Cleveland - Cliffs Iron Mining Company records
CCI

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Title
Cleveland - Cliffs Iron Mining Company records
ID
CCI
Date
1856-1960
Extent
1200.0 Cubic feet
Language
Summary/ Abstract
The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company Records consist of business records and maps from the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company and its subsidiary mines and operations.

Preferred Citation

Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company Records, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, CCI

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Biographical/Historical Note

Introduction

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives acquired the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company (CCI) records from the state of Michigan in 2001. The records are on deposit with NMU and are still owned by the state of Michigan. Previously, the State Archives of Michigan maintained the records. In 1959 the State of Michigan acquired land formerly owned by CCI in Fayette, Michigan, and restored it as a State Historical Park by the Michigan Department of Conservation. Among the materials found by the Department during the first days of the restoration project were the records of the Cleveland Cliffs Company. Wooden storage boxes full of records were removed to the Department’s headquarters at Marquette for examination. Those relating to Fayette were sorted out and returned to the Park. Boxes of records relating to other aspects of the Company were removed to the museum of the Marquette County Historical Society for storage. Records described here were delivered to the State Archives on June 25, 1965, following the transfer of records from the Company to the Michigan Department of Conservation, Parks Division. The State Archives received two more accessions in 1966 and 1968.

Administrative History

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the iron and steel industry was the foundation of the industrialization of the United States. The iron ore mining industry provided the raw materials that fed this industry and shaped the historical development of the Upper Midwest of the United States. The Cleveland Iron Mining Company was one of the pioneering producers in the Lake Superior Iron Mining District by 1890. In 1850, the Michigan legislature chartered the Cleveland Iron Mining Company with operations centered in Ishpeming, Michigan. Over the next 40 years, many more iron mining companies formed, failed, or merged into the Cleveland Iron Mining Company. In 1891, the Cleveland Iron Mining Company and the Iron Cliffs Company merged to become the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company (CCI). After the merger, CCI began to form or acquire a number of companies to carry out its different functions. The component companies were classified as constituent, allied, or associate firms. Constituent companies were those whose capital stock was entirely owned by CCI. Allied companies were those in which CCI owned part of the capital stock. Associated companies were those in which CCI owned no capital stock but which were operated by CCI. In 1914, CCI reorganized and consolidated these companies, ending the business operations of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company, the Iron Cliffs Company, and the Jackson Iron Mining Company.

Prior to the reorganization and full consolidation in 1914, the constituent companies were listed as:

Cleveland – Cliffs Iron Company, Cleveland Iron Mining Company, Iron Cliffs Company, Jackson Iron Company, Pioneer Iron, Company Munising Company of Ohio, Bay Mills Land and Lumber Company, Central Land and Timber Company, Grand Island Steamship Company.

Among the allied firms of the Cleveland – Cliffs Iron Mining Company before and after the reorganization were the following:

Bunker Hill Mining Company, Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railway Company, Munising, Marquette, and Southeastern Railway Company, Munising Paper Company, Munising Woodenware Company, Cliffs Chemical Company, Upper Peninsula Land Company.

CCI organized its lumbering activities into various operations and jobs which may be indentified by either the name of the contractor or by the operation number. Whether cut by the Lumbering Department or outside contractors, the Land Department was in charge of the sale of forest products and kept a varying percentage of the stumpage price of those products. CCI established the Land Department in 1896 to be responsible

The Collection is arranged by the following Record Groups:

RG 65-30, 1869-1930, 66 cubic feet, 8 volumes RG 66-36, 1864-1931, 149 volumes RG 68-102, 1860-1933, 213 volumes, 12 cubic feet MS 86-100, 1856-1960, 1,025 cubic feet, 235 items

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Scope and Contents

Collection Scope and Content Note

The records of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company span the period from 1856 to 1960. These records document three of the major turning points in the history of American iron ore mining: (1) the shift of the iron and steel industry from reliance on local supplies of low to medium-grade ore to reliance on distant supplies of high-grade ore shipped long distances from the Lake Superior basin to the lower Great Lakes and the related shift of the American iron and steel industry from the east side of the Alleghenies to the upper Midwest; (2) the consolidation of iron ore mining in the hands of large corporations between 1895 and 1904, stimulated by and coexistent with the emergence of U.S. Steel as America’s first billion dollar corporation; and (3) the replacement of natural with artificial ores in the aftermath of World War II (beneficiation and pelletization).

RG 65-37, RG 66-36 consists of various administrative records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company. The record group includes: reports of pressure of blast (1879-80, 1885) for Pioneer furnace no. 1 and no. 2; reports of coal kilns (1880); statements relating to mercantile department (1874-78, 1884-87); statement of new construction (1924-30); contracts (1866-68, 1880), including contracts with Edward Breitung about silver lead; lists of subscribers to aid injured, blind and distressed individuals (ca. 1870-80), including name of donor or subscriber, amount given, and occasionally name of person aided; collections for medical services (1879-85) consisting of statements for costs covering medical services to company employees; weekly reports of diamond drill operations (1877-84, 1888, 1890); insurance policies (1872-75) for plant and equipment; statement of family charges and rent (1885); financial journals of Land Department operation (1889-90, 1896-1914); inventory (1896-1900) of equipment and supplies; invoice book (1887-88); ledger sheets of special accounts relating to stock of forest products, real estate, equipment and construction (1914-17); forms (1867-90); receipts, orders, invoices and statements (ca. 1870).

RG 68-102 consists of various business records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company for the years 1865-1933. The record group contains mainly statements, reports and memoranda relating to financial aspects of the company's various operations involving mines, land, employees, sales and transportation. Earliest records relate to sale of sawmill products, and the latest reports operation of Hotel Williams. RG 66-36 is mainly comprised of correspondence and business records of the Land and Lumber Departments, including payrolls, manifests, contracts, and mine inventories. MS 76-90 contains the records of the CCI land department, lumbering department, and other units or companies associated with those units during the first several decades of the 20th century. Most materials relate to Alger County, the focus of the Company's lumbering operations, and to Marquette County, the focus of the mining operations on the Marquette range. The majority of the materials assembled here are the records of the Land Dept. (ca. 1896-1926) and the Lumbering Dept. (ca. 1905-1940). In addition, several series of records are from the Cliffs-Dow Chemical Co., the Northern Veneer Institute, the Piqua Munising Wood Products Co., and the Upper Peninsula Land Co. Record types in the collection include account books, financial statements, inventories, payrolls, land ledgers, and reports of logging operations.

