Month: July 2016

CC Top Ten

Top 10 Most Iconic Copper Country WPA Projects

While the Great Depression greatly effected the entire nation during the 1930s, the Copper Empire was especially hard hit. As copper…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Fridays: Best Days Behind Her Edition

Yet again today’s scrapbook comes to us courtesy local CC enthusiast and photographer Paul Meier, whose last contribution took us on…
Kearsarge

The U.S.S. Kearsarge

The first Kearsarge was built in 1861 and took the form of a sloop-of-war, a three masted wooden warship carrying…
Hancock

The East Hancock Stairway

For most visitors to Hancock the first thing that welcomes them after crossing the bridge is a steep hillside lined by a long…
Amygdaloid Mill

Out of the Shadows

Normally the remnants of logging aren’t exactly the type of picturesque setting one looks forward to when walking along a…
Amygdaloid Mill

A Stroke of Bad Luck

Before the copper-rich lodes of the peninsula’s interior had been discovered, early Copper Country mines had to deal with the far…
Carp Mill

In Situ (p2)

The Carp Mill ruins feature an incredible collection of Civil War era industrial equipment, all of which continue to stand…
Carp Mill

In Situ (p1)

To describe the remains of the Carp Mill to be off the beaten path would be an incredible understatement, as the…
Calumet & Hecla Railroad

Scrapbook Fridays: C&H Rails Edition

Paul Meier was copper country exploring long before copper country exploring was cool. In his case, however, it wasn’t ruins…