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Activist Verna Mize dies in Maryland

Houghton native known as “The First Lady of Lake Superior”

January 11, 2013
By KURT HAUGLIE - DMG writer (khauglie@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Verna Grahek Mize left the Copper Country in the late 1930s, but because of her efforts to clean up Lake Superior, a roadside park in Houghton was dedicated in her name in 1981.

 
 

 

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