Copper Country Historical Page
Copper Range Today
Wisconsin Central yard in Nestoria
This page is a collection of information (Hundreds of
links and lots more photos) I have developed myself or have found surfing the Internet.
The information is generally related to what is going on in the Keweenaw Today, hence the
title. If you have information that you think should reside on this page please let me know and I will add it.
Save Our Shaft: Champion Copper, Divison
of the Copper Range Consolidated Company built Champion #4 shaft in 1902. This shaft is
still surviving, just barely, with your help we can see it as it once was, again. See my
special Homepage for S.O.S and my friends at Painesdale Mine and Shaft,
We are a non-profit org.
Save our Shaft,
Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc.
Save the Redridge Dam.
A New project just getting started. Lend your support today.
Be sure to check out this page which has been created by
Daryl Laitila and don't forget to support this group.
Copper Range Historical
While you are there please don't miss the Finnish Heritage Page
This is a project by Jim Kurtti's Finnish class taught at Houghton High School in
Houghton. The Finnish family
stories are great.
Also visit another great page by Daryl
The Quincy Mine
Industrial Transportation returns
to the Keweenaw (a nice thought while it lasted)
Railroads and barges
Copper Range Company
WEBSITE AND COMPANY NO LONGER ACTIVE
Other Copper Range Artifacts:
Copper Range Baggage/Coach
#25 See it in North Freedom, Wisconsin! Restoration of Copper Range Coach #60 in progress.
and the DSS&A, SOO, etc..
Fallen Flags (tons of Railroad
Soo Line Historical and Technical
DSS&A Depot in Nestoria, Gateway to the Copper Country
Check out a great site, Ted
Ellis' Algoma Central Page
Check out his "Old, Rare and Obscure" section for Keweenaw
The scalehouse in the DSS&A yard in Nestoria.
The Milwaukee Road
Can't forget the southern terminus of the Copper Range.
The Milwaukee Road Historical Association
Adventure Copper Mine and Campground
the finest attractions in the Upper Peninsula
12 Miles East of Ontonagon - off M-38, West of M 26 on Adventure
Road. P.O. Box 6, 200 Adventure Road, Greenland, Ml 49929 (906 883-3371)
The 100+ year old Houghton Power plant under restoration by Tom
Moyle of Moyle Construction.
Other Historic Landmarks in the Keweenaw:
Keweenaw National Historical Park
A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: A very cool place if you like
A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
Houghton County Historical Museum: A very nice homepage
maintained by Daryl Laitila.
Houghton County Historical Museum
Ontonagon County Historical Society: Check out Ontonagon,
the River and the Land by B.H Johanson. Chapter One is included on their site. Very
Helpful, stop in when you are in town.
Ontonagon County Historical
There is something about saying "hauska tavata !" that really gets me going. Now
if I could only pronounce it, but there is way too much German in my blood. Anyone willing
to teach a German to speak Finnish?
Yamada Web Guide to the
Finland's Music Through American
Eyes (and ears)
Other Related Subjects:
Other things I find of current interest to Copper Country fans.
Art By Vincent (Nice Copper Country Subjects)
King Bridge Company Historical Site
(builders of the swing bridge)
Looking for maps of the Upper
Outhouses of America, with some of my U.P.
outhouses please note
A Great site by the EPA on the Great Lakes
Scenic and Picturesque Images of
the Great Lakes
Copper Mining and
Ancient Miners of the
Keweenaw and Isle Royale
Gas Station Colectables
Send a railroad postcard
History of Thurner Bakery
Manufacturing Companies in Houghton and
Mineral Resource Surveys Program US Geological
Circulars State Archives of Michigan
Great Lakes Resources, maritime
interests and other links
Native Copper Mass located at: Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Mi. The
plaque reads: Glacial Float NATIVE MASS COPPER 1850 lbs.
This is a photo I received from Author David Krause who teaches at Henry Ford and also
wrote the wonderful book "The Making of a Mining District".
If you don't have it, get it. This piece of mass copper was found in 1981 near Painesdale.
It was about to be sold as scrap by the men who found it when the College purchased it. I
asked John Katalin how many flat cars of mass went out of Champion #4 every week. 4 was
the answer, so these are not as rare as you may think in the South Range.
Iron Ore related subjects: (can't leave out the other metal that
put the UP on the map)
A Cybertour of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR
A Cybertour of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming
RR Part II
Iron Mountain Iron
Other pages from people like me who love the
Mullen's Home Page
Michael Mornard's BAYFIELD
Robert Goniea's Homepage
Pat Halon's Porcupine Hollow Farm
Keweenaw & Houghton Co. Page
An all too common sight on the Copper Range.
Don't polute this wonderful resource so everyone can enjoy it!