Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums Michigan

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee (9 miles west of Marquette), offers photos of everyday life in mining towns and a timeline of how mine work evolved. Outside, a trail connects the museum to the 47-mile Iron Ore Heritage Trail, which passes artwork, interpretive signs and relics of the region's mining history. By Gary Thompson

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History and Beauty in Michigan's Upper PeninsulaThe

Aug 02, 2019 · That all changed when huge deposits of iron and copper were discovered in the 1840s. By the 1860s, the Upper Peninsula was the largest producer of copper in the US, and by the 1890s, the largest supplier of iron ore as well. In fact, these mines provided more wealth than

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Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Aug 22, 2018 · The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Call us the outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. Those who bike, walk, run, hike, ORV, snowmobile, cross country ski, birdwatch, and/or wander will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.

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Mining History Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan

Mining History Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan Michigan has four major metallic mining ranges, the "Copper Country" Mining District of Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon counties (and some explorations in Gogebic), the Marquette Iron Range of Marquette and Baraga counties, the Menominee Iron Range of Dickinson and Iron counties, and the Gogebic Iron Range of Gogebic

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Ford in Michigan's Upper PeninsulaThe Henry Ford

Ford Motor Company Iron Mountain Plant Sawmill and Power House, circa 1920. Photographic print. In pursuit of self-sufficient automobile manufacture, Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company purchased over 313,000 acres of timberland for logging in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Nov 10, 2018 · TRACY MINE, MICH21 April, 2018 Michigan's Marquette Iron Range is a great place to go if you're looking for snow in April. The so-called spring of 2018 wa

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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula

Jun 11, 2014 · A Canadian company is planning a new mine in the Upper Peninsula, where residents hope for a surprising resurgence of a mining industry that once was an economic pillar in three Upper

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MICHIGAN'S COPPER DEPOSITS AND MINING. The first mineral boom in the United States occurred in 1843 when people from all over the continent began to chase the copper, silver and iron of Michigan's upper peninsula. These mines were in commercial operation for more than a hundred years.

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End of U.P.'s Empire mine, 'end of the life'

The Upper Peninsula's Empire Mine is closing, symbolic of a fading heritage industry as old as the state. Proud of its heritage, the city last year gifted a 29-ton sample of iron ore to

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HistoryIron Ore Heritage Trail

First Discovery of Iron Ore in the Lake Superior Region. Michigan's Iron ManWilliam Austin Burt 17921858. Soon after Michigan became a state in 1837, William Austin Burt was hired to survey the new land. By 1840, Burt and his survey team had reached the Upper Peninsula mapping the "howling wilderness." Download PDF

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Fayette Historic Townsite, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

In the mid-1800s, iron ore was shipped from the Upper Peninsula mines to the foundries in the lower Great Lakes at an enormous cost. This high cost of shipping was caused by inefficient transportation combined with the nearly 40 percent waste the ore contained.

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An (almost) Complete History of the Upper Peninsula

An (almost) Complete History of Michigan–Ok, Mostly the Upper Peninsula. Published on Jan 26, 2018 Updated on Jan 26, the chief Michigan surveyor, discovers iron ore near present-day Teal Lake Michigan's Upper Peninsula Christmas 2019 Ornament. Purveyors of the Upper Peninsula

Iron Ore Heritage Trail (Marquette)2020 All You Need to

Aug 22, 2019 · With limited time in Marquette, we had one day to ride our bikes on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. We had to make the best of it. So we read the Trip Advisor reviews. We read that the prettiest section was between Negaunee and Ishpeming. We transported our bikes to the mining

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A 51st State InMichigan?Mother Jones

Aug 18, 2010 · Marquette, Michigan—My first impression upon driving into Michigan's Upper Peninsula was that this is what Alaska must feel like. Quite a statement, to be sure, coming from someone who's

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Michigan Iron Industry Museum Michigan

Amid the forested ravines of the Marquette Iron Range, the Michigan Iron Industry Museum overlooks the Carp River and the site of the first iron forge in the Lake Superior region. The museum highlights the state's iron mining industry, which has flourished for more than 125 years.

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History of the Iron Ore Trade The Cleveland Memory Project

Iron ore was discovered on the Marquette Range on September 19, 1844 by William A. Burt, United States Deputy Surveyor, and party who were surveying in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Burt was the inventor of the solar compass and it was the remarkable variations in the direction of the needle that caused him to ask his party to seek about for

Iron County, Michigan

Iron County is located in the southwestern part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, bordering Wisconsin. Iron County was named after the iron ore that was discovered there in 1846. A surveyor had noticed an abnormal compass reading on the Paint River near Crystal Falls and five years later another surveyor found a five foot high outcrop of iron ore.

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A 51st State InMichigan?Mother Jones

Aug 18, 2010 · Marquette, Michigan—My first impression upon driving into Michigan's Upper Peninsula was that this is what Alaska must feel like. Quite a statement, to be sure, coming from someone who's

Marquette Iron RangeWikipedia

The Marquette Iron Range was designated as a Michigan registered historic site in 1957, listed as S-0035. The Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee each celebrate the history of the iron ore deposit and its miners.