MS 86-100 is the largest of the collection’s record groups and includes 2,908 items and 235 maps. The record group consists of numerous record series, including Routine Business records Formal Business records, Agents Annual Reports, Mining records, Transportion records, Correspondence, and Maps and Plans. These record series include, but are not limited to, a variety of record types, including payroll books, ledgers, balance sheets, deeds, leases, bondholder agreements, contracts, and cost analyses.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the records series RG 65-30, 1869-1930, 66 cubic feet, 8 volumes RG 66-36, 1864-1931, 149 volumes RG 68-102, 1860-1933, 213 volumes, 12 cubic feet MS 86-100, 1856-1960, 1,025 cubic feet, 235 items.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in these records groups.

Custodial History

The State of Michigan acquired the records in 1959 after the acquisition of land formerly owned by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company. The records were moved to Marquette County Historical Society for storage.The records were moved to the Michigan State Archives on June 25, 1965 after the transfer of records from CCI to the Michigan Department of Conservation, Parks Division. The State Archives received accruals in 1966 and 1968. The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives acquired the records from the state of Michigan in 2001. The records are on deposit with Northern Michigan University and are still owned by the state of Michigan.

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Other Finding Aids

CCI Inventory in the Archives Reading Room; Cleveland -Cliffs Iron Mining Company, RG 86-100 Maps and Plans in Archives Reading Room.

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Collection Inventory

RG 65-30 1869-1930   66.0 Cubic feet

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RG 66-36. Parks and Recreation Division 1864-1931   160.0 volumes

Scope and Contents note

RG 65-37, RG 66-36 consists of various administrative records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company. The record group includes: reports of pressure of blast (1879-80, 1885) for Pioneer furnace no. 1 and no. 2; reports of coal kilns (1880); statements relating to mercantile department (1874-78, 1884-87); statement of new construction (1924-30); contracts (1866-68, 1880), including contracts with Edward Breitung about silver lead; lists of subscribers to aid injured, blind and distressed individuals (ca. 1870-80), including name of donor or subscriber, amount given, and occasionally name of person aided; collections for medical services (1879-85) consisting of statements for costs covering medical services to company employees; weekly reports of diamond drill operations (1877-84, 1888, 1890); insurance policies (1872-75) for plant and equipment; statement of family charges and rent (1885); financial journals of Land Department operation (1889-90, 1896-1914); inventory (1896-1900) of equipment and supplies; invoice book (1887-88); ledger sheets of special accounts relating to stock of forest products, real estate, equipment and construction (1914-17); forms (1867-90); receipts, orders, invoices and statements (ca. 1870).

Volumes 1:14 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

Volume 1 is missing. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for description.

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Volumes 1:14 - Letters In 

Volumes 15:31 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

Volume 25 is missing. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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Volumes 15:17 - Letters In 

Volumes 18:25 - Press Copies of Letters Out 

Volumes 26:31 - Manifests 

Volumes 32:60 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

Volume 53 too large for shelves. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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Volume 32 - Manifests 

Volume 33 - Inventory of Barnum Mine 

Volume 34 - Inventory of Michigamee Mine 

Volume 35:45 - Inventory of Iron Cliffs Company 

Volumes 46:50 - Record of Blasts 

Volumes 51:52, 54 - Charcoal Book 

Volumes 55:57 - Coal Book 

Volumes 58:60 - Ledger of Rent, Sale, and Lease 

Volumes 61:79 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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Volumes 61:62 - Ledger of Rentals 

Volumes 63:69 - Iron/Forwarding Book for Pioneer Furnace 

Volume 70 - Daily Report of Ore Mined and Shipped 

Volumes 71:74 - Record of Pig Iron 

Volume 75 - Weelky Furnace Reports 

Volume 76 - Cost Sheets Related to Rented Buildings 

Volumes 77:79 - Day Book of Expenses 

Volumes 80:111 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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Volume 80 - Day Book of Expenses 

Volume 81 - Orders for Mine Supplies 

Volumes 82:84 - Time Books 

Volume 85 - Monthly Wages Computing Tables 

Volumes 86:89 - Journal of Company Store 

Volume 90 - Journal of Labor 

Volumes 91:94 - Journal of Accounts 

Volume 95 - Receipt Book 

Volume 96 - Customer's Insurance Policy Experiation Book 

Volume 97 - Certificate of Ore Analysis 

Volume 98 - Credit Book 

Volume 99 - Account of Mining Operation 

Volume 100 - Account of Lumber Sawed and Delivered 

Volume 101 - Invoices of Purchases by Company Store 

Volume 102 - Ledger of Company Store 

Volume 103 - Ledger of Accounts of Lumbering Department 

Volume 104 - Card of Accounts 

Volume 105 - Record of Sale of Forage 

Volumes 106:107 - Invoices of Goods Purchased 

Volumes 108:111 - Records of the Osage Mining Company 

Volumes 112:119 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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Volume 112 - Records of the Osage Mining Company 

Volumes 113:119 - Payroll Ledgers 

Volumes 120:137 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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7C-01-01

Volumes 120:124 - Payroll Ledgers 

Volumes 125:126 - Record of Orders from Superior Charcoal Iron 

Volume 127 - Record of Deliveries of Hinkle and Pioneer 

Volume 128 - Plat Book 

Volumes 129:137 - Ore Books 

Volumes 138:153 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

Volume 153 is missing. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

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7C-01-02

Volumes 138:153 - Ore Books 

Volumes 154:160 of 160 

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Box
7C-01-03

Volumes 154:160 - Ore Books 

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RG 65-37A. Department of Parks and Recreation, Conservation Division 1866-1930   24.0 Cubic feet

Scope and Contents note

Lot 22.

