Month: March 2010

Centennial Mill

The Terraces

The milling process involved a series of intermediate steps which worked to liberate copper from its poor rock tomb organized…
Centennial Mill

The Stamp Floor

A stamp mill is typically set atop a terraced foundation that provides stepped levels for the mill’s rock bins, stamps,…
Centennial Mill

A Throne Fit for a Turbine

C&H’s acquisition of the Centennial Mill occurred during consolidation, when the majority of the Copper Country’s independent mines were absorbed…
Centennial Mill

Rock Bins

In stark contrast to the rest of the infrastructure built for the incredibly optimistic company, the Arcadian Mine’s stamp mill…
Centennial Mill

The Stack from 1913

Soon after the Arcadian’s demise its newly rebranded stamp mill – now known as the Centennial Mill – would become…
Centennial Mill

Along Grosse Point Shores

At the north end of Portage Lake nestled between its north and west arms sits the Dollar Peninsula – a…
Scrapbook

Copper Docks

Continuing along with those high resolution photos (we’ll go back to regular programming next week) we have a couple of…
Scrapbook

A Michigan Smelter

Here’s another great high-resolution shot of the old Copper Country, this time showcasing the Copper Range’s Michigan Smelter. This massive…
Scrapbook

Portage Lake

I’ve featured this particular photo before here on CCE, but not nearly in such high resolution as it appears today.…
Scrapbook

The Smelter

A look at the C&H Smelter, as seen in a high-resolution panoramic image taken around 1905 (click on the image…
Scrapbook

Faces

A typical collection of underground workers at a Lake Superior copper mine, after arriving to the surface atop a man-car.…
HCTC

A Streetcar Revisited

Several years ago during CCE’s informative early years we had come across the remains of an old trolley car rotting…
Locations

In Memory of Isabella..

“Sacred to the memory of Isabella.. Oldest daughter of Harlow & Jane Everett… Who departed this life Jan. 27 1861……
Calumet

Agassiz Park (p5)

The current condition of Agassiz Park can be contributed to two major events in the property’s history, both of which…
Calumet

Agassiz Park (p4)

Besides the collection of radial walkways which make their way across the Agassiz Park of today, there is very little…
Calumet

Agassiz Park (p3)

The Agassiz Park as Warren Manning had envisioned it was a grand public space that reflected the sort of refined…
Calumet

Agassiz Park (p2)

Agassiz Park after decades of abandonment – only a sliver of its former self The ambitious vision that landscape architect…
Calumet

Agassiz Park (p1)

Alexander Agassiz was president of the great Calumet & Hecla Mine since nearly its conception, pulling the once struggling enterprise…