Montreal Trails – The Montreal Mine
Iron County Heritage Area
The Montreal had produced 45 million tons of iron ore when it shutdown in 1962. Competition from cheaper sources of iron, not the lack of ore, forced the closing. The huge tailing piles before you are waste rock left over after 77 years of mining “red gold.”
The handsome Modern-Art Deco fieldstone building, next to the parking lot, once served as the Montreal Mining company Medical Clinic.
It is now the Montreal City Hall. This is one of many structures, built by the company, for the benefit of the miners and their families that remain along the Montreal Trails.
Location. 46° 25.85′ N, 90° 13.88′ W. Marker is in Montreal, Wisconsin, in Iron County. Marker is on State Highway 77, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The City of Montreal (within shouting distance of this marker); George W. Sullivan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.