RG 65-37, RG 66-36 consists of various administrative records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company. The record group includes: reports of pressure of blast (1879-80, 1885) for Pioneer furnace no. 1 and no. 2; reports of coal kilns (1880); statements relating to mercantile department (1874-78, 1884-87); statement of new construction (1924-30); contracts (1866-68, 1880), including contracts with Edward Breitung about silver lead; lists of subscribers to aid injured, blind and distressed individuals (ca. 1870-80), including name of donor or subscriber, amount given, and occasionally name of person aided; collections for medical services (1879-85) consisting of statements for costs covering medical services to company employees; weekly reports of diamond drill operations (1877-84, 1888, 1890); insurance policies (1872-75) for plant and equipment; statement of family charges and rent (1885); financial journals of Land Department operation (1889-90, 1896-1914); inventory (1896-1900) of equipment and supplies; invoice book (1887-88); ledger sheets of special accounts relating to stock of forest products, real estate, equipment and construction (1914-17); forms (1867-90); receipts, orders, invoices and statements (ca. 1870).

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RG 68-102. Conservation. Parks Division 1860-1933   75.0 Cubic feet

Scope and Contents note

Lot 40.

Scope and Contents note

RG 68-102 consists of various business records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company for the years 1865-1933. The record group contains mainly statements, reports and memoranda relating to financial aspects of the company's various operations involving mines, land, employees, sales and transportation. Earliest records relate to sale of sawmill products, and the latest reports operation of Hotel Williams. RG 66-36 is mainly comprised of correspondence and business records of the Land and Lumber Departments, including payrolls, manifests, contracts, and mine inventories. MS 76-90 contains the records of the CCI land department, lumbering department, and other units or companies associated with those units during the first several decades of the 20th century. Most materials relate to Alger County, the focus of the Company's lumbering operations, and to Marquette County, the focus of the mining operations on the Marquette range. The majority of the materials assembled here are the records of the Land Dept. (ca. 1896-1926) and the Lumbering Dept. (ca. 1905-1940). In addition, several series of records are from the Cliffs-Dow Chemical Co., the Northern Veneer Institute, the Piqua Munising Wood Products Co., and the Upper Peninsula Land Co. Record types in the collection include account books, financial statements, inventories, payrolls, land ledgers, and reports of logging operations.

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to General Manager 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to the General Manager 1867-1876 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to the General Manager 1877-1878 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to the General Manager 1878-1881 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to the General Manager 1880-1882 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to the General Manager 1883-1885 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters to the Superintendent from Rood and Canda 1867-1875 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters in to the General Manager 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters in from the Treasurer and Agent 1877 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters in from the Treasurer and Agent 1878-1880 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters in from the Treasurer and Agent 1882-1883 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters out from Superintendent 1867-1870 

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Administrative Correspondence--Letters out from Superintendent 1867-1870 

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MS 86-100. Agents Annual Reports and Historical Maps 1856-1960   1025.0 Cubic feet

Scope and Contents note

MS 86-100 is the largest of the collection’s record groups and includes 2,908 items and 235 maps. The record group consists of numerous record series, including Routine Business records Formal Business records, Agents Annual Reports, Mining records, Transportion records, Correspondence, and Maps and Plans. These record series include, but are not limited to, a variety of record types, including payroll books, ledgers, balance sheets, deeds, leases, bondholder agreements, contracts, and cost analyses.

Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Annual Reports.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Gwinn (Mich.).
  • Ishpeming (Mich.).
  • Marquette (Mich.).
  • Marquette Iron Range (Mich.)
  • Negaunee (Mich.).
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--Economic conditions.
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History, Local.
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Mather, William Gwinn, 1857-1951

Subject(s)

  • Lumbermen--United States
  • Mine maps.
  • Miners--United States--History.
  • Mining--United States.

Series 3: Agent’s Annual Reports 1893-1960   92.0 volumes      

Scope and Contents note

The Annual Reports of the Land, Lumber, and Mining Departments contains 150 volumes that date from 1893 to 1960. CCI agents hand wrote, typed, and assembled the reports and sent them to the Company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. These reports document the operations of iron mines, furnaces, and the exploitation of forest resources. The reports contain detailed comments and descriptions of local management regarding mine, furnace, chemical, land, and lumbering operations, but also detailed quantitative data on the costs of operating mines, furnaces, and logging operations. The reports also provide accounts of the ethnic composition of the workforce, labor union and strike activity, and information on the status of the company’s social welfare and safety programs.* In essence, the annual reports bring together all the various financial, production, and labor records found in the other disparate components of the collection into one easily accessible source. Not surprisingly, therefore, this record series is the most heavily used by researchers. *Reynolds, Terry. Archival Report: The Cleveland – Cliffs Iron Company Collections, Northern Michigan University Archives, Michigan Historical Review, 30:1, Spring 2004, 142.

Existence and Location of Copies

Electronic copies of Agent's Annual Reports are stored on an external hard drive on 7A-04-01-01 and on an external hard drive in a waterproof and fireproof safe in the University Records Center.

Subseries 1: Agent's Annual Reports of the Mining Department 1892-1960 

Scope and Contents

The Agents’ Annual Reports of the Mining Department are most commonly divided into sections under the titles of Mining Operations, Safety Department, Welfare and later Pension Department, Engineering Department, Report of the Mechanic, Geology Department. They also contain documents about wildlife, tourism, agriculture, and hunting in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula.

Volume

Annual Report--Mining 1892 

2058

Annual Report--Mining 1893 

2059

Annual Report--Mining 1894 

2060

Annual Report--Mining 1895 

2061

Annual Report--Mining 1896 

2062

Annual Report--Mining 1899 

2063

Annual Report--Mining 1900 (1 of 2) 

2064

Annual Report--Mining 1900 (2 of 2) 

2065

Annual Report--Mining 1900 (3 of 3) 

2066

Annual Report--Mining 1901 (1 of 2) 

2067

Annual Report--Mining 1901 (2 of 2) 

2068

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (1 of 4) 

2069

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (2 of 4) 

2070

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (3 of 4) 

2071

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (4 of 4) 

2072

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (1 of 4) 

2073

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (2 of 4) 

2074

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (3 of 4) 

2075

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (4 of 4) 

2076

Annual Report--Mining 1904 (1 of 2) 

2077

Annual Report--Mining 1904 (2 of 2) 

2078

Annual Report--Mining 1905 (1 of 3) 

2080

Annual Report--Mining 1905 (2 of 3) 

2081

Annual Report--Mining 1905 (3 of 3) 

