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Map of the Copper District

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Map of the Copper District in Michigan showing conglomerate lodes and the property of the Conglomerate Mining Company. [The key shows that the map depicts: conglomerate lodes, amygdaloid lodes, township boundaries, and territorries were companyies own surface rights only.]

Scanned: November 2, 2011


Monuments

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Seasons, Winter, Woody Plants, Trees The Houghton Soldier, marching through the drifts, is wearing the world's coldest imitation mink hat. Heavy snow is predicted for the Copper Country, and conditions could conceivably grow worse after winter begins on Monday. This is the most snow that has ever fallen in the Houghton area by this time of the year, about 82 inches at press time. Truly a monumental fall. Tennis, anyone? [The statue erected in memory of Houghton Company is shown as it appeared after a heavy snowfall.]

Scanned: December 6, 2007


Monuments - Civil War

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Armed Forces, Soldiers, This Civil War monument rests on College Avenue in Houghton. Decorating the north side of the street, the statuary is appropriately mounted on a stone pedestal and is nicely framed by trees growing immediately north of the avenue sidewalk. The soldier atop the base, facing south, depicts the military attire of the time. Probably no better location could be imagined for the site in that Portage channel is a part of the deep gorge which forms the enclosure for the lake water. A large delegation of military men fought under the banner of the Houghton company from July, 1862 to July, 1865. The memoriam is on behalf of the Houghton company which was composed not only of Portage Lake district men but of men from nearby counties. [Photo of the memorial showing a marching soldier with rifle.]

Scanned: March 10, 2009


Property Map of the Atlantic Mining Company

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Shaded lands are the prperty of the Atlantic Mining Co. in 1889, from Report of the Atlantic Minnig Company for the Year 1888. [Shows the property of the Atlantic Mining Company amidst a numbered grid system of territories and in relation to Lake Superior, Portage Lake and other water features.]

Scanned: October 26, 2011


Atlantic Mining Company Location Map

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Atlantic Mining Company Location, 400 Acres and the new purchas of 200 Acres, from Report of the Atlantic Mining Company for the year 1888. [Map shows some of the mines features that are located along the Atlantic Vein, which runs N 50" 30' E.]

Scanned: October 26, 2011


Longitudinal Section of the Workings in the Central Mine

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Longitudinal Section of the Workings in the Central Mine, Lake Superior, Michigan, Sec. 23. t.58. R. 31. From the, "Reports of Directors, Superintendent and Treasurer of the Central Mining Company. [Map shows shafts numbers 1 through 4 and the interconnected tunnelings beneath them.]

Scanned: October 28, 2011


Victoria Copper Mining Company, Map of Vein: N-61

Historic Sites, Historical Markers, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Victoria Copper Mining Company, Longitudinal section of Underground Development, Victoria Mine, Dip of Vein: N-51.From Report of the Victoria Copper Mining Company for the year 1909.

Scanned: October 26, 2011