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A Treasury of Gogebic Range Postcards Volume 1 L. L. Cook Company Real Photo Post Cards By Bruce Cox
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A catalog of postcards produced by the L. L. Cook Company of Milwaukee, illustrating sites and sights on the Gogebic Range and nearby areas in the Western Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin from... More > the 1920s to the 1950s.< Less
White Pine Copper, An Illustrated History of the Mine and its Ingots By Bruce Cox
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An illustrated history of the mine and catalog of the copper ingots produced at the White Pine copper mine from 1955 to 1995.
The Sporting Life in Ironville By Arthur Lupton
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Fifty-page comic pseudo-history of the imaginary town of Ironville. "A sentimental look back into the Good Old Days... when folks had no television sets, radios, or computers with which to... More > entertain themselves and pass the time... It was truly the Hay-day of Ironville!"< Less
Politics and the Chairmen in Ironville By Arthur Lupton
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The Little People In Ironville By Arthur Lupton
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"Once again historian Arthur Lupton gives us a fascinating pictorial account of Ironville history, concentrating on the Great Faerie Scare of 1910, and continuing with the Hluchnivasian... More > immigration, heritage and social customs. The book ends with the furrowing of the Faerie paths along Lake Dismal in 1925."-Journal of the Ironville Society of Pictorial Historians< Less
Ironville Polytechnic, and the Gibbon Affair By Arthur Lupton
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The present volume contains an interesting photographic history of education in Ironville. The erection of Ironville Polytechnic Institute was an historic event in the saga of education in our city,... More > and the people and animals associated with its early history were well beloved. Floyd Gibbon was one of Ironville's favorite native-sons and a celebrated bank robber who rose on the social ladder by associating with nobility. His father, Earl Gibbon, was among Ironville's greatest entrepreneurs, and the city's citizens were greatly bereaved when Floyd Gibbon died in a tragic but well-intentioned explosion. Slim MacDonald and Diamond Jim Handy were local legends, and many will be pleased to gaze upon their images and read of their achievements, as well of those of the other educators, politicians, businesspeople and personalities memorialized in this volume.< Less
Ted & Superior: Ted Albert and the 51st State of Superior By Bruce K. Cox
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In June of 1975 Ted Albert was vigorously pursuing his vision of turning the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into the 51st State of Superior. In the latter part of that month he an-nounced a meeting... More > to be held at the Community Memorial Building in Wakefield. I was then nineteen years old, and out of curiosity I attended the meeting to see what he had to say; there must have been close to a dozen people in attendance. This was my one and only acquaintance with the political maverick and dreamer who worked for years to make the U.P. into the 51st State of Superior.< Less
Mines of the Pewabic Country of Michigan and Wisconsin, Volume 3, Wisconsin Iron By Bruce K. Cox
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In February of 1996 I started researching the history of the mines of the Gogebic Range with the intention of publishing a very modest account of the mines, with all of them arranged in alphabetical... More > order. By June of that year I had prepared three dozen pages and had covers printed for the books. Some mines and explorations are known by the name of the person who held the mining option or who actually worked on or discovered minerals on it. These mines and explorations are listed under all of the names they were known by, based upon directories, maps, newspaper records, and other sources.< Less
Mines of the Pewabic Country of Michigan and Wisconsin, Volume 1, Gold and Silver By Bruce K. Cox
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Upper Michigan is known for its great mineral wealth, its iron and copper, but it has also produced quite a bit of silver and even some gold. The gold fever spread across northern Wisconsin and the... More > Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the 1880s and dozens of gold and silver mining companies were formed in an attempt to mine the precious metals and/or sell stock to gullible investors. Spectacular reports of extremely rich gold and silver finds appeared in newspapers across this region, and some people expected these mines to turn the area into another El Dorado, Comstock Lode or Black Hills gold field. It is impossible to judge the veracity of some of the old assays that appeared in the papers, or the potential value of these mines; per-haps with modern technology and methods some of the properties described in this history could actually be profitable and produce gold and silver today.< Less
Mines of the Pewabic Country of Michigan and Wisconsin, Volume 4, Michigan Iron By Bruce K. Cox
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In February of 1996 I started researching the history of the mines of the Gogebic Range with the intention of publishing a very modest account of the mines, with all of them arranged in alphabetical... More > order. By June of that year I had prepared three dozen pages and had covers printed for the books. At that point I began to realize that I could add a lot of details to these listings by checking into old newspaper reports and other sources, and I began my research in earnest. The more I dug, the more I realized that this was a project worth devoting some time to. I soon learned that not all of these so-called mines really were mines; the majority of them were no more than explorations that never produced profits (except from the sale of stock) for their owners or stockholders. Most of these old mine sites are private property and are not open to the public. The shafts are either filled with earth and debris or flooded with water almost up to the ground level, and cannot be entered or explored.< Less