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Copper Mines - Quincy

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Transportation, Railroads, Buildings Quincy and Torch Lake railway is 65 years old this year. Built in 1890 when the old mill on Portage Lake was abandoned for the new one on Torch Lake, the line is still in existence despite the inactivity at the mining enterprise on the "Hill". The rails still lead to the mill at Mason and to the vicinity of the active reclamation plant on Torch Lake. The Q and T L R R still reaches all shafts and main buildings at the mine but the connections with the South Shore route near Mesnard shaft have been removed years ago. The grade is downhill from the mine to the mill and the line was originally ballasted along the plans used by the New York Central railroad. One of the mine's shafts is shown above the 15-ton rock cars of the line and the famed engine house can be seen to the right of the photo. [Photo of mining operations and railway at Quincy.]

Scanned: April 14, 2009


Shaft House - Painesdale

Buildings, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Transportation, Automotive Shaft House, Painesdale, Mich. [Image of a vintage automobile parked outside the shaft house.]

Scanned: November 18, 2008


Portage Bridge

Historic Sites, Historic Districts, Transportation, Bridges, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Old Houghton-Hancock bridge. [Image was taken in Houghton, Hancock can be seen on the opposite side of the canal; the smelting works in Hancock is seen predominantly.]

Scanned: May 17, 2013


Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay

Transportation, Railroads, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay. [Image shows a railroad, smoke stacks, the stamp mill and some other buildings.]

Scanned: February 8, 2013


Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay

Transportation, Railroads, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay. [Image shows a railroad, smoke stacks, the stamp mill and some men.]

Scanned: February 8, 2013


Copper Range Bus Lines

Transportation, Automotive, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Seasons, Winter Copper Range Bus Lines [Photo of bus #39 Houghton- Hancock route.]

Scanned: February 24, 2011


Copper Range Bus Lines

Transportation, Automotive, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Seasons, Winter Copper Range Bus Lines [A bus that has "Wapello Dairies Baseball Club - Ottuma, Iowa - Hawkeye State League" on the side of it. May be just purchased?]

Scanned: February 24, 2011


Copper Range Bus Lines

Transportation, Automotive, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Seasons, Winter Copper Range Bus Lines [Chartered Bus #36 is pictured.]

Scanned: February 24, 2011


Copper Range Bus Lines

Transportation, Automotive, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Copper Range Bus Lines [Copper Range Motor Bus Co. No. 33 is shown. Painesdale route.]

Scanned: February 24, 2011


Tamarack Mine - Train Starting For Mill

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Buildings, Transportation, Railroads Tamarack Mine - Train starting for mill. [A train loaded with ore is pictured along with some of the mining buildings.]

Scanned: May 14, 2009