For the Summit Division

Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 20, 1887, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 20, 1887., Source: The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. August 20, 1887                       Saturday  For the Summit Division A special train passed through the city at midnight Thursday with 200 laborers for F. C. O'Reilly and Co.'s camps on the Summit division of The DSS and A. The men came from Cincinnati, 0., and were under the charge of E. L. P. Wetmore, of this city, who went down to bring them up. O'Reilly and Co., have an agent at work in Cincinnati securing men for them and this is but the advance guard from that part of the country. The men came up as far as St. Louis on the steamer Peerless, but as they were becoming uneasy, Mr. Wetmore thought that it was best to have them l and ed there, and as soon as he had telegraphed up from the Point a special train was arranged for. It left St. Ignace in the after- noon and upon arriving here was run up to the upper yards where men were waiting with baskets for the hungry crowd which filled the coaches. Many of the 200 were colored.  The special train took them to Baraga and from there they will strike in to the line of the road. There are now about 2,500 men at work on the Summit division, mostly Italians. It is an extremely difficult piece of railroad work, but the contractors are determined to push it through as fast as possilbe by putting on every man they can get, and to this end they are scouring the country for railroad laborers.
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 20, 1887, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1887-08-20