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Transportation, Railroads, Woody Plants, Trees, [Image of railroad tracks.]

Scanned: January 30, 2007

Cities & Towns - Delaware

Buildings, Transportation, Roads, Woody Plants, Trees Buildings - Delaware [Photo of buildings taken from the highway. One building displays the sign "rock shop and jewelry". A Eagle Harbor road sign is on the right of the picture.]

Scanned: March 7, 2008

Biography - Bigge Brothers

Transportation, Persons, Woody Plants, Trees George Bigge, left, and Perry McNee and David LaDux return on the Bigge wagon from an expedition into the woods country south of their home on the Halliwell Mine property. [The three men sit on the wagon pulled by two horses.]

Scanned: February 22, 2008

Covered Highway

Transportation, Roads, Woody Plants, Trees, The covered highway between Houghton and Redridge is now designated by road signs put up by the Houghton County Road Commission. Labeled "Scenic Highway Aboreal Tunnel," the signs, about 6 in number, inform of the famous archway drive. It was formerly the railroad track bed of the Atlantic Mining Company's line along which the trains of rock cars were hauled by a pint size locomotive from the mine shafts of the Atlantic Mine to the mill at Redridge. [Image of the tree covered tunnel serving as the entrance to the covered road.]

Scanned: November 5, 2007

Road Signs

Transportation, Roads, Woody Plants, Trees, Sign and Signboards This road sign can now be seen on M-26 in Atlantic Mine at the bottom of Van Orden Hill near Cole's Creek and at Redridge as well as intermediate points along the way. It tells the tourist where he might find the Aboreal (tree) Tunnel, the Archway Drive or the Covered Highway, as it is commonly called. [Image of the sign indicating where to turn to find the " Scenic Highway Arboreal Tunnel"]

Scanned: November 5, 2007


Scenic Views, Scenic Byways, Transportation, Roads, Woody Plants, Trees Hey! Not so fast - Strictly not recommended for autum color touring is this high speed travel on Michigan byways. The wise motorist takes it nice and s-l-o-w, especially at this time of year, when every turn in the road turns up a different view of Michigan's autumn color spectacular. The Copper Country has many such scenic roads. [Image of a vehicle speeding down a tree covered road.]

Scanned: November 12, 2007

Road Construction

Transportation, Roads, Transportation, Automotive, Woody Plants, Trees Seven miles of highway, recently paved, between Quincy and Calumet was marked with white and yellow lines by the Michigan state highway department Thursday afternoon. Sunshine, an infrequent visitor in the area in recent days, made the painting project by this motor propelled machinery impossible following completion of the paving by the Thornton Construction Co. about two weeks ago. Pick up truck in rear set up rubber caution markers to permit drying of paint. [The painting crew attempts to paint the lines as traffic passes by.]

Scanned: November 16, 2007

Transportation - Railroads

Transportation, Railroads, Woody Plants, Trees, Pictured is the McKeever section of track back in the days when it was pushing forward toward Lake Mine, Winona, Painesdale and Houghton near the turn of the century. The town of McKeever is named for R. T. McKeever, a late general manager of the line. There are two Y turns within the hamlet. One Y services the Milwaukee Road while the other is on the property of the Copper Range. [Image of miles and miles of track veering off in different directions.]

Scanned: March 31, 2009


Persons, Woody Plants, Trees, Transportation William Emery logs in the vicinity of the Pinery. He consistently uses a horse to haul the pulp to central areas from which it is taken to the L'Anse Celotex plant to be manufactured into paper. The area here is thickly wooded and looks to the north and east into the environs of the Huron Mountain country. Other than the Porkies, this region is one of the few in the Upper Peninsula still conceived to be considerably untouched from the point of view of stone or metallic wealth. [Mr. Emery takes a rest on some of the logs that he has harvested.]

Scanned: March 10, 2009

Keweenaw Point Rocket Launch

Persons, Woody Plants, Trees, Transportation, Automotive All was not work at the chilly Keweenaw Point rocket center. Here, from left, Lenard Williams and Mike Brian stop for a coffee brew. Lenard is a native of Tennessee while Mike, born in England, was very interested in the Cousin Jack phases of Keweenaw County. The truck is on loan from the U.S. Army at the Michigan Tech Keweenaw Field Station, Franklin Township location. [The two men take time out for a pot of coffee in a wooded area.]

Scanned: March 5, 2009