Month: November 2011

Mines

The Many Faces of the No.2

We had discussed earlier the oddities of Trimountain’s No.2 rock house, a building whose ruins spoke of a structure of…
Mines

Even More Foundations

With the compressor house ruins now behind us we had succeeded in exploring the majority of the Trimountain No.2’s surface…
Mines

Even More Ruins

The amount of ruins to be found at the old Trimountain No.2 site is a bit baffling, though in honesty…
Mines

Under a Canopy of Yellow

Leaving the sandstone and brick embellished hoist foundation behind, we headed across the old roadway at the Trimountain No.2 to…
Mines

One More Look

We’ve been here several times before, featuring this particular hoist two times here on the pages of CCE. Its a…
Mines

A Shaft House’s Remains

Like many mines, the Trimountain utilized a combo shaft / rock house for their shafts. These buildings combined a stand…
Mines

Pale Walls and Fiery Foliage

While the No.1 shaft may have been the Trimountain’s first, it would quickly become eclipsed by its younger brother to…
Mines

A Mine at Three Mountains

The southern range’s first copper exploit was an ill fated attempt made along the base of Whealkate Mountain, one of…
Houghton

Huron Creek Walls

The city of Houghton sits along a rocky ridge defined by the Pilgrim River valley to the east and the…
Houghton

St. Ignatius School

By the end of the nineteenth century almost every Catholic church in the region had a complimenting parochial school. These…
Calumet

Return to the Union Building (p2)

The sprawling exhibit space that has taken over the old Odd Fellow’s Hall consists primarily of an assortment of themed…
Calumet

Return To the Union Building (p1)

A few months back CCE took a tour of the newly renovated Union Building, future home to the Keweenaw National…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

A Dry Built of Sandstone

During my work with the Keweenaw Heritage Center in preparation for next year’s sandstone exhibit we had noted an odd…
Calumet

A Calumet Light Pole

For some reason Calumet missed a great deal of the infrastructure improvements other great cities enjoyed during the past half…
Calumet

An Oddity at the Union Building

One last image from the old Union Building, now serving as the Keweenaw National Historical Park’s new Calumet Visitor Center.…
Lake Linden

A Corner Lost in Time

William Harris was one of Lake Linden’s most prominent citizens, having not only ran a successful mercantile business in town…