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Upper Peninsula of Michigan Weather Reports

Welcome to our Upper Michigan Weather Center, where you can easily find out the weather for each of our Upper Peninsula cities listed above. Super easy, fast and reliable. Remember, weather changes quickly take special precautions traveling over the bridge, tune into AM radio 530 or 1610 for weather updates. The Upper Micigan Snow Depth map

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Photos: Looking back at the wreck of the SS Edmund

Feb 16, 2020Photos: Looking back at the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Perhaps no other Great Lakes shipwreck has as much notoriety as the ill-fated SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729-foot iron ore carrier that sunk to the bottom of Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975, during a fierce November gale. All 29 crew members died.

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Mining in Northern Wisconsin

Iron ore was initially smelted with locally produced charcoal, but companies soon found it more profitable to ship the ore east for refining. Shipping required an intricate transportation system and the construction of a canal in 1855 at Sault Ste. Marie to connect Lake Superior to the other lakes.

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8 Famous Shipwrecks on Lake Michigan

Aug 18, 2016On the evening of November 18, the Carl Bradley was returning from a delivery in Gary, Indiana, heading north in upper Lake Michigan, when a

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Tour the Ghost Town of Fayette Historic State Park

Mar 26, 2021Other things to note: Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. mid-May through mid-June and Labor Day through mid-October; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. mid-June through Labor Day. And it looks like some of the trails are available for cross country skiing in the winter. Location: To see Fayette's Location on my Map of the Upper Peninsula, click here.

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State History: 8 Events That Shaped Michigan

Feb 23, 2015A big part of Michigan history is the automobile industry. The state went from being the largest exporter of copper and iron ore in the 1800s to being the largest producer of automobiles in the 1900s. Here are eight events that shaped Michigan: 1. Fort Pontchartrain: Founded on the Detroit River in 1701 by French, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

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Acquiring Michigan Upper Peninsula Geological Samples and

At this former iron mine site, now a heritage museum, purchased banded iron ore specimens for MGRRE economic minerals exhibition. Participated in museum mine tour to take photographs to use in CoreKids program to show how iron was mined historically in Michigan. (Fig. 7).

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Iron Ore: Sedimentary Rock

Earth's most important iron ore deposits are found in sedimentary rocks. They formed from chemical reactions that combined iron and oxygen in marine and fresh waters. The two most important minerals in these deposits are iron oxides: hematite (Fe 2 O 3) and magnetite (Fe 3 O 4 ). These iron ores have been mined to produce almost every iron and

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Terrifying Haunted Places In Michigan:16 Spooky Houses

Fayette operated from 1867 to l891. Its blast furnaces produced a total of 229,288 tons of iron. The operation used hardwood forests for fuel and limestone to purify the iron ore. When you visit Fayette State Park, be sure to check out the 19 structures which tells the story of iron smelting operations and those who lived there.

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Railroad History

The Virtual Michigan Railroad History Conference on Zoom is quickly approaching - Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Paul Trap presents on Michigan's Earliest Railroads, and Mark Worrell presents Michigan Rail History in Images.There is no charge to attend this conference but advanced registration is required. To register online and receive a Zoom link for the conference

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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula

Jun 11, 2014Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula, Midwest. A way of life dating back more than a century appeared over in Michigan's Upper

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Mineral Specimens from Michigan Gallery MW Minerals

Homer Mine, Iron Co., Michigan 9.7 x 8.1 x 6.6 cm $100. 2415 Botryoidal Hematite. Sellwood Pit, Ishpeming, Marquette iron range, Marquette Co., Michigan, USA 9.5 x 5.2 x 2.8 cm $30. 1402 Hematite variety: Black Diamond. Sherwood Mine, Iron County, Michigan USA 7.2 x 4.4 x 4.9 cm $20

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The "Little Italies" of Michigan

May 10, 2013Source: Recorded in Stone is a collection of the oral histories of immigrants to the Marquette Iron Range in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Produced by the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives and funded in part with a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

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Michigan State Facts

Michigan History Firsts State Facts. 1668 - Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States. 1815 - The oldest county (based on date of incorporation) is Wayne.; 1817 - In 1817 the University of Michigan was the first university established by any of the states. . Originally named Cathelepistemian and located

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Schoolcraft Blast Furnace

With surveyor William Burt's discovery of iron ore near Teal Lake in Marquette County in 1844, Michigan's Upper Peninsula suddenly became a hub of activity. The discovery led to construction of a vast mining and manufacturing industry using forges and blast furnaces. When the Civil

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Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

Aug 13, 2019Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula

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Rock Collecting – A Michigan Tradition – Promote Michigan

May 01, 2014Large schooners carried the iron ore from Escanaba, and foundries produced the iron for the railroads – the process produced a "slag" of blue glass or stone. Bluestone is now popular with many local jewelers and has even inspired the name for one of Leelanau Peninsula's newest wineries, Blustone Vineyards.

