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A survey of mining activity in Northern Wisconsin, 1886

Fortunes in Iron: Milwaukee Capital in the Gogebic Country

By the second half of the nineteenth century, much of the mining activity in Wisconsin had shifted from the lead regions of the southwest to the north. In 1886, a group of Milwaukee businessmen traveled to the Gogebic range in Northern Wisconsin to inspect mining prospects in the region. The Milwaukee Sentinel ran this series of articles about the trip, focusing primarily on mining output and quality as well as the economic development of the area.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
Creator: Milwaukee Sentinel
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel. 19 March 1886; Wisconsin Historical Society
Citation: "Fortunes in Iron: Milwaukee Capital in the Gogebic Country." Milwaukee Sentinel (19 March 1886); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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