MARQUETTE – Lynn Emerick, the granddaughter of a lumberjack, will give a presentation for the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning about the lumber industry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
The presentation, “Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” features historic photographs and readings from the firsthand story of William S. Crowe, Emerick’s grandfather. Crowe arrived in the U.P. at age seventeen in 1893 to work in the Chicago Lumbering Company. He later bought the company and wrote about all aspects of the lumbering industry and life in the “gay nineties.”
Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to purchase autographed copies of the book “Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan” and talk with Emerick. Refreshments will be served.
The event is free to both NCLL members and nonmembers. For more information or to register, call Shirley LaBonte at 906-228-6666.
Editors/News Directors: Please note April 25 registration deadline.