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…and Everything in its Place

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The C&H Mine was an entity that existed for nearly a century, its size and scope ebbing and flowing through the ever changing economic conditions of the time. Near the end of the 19th century the company had reached the highest of its highs, its vast and copper rich conglomerate workings …

A Place For Everything…

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A company of the size and scope of C&H required an incredible amount of resources each and every day. These essential supplies included more industrious items such as coal and timbers but also a great deal of smaller less obvious items that are often overlooked. These smaller items including bolts, …

Down by the Docks (p7)

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The Houghton waterfront of today looks far different then it did a century ago, as today the majority of the lakeshore is now home to green spaces – public parks, marinas, and trails. Traditionally, however,  the waterfront was primarily the realm of industry with coal docks, wharfs, rail yards, and …

Down by the Docks (p6) – The Warehouse District

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The first railroad to find its way to Houghton was the Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad, which in 1883 built an extension of its line into the city from its former terminus in L’Anse. Unfortunately this was as far as rail traffic could go, as at that time the bridge …

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 Linden’s skyline, a trio of industrial buildings that once housed the mine’s mills and reclamation …

The Opechee

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According to legend, the Robin was a bird in search of purpose who found his calling in his unique ability to sense the approach of spring. As the robin arrived the rest of the bird kingdom would soon follow, secure in the knowledge that springs bounty was soon upon them. …

A Delawarehouse

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Leaving the old Delaware fissure behind we continued on down the road towards the Conglomerate Mine – known today for being home to the Delaware Mine tours. After only a short walk down said road we discovered a rather impressive rock wall standing tall alongside the road in a grove …

Warehouse Row

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Though used as a commuter train for Atlas employees, the Copper Range trains also delivered the wide range of exotic supplies that an explosives plant required. These supplies included a wide range of chemicals used to make the nitroglycerine along with a series of pulp materials used to make the …

Back to the Junction

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Today I’m feature a collection of old photos generously submitted by one of our readers – Gordy Our journey along the Mineral Range from Pt. Mills Junction ends not at the Arcadian Mine itself, but at Arcadia Junction a mile or so beyond. Here is where this Arcadian line joins …

Industrial Core

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looking across the industrial core in Calumet Sandwiched between the towns of Red Jacket (later Calumet) and Laurium was an immense industrial corridor stretching over a mile from the north side of Red Jacket as far south as Osceola. This was home to the great Calumet & Hecla mine and …

Arcadia Junction

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an old rusted railroad sign that once signaled the upcoming Arcadia junction and siding The Arcadian Copper Company thought they were on to something big when they attempted to open the northern extension of the Isle Royale lode. At the southern end of the lode the Isle Royale Consolidated Mining …