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Montreal in Iron County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The City of Montreal

Site of the World’s Deepest Iron Mine

 
 
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By Paul F, March 11, 2011
1. The City of Montreal Marker
Inscription. The City of Montreal, incorporated in 1924, known for a short time as the Village of Hamilton, is a combination of the communities of Montreal and Gile.

Gile, on the river, was the center of the area’s timber industries. The largest, the Montreal River Lumber Company, operated from 1884 until 1904, milled 80,000 board feet of white pine a day. Lumbering continued here on a smaller scale until 1915.

Montreal, on the hill, was the site of the Montreal Mining Company facility which shipped its first ore in 1886. Mining followed the Penokee Range iron formation slope to the north, extending one mile west and three-fourth miles east of this marker. This industry, operated by Oglebay Norton Company, shipped a total of 45,747,708 tons, and at its closing in 1962 had reached a vertical depth of 4,335 feet.
 
Erected 1970 by The Iron County Historical Society. (Marker Number 77.)
 
Location. 46° 25.893′ N, 90° 13.878′ W. Marker is in Montreal, Wisconsin, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue (State Highway 77) and Plant Street, on the right when traveling west on Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montreal WI 54550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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By Paul F, March 11, 2011
2. The City of Montreal Marker
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W. Sullivan (a few steps from this marker); Montreal Trails – The Montreal Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Gile Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Montreal Location (approx. 0.3 miles away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – A Company Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flambeau Trail – Flambeau Trail Crossing (approx. 1.2 miles away); This 5 ½ Foot Diameter Drill Core (approx. 2.5 miles away); Penokee Iron Range Trail – Historic Iron County Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montreal.
 
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 77
Wisconsin Council for Local History
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Mines. Information about Wisconsin mining. Includes pictures of the Montreal Mine. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
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The City of Montreal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, March 11, 2011
3. The City of Montreal Marker
Marker next to Miners and Loggers Memorial
The City of Montreal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, March 11, 2011
4. The City of Montreal Marker
The City of Montreal Marker with Miners and Loggers Memorial and George Sullivan Markers
Miners and Loggers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, March 11, 2011
5. Miners and Loggers Memorial
In memory and appreciation of the iron ore miners and the loggers who established and developed this community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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