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Hancock is in Houghton County, and in the Northern Region. You can locate Hancock northwest of Baraga along Highway 26 near Portage Lake and Lake Superior. Situated in Michigan's Upper Peninsula region.

Hancock was named after John Hancock, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

A log cabin was built in 1846 to hold the Ruggles mineral claim. A man by the name of Christopher C. Douglas owned the land and came to live on it in 1852. He later sold the land to the company he worked for- the Quincy Mining Company.

Lewis F. Leopold became Hancock's first postmaster in 1860.

Hancock was incorporated as a village in 1875 and as a city in 1903.

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Great Northern Beer Festival Eagle River WI June8 The Great Northern Beer Festival is a great opportunity to try many different styles of beers from many different breweries.
Finnfest USA Hancock MI June19-23 FinnFest USA is a festival with strong academic, cultural, and commerce components presenting Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage.
Ishpeming's Italian Fest Ishpeming MI July27 Visitors can once again enjoy homemade Italian food cooked by the Valela sisters (Teresa Bertucci, Catherine Carlson, Clara Joseph and Mary Jacobson). In addition, various vendors will be serving cudighis, Italian sandwiches, hot dogs, sno cones, ice cream novelties and much more.
Pig in the Pines Ribfest St. Germain WI August1-3 The 9th Annual Pig In The Pines RibFest features award winning ribs, live music every day, family attractions and an all-around good time.