Today in Michigan History

September 8, 1896

Suomi College opened in Hancock.

To help maintain their cultural heritage, Finnish immigrants in Houghton County opened Suomi College. Suomi College, renamed Finlandia University in 2000, is the only private college in the Upper Peninsula.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past.  See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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