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    • Tough

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Iron Ore
      Ishpeming, Mi.
      June 2, 1888
      Saturday

      Tough

      Travelers on the DSS&A who know the kind genial face of Conductor Harry Johnson, will be sorry to learn that he has resigned his position. The resignation to take...
    • Survey tower

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • This is survey tower No. 1 of the seven throughout the Straights of Mackinac area. Some were in the lake as is this one while others were on land (mainland & island). Sign noting ""NO MOORING OF ANY CRAFT AT THIS TOWER. Was to protect the...
    • Gismo

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Driving H-beams as an angle is a tough job. The ""gismo"" made this demanding job go quite well. The ""gismo"" was an adaptation of a steam pile driver that could operate at pre set angles and drive the pile right to the bottom of the cofferdam,...
    • Gismo

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Driving H-beams at an angle is a tough job. The ""gismo"" made this demanding job go quite well. These piles were driven to refusal at bedrock and gave the pier ""legs"" to stand on just as a chair has legs that allow it to sit on the floor.
    • 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...

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