Month: September 2015

Locations

The Mining Camp (p4)

The Champion Mine’s remote location brought with it many challenges when it came to building a community for its workforce.…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: Horizon is Bright Edition

For this week’s Scrapbook Friday I thought we could return to the good old days once gain by means of…
Locations

The Mining Camp (p3)

With a vested interest in nurturing a higher calibre of worker, mine companies like Copper Range actively supported institutions that did…
Locations

The Mining Camp (p2)

As the Champion Mine prospered, scores of immigrants began moving into the houses built for them by the mine company. These…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Homeward Bound

An integral component of any mining empire was the railroad. These iron beasts of burden worked tirelessly to transport materials…
Locations

The Mining Camp (p1)

For decades the great Copper Rush stayed clear of the rugged hills lying just south of the Portage Valley, the…
Mines

Lost and Forgotten

They stand silent and empty, sprinkled across a windswept field like discarded weapons from a war fought and lost long ago.  Yet…
Calumet

The Central School

With the discovery of the great Calumet Conglomerate Lode in 1864, the vast marshlands along the Keweenaw’s central plateau would…
Laurium

The First Baptist

In the early years of Laurium – then known confusingly as Calumet – one of the first churches to arrive…