Month: February 2009

Industry

The Shore Plant

The Quincy Reclamation Plant was in fact two plants in one. The main plant sat up on shore, and was…
Industry

Rails On Water

After having been sucked up from the lake bottom by the dredge, stamp sands were then sent down along the…
Industry

Crates in the Sand

Making our way from the sunken dredge we embarked on a long journey across the Quincy stamp sands towards the…
Industry

The Mining of Torch Lake

The archaic Quincy stamp mill Early stamp methodology was a very simple and archaic one – nothing more than a…
Industry

Keweenaw Sands Redux

As some of you might have noticed the posts here on CCE have slowed down dramatically and have been sporadic…
Locations

Old Schools of the Copper Country (p3)

The comforting arm of corporate paternalism wrapped itself around almost all aspects of community life in the Copper Country –…
Locations

Old Schools of the Copper Country (p2)

While the Copper Country had its fair share of rural schools thanks to its Finnish immigrants, most schools in the…
Locations

Old Schools of the Copper Country (p1)

The history of the American rural education system has always been tied closely with the agriculture industry. Those rural folks…