Growing up in a Frontier Boom Town
From humble beginnings in a frontier town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Emil Edward Hurja vaulted to national prominence in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. One of 12 children, he was born on January 22, 1892, in Crystal Falls, Michigan. He was the second child of Matti and Anna Hurja, who were Finnish immigrants.
KeywordsImmigrant Woman Mining Company Protestant Work Ethic Diamond Drill Temperance Society
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