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    • Snow banks

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Snow banks along the Hancock & Calumet Railroad in the Copper Country of Michigan's Upper Peninsula where three hundred inches of snow is not unusual.
    • Snow

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • Rotary snow plow clears snow from the tracks in the Copper Country where three hundred inches of snow is not uncommon
    • Roadway progress

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • This photo shows the components for the roadway being worked on. Shown here are the center mall (median), two feet wide & four inches high. The center driving lane of open grid, eleven feet wide. The outer lanes are of open mesh, twelve feet...
    • Wire storage

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • When the coils of wire for the suspension cables was shipped from the mill in NJ it was stored in a building an Sault St. Marie, MI prior to being spliced and rolled onto reels. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Wire splicing

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Wire splicing

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • The coils of suspension cable wire were rolled onto large reels and spliced so each reel contained about 320,000 feet of wire, or about 16 tons. Wire diameter is about .192 inches or about as thick as a pencil.
    • Lively Locality

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi
      September 17, 1887

      Ishpeming

      A Lively Locality

      Fifteen years ago Clarksburg, a little village ten miles west of Ishpeming on the DSS&A had nearly as many people as this city, and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • New passenger engines

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      August 25, 1888
      Saturday

      The New Passenger Engines

      One, No. 102, of the two new Baldwin passenger engines which were received by the DSS&A a few days ago has been set up and...

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