Northeast view of the East Vulcan Mine

Vulcan Mine Looking Northwest, Vulcan, Menominee County (later Dickinson County), Michigan, May 1886: Taken in May 1886, this view, looking northeast, shows the Vulcan Mine, located on the E ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 9, T39N, R29W. Mention of the Breitung Mine, the Vulcan Mine’s original name, appeared in the Escanaba Tribune’s August 16, 1873 edition as a mine that “gives a good promise.” Originally worked by the Milwaukee Iron Company, the lease was transferred to the newly-formed Menominee Mining Company in early March 1877. In late July 1877, John J. Hagerman, the new company’s president, and A.C. Brown, a stockholder, visited the mine and laid out a town site overlooking Lake Hanbury to be called “Vulcan,” changing the mine’s name to match that of the new settlement. The railroad reached Vulcan in early September 1877. Notice the huge timbers with rough sides in the foreground and the large number of logs piled in the upper left of the photograph. [Marquette County Historical Society], 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: Vulcan Mine Looking Northwest, Vulcan, Menominee County (later Dickinson County), Michigan, May 1886: Taken in May 1886, this view, looking northeast, shows the Vulcan Mine, located on the E ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 9, T39N, R29W. Mention of the Breitung Mine, the Vulcan Mine’s original name, appeared in the Escanaba Tribune’s August 16, 1873 edition as a mine that “gives a good promise.” Originally worked by the Milwaukee Iron Company, the lease was transferred to the newly-formed Menominee Mining Company in early March 1877. In late July 1877, John J. Hagerman, the new company’s president, and A.C. Brown, a stockholder, visited the mine and laid out a town site overlooking Lake Hanbury to be called “Vulcan,” changing the mine’s name to match that of the new settlement. The railroad reached Vulcan in early September 1877. Notice the huge timbers with rough sides in the foreground and the large number of logs piled in the upper left of the photograph. [Marquette County Historical Society]
Subject(s): Mines and mineral resources
Logging
Vulcan (Mich.)
Date Created: 1886