2082

Annual Report--Mining 1906 (1 of 3) 

2083

Annual Report--Mining 1906 (2 of 3) 

2084

Annual Report--Mining 1906 (3 of 3) 

2085

Annual Report--Mining 1907 (1 of 2) 

2086

Annual Report--Mining 1907 (2 of 2) 

2087

Annual Report--Mining 1908 (1 of 2) 

2089

Annual Report--Mining 1908 (2 of 2) 

2090

Annual Report--Mining 1909 (1 of 2) 

2091

Annual Report--Mining 1909 (2 of 2) 

2092

Annual Report--Mining 1910 (1 of 2) 

2093

Annual Report--Mining 1910 (2 of 2) 

2094

Annual Report--Mining 1911 (1 of 2) 

2097

Annual Report--Mining 1911 (2 of 2) 

2098

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (3 of 3) 

2102

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (2 of 3) 

2100

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (1 of 3) 

2099

Annual Report--Mining 1913 

2103

Annual Report--Mining 1914 

2106

Annual Report--Mining 1915 

2107

Annual Report--Mining 1917 

1988

Annual Report--Mining 1918 

1989

Annual Report--Mining 1919 

1990

Annual Report--Mining 1920 

1991

Annual Report--Mining 1921 

1992

Annual Report--Mining 1922 

1993

Annual Report--Mining 1923 

1994

Annual Report--Mining 1924 

1995

Annual Report--Mining 1925 

1996

Annual Report--Mining 1926 

1997

Annual Report--Mining 1927 

1998

Annual Report--Mining 1928 

1999

Annual Report--Mining 1929 

2000

Annual Report--Mining 1930 

2001

Annual Report--Mining 1931 

2002

Annual Report--Mining 1932 

2003

Annual Report--Mining 1933 

2004

Annual Report--Mining 1934 

2005

Annual Report--Mining 1935 

2006

Annual Report--Mining 1936 

2007

Annual Report--Mining 1937 

2008

Annual Report--Mining 1938 

2009

Annual Report--Mining 1939 

2010

Annual Report--Mining 1940 

2011

Annual Report--Mining 1941 

2012

Annual Report--Mining 1942 

2013

Annual Report--Mining 1943 

2014

Annual Report--Mining 1944 

2015

Annual Report--Mining 1945 

2016

Annual Report--Mining 1946 

2017

Annual Report--Mining 1947 

2018

Annual Report--Mining 1948 

2019

Annual Report--Mining 1949 

2020

Annual Report--Mining 1950 

2021

Annual Report--Mining 1951 

2022

Annual Report--Mining 1952 

2023

Annual Report--Mining 1953 

2024

Annual Report--Mining 1954 

2025

Annual Report--Mining 1955 

2026

Annual Report--Mining 1956 

2027

Annual Report--Mining 1957 

2028

Annual Report--Mining 1958 

2029

Annual Report--Mining 1959 

2030

Annual Report--Mining 1960 

2031

Subseries 2: Agent's Annual Reports of the Land Department 1904-1942 

Scope and Contents

The Agent’s Annual Reports of the Land and Lumber Department contain consolidated records for the following companies: The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company, Superior Reality Company, The Cliffs Reality Company, The Cliffs Power and Light Company, The Negaunee Mine Company, Bunker Hill Mining Company, The Athens Iron Mining Company, and the Arctic Iron Company.The Agents’ Annual Reports of the Land Department are divided into two parts, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company and Other Companies. The part titled, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company, is divided into sections as follows: Mineral Lands Forestry and Conservation, Grand Island, Maps, Tax Matters and Land Records, Engineering Surveys and Construction Work, Forestry and Logging. The part titled, Other Companies is further divided into sections as follows: Collections, Leases, land Rentals, Earnings, and Sales Statements.

Volume

Annual Report--Land 1904 

2079

Annual Report--Land 1908 

2088

Annual Report--Land 1911 

2096

Annual Report--Land 1912 

2101

Annual Report--Land 1913 

2104

Annual Report--Land 1914 

2105

Annual Report--Land 1915 

2108

Annual Report--Land 1917 

2032

Annual Report--Land 1918 

2033

Annual Report--Land 1919 

2034

Annual Report--Land 1920 

2035

Annual Report--Land 1921 

2036

Annual Report--Land 1922 

2037

Annual Report--Land 1923 

2038

Annual Report--Land 1924 

2039

Annual Report--Land 1925 

2040

Annual Report--Land 1926 

2041

Annual Report--Land 1927 

2042

Annual Report--Land 1928 

2043

Annual Report--Land 1929 

2044

Annual Report--Land 1930 

2045

Annual Report--Land 1931 

2046

Annual Report--Land 1932 

2047

Annual Report--Land 1933 

2048

Annual Report--Land 1934 

2049

Annual Report--Land 1934 

2050

Annual Report--Land 1936 

2051

Annual Report--Land 1937 

2052

Annual Report--Land 1938 

2053

Annual Report--Land 1939 

2054

Annual Report--Land 1940 

2055

Annual Report--Land 1941 

2056

Annual Report--Land 1942 

2057

Subseries 3: Agent's Annual Reports of the Lumbering Department 1907-1929 

Scope and Contents

The Annual Reports of the Lumber Department are most commonly divided into the sections under the titles of Furnace Resources, Logging Operations Cost Sheets, Wages, Taxes Paid Lumber Department, Transportations and Deliveries, Equipment Inventories, General Department Expenses, and Manager’s Recommendations.

Annual Report--Lumber 1907 

Volume

Annual Report--Lumber 1908-1910 

2109

Annual Report--Lumber 1910 

2110

Annual Report--Lumber 1911 

2112

Annual Report--Lumber 1912 

2113

Annual Report--Lumber 1913 

2114

Annual Report--Lumber 1914 

2115

Annual Report--Lumber 1915 

2116

Annual Report--Lumber 1916 

2117

Miscellaneous Data 1915-1918; 1923 

2118

Annual Report--Lumber 1917 

2119

Annual Report--Lumber 1918 

2120

Annual Report--Lumber 1919 

2121

Annual Report--Lumber 1920 

2122

Annual Report--Lumber 1921 

2123

Annual Report--Lumber 1922 

2124

Annual Report--Lumber 1923 

2125

Annual Report--Lumber 1924 

2126

Annual Report--Lumber 1925 

2127

Annual Report--Lumber 1926 

2128

Annual Report--Lumber 1927 

2129

Annual Report--Lumber 1928 

2130

Annual Report--Lumber 1929 

2131

Subseries 4: Agent's Annual Reports of the Land and Lumber Department 1943-1955 

Scope and Contents

The Agent’s Annual Reports of the Land and Lumber Department contain consolidated records for the following companies: The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company, Superior Reality Company, The Cliffs Reality Company, The Cliffs Power and Light Company, The Negaunee Mine Company, Bunker Hill Mining Company, The Athens Iron Mining Company, and the Arctic Iron Company.

