Month: October 2008

Cliff

The Cliff Churches

Today we take a leisurely cruise down a stream of consciousness, more specifically mine. So try to follow along if…
Delaware Mill

A Mill at Delaware

The Delaware Mine is the mine of a thousand faces, having a long and sordid history under the guise of…
Mineral Range Railroad

Sturgeon River Trestle

The Copper Country’s rail connections to the outside world was controlled by two railroads: the Copper Range and the DSS&A…
Mines

Powderhouse in the Woods

Man’s pursuit of the Earth’s mineral riches is yet another violent expression of his dominion over the natural world –…
Locations

Downtown South Range

While mines flourished and cities bloomed along the Keweenaw from Houghton to Copper Harbor, the great mineral lands to the…
Industry

The Stamp Floor

Leaving the engine house, we take another short climb up to the Mohawk Mill’s final floor. Here is where the…
Industry

The Engine House

For a time I was under the impression that the wash tables and jigs inside a mill were run off…
Industry

The Upper Floors

Playing the role of both friend in foe in the tale of the Copper Empire is the omnipresent force of…
Industry

The Wash Floor

As I left off during my Anatomy of a Mill series I was turning towards the last stage of the…
CCE Notes

Weekend Bonus: CCE in the Fall

The best time of the year – by far – to explore the remains of a Copper Country Empire is…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook VI

As I requested, Gordy came through with those photos of Gay that I had so embarrassingly called for a few…
Industry

The Mineral House

After leaving the enigmatic concrete tub behind, we took a short stroll over to another large concrete remnant sitting atop…
Industry

The Concrete Tub

Approaching the Mohawk Mill from the direction of the sands we began running into ruins a good distance from the…