Power plant at Quinnesec Falls

Hydraulic Falls Power Plant and Air Pipe, Upper Quinnesec Falls, Near Quinnesec, Breitung Township, Dickinson County, Michigan, July 15, 1904: With the purchase of the Menominee River’s Upper Quinnesec Falls in 1881, the Menominee Mining Company and the Lumbermen’s Mining Company formed the Hydraulic Power Company to provide compressed air for running their mining equipment. The cast iron pipeline, 24 inches in diameter, exited from the compressor house and ran 2 7/8 miles to the Iron Mountain mines. This photograph, identified as “10104 7-15-04 U.S. Steel Corporation Power Plant, Quinnesec Falls, Iron Mountain, Mich. Chapin Mine” was taken July 15, 1904. Gust Tollen is driving the “rig.” [Menominee Range Historical Museum], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Hydraulic Falls Power Plant and Air Pipe, Upper Quinnesec Falls, Near Quinnesec, Breitung Township, Dickinson County, Michigan, July 15, 1904: With the purchase of the Menominee River’s Upper Quinnesec Falls in 1881, the Menominee Mining Company and the Lumbermen’s Mining Company formed the Hydraulic Power Company to provide compressed air for running their mining equipment. The cast iron pipeline, 24 inches in diameter, exited from the compressor house and ran 2 7/8 miles to the Iron Mountain mines. This photograph, identified as “10104 7-15-04 U.S. Steel Corporation Power Plant, Quinnesec Falls, Iron Mountain, Mich. Chapin Mine” was taken July 15, 1904. Gust Tollen is driving the “rig.” [Menominee Range Historical Museum]
Subject(s): Power-plants
Waterfalls
Carriages and carts
Iron Mountain (Mich.)
Date Created: 1900 (approximate)