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    • 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...
    • City hall in Norway, Michigan

    • City halls
    • Photograph of the city hall in Norway, Michigan, located at the southwest corner of Nelson (later became Main) and Aragon Streets. The building housed the city offices, police, and fire departments. The First National Bank was also in this building...
    • Engine on parade

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Reconditioned steam tank engine no. 5649 built by H. K. Porter of Pittsburgh, PA for a Calumet and Hecla smelter in the Copper Country. Unit later became no. 3 of the DSS&A Railroad. Engine was loaded on truck and shown off in a local parade after...
    • Causeway

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • This 4200 foot long causeway which became a part the north end approaches to the bridge span was built in 1941 as a part of an attempt to bridge the Straights of Mackinac. During bridge construction it was used as a staging area and parking lot. ...
    • Dr. Northrup severely hurt

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

      Dr. Northrup Severely Hurt

      The community was shocked yesterday when it became known that Dr. George J. Northrup, Chief surgeon of the DSS&A had received very grave...
    • When our citizens saw our dry goods box

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Luce County, Mi.
      Friday, October 10, 1890

      When our citizens saw our dry goods box that was being built by the Railway company for a depot, they became disgusted and were not slow in expressing their opinion of it....
    • Baraga - McGrath's team was

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The L'Anse Sentinel
      L'Anse, L. S., Mi.
      November 8, 1890 Saturday

      Baraga - McGrath's team was standing near the depot last Tuesday evening after dark, became frightened and ran straight down the track. A man on South Main street...
    • McMillan, Feb. 26 - on Sunday

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      Feb. 27, 1891
      Friday

      McMillan, Feb. 26 - On Sunday Feb. 22, our much esteemed friend and stations agent, A. A. Clumpner, of the DSS&A was notified by his superior officers that his...
    • From James W. Lydon

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • From James W. Lydon

      On September 3,1879, a group of Detroit businessmen headed by James McMillan[,] J. S. Newberry, Francis Palms, George Hendrie, F. E. Driggs, Hugh McMillan of Detroit and George I. Seney of New York[,] incorporated the...
    • 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...
    • Word came to this place

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Negaunee Iron Herald
      Negaunee, (L. S.), Mi.
      December 22, 1887
      Thursday

      Word came to this place, only this week, that ten days or two weeks ago, several Italians at Reil's headquarters on the line of the...
    • Sidaw rail junction way back in 1888

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette Mi.
      March 22, 1951

      Sidnaw Rail Junction
      'Way Back in '88

      Sidnaw, March 22 - A lot of interesting railway happenings could mark their anniversaries in and about the year 1952. Some of them...
    • 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...
    • St. Ignace - at 11 o'clock

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

    • Source: Newberry News
      Newberry, Luce County, Mi.
      May 3, 1888
      Thursday

      St. Ignace - At 11 o'clock this morning an alarm of fire was sounded by one of the yard engines and in a few moments it begame [*became] generally known that...
    • New lunch room at the union depot

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      August 11, 1888
      Saturday

      Champion - The new lunch room at the union depot is under the management of M. G. Bellhumer, the well known caterer, assisted by Miss Kate Mullins. The old place...

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