Lake Linden

A Bosch Revival (p2)

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The great Lake Linden fire occurred at an almost serendipitous time for beer baron Joseph Bosch. The Torch Lake Brewery was a run-a-way success, and Bosch was profiting handsomely for it. For the son of ...

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A Bosch Revival (p1)

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While  the development of the old lumber town of Lake Linden may have been driven primarily by the great C&H Mine, it was also greatly influenced by a duo of prominent businessmen who were instrumental ...

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St. Joseph’s School

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It was 1881 when Lake Linden’s first parochial school began holding classes within the private home of Mrs. Pierre Pichette. The first class consisted of about 70 children, but as the village grew so too ...

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The Survivors

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Once the south side of Lake Linden was home to a sprawling industrial complex of massive buildings, miles of criss-crossing railroad tracks, and a soaring grove of soot-spewing smokestacks. This was C&H’s contribution to Lake ...

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A Survivor’s Story

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With the arrival of C&H’s mills to the area in the late 1860’s, what was once a predominantly French-Canadian community found itself besieged by a more diverse group of immigrants looking for work in the ...

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From the Ashes (p5)

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While Lake Linden may have only been a mill town it happened to be the largest mill town on the Copper Range and the center of commerce along the Torch Valley. By 1918 over 2500 ...

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From the Ashes (p1)

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It was just shy of noon on a hot and dry spring day in 1887 when the first alarm sounded. Flames and smoke had been spotted coming from a downtown mercantile block, spreading quickly through ...

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A Corner Lost in Time

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William Harris was one of Lake Linden’s most prominent citizens, having not only ran a successful mercantile business in town but also serving as the village’s first mayor. After the devastating fire of 1887 decimated ...

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