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Ironwood in Gogebic County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Newport Hill

 
 
Newport Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
1. Newport Hill Marker
Inscription.  On this site, on October 8, 1871, geologist Raphael Pumpelly of Harvard University discovered one of the iron ore formations that created Gogebic County’s “boom era”. The Newport Mine, named for Pumpelly’s home in Rhode Island, began operations in 1884; the Geneva Mine in 1887. By the closing of mines in 1966, 255 million tons of iron ore had been shipped from Gogebic County, and 67 million from adjoining Iron County Wisconsin.

Marker donated by the Gogebic Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Newport Land Company, the Keweenaw Land Association, Limited, and the Ironwood Historical Society.
 
Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S0523.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1874.
 
Location. 46° 27.48′ N, 90° 7.657′ W. Marker is in Ironwood, Michigan, in Gogebic County. Marker is on Iron King Road

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, half a mile East Ayer Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironwood MI 49938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pabst Mine "H" Shaft (approx. half a mile away); The Truth Behind the Legend of Stormy Kromer (approx. ¾ mile away); Curry House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hiawatha (approx. 1.7 miles away); Commemorating the Iron Ore Industry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Miners Memorial Heritage Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ironwood City Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Italians on the Gogebic Iron Range (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironwood.
 
Additional keywords. Mining
 
Newport Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
2. Newport Hill Marker
Newport Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
3. Newport Hill Marker
Newport Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
4. Newport Hill Marker
looking west along Iron King Road
Edward Ryan Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2011
5. Edward Ryan Jr. Marker
(Located to the left of the Newport Hill marker.) Son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Ryan. Was killed in this Newport Mine shaft at this site, Nov. 8, 1918. He was employed underground. This young man the oldest son in this family. Was ninteen years and two months old at the time of this mine accident. Edward Ryan Jr. was buried on the first Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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