Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on September 2, 1998 · Page 11
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 11

Ironwood, Michigan
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Wednesday, September 2, 1998
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THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Wednesday, Sept. 2,1998 Page6 Mines take on new uses By RAY MAURIN Special to the Globe In our continuing tour of the Gogebic Range, some people have asked if there are any mining shafts or other reminders that were left when the mining companies pulled out of the area. The Davis Mine, along with other mine buildings are still in existence, but have been recycled and are being used for othej- purposes. The Davis (also known as the Wisconsin) operated from 1890 to 1965 and was located at the corner of South Davis Road and Old County Road. It is now occupied by Sam's Salvage. Inside is the former Dry Building, where miners showered and cleaned up, was also the location of miner's pay windows and a captain's office. The West,Davis (1915-65), Belmont and Royal (same as Blue Jacket — 1887-1965) were located east of the Davis Mine and west of the Geneva Mine. . United States Steel owned the property and Oliver Iron Mining Company operated the Davis, West Davis and Geneva Mines. Following the closure of the Davis Mine it was used to vent the Geneva Mint 1 located east of the Davis. (We skip the Geneva Mint story because it has been covered previously). H ow e ve rT ha 1 fway between the Geneva and the Davis mines is umithrr reminder of the days when the mines were booming. A streetcar service which ran between Gile, Wis., and Bessemer from 1892 to 1932 was operated By the Ironwood and Bessemer Railway & Light Company. Well hidden by leaves and other foilage is the trestle that once ran over a drainage ravine below the rusted tracks. f .... (One miner from the Aug. 5 edition of the "Senior Sentinel" mining article has been identified. The miner's name with the corncob pipe in the Newport Mine photo is Joseph J. Taglienti, third from the right, in the first row. The picture was probably taken in the 1920s). Editor's note: Ray Maurin is the curator at the Ironwood Historical Society. Sam's Salvage, located on at the corner of South Davis Road and Old County Road was part of the Davis Mine. Photos by Ray Maurin

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