Month: August 2009

Calumet

The Communities of Calumet

The village of Calumet as we have come to know it today has only existed since 1929. Up until then…
Cliff Mine

In Memory of Hays

If you drive along Cliff Drive enough you’re bound to discover a large boulder sitting along the shoulder just west…
LaSalle Mine

One Last Look…

The LaSalle No.1 Rock House – which we didn’t find Unfortunately there was not a large amount of ruins left…
LaSalle Mine

Slivers of LaSalle No.1

LaSalle No.1 – otherwise known as Tecumseh No.1 – sits about 1800 feet north of the No.2. While there was…
LaSalle Mine

LaSalle No.2 – the Leftovers

Before moving on from our exploration of LaSalle No.2 we’ll take one last look at some of the odd’s and…
LaSalle Mine

The No.2 Boiler

While it may of been true that the current hoist foundation we found at LaSalle No.2 was an electric model,…
LaSalle Mine

What Was Once Tecumseh No.2

LaSalle No.2, previously known as Tecumseh No.2 The LaSalle Mine was a combination of two older mines – the Tecumseh…
LaSalle Mine

The LaSalle Powder House

The LaSalle Mine begin its life in 1880 as the Tecumseh, a struggling mine south of Osceola that made several…
Garden City Mine

An Abandoned Outhouse

One of the more disturbing developments in the Copper Country is the abandonment and dismantlement of old-time public spaces and…
C&H Mills

The Spillway at Calumet Dam

The first Calumet Dam was built by beavers, which had created a small pond to the north of Red Jacket…
Mines

The Hydrant

To me some of the most illustrative examples of the Copper Country’s fall from grace is the faded and forgotten…