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.
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture|
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
|Pub Data: ||Chicago Tribune, Sept. 15, 1886
|Citation: ||"Wisconsin's Bonanza. The Newly Developed Mining Region near Hurley." Chicago Tribune, Sept. 15, 1886;
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