Native Americans mined copper in and around what would be Houghton thousands of years before European settlement. Houghton was incorporated as a city in The Finns and others called much of the area Copper Island.
In the s the construction of a parking deck and the connection of downtown stores to create Shelden Center changed the downtown. A successor was not announced immediately, it was Ifill who shortened the name of the program when she took over, as a sign that "the show would spend more time looking forward.
Starting in January 22,NBR launched on public stations around the country. Houghton is named after discoverer of copper nearby. After a period of slow growth, another fire struck the Library in its Capitol chambers inagain destroying a large amount of the collection, including many of Jefferson's books.
It began to build its collections, its development culminated between and with the construction of a separate, extensive library building across the street from the Capitol; the Library's primary mission is to research inquiries made by members of Congress, carried out through the Congressional Research Service.