Jan 20-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: January: Jan 20-02
Portage Lake Foundry and Eureka Iron Works    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Copper Country Reflections

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 09:27 am:

Chuck Voelker has done an outstanding job of presenting the history of this region of the U.P., and we are proud to host his Copper Country Reflections here at Pasty Central.

In addition to the historical photos, Chuck has assembled some fascinating documentation of the era, such as this receipt issued to Quincy Mine by S.E. Cleaves and Son, who operated the factory:

from Copper Country Reflections

By sehooker on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 12:01 pm:

Hey, did youse guys watch Sunday Morning magazine on CBS this morning? They ended by showing a clip taken around Bond Falls!!

By Betty, Houston on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 05:45 pm:

These historical pictures are so, so interesting!
They help me to understand what life must have been like for my ancestors who were truly Copper
Country pioneers. Thanks so much for showing
these pictures from Churck Voelker every now and then. They are treasures.

By Sarah & Joel, St. Clair Shores, MI on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 12:41 pm:

Yes -- what a pleasant surprise to conclude the CBS Sunday Morning show with the stunning footage of Bond Falls!

By Ken from da UP on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 10:22 pm:

Wonder which rockhouse that cable sheave went to? Looks like the ones at Painesdale's Champion.

By Matt in Lower, MI on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 01:49 pm:

I thought it looked like alot like the one in Quincy #2

By Cheryl Kettler, IL on Saturday, June 14, 2003 - 12:52 am:

My great-great grandfather was Thomas Fitzgerald. I understand that he was a machinist at the Portage Lake Foundry until his retirement after WWI. Thank you so much for this glimpse into my family's history.

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