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Gold Prospecting Locations in Michigan

Jul 23, 2014Ore was so rich that "high graders" made a practice of stealing it during the peak production years of 1890. Just west of the Michigan Mine was the Gold Lake Mine. It also produced some fine native gold specimens. East of the Michigan Mine was the Superior Gold Mining Company Mine. It had limited production, but some excellent specimens

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Rare Michigan train gets sent to Pennsylvania for restoration

Sep 08, 2020The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Marquette County said a temporary goodbye to an integral part of their collection — one of the oldest surviving railroad trains in

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Michigan, USA

Michigan, USA : Introduction The State of Michigan is unique in that it is separated into two geographically distinct regions that are, for the most part, geologically different as well. The State is

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56 Western UP History ideas

Nov 20, 2016 - Explore Michigan's Past's board Western UP History, followed by 182 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about history, michigan, iron mountain.

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Once bustling iron town now mines tourism

Jul 08, 1999Michigan's Upper Peninsula is littered with ghost towns, monuments to the lumber and mining industries that flared in the last century and then quickly burned themselves out. One of those towns, Fayette, a little iron mining town near Escanaba with a colorful but short history, has been restored and now mines tourists instead of iron ore.

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First Bank Upper Michigan Home

First Bank Upper Michigan Home. Online Banking Login. Other Services: Select Business eBanking. 401K Online. PAL.

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VISIT MARQUETTE MI

For those seeking a bit of history, the Marquette Maritime Museum Lighthouse should be on your list. The museum itself is full of all the information you could imagine on Marquette's maritime history, including the origins and purpose of the Iron Ore Dock, which was used for transporting iron

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Michigan Historical Review on JSTOR

Michigan Historical Review. Description: The Michigan Historical Review publishes articles relating to Michigan's political, economic, social, and cultural history. The journal also welcomes manuscripts in American, Canadian, and midwestern history that explore important themes related to Michigan's past. Articles are abstracted and indexed in

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Timeline of Marquette History

Upper Michigan sends a company for the Michigan 27th, including many Marquette men. Upper Michigan's Iron Ore a major resource for the Union to win the war. Read about it in Iron Pioneers. 1863 - Neighboring town of Harvey founded after the original Chocolay settlement destroyed by fire.

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Iron ore reserves by country 2020

Feb 17, 2021Australia makes up half of the world's iron ore exports. Brazil exported around 23 percent of the world's total iron exports. As of 2020, Brazil had reserves of 15 billion metric tons of iron

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Living

May 08, 2021Iron Industry: Michigan Iron Industry Museum; shows displays related to the iron ore mining activities that continue today in the UP iron range; in Neguanee Iron Mine : Tour an iron mine; guided tour 120 meters underground; 14 kilometers east of Iron Mountain on US 2 in Vulcan

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All About the Rocks Found Around the Great Lakes

Sep 08, 2017With all this in mind, here is a list of beach rocks and fossilized creatures you can find around the Great Lakes: Found On This Page [ show] 1 Concrete. 2 Crinoids. 3 Granite. 4 Honeycomb Coral. 5 Jasper. 6 Petoskey Stones. 7 Slag.

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22 Photographs Cataloging the Edmund Fitzgerald Disaster

Jul 04, 2017The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank, during a storm, in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on the Great Lakes. The SS Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from the mines near Duluth, Minnesota to the iron works in

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Collection: Marquette Lower Harbor Iron Ore Dock

This is your guide to our historical collections of personal papers, organizational records, and manuscripts. Our collections cover such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

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Michigan's Upper Peninsula Bucket List, 50 things to do

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Bucket List, 50 things to do. Bucket lists are very personal that require a lot of thought. The point is to experience something fully. Reach beyond your comfort zone and go for it! I've created this bucket list, with much care, focusing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. *this post contains affiliate links, which

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