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    • Large tree

    • White pine
    • This Eastern White Pine tree is almost fifteen (15) feet around. This was typical of the Michigan Pine forests of the days when pine was king, 1880's-1930's. This tree was near Ravine River, Arvon Township, Baraga County, Michigan
    • Depot, Mineral Range Railroad

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Original Mineral Range Rail Road Depot at Hecla Location, at Calumet, Michigan. Built around 1874 as Hancock and Calumet Railroad, it became part of the Mineral Range Company. Mineral Range Railroad became part of the Duluth South Shore and...
    • Unusual excitement in Munising

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • Source: The Alger County Republican
      Rock River, Alger County, Mi.
      March 14, 1891 Saturday

      Munising - We have been having a little unusual excitement
      this week, owing to a couple of trains and their crews load-
      ing and...
    • Longest logging railroad

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The L'Anse Sentinel
      L'Anse, Baraga county, Mi.
      June 13, 1891 Saturday

      The Longest Logging R. R.

      The longest logging railroad in Mi., and probably in the world is that of the Manistique Lumber Co. It extends from the...
    • Goes to the Lake Erie System

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 31, 1892 Saturday

      Goes to the Lake Erie System

      Mr. C. E. Lytle, who has filled the position of the Chief Dispatcher and Trainmaster of the DSS&A since a short time after the...
    • Hurt in collision

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      August 6, 1892

      Hurt in Collision

      Ishpeming - Clifford Bernard, the engineer on DSS&A switch engine No. 12, was probably fatally hurt in a collesion with engine No. 203 at the diamond...
    • Bad accident took place on

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      January 9, 1891

      A bad accident took place on the Soo branch of the DSS&A near Eagle Mills last Tuesday. The passenger train was delayed over one hour. The hind truck of the last car...
    • Editorial

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal, Marquette, Mi., December 24, 1881, Saturday.

      Editorial.

      It is stated authoritatively that the survey of the country along the north shore of Lake Superior has satisfied the engineers in charge of the work...
    • First train

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 9, 1887
      Saturday

      The First Train
      Kaufman & Sons are selling tickets for the first DSS&A train,
      and a glance at the crow in front of their store every...
    • Discontented Dagos

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 30, 1887
      Saturday

      Discontented Dagos
      120 Italians at the F. G. O'Reilly & Co.'s camps near Nestoria
      on the Summitt divison [* division] of the...
    • Interesting interview

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company

    • Sources: The Mining Journal
      Marquette. Mi.
      November 27, 1886
      An Interesting Interview
      The following is taken from a lengthy interview, had with Mr. James McMillan by a reporter of the Detroit evening Journal. Upper Peninsula readers...
    • Detroit view of it

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      November 27, 1886
      A Detroit View of It
      Detroit has never taken more than a languid interest in matters relating to this part of the state, but her people begin to realize that the upper...
    • Another English Encroachment

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Mi.
      July 28, 1888
      Saturday

      Another English Enroachment [*Encroachment]

      The sale of the DSS&A to the Canadian Pacific seems to be an assured fact. The interviews with the managers of...

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