Iron County booms in the mid-1880's

Wisconsin's Bonanza. The Newly Developed Mining Region near Hurley.


This short article from the Chicago Tribune alerts readers to the dramatic developments occuring 400 miles to the north. It summarizes the discovery of iron in the Gogebic and Penokee ranges and the fortunes being made by extracting it. It includes several illustrations of mines at work, a large table giving the exact output of all the mines in the region, and a description of the infant town of Hurley.


Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
Creator: anonymous
Pub Data: Chicago Tribune, Sept. 15, 1886
Citation: "Wisconsin's Bonanza. The Newly Developed Mining Region near Hurley." Chicago Tribune, Sept. 15, 1886; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=696; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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