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Flambeau Trail – Flambeau Trail Crossing Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 21, 2011
Flambeau Trail – Flambeau Trail Crossing Marker
Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — Flambeau Trail – Flambeau Trail CrossingIron County Heritage Area
You are standing on the ancient Flambeau Trail, an important route for commerce for Native Americans, voyagers, and explorers travelling between settlements at LaPointe on Madeline Island and Lac du Flambeau 90 miles to the south.

Until . . . — Map (db m45096) HM

Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — George W. SullivanTeacher
The son of Irish immigrant parents was born in New York July 5, 1882. After graduating from the U. of New York he ventured to Montreal in 1906 when the town and iron ore mining were in their infancies. He served as a teacher and Principal at the OLD . . . — Map (db m40933) HM
Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — Montreal Trails – The Montreal MineIron County Heritage Area
1884 . . . The rush was on to discover “red gold” on the Penokee Range! Speculators, miners and immigrants flocked to this area seeking their fortune in iron ore. Established as a small open pit mine in 1885 by the Oglebay-Norton Mining . . . — Map (db m45158) HM
Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — Penokee Iron Range Trail – A Company TownIron County Heritage Area
Neat white frame houses, gently curving streets, and gracious landscaping mark the City of Montreal – the only planned mining company town in Wisconsin.

In 1921 the Oglebay-Norton Mining Company designed a community that would provide . . . — Map (db m45408) HM

Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — Penokee Iron Range Trail – Gile FallsIron County Heritage Area
Mining Upside Down

The large tailing piles across the river from Gile Falls are waste rock left from its mining at the Montreal Mine #5 Shaft.

The Montreal Mine’s vertical shaft extended to the depth of nearly one mile . . . — Map (db m46689) HM

Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — Penokee Iron Range Trail – Montreal LocationIron County Heritage Area
You are standing in the architectural complex that supported iron mining at the Montreal Mine #5 Shaft – the heart of the mining community known as “Montreal Location.”

The huge native field stone building served as the . . . — Map (db m45411) HM

Wisconsin (Iron County), Montreal — 77 — The City of MontrealSite of the World’s Deepest Iron Mine
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 . . . — Map (db m40932) HM

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