Volume

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1943 

2132

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1944 

2133

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1945 

2134

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1947 

2136

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1948 

2137

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1946 

2135

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1949 

2138

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1950 

2139

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1951 

2140

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1952 

2141

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1953 

2142

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1954 

2143

Annual Report--Land and Lumber 1955 

2144

Series 8: Historical Maps 1882-1937   235.0 items.     

Scope and Contents note

The Historic Maps and Plans include 235 items that date from 1882 to 1937. The maps describe individual mines and their surrounding communities on the Marquette Range, Minnesota iron ranges, and Wisconsin. Some of these are maps of the surface plant, while others deal with underground workings or details of shaft houses. A considerable number detail the timber interests of CCI and other large landholders in the central and western Upper Peninsula. Still other maps relate to the development of the watersheds that CCI tapped in the early twentieth century to produce hydroelectric power for its mining and other related operations. Numerous students, scholars, and the general public have accessed this record series to gather historical information on land use, forestry practices, and environmental depredation.

Existence and Location of Copies

Electronic copies of Historic Maps are stored on an external hard drive located at 7A-04-01-01 and on an external hard drive in a waterproof and fireproof safe in the University Records Center.

Map showing the subdivision of south half of sect 10 T. 40 N. R. 22 W. and place of the Gladstone CO's Furnace Addition -- Gladstone Company, Gladstone 1906 


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Ishpeming Improvements-Ishpeming, Michigan 1911 


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City of Ishpeming T. 47 N.R. 27 W. Feb 7th, 1912 (2 of the same maps) 1912 


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City of Ishpeming showing S.1/2 of the S. 1/4 of Sec.9, T.47 N.,27 W. 1916 


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Location   32 2 1

Plat of Lands in City of Negaunee (3 maps) 1886-1889 


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Location   32 2 2

City of Negaunee Sections 5 and 6 (2 maps) 1900 


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Map Showing Mineral Rights at Negaunee 1906 


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City of Negaunee and vicinity 1907 


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Map of a portion of City of Negaunee showing acreage laid out in mining lots by Pioneer Iron Company 1910 


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City of Negaunee 1921 


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City of Negaunee 1913 


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Plat of Village of Michigamme (2 maps) 1900 


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Plat of Michigamme Co's lands (2 maps) 1905 


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Maps of Munising (14 maps) 1886-1917 


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Plat of the Anna River Addition to the town of Munising, Alger County, Michigan (3 maps) 1910 


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Laponte Addition to Munising 1910 


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Vail 2 Operation -- Autrain 1925 


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Owners of Record on Marquette Iron Range, Between Dexter Mine and Ishpeming, Michigan 1916 


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Map showing ownership in section 18 and parts of sections 17, 19 and 20 T. 47 NR. 26 W-Richmond Township 1910 


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Alger County 1915 


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Fox River Burning-Alger and Luce County 1912 


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Alger and Schoolcraft Counties-Ownership of Lands Along Autrain River 1908 


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Part of Alger County 1912 


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Alger and Schoolcraft Counties 1913 


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Map showing part of Alger County (2 maps) 1913 


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Location   32 5 2

Map showing part of Alger and Schoolcraft Counties 1914-1915 


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Chicago and North-West Ry. The Negaunee Mining District-Marquette County 1887 (Corrected June, 1889) 


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Map of Baraga County showing boundary of lands on the mineral formations 1914 


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Location   32 6 1

Map of Baraga County 1914 


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Part of Baraga County 1918 


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Location   32 6 1

Map of Luce County 1915 


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Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties 1915 


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Location   32 6 3

Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties showing boundary of lands on the mineral foundation 1914 


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Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties 1914 


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Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties 1926 


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Location   32 6 3

Lands owned by Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Companies 1926 


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Map of the Lands of the Michigan (land) and Iron Co., limited in the counties of Marquette, Baraga and Houghton, Northern Peninsula Michigan 1884-Recieved 1889 1894-1899 


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Location   32 7 1

Land owned by mining companies in the mid-Upper Peninsula (7 maps) 1912 


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Land owned by mining companies in the mid-Upper Peninsula (4 maps) 1913 


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Location   32 7 2

Lumbering lands owned by mining companies in the Upper Peninsula 1923 


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Location   32 7 2

Mining Company lands in the mid-Upper Peninsula 1923 


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Location   32 7 2

American Iron Company's Lands and Magnetic Surveys of Three Lakes District, Marquette; Baraga County (11 Maps) 1913 


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Location   32 7 3

Portion of Bingham Mine Showing surface removed by Olivier I.M. Mining Company 1923 


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Location   32 8 1

Explorations on Section 2-46-29 on Sections 11-46-29 (in Minnesota)(2 maps) 1925 


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Location   32 8 2

Sections "A"-Sections "G" Looking East Clark Mine (in Minnesota) 1926 


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Location   32 8 2

Clark Mine and Vicinity (in Minnesota); Sections K-N; P;Q;T Looking East 1927 


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Location   32 8 2

Section "A"-Section "H" Looking East Clark Mine (in Minnesota) (8 maps) 1927 


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Location   32 8 2

Map of Pescoe Mine Shaft (7 maps) 1910 


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Location   32 8 3

McColmon Exploration N.W. 1/4 Sec. 17T. 44 N.R.,35 W. Michigan., Iron River Township (2 maps) 1913 


