HANCOCK , acity of Houghton
See also:county, Michigap, U.S.A., on
See also:Portage Lake, opposite Houghton . Pop . (1890) 1772; (1900) 4050, of whom 1409 were
See also:born; (1904) 6037; (1910) 8981 . Hancock is served by the
See also:Mineral Range, the Copper Range, the Chicago,
See also:Milwaukee & St Paul, and the
See also:Duluth, South
See also:Shore &
See also:railways (the last two send their trains in over the Mineral Range tracks), and by steamboats through the Portage Lake Canal which connects with Lake
See also:Superior . Hancock is connected by a
See also:bridge and an electric
See also:line with the
See also:village of Houghton (pop. in 1910, 5113), the county-seat of Houghton county and the seat of the Michigan
See also:College of Mines (opened in 1886) . Hancock has three parks, and a marine and general hospital . The city is the seat of a Finnish Lutheran Seminary—there are many Finns in and near Hancock, and a Finnish newspaper is published here . Hancock is in the Michigan copper region—the Quincy,
See also:Franklin and Hancock mines are in or near the city—and the
See also:mining, working and
See also:shipping of copper are the leading
See also:industries; among the city's manufactures are mining machinery,
See also:lumber, bricks and
See also:beer . The
See also:municipality owns and operates the
See also:works . The electric-
See also:lighting plant, the
See also:gas plant and the street railway are owned by private corporations . Hancock was settled in 1859, was incorporated as a village in 1875, and was chartered as a city in 1903 .
SIR CHARLES HANBURY WILLIAMS (1708-1759)
JOHN HANCOCK (1737–1793)
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