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    Pale Walls and Fiery Foliage

    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 ...

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    From Petrol to Coffee

    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 ...

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    Mill Machines: Dorr Thickener

    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 ...

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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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    Calumet-opolis: A Guided Tour (p1)

    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 ...

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    An Artist’s Rendition

    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 ...

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