Monthly Archives: April 2008

Quincy No. 4

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For most of Quincy’s early history the vast majority of its production came out of only two shafts – the NO. 2 and NO. 4. While it had originally opened up nine shafts along the ...

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A Quincy Dry (p2)

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Attached to the south end of the dry house was a second much larger building. If it wasn’t in ruin it would appear to be simply part of the rest of the structure, but in ...

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A Quincy Dry House (p1)

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One of the most celebrated and successful mines along the Keweenaw was “old reliable” atop Quincy hill. For almost a century and a half the mine produced 1.5 billion pounds of copper and paid its ...

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Of Architectural Interest

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Recently while working on research for another web site, I had come across an excellent web site about Copper Country Architecture put together by the Social Science department at Michigan Tech. The site provides biographies ...

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How to ID a Shaft

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Its that time of year again when people – suffering from great bouts of cabin fever – venture out into the Keweenaw backwoods in search of old mine ruins to explore. With the leaves not ...

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Copper Country Stacks

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The prevalent use of steam power for most of the Copper Country’s history meant the need for a boiler house to provide that steam. That in turn meant the presence of a smokestack. Up until ...

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Mohawk Mill Pump House

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This post was originally written not knowing that the ruins here are in fact those of the Mohawk Mill’s Pump House. Scroll down for an update Sitting just outside of Gay – north of the ...

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The Albion Rock

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the location of the legendary Albion Rock? If Copper Country explorers like myself can be likened to a real-life Indiana Jones, then the famous Albion Rock is our Ark of the Covenant. Stories of its ...

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Mystery at Mandan

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One of the perks of creating a web site devoted to Copper Country history is that people often come to you with their Copper Country History questions. Lets just start off by saying that I ...

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Mill No. 2

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It wasn’t long after the new stamp mill at Torch Lake was constructed what Quincy underwent a dramatic increase in production – due mostly to the rich ground being opened along the No. 2 shaft. ...

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