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Redridge

Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Accidents, Fires Photo taken in May 1940 of part of Redridge from the Bell Tower of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The ruins of August Kaiser's house after the fire of January 29, 1939 is shown. The house was once the Atlantic Boarding House. [Fenced in residential area in Redridge]

Scanned: April 17, 2006


City of Houghton

Accidents, Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Persons City of Houghton - Flooding [A group of people appear to be stranded on the sidewalk. The streets are flooded due to a spring thaw perhaps. Location unknown.]

Scanned: September 17, 2010


Heavy Equipment Accident

Accidents, Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns [Photo shows piece of heavy machinery which appears to be leaning against a residence in Hancock. Telephone pole is damaged in background.]

Scanned: March 16, 2006


Housefire

Accidents, Fires, Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Fire Department, Officials and Employees, Fire Fighters Housefire [A photo of a two-story house on fire. There are two firemen on ladders spraying water on the roof while two other firefighters and other spectators look on.]

Scanned: February 6, 2006


Cities and Towns - Lake Linden

Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Transportation, Roads, Accidents Workmen in Lake Linden have begun cleaning out the mammoth hole that appeared in the villages main street, caving in a part of the intersection of M-26 and Eighth Street. Street Commissioner Joseph Kalcich, foreground, said a hole in a catch basins tile allowed the heavy runoff from melting snow and rain to undermine the roadway. A village truck parked at the site slid into the hole when the cave in occurred. Repair work will begin following further inspection of the damage by state highway department officials. [Image of workmen and the enormous hole.]

Scanned: February 2, 2009


Fires

Accidents, Fires, Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Transportation, Automotive Ripley's bush fire came very close to involving the houses on Third St. yesterday afternoon. The photo shows the proximity of the fire to the homes. [Smoke can be seen surrounding a home. Two automobiles are parked in front of the home.]

Scanned: August 27, 2007


Businesses - Gately's Furniture

Buildings, Dwellings, Housing, Single Family, Accidents, Transportation, Automotive Gatelys Furniture Companys truck driver, Fred Jaopperi presumed he had his big truck well anchored as he unloaded household appliances near the Nathaniel Mitchell home on Saw Street, Lake Linden this morning. But, upon parking his big vehicle on the hill with the brakes set, he didnt figure on the power of the sun which apparently melted the snow and started the conveyance on its descent into the front of the Mitchell home. Fortunately only the front portion of the porch was damaged and the vehicle was unscratched. Houghton County Sheriffs Deputy, John Gasperich, Dodgeville, is seen investigating the accident. [Image of the truck after hitting the porch. Ironically, a sign on the truck door states "We furnish the home."]

Scanned: April 14, 2009