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Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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Eagle Harbor Art Fair

BluesFEST --- BIG Summer Community THANK YOU Party

Beer Sampling from Barrel and Beam

 

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Eagle Harbor Art Fair

 

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16th Annual Pasty Fest

Copper Harbor Art in the Park

 

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Keweenaw Co-op's 46th Anniversary

 

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2019 Houghton County Fair (08/22 to 08/25)

 

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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

 

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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Michigan Tech Orientation Week and Move-in

 

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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

 

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Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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An Afternoon on the Town

Michigan Tech Presents: An Afternoon on the Town

 

August 6, 2020

NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY

On August 6, float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice cold mug of frothy root beer. It's National Root Beer Float Day!

Also known as the "Black Cow," the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the "Black Cow" way back in August of 1893.

One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea. The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children's favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day. It was an immediate hit.

Wisner named the new creation, "Black Cow Mountain" but the local children shortened the name to "Black Cow".

Since its inception, thousands of root beer floats have been enjoyed around the country each day.

 
 

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