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    Yet Another Powder House

    we find another powder house, this time outside of the Ahmeek No. 2 We have seen a few of these buildings, and we could tell almost right away what it was for once we stumbled across it. The thick walls, lack of windows, and vents over the doors all point ...

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    Jacobsville Sandstones

    It began it’s life as the Craig Cemetery, a small burial ground set aside by the company responsible for the neighboring Craig Quarry. The quarry mined a special breed of sandstone known as Portage Entry stone, more commonly known today as Jacobsville Sandstone. Stained a rich red color and extremely ...

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    The New Q&TL

    After a short distance traveling along the trail, we came to a clearing. In front of us, crossing the trail and blocking our path, was a rail line. This line, however, was intact and relatively new looking. What’s more, it was actually three rails. The rails on the outside were ...

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    The Shore Plant (p2)

    After a few small discoveries – including the remains of the original boiler house – we continued onward towards shore in the hopes to discover more remains of the Centennial Mill’s surface plant. It wasn’t long before we came across more remains hidden in the forest, remains belonging to the ...

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    Sandstone Quarries of the Keweenaw (p1)

    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 ...

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    Some Old Photos of People Working

    As the last installment in our series of slide shows featuring images from the 1904 “Souvenir of the Copper Country Upper Peninsula of Michigan”, I thought I’d put the spotlight on the real heart and soul of the peninsula – the men and women who called this place home. Of ...

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    A Typical Mine Hoist

    It has been said many times here in these pages that the hoist was the heart of a mine. The life blood of copper flowed by the power of these steam behemoths. Often a mine’s most expensive purchase was their hoist engine, and it was the center of attention. Impressive ...

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