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Location   32 9 1

Proposed Arrangements of Tracks in Cliff Shaft MineYard, Ishpeming 1898 


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Location   32 9 2

Profile of Cliffs-Shaft Mine Geological (7 Maps) 1926 


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Location   32 9 2

Barnes Explorations Sections 3, T.47 N., R.28 W. Ely Township (7 Maps) 1907 


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Location   32 9 3

Sketch Map Sections 2 and 3, T.47 N., R28W. Ely Township 1907 


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Location   32 9 3

E.W. Longitudinal Projection of Barnes-Hecker and Morris Mines, Ely Townships 1921 


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Location   32 9 3

Map of Ravenna Mine (5 maps) 1917 


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Location   32 10 1

Rock River Operation, Alger County (2 maps) 1925 


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Location   32 10 2

Magnetic Survey of Crystal Falls-District, Mastodon Township (19 Maps) 1913 


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Location   32 10 3

Crystal Falls District, Mastadon Township (8 maps) 1921 


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Location   32 10 3

Canisteo Cliffs Mine Open Pit 1930 


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Location   32 11 1

Bourne Mine Open Pit (8 maps) 1916 


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Location   32 11 2

Explorations S.E. 1/4 Sec. 6 Town 57 Range 20 (2 maps) 1916 


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Location   32 11 2

Contour Map of Territory Surrounding Ore Body in Section 3, T. 47 N., R28 W. Ely Township 1920 


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Location   32 11 3

NW and SE Vertical Section through proposed shaft section 3 T. 47 N. R28 W., Contour Map of Territory Sets 1920, 1909 


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Location   32 11 3

Contour Map of Territory , Section 3 1909 


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Location   32 11 3

Composite Map Hartford and Cambria Mines (8 maps) 1927 


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Location   32 12 1

Mackinaw and Gardner Mines 1st through 5th Levels (5 maps) 1929 


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Location   32 12 2

Mackinaw and Gardner Mines 1st through 5th Levels (5 maps) 1929 


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Location   32 12 2

Mackinaw and Gardner Mines 7th-10th Levels (4 maps) 1936 


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Location   32 12 2

Plan of the Isabella Mine and Vicinity, Richmond Township 19(7 Maps) 1919 


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Location   32 12 3

Helmer and North Star Mines Surface 1920 


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Location   32 13 1

Helmer Mine Underground 1920 


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Location   32 13 1

Helmer Mine (6 maps) 1930 


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Location   32 13 1

Holmes Mine 4th Geological Level 34 


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Location   32 13 2

Holmes Mine Showing Relationships between Underground Working and Railways Tracks (2 maps) 1937 


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Location   32 13 2

Plan of Mary Charlotte Mine (44 Maps) 1922 


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Location   32 13 3

Plan of Mary Charlotte Mine (36 Maps) 1923 


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Location   32 13 3

Lake Superior Iron Company (showing mineral rights), Marquette County 1921 


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Location   32 14 1

Lake Superior Iron Company Diamond Drill Holes on S. Half NW Quarter Sec. 10 T 47, NR 27 1929 


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Location   32 14 1

Jackson Mine N 1/2 of the SW 1/2 of Section 1 Geological, Negaunee Township 1906 


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Location   32 14 2

Jackson Mine Section 1 T .47N R.27W., Negaunee Township 1907 


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Location   32 14 2

North Lake District Map, Ely Township 1909 


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Location   32 14 3

Plan of North Lake Mine First Level, Ely 1911 


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Location   32 14 3

Plan of North Lake Mine Second Level, Ely 1911 


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Location   32 14 3

Plan of North Lake Mine Third Level, Ely 1911 


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Location   32 14 3

Plan of North Lake Mine First Level, Ely 1911 


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Location   32 14 3

North Lake District Plans Showing Proposed Layouts and No. 5 and 2 Shafts, Ely 1911 


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Location   32 14 3

Cleveland Iron [Mining] Company Map of Workings, Ishpeming 1882 


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Location   32 15 1

City of Ishpeming S 1/2 of the S 1/4 of Section 3, Ishpeming 1911 


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Location   32 15 1

E.W. Longitudinal Projection of the East-Lloyd and Morris Mines, Ely Township (3 maps) 1920 


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Location   32 15 2

Maps of Morris Mine Geological, Ely (4 maps) 1921 


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Location   32 15 2

Morris Mine Surface Map, Ely 1921 


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Location   32 15 2

Plans of Princeton Mine (28 Plans) 1910 


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Location   32 15 3

Princeton Mine No. 2 Showing Proposed Stocking Ground, Forsyth 1910 


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Location   32 15 3

Princeton Mine No. 2 Shaft Showing Cross Sections No.2 Forsyth 1910 


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Princeton Mine No. 2 Shaft Main Levels- 1910 


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Location   32 15 3

Princeton Mine Suface Layout at No. 2 Shaft and Proposed No.3 Shaft Sec. 20T.45N.,R.25W., Forsyth 1910 


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Location   32 15 3

Prescott Company General Layout of Mill, Menomoniee 1918 


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Location   32 16 1

Olivier Iron Mining Company Section 16 Mine Ishpeming (15 maps) 1914 


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Location   32 16 1

Plan of Stephenson Mine (4 Maps) 1926 


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Location   32 16 3

Plan of Stephenson Mine Sixth Level 1926 


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Location   32 16 3

Map of Virgil Mine First Level, Spies Mine-Third Level, Iron River (2 maps) 1921 


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Location   32 17 1

Section 15 T.47., R27W., Ishpeming 1921 


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Location   32 17 1

Map of Virgil Mine, Iron River (9 maps) 1921 


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Location   32 17 1

Map of Virgil and Spies Mine, Iron River 1921 


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Location   32 17 1

Map of Spies-Virgil Mine 4th and 5th Level (2 maps) 1925 


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Location   32 17 1

Spies Mine Course of Discharged Mine Water, Iron River 1926 


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Location   32 17 1

Sub. Division of Smiths Bay Section 7-46-29 1926 


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Location   32 17 2

Subdivision of Smith's Bay of the Michigamme River Section 7-46-29 1907 


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Location   32 17 2

Republic Mine 1914 


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Location   32 17 2

Smith's Bay, Republic Showing Proposed Division of Mineral Rights, Ely Township 1915 


