IXL Historical Museum presents Bill Jamerson

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HERMANSVILLE, Mich. (WLUC) - About 50 people enjoyed folk music and stories of the UP in Hermansville today.

The IXL Historical Museum in Hermansville put up a tent, set up chairs and turned on a microphone for their "Up in the UP" presentation.

Singer/story-teller Bill Jamerson was on hand to tell stories and sing traditional folk songs from the early years of the Upper Peninsula.

"We've got an entertainer that's going to talk about the up in the form of some song and story," IXL Historical Museum board member Paul Larson said. "He tells stories of the early hardships that people had to go through living here in Hermansville and and other places like it in the UP.

Jamerson told stories about the UP from the history of how Michigan claimed the peninsula, to when iron ore was found, to the time when cities in the UP were made up of more than 70% immigrants.

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