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Locations

The Mining Camp (p1)

For decades the great Copper Rush stayed clear of the rugged hills lying just south of the Portage Valley, the…
Laurium

A Closer Look at Pewabic and Third

One of the more unique houses on our list of Laurium’s rich and famous is this interesting building residing at…
Laurium

Homes of the Rich and Famous

As with most American communities, the Red Jacket region was starkly divided by class and social standing. While the village…
Central

A Central House

Hidden away off the main road in the old ghost town of Central sits this interesting old home – one…
Hancock

The Hosking House

Sandstone was a particularly expensive and unwieldy construction material, usually reserved for structures built with some rather substantial financial backing.…
Cliff Mine

The House on the Hill

It stands alone and secluded atop a low hill like a medieval European castle. A large expanse of manicured lawn…
Mines

Even More Ruins

The amount of ruins to be found at the old Trimountain No.2 site is a bit baffling, though in honesty…
Lake Linden

A Corner Lost in Time

William Harris was one of Lake Linden’s most prominent citizens, having not only ran a successful mercantile business in town…
Mines

Some Old Homes

In 1849 it was known as the Cushin; in 1850 it was part of the Forest empire and by 1858…
Hancock

The Sandstone House

We’ve discussed this old stone building before on CCE but have yet to feature it. So today we take a…
Calumet

The Kitti House Revisited

After posting my article on Oak Street’s 700 Block, I received an email from Henry Kitti’s great granddaughter – Sidney…
Locations

A Whealkate Homestead

For the most part the majority of the Keweenaw Peninsula was owned by mine companies, land acquired for either its…
Locations

An Abandoned Osceola Location

The South Hecla Shafts and Mineral Range Roundhouse – as seen from atop the Osceola No.1 Conglomerate shaft house The…
Eagle River

Remains of the Phoenix

Arising from the ashes of the late Lake Superior Copper Company rose the Phoenix Mine, a company that quickly found…
Industry

The House

For so long have we been dwelling in the realm of industry and infrastructure here at Baltic that we have…
Atlas Powder Company

In a Place with No Roads

The mine’s of the Copper Country were generally self-reliant except for three things which they could not find along the…
Central

Visitor’s Center

the new visitors center and miner’s house at Central For many decades Central simply sat and decayed. Building after building…
Central

A Ghost Town No More

Even decades after its closure, the size and scope of a once thriving settlement can easily be seen In 1854…
Locations

Osceola Revisited

a piece of foundation we thought might have been the Osceola Depot. But is it? The Osceola Mine struck fortune…
Laurium

Pewabic and 3rd

Today we start another feature here at Explorer: Then and Now. While our exploration journals take a look at the…