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Shaft Houses

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns Isle Royale 1 & 2 shafts from hill over looking Quincy in distance [Excellent photo of shaft houses, surrounding communities, and buildings]

Scanned: October 8, 2007


C&H old shaft from Swedetown

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, C&H old shaft from Swedetown [An Isler photo showing three shaft-rockhouses in the background with numerous log saltbox houses in the foreground.]

Scanned: June 11, 2008


Quincy Mill Hancock

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Water, Lakes, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Quincy Mill Hancock - a good photo from a distance, showing mill, waterfront warehouses, and city of Hancock. [The landscape is nearly void of trees and the Hancock No. 1 shafthouse is in the lower left of the image.]

Scanned: January 24, 2006


Quincy Smelts from Houghton

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Seasons, Winter Quincy Smelts from Houghton. [Good photo of the smelter and Quincy mining operations on the hill. Good views also of homes on the Houghton side.]

Scanned: April 6, 2010


Central Mine

Buildings, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns Central Mining Co. [View of settlement and decaying buildings.]

Scanned: July 30, 2010


Minesota Mining Company Chruch, Store and Warehouse

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Buildings, Church Buildings Minesota Mining Co. Church store & Warehouse- "Contract Day". [Photo of a group of men in front of the Minesota Mining Companys Store and Warehouse. A church is on a hill in the background and a large pile of lumber is in the foreground. A list of the mines officers is shown below the photgraph. The date on the photo is 1858.]

Scanned: September 13, 2005


Houghton and Hancock

Water, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Natural Resources, Mines and Mineral Resources, Copper Mines and Mining [A view of Hancock from a residentional portion of Houghton. The swivel bridge can be seen also.]

Scanned: October 22, 2013


Ripley, Quincy, Pewabic & Franklin

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Company Towns, Artist's sketch of Ripley, Quincy, Pewabic & Franklin area about 1881 [Overhead view of the Keweenaw area (Michigan Tech Centennial Page 17)]

Scanned: January 17, 2008


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