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Cliff Mine from the South Cliff of the North American Company

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, [Early sketch of the Cliff Mine. Mine buildings are in the background with stumps and logs in the foreground. Illustration carries attribution to "Lossing-Barritt" probably referring to Benson John Lossing and William Barritt, active illustrators of the late Nineteenth Century.]

Scanned: November 16, 2006


Calumet & Hecla Semi-Centennial Celebration

Historic Sites, Historic Mines, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Overview of C&H semi-centennial celebration in 1916. This view is to the east and shows the area where the speeches and presentations took place. This was the "commons", later Agassiz Park, now apartments for retired folks. Calumet #2 shaft house, Calumet boiler house, Superior engine house, drill shops, Calumet dry, MacNaughton's light tower, the powerhouse, and the C&H office building are in the background. View was probably made from the roof of Vertin's store since Mrs. Fred Haun and Mrs. John Vertin were sisters and Fred Haun had worked for Vertin's during his high school years.

Scanned: March 10, 2011


Site of Seeberville Shootings

Labor Movements, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining The Seeberville home where two strikers were killed and two wounded by deputies August 14, 1913 [Exterior photograph of house with group of men, women and children standing. This print of photograph was owned by a decendant of the Putrich family and includes notations of "dad," "mom," and "aunt" to indicate specific family members.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006


The Dally Home

Labor Movements, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining The Dally home, showing location of bullet holes [Exterior photograph of house. This house, located in Painesdale, was site of a shooting incident on December 6, 1913, in which three men were killed.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006


Seeberville Location

Labor Movements, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Seeberville Location [Exterior photograph showing two rows of company houses. One is the home where two strikers were killed and two wounded by deputies August 14, 1913.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006


Osceola Location - Looking South

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Persons, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns Osceola Location looking south. [An expensive looking horse and buggy travel down a dirt road. Several boys occupy themselves in a dirt area with rock and tree stumps. A man leans against a post near the railroad tracks.]

Scanned: May 8, 2009


Site of Seeberville Shootings

Labor Movements, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining The Seeberville home where two strikers were killed and two wounded by deputies August 14, 1913 [Exterior photograph of house with group of men, women and children standing.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006


Cliff Location

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Cliff Location [View of settlement and mining operations.]

Scanned: May 25, 2010


Quincy Smelter

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns This photo of the Quincy Smelter near the Houghton-Hancock drawbridge has received many far-flung compliments. Seen are some of the homes of Ripley, the residential nooks of the hillsides and the top, the Quincy plateau. Portage Lake reflects frigidity and snow while the water is still not ice surfaced, except for the shoreline areas at the bottom of the photo. [Tranquil image of the smelting works and Mont Ripley]

Scanned: January 17, 2007


Quincy Hill

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Buildings Snow on Quincy Hill [Photo taken from Houghton across the frozen lake with Quincy smelter and mine shafts.]

Scanned: October 16, 2007