Changing Sugar Island: A Study of Twentieth-Century Finnish American Settlement, Part 3

This is the third post of three in series called Changing Sugar Island: A Study of Twentieth-Century Finnish American Settlement. Look for the other two posts in the menu above. In 1938, Finnish Americans owned 83 of the 309 homes on Sugar Island. The Finns had a higher rate of homeownership than other residents. Even …

Changing Sugar Island: A Study of Twentieth-Century Finnish American Settlement, Part 2

This is the second post of three in series called Changing Sugar Island: A Study of Twentieth-Century Finnish American Settlement. Look for the other two posts in the menu above. For the second of three blog posts about Finnish American migrants to Sugar Island, Michigan and their use of the land, I will focus on …

Changing Sugar Island: A Study of Twentieth-Century Finnish American Settlement, Part 1

This is the first post of three in series called Changing Sugar Island: A Study of Twentieth-Century Finnish American Settlement. Look for the next two posts in the menu above. One of the goals of the HUMANA Project is to understand the social, economic, and political impact Finnish-born migrants had on Sugar Island, Michigan once …

Finns and the Land

Author: Justin Gage We are ready to publish our first visualization! This is a preliminary or “beta” version mapping Finnish property ownership on Sugar Island in 1938. Most land records from the 19th and early 20th centuries are not particularly detailed. If the land is west of Ohio, it was surveyed in accordance with the …