While the No.1 shaft may have been the Trimountain’s first, it would quickly become eclipsed by its younger brother to the north – the No.2. It would be here that the mine would begin making its money, and because of that it was here that the company elected to instal ...Read More »
More C&H surface plant ruins on display, this time the old No.2 and No.4 dry house.
CCE continues its look at C&H's old industrial corridor, with a look at an old building with a few new tricks.
We explore an old 1950s era souvenir of the Copper Country...
CCE heads back to Calumet to explore remnants of the great C&H Mine, namely its massive Superior Boiler House complex along Mine Street.
CCE counts down the most beautiful, picturesque, and incredible old schools found along the peninsula.
We turn our attention to the newly restored interior of the old Gay School, and take at trip back into time in the process.
We begin our exploration of the Gay School, a turn of the century building that is currently being restored to its former glory.
CCE returns with a look at the Keweenaw's less celebrated region not part of the great Copper Empire.
With the arrival of the automobile came the need forfilling stations, and in a town as densely built up as Red Jacket was by the turn of the century finding space for those stations was a bit of a challenge. Adding to that challenge was a requirement that those stations ...Read More »
Years ago when CCE was first starting one of our first explorations was along the old Quincy and Torch Lake rail line, a short line railroad operated by the Quincy Mine to bring its copper ore from the mine down to its mill on Torch Lake. At the head of ...Read More »
In order to further improve the milling process along the Copper Country mine companies began to turn to newly developed chemical processes for use in their mills. While the purity of Copper Country Copper did not necessarily require such measures (knocking off all the non-copper rock from the copper was ...Read More »
Sandstone cliffs near Jacobsville While the Keweenaw may be best known for its vast treasures of red metal, it was also once briefly home to yet another mining boom – in sandstone. It was in 1861 that a man by the name of George Craig first discovered the peninsula’s stone ...Read More »
Those high-res images from the Detroit Publishing Company are some of the most detailed looks at the Calumet-opolis that I have ever seen in my four plus years writing CCE. Its a resource thats far too rich to waste on just a few Then & Now posts. In fact the ...Read More »
The ruins at Mohawk No. 6 – especially the impressive remains of the hoist building – have never been given the chance to adequetely shine here on CCE in the past. My first foray through the site resulted in only a handful of images and just a sprinkling of posts ...Read More »
Another edition of the Copper Country Top 10, and this time we concentrate less on industrial history and a bit more on natural history. The Keweenaw offers a plethora of great scenic landscape, but some take a bit more effort to enjoy. These are places that challenge those wishing to see ...Read More »