A newspaper report on the Gogebic iron district (1886)

Gogebic. Its Unbounded Wealth


In the mid-1880's, so much money was being invested in the iron mines of Lake Superior that the editor of the Lake Geneva Herald sent a journalist to investigate the area and report back. This 13-page newspaper story details the region's geography, the activites of investors, the various iron mines and their output, the companies that owned and worked them, leading entrepreneurs John E. Burton and N.D. Moore, the new town of Hurley just being built, and many more details. It also includes a few contemporary engravings and photographs.


Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
Creator: Anonymous
Pub Data: Lake Geneva Herald, April 23, 1886
Citation: "Gogebic. Its Unbounded Wealth." Lake Geneva Herald, April 23, 1886. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=694; Visited on: 10/25/2014
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