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Dickinson County Michigan Historical Markers

 
Carnegie Library Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 11, 2017
Carnegie Library Marker
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — L0501 — Carnegie Library
While in Iron Mountain on Business during 1901, Andrew Carnegie saw the need for a library on the Menominee Iron Range which was then a prospering area. He donated $15,000 for this building. Serving the community for over seventy years, the . . . — Map (db m106021) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — S-273 — Cornish Pump
When the E. P. Allis Company of Milwaukee built this pump in 1890/91, it was heralded as the nation’s largest steam-driven pumping engine. On January 3, 1893, the massive engine, designed by Edwin C. Reynolds, began lifting two hundred tons of water . . . — Map (db m143663) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — L0563 — Dickinson County / Dickinson County Courthouse and Jail
Dickinson County In 1873, John Lane Buell exposed one of the richest deposits of iron ore in the world. His discovery, known as the Menominee Iron Range, led to the development of the area and the subsequent creation of Dickinson County in . . . — Map (db m106022) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — Italians in Dickinson County
Iron Mining began on the Menominee range in 1879, and soon after the first Italians arrived. They were primarily from Piedmont, Trentino, Lombardy, Venetia, Abruzzo Molise, Latium, Friuli, Calabria, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, and Liguria. By 1910 they . . . — Map (db m143660) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — James and Ida Goulette
Restoration and preservation of this Cornish Pumping Engine, the largest ever built in the nation, was made possible largely through the efforts of James and Ida Goulette of Iron Mountain. In a life time of service to his fellow citizens, Jim was a . . . — Map (db m143668) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — L0661 — Maria Santissima Immacolata di Lourdes / Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church
Maria Santissima Immacolata di Lourdes In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Italian immigrants came to Iron Mountain to work in the iron mines. In 1890, Italian Catholics from the community’s north side organized what was . . . — Map (db m106024) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — Robert C. Hoyle(1910 – 1999)
Robert C. Hoyle, native of Iron Mountain and a prominent local businessman, was founder of this flourishing historical museum complex. He started at age fifteen to collect artifacts and archival materials relating to Menominee Iron Range history. It . . . — Map (db m106020) HM
Michigan (Dickinson County), Iron Mountain — L0148 — The Ardis Furnace
Inventor John T. Jones of Iron Mountain recognized the economic potential of the low-grade iron ore of the Upper Peninsula. He developed a method for processing the ore and built an experimental furnace in 1908, named for his daughter Ardis, to test . . . — Map (db m106023) HM

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May. 26, 2020