Saxon Falls on the Montreal River

Saxon Falls on the Montreal River, photo by Marty Hogan GoWaterfalling’s page on Saxon Falls says (in part): Saxon Falls is located on the Montreal River just a few miles upstream of Superior Falls, about 10 miles west of Ironwood. The Montreal River forms part of the border between Michigan and Wisconsin so the falls … Continue reading Saxon Falls on the Montreal River

Jennie F. Clauson saw the world change

Jennie F. Clausen, photo by Marty Hogan View Marty’s photo background big and see more in his Michigan Burying Grounds slideshow. The December 7th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is one of the sign posts in American history. Marty writes that in nearly a century, Jennie F. Clauson from Grand Rapids, Michigan saw a world change. Here’s the entirety of … Continue reading Jennie F. Clauson saw the world change

Get your (Michigan) ghost town on!

through the never, photo by Marty Hogan mLive’s Emily Bingham has a feature on 11 eerie & intriguing ghost towns in Michigan that is definitely worth checking out. The slide for the Upper Peninsula ghost town of Central says: This abandoned village on the U.P.’s Keweenaw Peninsula was a company town of nearly 1,300 residents, … Continue reading Get your (Michigan) ghost town on!

Stephen Foster School, Brush Park

Detroit T3200 Roll 2 exp. 18, photo by Marty Hogan You’ve seen a lot of Marty’s ranging in the U.P. and lost rural places on Michigan in Pictures and he recently posted photos from a visit to Detroit. View his photo background big and see more in Marty’s Detroit Kodak T3200 Film slideshow.

The Onaway Rim Fire and the biggest little town in northern Michigan

nightfall, photo by Marty Hogan The Onaway Historical Museum has an article on the Lobdell Fire that begins: On the morning of Thursday, January 14, 1926 fire broke out in the company’s sanding machine and spread spontaneously through the blowers to different parts of the room. In the few hours that followed, Onaway’s main means of … Continue reading The Onaway Rim Fire and the biggest little town in northern Michigan

Keepsake: Pennsylvania Truss Bridge

keepsake, photo by Marty Hogan Marty shared this photo and also some information about the CR510 Pennsylvania Truss Bridge in Marquette County from historicbridges.org: This is one of the largest, most beautiful, and most significant truss spans in Michigan. Not only does this truss bridge display the Pennsylvania truss configuration, it appears that it may have … Continue reading Keepsake: Pennsylvania Truss Bridge

Land of the Lost: Central Mine

land of the lost, photo by Marty Hogan The Keweenaw Historical Society page on Central Mine and Village explains: One of the most noteworthy historical sites in Keweenaw County is Central, or Central Mine, a village that once was the home for over 1,200 people, and the site of one Keweenaw’s most successful mines. The … Continue reading Land of the Lost: Central Mine

Quincy Dredge No. 2 is actually C&H Dredge No. 1

signature, photo by Marty Hogan The Copper Country Explorer has an excellent feature on The Mining of Torch Lake begins: Early stamp methodology was a very simple and archaic one – nothing more than a simple process of smashing rock down into small pieces and sorting out the copper. Everything that remained would then be dumped … Continue reading Quincy Dredge No. 2 is actually C&H Dredge No. 1

Old Fire

old fire, photo by Marty Hogan Marty took this shot near Houle & Wilson in Menominee County in the UP. One of the commenters on his photo who grew up about 3/4 of a mile from there explained that the kilns were used by a sawmill for drying lumber. Check this out on black, see the … Continue reading Old Fire