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Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Aug 22, 2018 · The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Call us the outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. Those who bike, walk, run, hike, ORV, snowmobile, cross country ski, birdwatch, and/or wander will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.

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Bike the Iron Ore Heritage TrailUpper Peninsula

The 47-mile biking and multi-use Iron Ore Heritage Trail crosses the Marquette Iron Range, offering a variety of geography. Enjoy the Lake Superior shoreline, historic and urban area, wetlands, and forests.

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan's Marquette and

A Brief History of Mining in Michigan's Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the "U.P." as the locals call it, has been blessed with a wealth of mineral resources. The Native Americans were the earliest miners, using float copper left behind by the receding glaciers to make implements of many types.

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The Iron Range & Huron Bay Railroad (IR&HB) is a defunct railroad constructed to haul iron ore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula during the 1890s. Financial and engineering problems prevented the railroad's operation it remains an unusual example of a railroad which was completed but never used.

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History of the Iron Ore Trade The Cleveland Memory Project

Iron ore was discovered on the Marquette Range on September 19, 1844 by William A. Burt, United States Deputy Surveyor, and party who were surveying in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Burt was the inventor of the solar compass and it was the remarkable variations in the direction of the needle that caused him to ask his party to seek about for

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MUP Tour 2020 League of Michigan Bicyclists

The central U.P. is comprised of rocky outcrops over Lake Superior, sandy beaches along Lake Michigan, huge sand dunes near Grand Marais, dense forests and precious little flat ground. Come ready to ride and experience Michigans Upper Peninsula! Thank you for riding with League of Michigan Bicyclists in 2020.

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Iron Mines in MichiganNASA

Sep 11, 2013 · But by the 1950s, most of the easily accessible ore with high concentrations of iron was gone, and mining companies had to dig much deeper and develop new techniques to extract and concentrate iron from lower-grade ore. Today, mine operators in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are generally after taconite, a low-grade ore that was once considered

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400 will lose jobs as closing looms for Upper Peninsula

Mar 30, 2016 · West Michigan 400 will lose jobs as closing looms for Upper Peninsula iron-ore mine. Updated Apr The company's adjacent Tilden Mine can be expected to continue producing iron ore

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This is why the Upper Peninsula is not part of Wisconsin

Jun 14, 2009 · Considered to have produced more mineral wealth than the California Gold Rush, the Upper Peninsula supplied 90% of the United States copper supply by the 1860s and was the largest supplier of iron ore by the 1890s. Had Michigan won the Toledo War they would have acquire the Toledo Strip, meaning that the Upper Peninsula probably would have

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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula

Jun 11, 2014 · A Canadian company is planning a new mine in the Upper Peninsula, where residents hope for a surprising resurgence of a mining industry that once was an economic pillar in three Upper

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Iron is purified from iron ore in a huge container called a blast furnace. Beginning in the 1840s in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, iron ores such as hematite and magnetite were mined and then transported to blast furnaces. To purify the ore, the rock was added to the blast furnace along with limestone and charcoal.

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Upper Michigan Real Estate ListingsNorthwoods Realty

We take pride in having strong local knowledge about the Upper Peninsula Michigan real estate market. We know the territory. We have a solid reputation for bringing successful results to both Buyers and Sellers and are known for our integrity and high ethics. We love the Northwoods, that special place each member of our team calls home.

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50 Upper Peninsula Facts They Never Taught You In School

Jul 25, 2014 · 1. The Iron Ore, an Upper Peninsula newspaper, was sued for slander by Teddy Roosevelt. An editorial piece, called "The Teddy Way" accused him of getting drunk "not infrequently." His winning sum? 6 cents or in his words "The cost of a good newspaper." 2. Isle Royale National Park is the

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Upper Peninsula of Michigan Wikipedia. The Upper Peninsula supplied 90% of America''s copper by the 1860s. It was the largest supplier of iron ore by the 1890s, and production continued to a peak in the 1920s, but sharply declined shortly afterward.

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Radio

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has given the green light to an exploratory copper drilling project in the Upper Peninsula. The use permit allows Orvana Resources U.S. Corp., a subsidiary of Highland Copper, to drill in a one square mile area located on the western edge of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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Iron Ore Heritage Trail (Marquette)2020 All You Need to

Aug 22, 2019 · With limited time in Marquette, we had one day to ride our bikes on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. We had to make the best of it. So we read the Trip Advisor reviews. We read that the prettiest section was between Negaunee and Ishpeming. We transported our bikes to the mining

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has given the green light to an exploratory copper drilling project in the Upper Peninsula. The use permit allows Orvana Resources U.S. Corp., a subsidiary of Highland Copper, to drill in a one square mile area located on the western edge of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Aug 22, 2018 · The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47-mile, year round, multi-use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Call us the outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. Those who bike, walk, run, hike, ORV, snowmobile, cross country ski, birdwatch, and/or wander will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.

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Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums Michigan

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee (9 miles west of Marquette), offers photos of everyday life in mining towns and a timeline of how mine work evolved. Outside, a trail connects the museum to the 47-mile Iron Ore Heritage Trail, which passes artwork, interpretive signs and relics of the region's mining history. By Gary Thompson

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