Looking for books on Michigan Logging

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jrhall60, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. jrhall60

    jrhall60 New Member

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    Hi All,

    After a 30 year hiatus, I finally have the time to put together an HO or N scale layout. I have an 8' x 12' corner of the basement and wanted to model logging in Michigan in the late 1800's. I was thinking of somewhere in the northern half of the lower peninsula or maybe the upper peninsula so I could also do iron ore mining. I checked out my local library for books, but they did not have much. Can anyone suggest some logging/railroad books for this time period and area?

    Thanks
  2. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

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    Michigan had some iron but mostly copper was mined up in the keenewaw peninsula around houghton hancock etc.
    Iron was mined around marquette , ishpeming area's.

    these sites will keep you busy for awhile

    http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Timeline/1880s/TimeLine1880sBackUp.htm

    http://hillsghosttowns.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ghost_towns_of_the_copper_country.htm

    This next one is a Master list of Wisconsin logging companies. Some of these worked both states
    http://members.tripod.com/~sassmaster/flor.html
  3. jrhall60

    jrhall60 New Member

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    Thanks for the links. Tons of good information.