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Tracks of history

Since 1850s, railroads have carried the area’s mining industry

November 18, 2012
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - From mules and horses to plank roads, steam and iron rails, the modes of transportation steadily improved in moving ore from the western end of Marquette County to the ships of Lake Superior during the area's early 19th Century mining days.



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