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By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2017
World War II "Silent Service" Memorial
Michigan (Marquette County), Marquette — World War II "Silent Service" Memorial
This monument, representing a World War II submarine, is dedicated to Captain David H. McClintock USN, Marquette; to Captain B. Dulaney Claggett USN, Bethesda, MD; and to the officers and men of submarines Darter and Dace. Their . . . — Map (db m154129) HM WM
Michigan (Marquette County), Negaunee — S0002 — Jackson Mine
On this spot on Sept. 19, 1844, William A. Burt, a deputy government surveyor was the first to discover the great Lake Superior iron ore deposits. Peculiar fluctuations in his magnetic compass led Burt to ask his men to seek the cause, and they soon . . . — Map (db m76314) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Negaunee — S35 — Marquette Iron Range
The first of the immensely rich Lake Superior iron ore deposits to be discovered and mined were those of the Marquette Iron Range. In 1844 William A. Burt and his surveying party discovered outcroppings of iron ore south of Teal Lake. This area soon . . . — Map (db m153993) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Cecil E. Munson Memorial
Among the earliest settlers in the Republic area, circa 1870, were the Munsons, Polkinghornes, Pascoes, Gibsons, Wilsons, Doyles, Gambels, Petersons, Bergstroms and Dodges. They had made their way from Cornwall County, England; Sweden, Finland, . . . — Map (db m154298) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Community History and Other Industries
The forest industry is alive and well here at present but farming is mainly a thing of the past. When immigrants flocked to the village of Republic, they settled in separate and distinct locales — such as "French Town", "Finn Town" (Park . . . — Map (db m154327) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Early Mine Exploration and Development
Government land surveyors made the first recorded notice of the mineral deposit in 1846 when surveying the township lines (½ mile to the west), stating "...there appears to be an almost inexhaustible quantity of specular iron ore, the needle . . . — Map (db m154324) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — In Memory of the Men Who Lost Their LivesAs a Result of Working at the Republic Open Pit Iron Mine — 1954-1982 —
Lawrence A. La Fave — August 12, 1962 Robert E. Bengtson — Nov. 7, 1962 Norman S. Korpi — Sept. 9, 1965 Ronald W. Polkki — Oct. 18, 1969 Melvin L. Roberts — Nov. 22, 1969 John Hedko Jr. — June 25, 1972 Robert W. . . . — Map (db m154405) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Old Kloman Bridge1911-1985
A Republic landmark named in honor of Andrew Kloman; founder of the Kloman Mine. Dedicated on this day, July 1, 1995 by Mr. Kloman’s great-grandson, Andrew (Drew) Kloman III during the Republic Quasquicentennial Celebration. — Map (db m154300) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Reopening the Mine and Moving Republic
There were advantages and disadvantages to the mine expansion and subsequent moving of Republic. In 1950 rumors circulated that the long period of mine inactivity was coming to an end. Cleveland Cliffs began a huge expansion program and . . . — Map (db m154328) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Republic United Methodist Church
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Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — The Life of a Miner
Various underground mining occupations included trammers, teamsters, drilling teams, blasters and at the very top “miner.” Ore extraction in the 1870's was pure manual labor. The ore was broken from the surface with picks, sledge . . . — Map (db m154326) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — The Republic Iron Company
The Republic Iron Company was the first successful mining company in Republic and was located on Swede Hill. Anna Mae Gibson was the first girl and Charles W. Munson was the first boy born in Republic to the early settlers in 1872 and 1873, . . . — Map (db m154299) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — The Republic Open Pit Mine
The low-grade hematitic cherty iron formation (band 3 in the diagram) provided the raw material for the production of concentrated iron ore pellets. As the depth of the pit increased, the primary crusher was installed in the 300-foot high wall (to . . . — Map (db m154325) HM
Michigan (Marquette County), Republic — Welcome to the Republic Open Pit Mine Observation Site
Twice in history the Republic mine was one of the greatest producers in the country: from 1872 to 1928 and again from the 1950’s through the ‘70’s. The late, great Republic Mine was the impetus for the creation of the village of Republic in . . . — Map (db m154323) HM

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