friday, September 13. The Symposium will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the Mead Auditorium of West Science. The Symposium features presentations from scholars, students, and members of general public on topics related to the Upper Peninsula. It is supported by an endowment from Marion Sonderegger of Marquette in honor of her husband, Dr. Richard Sonderegger, former Head of the Department of History at Northern Michigan University. The Symposium is open and free to all members of the public. Below is the schedule for this year's event.


September 13, 2013

8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 Introduction by Michael Broadway (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)

9:15-9:45 John Anderton. (Geography Dept) "Native American Camp in Marquette County."

9:45-10:15 Russell Magnaghi. (History Dept) "Forgotten Frontier: Lake Michigan & Southern Shore of the Upper Peninsula"

10:15-11:15 Don Balmer. (Independent Scholar) "Lockin Through: Sault Ste. Marie." Slide Presentation

11:30-1:00 LUNCH BREAK Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, 105 Cohodas Hall, Exhibition tour, "Lost and Found: Historic Structures of the Upper Peninsula" with Daniel Truckey, Director.

1:00-1:30 Ron Sundell. (Geography Dept) "An Environmental History of the Dead River."

1:30-2:00 Nick Pond. (History Student) "Early Sport Fishing in the UP."

2:00-2:15 BREAK

2:15-2:30 Josh Benzie. (Economic Dept Alum) "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 4:30 Jon Saari (Professor Emeritus, History Department) "What Happened to the Great Swamp of North Marquette?"

4:30 Closing remarks


Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall
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