in Wisconsin History
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.
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture|
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
|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: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=716; Visited on: 8/1/2014|