• U.P. Transportation History

    February 19th, 2004

    Waterways of the early Native Americans. Major routes and cities that become central trading spots. Railroads’ influence on the U.P.’s development. How automobiles were introduced in the U.P.


Central U.P. and NMU Archives

In the late 1990s, Peter Frecchio, an announcer for 1450 WMIQ-AM radio in Iron Mountain, Michigan, contacted Russell Magnaghi. Together, they developed a weekly show on the history of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives manages on-campus office records and houses historical manuscript collections pertaining to the central Upper Peninsula. Our department is utilized by the campus and local communities as well as internationally for administrative, scholarly, and genealogical research.