Monthly Archives: September 2016

Scrapbook Fridays: Rails New and Old Edition

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With our recent look at the old Q&TL rail yards I thought we’d dig into the old mailbag to tell a few more stories relating to the Copper Country’s railroad history, via a few reader’s contributions. We start our journey with the Q&TL No.6, and a look at its restoration …

Ten Years a Ruin

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CCE has been exploring the Copper Country for ten years now, documenting along the way the ruins and remnants of the region’s great Copper Empire. Those ruins we find today have been shaped by the passage of time – formed by decades of abandonment, weather, and the indifference of man. In …

The Old Mill In the Woods

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While beautiful to admire with a serene and relaxing setting, the tumble of water at Haven Falls is in most way just another picturesque Keweenaw waterfall. Its uniqueness lies in what sits shrouded nearby. A century ago these falls probably never ran, as the water would have been diverted by a dam …

More Than Just a Pretty Face

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Bete Grise Bay easily provides one of the most awe-inspiring vistas of all the Copper Country – its calm blue waters framed perfectly by the lush green bluffs of the Bohemian Range as it tumbles into the distance. The bay also features one of the longest and most pristine white sand …

Best Laid Plans of Mines and Men

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Nestled within a large crook about two-thirds the way up the Keweenaw peninsula sits a large protected cove of Lake Superior known as Bete Grise Bay.  The wide bay is sheltered along its wayward side by the rugged hills of the peninsula’s tip – anchored by the soaring peak of …

It Stands Alone

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At the Copper Empire’s peak the greater Red Jacket area was home to some 30,000 people – an expansive population that required a great deal of public infrastructure to support. A large portion of that infrastructure dealt with education, as over 5,000 of the region’s residents were of school age. It was a …