Montreal in Iron County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The City of Montreal
Site of the World’s Deepest Iron Mine
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 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. 2½ 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.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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 505 times since then and 16 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.