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    A Hoist of a Different Breed

    With the special St. Anne’s series over, we now return our attention back to exploring the old Victoria Mine… The North Country Scenic Trail is the longest scenic trail in the United States, running for over 4600 miles across seven states between New York and North Dakota. Along the way ...

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    The Quello Arch

    Bartholomew Quello was an Italian teamster who sailed west in search of fame and fortune in the new world when he was only 23 years old. He arrived to the shores of the Keweenaw with only a quarter to his name, or so the common story seems to go. The ...

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    The Second Level

    the second level, as viewed from the third Stamps were large, heavy, and cumbersome pieces of equipment. Most mills only had a few, and only the real profitable mines (such as C&H) could install more. The Mohawk Mill had 4 stamps. Only question was: where were they? Not that we ...

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    The Support Buildings (p2)

    Of all the various support buildings that litter the Quincy Smelting Works one particular model stands out over the rest. In a sea of wood framed mediocrity, the machine shop’s cement block facade looks almost baroque in contrast. That cement block style reflects the building’s more recent construction, around 1907. ...

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    The Stone Fountain

    It sits alone and seemingly forgotten alongside the road just a mile outside of Calumet. To those passing by it looks to be an old stone monument, one that possibly commemorating an old war hero or local figure. But it holds no bronze plaque and looks to have been abandoned ...

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    Anatomy of a Mill (Rock Bins)

    The first stop for any rock entering a Copper Country stamp mill is one of several large storage bins that sit up and behind the mill’s stamp batteries. Since the rock will be transported through the mill primarily by gravity, these bins sit at the highest point of the mill ...

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