Between 1983 and 2000, students of the former National Mine School in National Mine, followed by students at Aspen Ridge Middle School in Ishpeming wrote and produced 17 books titled “Red Dust” as part of the Red Dust local history project. Maxine Honkala, Sharon Richards and Bobbi Ameen directed the project. The students received national and state awards for the documentaries, which they produced for National History Day.


Red Dust Oral History collection, MSS-113, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives