|Ashland County was not willing to have its eastern most township, the Town of Vaughn, “secede” to form a new county in 1887.|
The Town incorporated Hurley’s rich iron ore mines. The community’s wealth and population were booming. Iron ore from the Penokee Range streamed through Ashland’s port bound for eastern steel mills, providing tax income to replace Ashland County’s rapidly dwindling timber revenues.
After years of political gridlock, Iron County was proclaimed . . . — Map (db m45526) HM