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    Old Ish

    by yooperprof Written Nov 10, 2005

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    symbol of local pride

    Favorite thing: The statue of "Old Ish," a valiant native American, stands guard at the entrance to Ishpeming's Downtown. As part of the town's recent revivial, he was recently scrubbed up and re-painted. (Notice the oversized blue and white "Finnish" chair next to him.)

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    Old Victorian Homes

    by yooperprof Updated Aug 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Ishpeming has plenty of beautiful old Victorian homes that are quite inexpensive. In recent years, a number of "real estate refugees" have moved to Ishpeming in order to find reasonably priced homes, escaping higher prices and a tighter market down the hill in Marquette. A general rule of thumb is that you can generally get twice as much house for your dollar in Ish as compared to Marquette.

    The downside is that, in a typical year, Ish receives about twice as much snow as Marquette: 250 as compared to 125 inches.

    This is an attractive old place that my friends Frank and Josh are restoring on the east side of Ishpeming.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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