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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Terrible ride

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      February 18, 1888
      Saturday

      A Terrible Ride

      At 7:30 Thursday evening that thrilling locomotive shriek was heard which instantly told people in Marquette that there...
    • Tower caisson

    • Mackinac Bridge (Mich) ; Bridges -- Design and construction
    • Photo shows the cutting edge of the tower caisson No. 19 during fabrication at Alpena, MI. Designed to work like a cookie cutter this caisson is filled with aggregate in the double wall area which acts as weight to drive it through the...
    • Robbers and confidence men operating at Trout Lake

    • Railroads ; Swindlers and swindling ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company ; Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company




    • [ROBBERS & CONFIDENCE MEN OPERATING AT TROUT LAKE]--1891

      Trout Lake is gaining an unenviable reputation as being the
      resort of robbers and confidence men. Every week the local papers
      tell of parties being fleeced out of...
    • 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...
    • Act no. 67, page 84

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, Regular Session of 1865, Act No. 67, page 84

      An Act to allow increased rates of fare for passengers on any railroad in the Upper Peninsula, for a limited period.

      Section 1. The...
    • Getting ready for work

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

    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette MI.
      November 6, 1886
      Getting Ready for Work
      Mr. J. A. Latcha, the chief engineer and superintendent of construction for Brown, Howard & Co. contractors for the building of the DSS&A, is in the...
    • Basis for the deal

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      February 26, 1887 Saturday

      Basis for the Deal

      Our readers generally will be interested in learning under what conditions the MH&O has been transferred to The DSS&A syndicate, which...
    • Last Spike Driven

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

      The Last Spike Driven

      The Iron Horse Reaches the Sault and the Town Goes Wild

      S. S. Marie, Sept. 16 - The first train on the DSS&A reched S. S. Marie today and...
    • Michael Mahan

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Sources The Alger County Republican
      Au Train, Alger County, Mi.
      June 9, 1888
      Saturday

      Michael Mahan, one of the oldest engineers on the DSS&A, has been promoted to Road Foreman of Engines. His duties will consist in being...
    • Through to Superior

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

      Through to Superior

      Mr. J. A. Latcha, chief engineer and superintendent of construction of The DSS&A, has just received instructions from Calvin S. Brice,...
    • James McMillan when asked

    • Railroads ; Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
    • Source: Iron Ore
      Ishpeming, Mi.
      August 18, 1888
      Saturday

      James McMillan when asked about his connection with upper peninsula land grants said: The H&O has been granted lands on condition that it complete the road from L'Anse to...
    • Lumbering standpoint

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

    • source: The Mining Journal
      Marquette, Mi.
      December 4, 1886

      Considering the project from a lumbering standpoint, the Northwestern Lumberman has this as to one of the probably results of the construction of The DSS&A:

      The...
    • Our railway relations

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

      Our Railway Relations

      They are Going to be Far-Reaching when

      Roads Now in Contemplation are Built

      A Portland, Ma., dispatch to...

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