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Top 10 Most Iconic Copper Country WPA Projects

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While the Great Depression greatly effected the entire nation during the 1930s, the Copper Empire was especially hard hit. As copper prices plummeted, mine after mine was forced to shut their doors and lay off their workforce. At the Depression’s peak virtually every mine, mill, and smelter in the region had closed its …

Top 10 Railroad Remains of the Copper Empire

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Its time once again for yet another installment of CCE’s Copper Country Top 10 list. With yesterday’s post detailing a few old railroad remnants found at the Quincy Mine, I thought it would be good to take a look at a few other great old railroad remnants to be found across the …

The Top 10 Old Schools of the Copper Country

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The great Copper Empire was spread far and wide, its reach extending from the ragged peaks of the Porcupine Mountains to the rocky shores of the Keweenaw’s tip. Hundreds of mines and mills were once scattered all across this vast landscape, each complimented by small communities of workers’ housing. Often …

The Top Ten Must-See Copper Country Ruins

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The realm of the old Copper Empire sprawls across a deceptively large area of land, its remnants scattered across all corners of the peninsula. Old ruins of mines and mills can be found almost anywhere, some buried deep in the wilderness while others can be found right along the roadside. …