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A sketch of mining promoter John Burton and the potential of northern mining operations

Mountains of Iron. The Extent of the Far-Famed Gogebic Iron Range of Wisconsin and Michigan.


Lauding the exceptional quality of iron ore in the Gogebic range, this article discusses the mining region and its economic value and potential. John E. Burton is largely credited with promoting the development of the iron ranges, and this article provides brief sketches of some of the primary individuals and companies at work in the region.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
Creator: Chicago Times
Pub Data: Chicago Times. 25 July 1886. Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: "Mountains of Iron. The Extent of the Far-Famed Gogebic Iron Range of Wisconsin and Michigan." Chicago Times (25 July 1886); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=718; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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