Gogebic Iron Range
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 46° 29.671 W 090° 22.684
15T E 701202 N 5152334
Quick Description: Gogebic Iron Range Marker on Hwy 2, 10 mi. W of Hurley.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 3:08:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM4DMT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 33

Long Description:
The Gogebic Iron Range, which may be seen to the south of here, extends for 80 miles from Lake Namekagon, Wisconsin to Lake Gogebic (Chippewa for "place of diving") in Michigan. Prior to the discovery of iron ore the area was relatively uninhabited as the land was ill-suited to agriculture. Nathaniel D. Moore uncovered ore deposits in the Penokee Gap near Bessemer in 1872, but it was not until 1884 that the first mine shipment was made. The news spread rapidly, attracting speculators, investors and settlers. By 1886 there were 54 mines on the range and the area was boomed as having "inexhaustible deposits of uniformly high-grade Bessemer ores". For a brief period stocks rose 1200 percent. The crash in 1887 ended the extravagant prosperity.

Erected 1962
County: Iron

Location: Other

MarkerID: 113

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