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By
Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 07:47 am:

How many kids are standing on the new Eagle River Bridge in the 2005 photo of the day?


By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 07:55 am:

3 kids there


By Aaron Rice (Woodchuck) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 07:55 am:

morning 3


By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 07:59 am:

Hold on a minute. I see 3 kids, but they're standing on the old bridge.
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By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 08:04 am:

OK Ya got me! Good morning anyway! Charlie, it's way way too early for trick questions. ;-)


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 08:13 am:

I have seen the 2000 photo by Dan Urbanski before and everytime I see it I think..."Amazing". Everything just seems to come together in that shot. The colors along with that scene are awesome.


By James Ludos (Homesick) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 09:01 am:

Hi, If anyone knows Tom Mueller's x-wife, Debbie,
can you please let her know I'm looking for her. She lives down state somewhere. Thanks.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:01 am:

Love Memory Lane pics.


By Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:12 am:

Yesterday's photos of Fort Wilkins bring up another question. Does anyone know where I can find out if the Military Highway was built during the Civil War to help develop copper mining or protect that area? Thank you.


By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:26 pm:

Ray,
Here is a book on the subject that a library may have or be able to get: History of the Military Wagon Road Lands of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. US Governmeny Printing Press, 1882.

In Call It North Country By John Bartlow Martin, he says the road was planned per Civil War, and was laid out by Sam Hill and associates. If you go to: Excerpt from Call It North Country, you can read part of the book that deals with it. Hopefully, these wil lead you to the answer on the Military road. It's the best I can do at work.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 12:44 pm:

Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan):
"Does anyone know where I can find out if the Military Highway was built during the Civil War to help develop copper mining or protect that area?"


Here are two more references:
1. From the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan Heritage Trail Network: O-3 Military Hill, quote:


Quote:

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln commissioned the Military Road from Green Bay to Fort Wilkins as a military highway to secure copper supplies for Union Forces.


2. From the Wisconsin Historical Society: Term: Old Military Road, quote:

Quote:

In March, 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed an Act of Congress which enabled the states of Michigan and Wisconsin to begin construction of a road between Fort Howard at Green Bay and Fort Wilkins near Copper Harbor.



By
Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:38 pm:

Ray:
Did you look at the pasty Cameo?
http://www.pasty.com/cam/2008/09/21/cameo/index.html


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