Central

A Central House

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Hidden away off the main road in the old ghost town of Central sits this interesting old home – one of hundreds that once graced the slopes of the hillside here. It seems in remarkably ...

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Central Salt Box

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The vast majority of housing established across the peninsula was built by mine companies for the housing of their workforce, a necessary expense considering the remoteness of the region. Companies would keep costs as low ...

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Along the Greenstone Flow

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The high ridges that make up the Keweenaw’s rocky spine were born from volcanic activity millions of years ago. They consist of stacked layers of basalt (cooled lava) – known collectively as the Greenstone Flow. ...

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Bricks and Stone

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If you follow one of the trails near the visitors center, you find yourself hiking up the steep bluff above the town to a simple sign in the woods. Although there isn’t much left to ...

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Central Church

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the lone church at Central, built for the Cornish by the Cornish Central, like all other mining towns along the Keweenaw, were populated by peoples from all across Europe and Great Britain. A substantial part ...

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Visitor’s Center

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the new visitors center and miner’s house at Central For many decades Central simply sat and decayed. Building after building was abandoned, and year after year the heavy snows did their work brining them down. ...

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A Ghost Town No More

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Even decades after its closure, the size and scope of a once thriving settlement can easily be seen In 1854 a mine was opened on a fissure deposit of copper atop a craggy bluff overlooking ...

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