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Location   32 17 2

Smith's Bay, Ely Township 1915 


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Location   32 17 2

Republic District Section 15 T, 47N., R27W., Ishpeming 1921 


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Location   32 17 2

Republic Mine Geological Pascoe Shaft Section, Ely Township (2 maps) 1928 


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Location   32 17 2

Map of Wade Mine (1 map) 1920 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade-Helmer Mines and Vicinity 1924 


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Plan of Wade-Helmer Mine Open Pit (2 Plans) 1924 


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Location   32 17 3

Plan of Wade Helmer Mine 1924 


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Location   32 17 3

Plan of Wade and Helmer Mines (10 maps) 1924 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade Mine E. W. Cross Sections (13 Plans) 1925 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade Mine and Vicinity (5 Plans) 1926 


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Wade Mine and Vicinity 1926 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade Mine Open Pit (3 Plans) 1926 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade Mine Open Pit (5 Plans) 1927 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade Mine Ore Contours- East Deposit and Plan of Development 1930 


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Location   32 17 3

Wade Mine Ore Contours- East Deposit 1930 


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Location   32 17 3

Tilden Mine Proposed Crushing Plant (2 maps) 1928 


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Location   32 18 1

Swanzy Exploration for Francis Mine Sec.27-45-25, Forsyth Township (6 maps) 1922 


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Location   32 18 2

Map of Transmission Line Plans Marquette to North Lake, Marquette County (21 Maps) 1913 


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Location   32 18 3

Map of Transmission Line Plans Ishpeming to Princeton, Princeton, Michigan, North Lake and Marquette (21 maps) 1913 


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Location   32 19 1

Maps of Transmission Line Plans Autrain to Munising, Munising, Michigan and Autrain Township (11 maps) 1913 


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Location   32 19 2

Township 49 Range 33, L'Anse Township 1901 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power- Showing Proposed Development and Lands, Marquette County 1909 


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Location   32 19 3

Map of the Marquette Iron District Michigan, Marquette 1909 


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Map of the Marquette and Negaunee Districts Showing the Carp and Dead River Water Powers, Marquette County 1911 


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Map of the Marquette and Negaunee Districts Showing the Carp and Dead River Water Powers, Marquette County 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Proposed Carp Basin No.2, Ishpeming Township (2 maps) 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Development (9 Maps) 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power Profile of Proposed Dam in S.E. 1/4 Sec. 29-48-26 [1911] 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power- Showing Proposed Transmission Line 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power Sec 35; T.48 N.,R25 W Marquette County 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power, Ishpeming Township 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water-Power, Ishpeming Township 1911 


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Location   32 19 3

Map of Hydro-Electric System Showing Carp River Water Power, Transmission Lines Marquette County 1912 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power, Marquette County 1913 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power Damsite at No. 1 Storage Basin 1914 


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Location   32 19 3

Carp River Water Power, Marquette County- dated 1913 (Received 1916) 


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Location   32 19 3

Map of the Sturgeon River showing Proposed Developments, Baraga County 1910 


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Location   32 20 1

Map of the Sturgeon River Development 1910 


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Location   32 20 1

Sturgeon River Development Upper and Lower Dam (2 maps) 1910 


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Location   32 20 1

Dead River Storage map showing Proposed Storage, Marquette County 1911 


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Location   32 20 2

Storage Resevoirs on Dead River and Tributary Streams 209 maps) 1912 


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Location   32 20 2

Dead River Falls, Ely Township(3 maps) 1915 


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Location   32 20 2

Proposed Intake Basin Hoist Falls Dead River, Ely Township (3 maps) 1916 


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Location   32 20 2

Dead River Storage, Ely Township (2 maps) 1923 


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Location   32 20 2

Ayer and Longyear Lease 1917 


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Location   32 20 2

Map of City of Marquette, Michigan 1911 


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Location   32 20 3

Autrain River Development Proposed Diverting Dam Upper End Storage Resevoir, Alger County (2 maps) 1911 


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Location   32 21 1

Autrain River Development Proposed Diverting Dam Storage Resevoir, Alger County 1911 


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Location   32 21 1

Alger Water Power, Alger County 1914 


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Location   32 21 1

Holman-Cliffs Mine 1925 


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Holman Mine and Vicinity 1927 


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Holman Brown Pit Showing Contours of Pit Below QuarterLevel and Contours of Bottom of Ore 1928 


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Hill Trumbull Mine Open Pit- 1929 


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Homan-Cliffs Open Pit 1930 


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Holman Cliffs Open Pit 1930 


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Holman-Cliffs Open Pit 1930 


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Holman- Cliffs Mine Open Pit Showing Areas From Which 1930 Production Will Be Taken 1930 


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Holmes Mine Showing Relationships Between Underground Working and Railways Tracks (2 Plans) 1937 


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Lands for the Northern Forest Protective Association in Western Upper Peninsula, Upper Peninsula (7 Maps) 1914 


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MAAS Mine, Negaunee 1899 


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MAAS Mine Plan of Proposed Yard 1901 


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Plan of MAAS Power House Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Ishpeming (2 Maps) 1906 


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Proposed Method of Straightening MAAS Mine Shaft from Ledge to Surface 1910 


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MAAS Mine, Negaunee 1910 


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MAAS Mine 1910 


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Plan of MAAS Mine Shaft Cutting Edge and Angles for Deck, Negaunee 1910 


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Plan of MAAS Mine Proposed Fourth Level 1910 


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Map of MAAS Shaft General Makeup, Negaunee Township 1910 


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MAAS Mine 1912 


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Belt Conveyor Layout- Plan MAAS Mine Crusher Plant CCI Company, Ishpeming (4 Plans) 1917 


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Negaunee Mine Map Showing Property with Proposed Useof Surface, Negaunee 1908 


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Proposed Tracks to New Negaunee Mine Shaft and Connection with MAAS Mine Cut-Off, Negaunee 1908 


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Negaunee Mine Map Showing Property with Proposed Useof Surface, Negaunee 1908 


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Negaunee Mine Shaft House Detail of Dump Plate etc., Negaunee 1909 


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Layout at No. 3 Mine Shaft, Negaunee 1910 


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North-South Section through MAAS and Negaunee on 000 Line, Negaunee 1910 


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Plan of Negaunee Shaft No. 3, Negaunee 1910 


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Negaunee Mine East-West Section 600 Feet South of the Northwest Corner of Section 5, Negaunee 1910 


