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& Copper Country Historical Page
Copper Range Today
This page is a collection of information (Hundreds of links and lots more photos) I have developed myself or have found surfing the Internet. The information is generally related to what is going on in the Keweenaw Today, hence the title. If you have information that you think should reside on this page please let me know and I will add it.
Save Our Shaft: Champion Copper, Divison of the Copper Range Consolidated Company built Champion #4 shaft in 1902. This shaft is still surviving, just barely, with your help we can see it as it once was, again. See my special Homepage for S.O.S and my friends at Painesdale Mine and Shaft, Inc.
We are a non-profit org.
Save our Shaft,
Save the Redridge Dam.
A New project just getting started. Lend your support today.
Be sure to check out this page which has been created by
Copper Range Historical Society
While you are there please don't miss the Finnish Heritage Page
Also visit another great page by Daryl
The Quincy Mine Hoist Association
Industrial Transportation returns
Copper Range Company
WEBSITE AND COMPANY NO LONGER ACTIVE
Other Copper Range Artifacts:
Copper Range Baggage/Coach #25 See it in North Freedom, Wisconsin! Restoration of Copper Range Coach #60 in progress.
and the DSS&A, SOO, etc..
Fallen Flags (tons of Railroad
Check out a great site, Ted
Ellis' Algoma Central Page
The Milwaukee Road
The Milwaukee Road Historical Association
Adventure Copper Mine and Campground
One of the finest attractions in the Upper Peninsula
12 Miles East of Ontonagon - off M-38, West of M 26 on Adventure Road. P.O. Box 6, 200 Adventure Road, Greenland, Ml 49929 (906 883-3371)
Other Historic Landmarks in the Keweenaw:
Houghton County Historical Museum: A very nice homepage maintained by Daryl Laitila.
Houghton County Historical Museum
Ontonagon County Historical Society: Check out Ontonagon, the River and the Land by B.H Johanson. Chapter One is included on their site. Very Helpful, stop in when you are in town.
Ontonagon County Historical
Other Related Subjects:
King Bridge Company Historical Site
(builders of the swing bridge)
This is a photo I received from Author David Krause who teaches at Henry Ford and also wrote the wonderful book "The Making of a Mining District". If you don't have it, get it. This piece of mass copper was found in 1981 near Painesdale. It was about to be sold as scrap by the men who found it when the College purchased it. I asked John Katalin how many flat cars of mass went out of Champion #4 every week. 4 was the answer, so these are not as rare as you may think in the South Range.
Iron Ore related subjects: (can't leave out the other metal that put the UP on the map)
A Cybertour of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR
Other pages from people like me who love the UP:
Mullen's Home Page
A photo I took a few years back, near Seney.