Railroads - Copper Country Limited - Milwaukee Road

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• On hand to greet the train and coaches were businessmen, press, radio and industrialists, about 25 of whom took the trip to Chicago to note the initial run and to discuss with railroad officials continued service to Calumet, the northern terminus. Among those present or aboard the train are these from left. Fred J. Paulson, Hancock Chief of Police; Gervase Murphy, president of the U. P. Development Bureau; Edgar Johnson, president of M&M Bank in Calumet; Ted Rogers, Keweenaw Sheriff; William Thielman, Earl Norden, Michael Strucel, Calumet Village Clerk; Vincent Dranda. Bill Veeser, assistant to the president of U. P. Power; Ray Smith, Houghton County Sheriff: Pete Baudino, president of Calumet Chamber of Commerce; William Link. Hancock Mayor Leonard Lahti; Gabriel Chopp. Attorney Donald MacQueen: Joseph Kline, president of Laurium: J. J. Heikkinen, president of the Hancock Chamber and Marty O'Connor of the Houghton Association of Commerce. At far right is the Gazette's Earl J. Gagnon, at far left is Fred Welch of the Houghton Fire Deparment.(Daily Mining Gazette article - Tuesday, March 11, 1958, page 1)
8/22/2007 1:22:43 PM by Christine Holland, Archives