Month: May 2007

Calumet & Hecla Mine

Industrial Core

looking across the industrial core in Calumet Sandwiched between the towns of Red Jacket (later Calumet) and Laurium was an…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

Russell Snow Plow #2

Railroads that operated in northern climates have to operate is some extreme conditions for a good 6 months of the…
Industry

Dock

in service to the copper empire, perhaps… The Copper Country is a one industry town. For over a century the…
Mineral Range Railroad

Arcadia Junction

an old rusted railroad sign that once signaled the upcoming Arcadia junction and siding The Arcadian Copper Company thought they…
Allouez Mine

An Old Allouez Album

peeking out from a cedar grove sits the short epitaph to an old soul The first Allouez Mine – Old…
Allouez Mine

The Mystery Tower

Sitting next to the hoist building at the Allouez-Douglas Mine stands a mysterious structure. It’s a wooden tower, rising three…
Allouez Mine

Last Building Standing

last man standing at the Allouez-Douglas Shaft The Allouez mine takes many forms. It is in fact three different mines…
Allouez Mine

Core Samples

tools in the search for copper – core samples The success or failure of a copper mine depends greatly an…
Garden City Mine

Garden City Dam

It was the 1840’s when the Copper Country’s first copper rush came ashore. It was long the banks of the…
Keweenaw Central Railroad

Railroads of the Copper Country (KCRR)

a map of the Keweenaw Central The first mines to began operations along the Keweenaw did so at the peninsula’s…
HCTC

Railroads of the Copper Country (HCTC)

A HCTC car stopped at the Douglas House station With the arrival of electricity to the Copper Country came the…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

Railroads of the Copper Country (C&H)

ore cars heading from a C&H rockhouse down to it’s mill on Torch Lake The Keweenaw waterway and interconnected Torch…
Copper Range Railroad

Railroads of the Copper Country (CRRR)

a Copper Range engine The collection of Copper Country railroads which eventually became the Duluth South Shore & Atlantic connected…
Mineral Range Railroad

Railroads of the Copper Country (DSS&A)

The Copper Country was a wild and rugged land as the 19th century approached its close. Transportation to and from…
Ahmeek

The Village (p2)

The village of Ahmeek was a diamond in the ruff, a shining sample of civilization set apart from the metropolis…
Ahmeek

The Village (p1)

When mining interests first descended on the Allouez gap, they found a wet and marshy stretch of land, flooded through…
Mines

Osceola No. 3

remains of No. 3 at Osceola The fire at Osceola No. 3 may of been devastating to workers, but it…
Mines

Legacy of Fire

the productive Osceola Mine, famous not for profit but for disaster The Osceola Mine was one of the more productive…
Mineral Range Railroad

A Re-Alignment

The Osceola Mine and the community that served it continued to grow up through the turn of the century. The…