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Yoopers: “Those people who live in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan” ~ Wikipedia
Whether you hail from Marquette, Iron River, Iron Mountain, Escanaba, Houghton, Rock or even Drummond Island, you are by the 'Grace of God' a 'Yooper'.
Those of us who have moved away from up der in da north probably only have plenty of fond memories of our years growing up there. Perhaps we remember those bitter cold winters complete with snow banks taller than cars or of being chased off of that favorite fishing stream by a cloud of 'skeeters' or deer flies. Maybe it was that winter, that was so cold, everybody's plumbing froze up.
But we also hold on to other memories from the U.P. such as a little slower pace of life, our friends and families back there, that unique cuisine (pasties, smoked fish & squeaky cheese) we miss so much and the beauty of our lakes and woodlands (especially in the fall). We probably shouldn't forget all those jokes and stories told around hunting camps either!
Those memories we hold so dear to us gives us the right to still call ourselves 'Yoopers'. May we always be truly grateful of this.
We hope you enjoy your website and continue to share it with other Yoopers you meet. This site will make it a little easier to stay in touch with each other, find out what's goin' on and meet NEW Yoopers living here in Colorado. Thanks for your support!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The annual Yooper Picnic needs new organizers and workers for 2016!
Founders, who have been instrumental in running the picnic for many years, are needing to step back, and “new blood” is needed.
There's something for everyone and it's a great way to get more involved in the Colorado Yooper community!
If you can assist with the picnic, please email email@example.com. We will get back to you with information about a planning meeting in February. Thanks in advance!