Month: April 2014

Hancock

City Center (p2)

As the 1920s approached Hancock was reaching its economic and cultural peak, the mining town rising to a level of…
Hancock

City Center (p1)

The community of Hancock was given life by the Quincy Mine, whose agent Samuel Hill first platted the village in…
Houghton

The Legacy of James Dee

There was much money to be had in in the Copper Country at the end of the nineteenth century, especially…
Industry

Copper Harbor Range

After the discovery of copper in the Keweenaw by Douglass Houghton, the peninsula was soon inundated with a rush of…
Chassell

The Town that Lumber Built (p2)

Chassell was a town built by a single industry, much like most of the communities born in the Copper Country.…
Chassell

The Town That Lumber Built (p1)

As the copper empire began to grow, so too did its demand for lumber. By the 1870s the booming mines…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Numbers One and Five

When the Quincy Mill sat just a short mile down the hill all that was required to transport copper to…