Speaker: Paul Sturgul
“History of the Hurley Area 1880 – 1920, The Frontier Years”
Hurley, Wisconsin originated out of the late 19th Century rush for iron ore and timber on the Gogebic Range. Hurley was the first town to emerge on the Range, and served as its initial economic and social center. Although Hurley soon became eclipsed in population by Ironwood, Michigan, its twin city across the Montreal River, Hurley achieved fame and infamy because of its many saloons and bordellos, which were patronized by thousands of miners and lumberjacks.
Join us to learn about Hurley’s colorful past, patterns of immigration to Hurley from the established mining ranges in the district, as well as from Canada, and directly from Europe, and see photos of pioneer residents and famous guests of the celebrated Burton Hotel in Hurley.
Funding for this project provided by the Gogebic Range Health
(Location:) The Great Northern Hotel of Mercer ~ Dinner Catered by Wolf’s Den, 5070 US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547
Social Hour: 5:00 – 6:00 PM (Cash Bar) ~ Dinner: 6:00 PM ~ Program: following dinner
The fee for the program and dinner is $18.00 / person, (tax and tip are included). You are welcome to invite more than one guest.
Registration and payment must be received by Friday, October 12, 2018.
Registration and payment can be made in person at:
Mercer Public Library, 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, WI 54547 ~ OR ~ Iron County UW-Extension Office, 300 Taconite St. Courthouse, Hurley, WI 54534 ~ OR ~ Mail your registration form along with check to: Fe University, PO Box 63, Hurley, WI 54534