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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
Mines of the Pewabic Country of Michigan and Wisconsin, Volume 2, Copper 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.< 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 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
Ted & Superior By Bruce 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
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
From Soup To Nuts, An Ironville Smorgasbord By Arthur Lupton
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Ironville was once the home of a Scandinavian nobleman whose very name conjures up images of food; now the true story can be told and his fame preserved for posterity. Also read the scandalous... More > account of Melvin Cankerton and the demise of the Church of the cosmic Pachyderm!< Less
Pioneers of Wakefield, Michigan, 1884-1900 By Bruce K. Cox
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People of Ironville By Arthur Lupton
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Welcome to Ironville. Family tradition claims Granny Lupton was a dour and unexciteable woman, and this quality may be seen in her portrait taken in 1903. As if to make up for this lack of... More > personal charisma she was endowed with a great passion for photography, and she photographed and interviewed almost everybody who lived in Ironville between 1886 and 1925—including the more unorthodox and peculiar characters of the town (many of whom were her relatives). This is why we proudly claim her as a pioneering photographic journalist. All of the stories and captions in this book are comedic farces drawn entirely from my imagination, and are in no way intended to be considered as factual biographies or actual accounts of the person or persons who appear in the photographs. Ironville is an imaginary place and the people described herein are a literary invention inspired by old photographs.< Less