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    • Building the Copper Range Railroad

    • Transportation, Railroads, Copper Country
    • It was nearly twenty years after the beginning of the first mines in the Keweenaw Peninsula that investors in the Copper Range Company created a subsidiary, the Copper Range Railroad Company, to compete for the industrial riches from the region. ...
    • Steamer Wallula

    • Soo Locks (Mich.), Boats and boating
    • Photograph showing the two-stacked freighter ""Wallula"", in a downbound passage throught the Weizel Lock. The lock chamber was twenty feet wider than the gates in this lock, and there is a barge in the lock to the left of the Wallula. The spar of...
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Engineers inspect as crewmen work on the assembly of the tower caisson rings. They are standing on ring 8-20. This is ring number eight of the twenty in the finished unit.
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Engineers inspect as crewmen work on the assembly of the tower caisson rings. They are standing on ring 8-20. This is ring number eight of the twenty in the finished unit.
    • Ice

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Ice around the sough tower pier in the spring. Ice is a constant problem to navigation in the Straights of Mackinac into late spring. Ice can range up to several feet thick with windrows over twenty feet thick.
    • On the Dead River Road

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      April 23, 1892

      On the Dead River Road

      When the frost went out the quicksand got in its work and the great embankment at the last curve before the hoist is reached, ten miles from...
    • DSS&A railway depot

    • Railroad stations ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company


    • D.S.S. & A. RAILWAY DEPOT


      WEEKLY MINING JOURNAL
      May 11, 1901 P. 1 C.1

      NEW DEPOT ASSURED, SOUTH SHORE ROAD WILL ERECT IT ON FRONT STREET
      PLANS WILL BE HERE SHORTLY, CONSIDERABLE GRADING ON THE SITE COMPLETED
      THIS...
    • South shore road

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal, Marquette, Mi., December 11, 1886

      The South Shore Road

      The Duluth News gives this interesting history of the project to connect Duluth with Sault Ste. Marie by a railroad running along the south shore of...
    • Genesis of an exodus

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal

      Marquette, Mi.

      November 20, 1886

      The Genesis or an Exodus

      Affairs are stirring at the union depot these days, owing to the departures from the city of numerous gangs of men for the logging...
    • First party gone

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      November 20, 1886
      Saturday
      The First Party Gone
      The first party of the DSS&A surveying parties to be sent out from this city left Monday under charge of Mr. George Marsh, the engineer of the...
    • Soo bridge

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

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

      The "Soo" Bridge
      The "Soo" bridge is being built by four railroads in conjunction with the GT, CPR, DSS&A and the MSSM&A. The contracts...
    • New Railroads

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • NEW RAILROADS
      --------------
      The Upper Peninsula to be Grid-Ironed by Them. Activity in Railway Circles.

      New railroad projects spring to light almost daily in the rapidly developing Upper Peninsula. Already the Marquette and Menominee...
    • South Shore Road

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

    • source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      Thursday, Dec. 9, 1886

      The South Shore Road.

      The Duluth News gives this interesting history of the project to connect Duluth with Sault Ste. Marie by a railroad running along the...
    • Telegram

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • THE GREAT NORTH WESTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY OF CANADA

      TELEGRAM

      W. C. Vanhorne

      From Detroit, Mi.

      Shall we arrange to purchase cars for through freight business from Duluth our people think we ought to buy fifteen thousands...

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