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Map of Negaunee Mine Tenth Level, Negaunee 1910 


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City of Negaunee N. 1/2 of S.E. 1/4 Section 6-47-26 1915 


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Geological Cross Section N-S through No. 3 Shaft Negaunee Mine 267 East showing MAAS-Negaunee and Athens Ore-Bodies, Negaunee 1915 


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Approximate Vertical Projections of Ore Body at Athens and Lucky Star Mines, Negaunee 1900 


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Geological Map to Accompany Reports of E.E. White on Athens Property, Negaunee (4 Maps) 1911 


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Athens Shaft House Details, Negaunee 1912 


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Map and Longitudinal Projection in E-W Plane Athens and Lucky Start Drilling Showing Ore-Body and Sulfur Analysis, Negaunee 1914 


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Map and Longitudinal Projection in E-W Plane Athens and Lucky Start Drilling Showing Ore-Body and Sulfur Analysis, Negaunee 1914 


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Map and Longitudinal Projection in E-W Plane Athens and Lucky Start Drilling Showing Ore-Body and Sulfur Analysis, Negaunee (18 Maps) 1914 


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Projection on N-S Plane Union Hole No. 12 Athens, Negaunee 1914 


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Part of Section 5 and 6, T.47N.,R.26W., Negaunee (3 Maps) 1915 


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City of Negaunee S. 1/2 of S.E. 1/4 6-47-26, Negaunee 1915 


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1Map of Boeing Mine (2 Plans) 1920 


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Boeing Mine Open Pit (4 Plans) 1920 


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Map of Boeing Mine Showing Underground Workings 1920 


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Plan of Boeing Mine 1920 


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Boeing Mine Exploration Sheet-Test Pits (3 Plans) 1920 


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Map Showing Ore in Vicinity of Location Boeing Mine 1923 


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Boeing Mine Proposed Plan of Plat, Pump House and Sump for 2nd Level (3 Plans) 1925 


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Plan of Boeing Mine 1925 


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Profile showing Proposed Change of Mine Water Ditch 


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Boeing Mine (2 Plans) 1925 


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Boeing Mine Section s Showing Ore Formations on Boeing and Susquehanna Mines 1926 


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Plan of Boeing Mine 1926 


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Hill Trumbull Mine Cross Sections through Test Pits-Area A and B, Houghton 1920 


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Hill Trumbull Mine, Houghton 1921 


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Hill Trumbull Mine, Houghton 1921 


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Hill Trumbull Sketch Illustrating Method of Stripping and Mining, Houghton 1921 


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Hill Trumbull Mine, Houghton (2 Plans) 1923 


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Hill Trumbull Mine Open Pit, (6 Plans) 1925 


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Map of Hill Annex Mine and Vicinity, Calumet 1928 


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Map of Hill Trumbull Mine Showing Open Pit Operations, Houghton (10 Maps) 1929 


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Mesaba Mining Company Showing Hill Trumbull Washing Plant, Minnesota 1929 


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MS-86-100 #2666 Large Map-Northern Upper Peninsula 1906 


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MS86-100#2666 Large Map-Southern Upper Peninsula 1906 


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MS86-100#2666 Large Map-Eastern Upper Peninsula 1906 


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MS 76-90 

Series 6: Lumber Contracts and Jobs 1915-1938   8.0 Linear feet      

Scope and Contents note

The Land Department maintained a record for each logging operation or job. Generally, these files contained: 1) copies of the logging contract; 2) maps showing the location of the job; 3) monthly cost sheets; and 4) monthly details of deliveries to other operations and outside parties. The Department broke down costs and deliveries according to species of tree (birch, ash, balsam, etc.) and cuts (logs, posts, bark, etc) of wood. The following inventory lists the logging operations, contract numbers where applicable, and dates. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of operation. The following files are missing: Andrew G. Johnson.398, Operation no.119, Operation No.166, Operation No.196, Operation No.203, Torma Job, and Underhill.

August A. Anderson. 405 1919-1923 


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Joel Anderson. 337 1918-1921 


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Bert Balcom.385 1918-1921 


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Roy L. Carr. 358 1919-1921 


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Connor Brothers. 378 1917-1923 


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Dalton Land Log Job. 1921-1922 


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Davenport and Underhill (2 folders). 259 1916-1924 


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Dixon Job 1922-1924 


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Fitzgerald and Cayer. 589 1922-1924 


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Forest Lake Log Job. 1920-1923 


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Gust Fredeen (3 folders). 255 1916-1923 


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Grand Island Bark Job. 1915-1924 


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E.A. Grondin. 257 1916-1918 


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E.A. Grondin. 298 1917-1920 


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Arthur Guntley. 305 1919-1923 


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Charles Hammill, Grand Island. 258 1919-1920 


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Charles Hubbard. 462 1919-1920 


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Andrew G. Johnson. 398 1919-1923 

Frank J. Johnson. 304 1919-1922 


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John W. Kerkella. 349 1918-1921 


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Oliver Le Fonde. 463 1920-1922 


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John V. Lustila. 352 1920-1922 


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John V. Lustila. 454 1918-1921 


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Victor Maki. 455/542 1919-1920 


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Louis Mandocky. 347 1918-1919 


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Toni Miller. 420 1919-1920 


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Wesley Miller. 305 1917-1920 


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Midway Job. 1923-1924 


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Anthony Mushlock. 303 1917-1924 


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Anthony Mushlock. 206 1916-1917 


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Tofelt O. Nault. 324 1918-1921 


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Operation No. 73 (2 folders). 1916-1922 


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Operation No. 114. 1921-1928 


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Operation No. 119. 1919-1923 

Operation No. 166. 1919-1923 

Operation No. 196. 1919-1923 

Operation No. 203. 1919-1923 

Edgar Raisch. 256 1916-1917 


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George Roberts. 276 1916-1920 


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William Sherbinow. 1918-1921 


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Robert Shippy. 413 1919-1921 


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Robert Shippy. 481 1920-1923 


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Arthur Skinner. 345 1918-1921 


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Arthur Skinner. 394 1919-1922 


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John W. Snell. 312 1917-1920 


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Torma Job. 1919-1923 

Underhill. 1919-1923 

Charles Webb. 241 1915-1917 


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