Month: March 2016

CC Top Ten

Top 10 Railroad Remains of the Copper Empire

Its time once again for yet another installment of CCE’s Copper Country Top 10 list. With yesterday’s post detailing a few old…
Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad

Forsaken No Longer

The ruins at the Quincy Mine are incredibly diverse, running the gambit between massive rock houses and hoisting engines to…
Industry

A Monument of Iron and Concrete

As the new century dawned the great Copper Empire had taken dominion of the rugged peninsula at its feet, transforming…
Mines

Anatomy of a Boiler House (p2)

When we last left out unsung hero of the steam age we had finished exploring one of the building’s four…
Mines

Anatomy of a Boiler House (p1)

In the twilight years of the Victorian Age the great industrial revolution had given birth to some of the largest and…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

Atop the Conglomerate

Explore the vast industrial landscape that was the C&H Conglomerate Surface Plant with this 1930s era aerial image. Hover over…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

Little Houses on the Industrial Prairie

As Shop Street fades away along the outskirts of newly built 6th Street Extension the industrial corridor accompanying that road…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: Arcadian Edition

It was 1898 when some of the most powerful men in America banded together to start what was hoped to be one…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

The Shops of Shop Street

Both the massive bulk of C&H’s machine shop and its No.1 warehouse stand tall along Mine Street, an avenue so…