This site was created on 12/17/96 and was
Mentioned in the
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CopperRange.org is maintained by Kevin E. Musser and has been created in order to share the history of the Copper Range Railroad, Copper Range Consolidated Company, as well as the rest of Michigan's Copper Country. I am an Amateur Industrial Archaeologist, Model builder and just plain enjoy this area known as the Keweenaw Peninsula. This site contains 117 "pages" and includes over 1100 images (as of October 2006), so sit back, grab a cup of coffee and I hope you enjoy your visit. Don't forget to stop back again soon, as I am always trying to add new material.
If you are looking for your relatives please try my Genealogy Links first as I have limited information on family histories as my focus is on Company histories.
If you have an interest in IA, the Copper Range, Upper Michigan railroads, mining companies, or anything else Copper Country history related send me an e-mail and say hi. Always happy to meet another "Ranger".
CopperRange.org is hosted and supported by Pasty.com, we couldn't be here without them.
With my interest in the Copper Range I am also involved with the restoration of Champion #4, the oldest shaft-rockhouse in the Keweenaw.
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Portage bridge nears
completion in 1959.
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|"The spot where I stood was a bare flat rock, the
highest peak of the Keweenaw Point, upon Lease, No. 10, belonging to the Albion Mining
Company. I had heard this view glowingly described, but my imagination had formed no
conception of its grandeur. I have stood upon the hills of Vermont and New Hampshire, and
upon the peak of Laurel Mountain, the highest of the Alleganies - I have stood by Niagara
in youthful wonder, and in manhood's realization: but the water, over whose expanse the
eye flits like the lost bird, finding nought to rest on, was wanting there to add
immensity of space to the scene, as at the Albion Rock; nor was there, as here, the awful
precipice, with its tempting depth, that Nature's instincts teach her creatures they must
shun. I have seen sights, but never one before so unconfined by hill or plane, or close
horizon, where the spirit seemed set free to range at will. A scene only to be
felt."John St. John 1846
A lazy summer day in 1923, on my Copper Range Railroad.
With so much to discover, here are some selected pages from this site.
|Winter Operations on the
Copper Range Railroad in 1950 and also the Blizzard of 1939
The Dally-Jane murders in Painesdale during the 1913-14 copper strike
Detailed listing of structures of the
My private collection of Copper Range Photos
My private collection of Keweenaw area vintage post cards
Tracing the history of the Keweenaw through its structures
The history of the Qunicy & Torch Lake Railroad
The history of the Houghton County Traction Company
An article on building Copper Range Steam Shovel X-2
CopperRange.org Discussion Board, share your questions and thoughts with others
Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc. restoration of Champion #4 Shaft-Rockhouse
Save the wooden dam in Redridge
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recycled poor rock