Looking for books on Michigan Logging

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jrhall60, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. jrhall60

    jrhall60 New Member

    Hi All,

    After a 30 year hiatus, I finally have the time to put together an HO or N scale layout. I have an 8' x 12' corner of the basement and wanted to model logging in Michigan in the late 1800's. I was thinking of somewhere in the northern half of the lower peninsula or maybe the upper peninsula so I could also do iron ore mining. I checked out my local library for books, but they did not have much. Can anyone suggest some logging/railroad books for this time period and area?

  2. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Michigan had some iron but mostly copper was mined up in the keenewaw peninsula around houghton hancock etc.
    Iron was mined around marquette , ishpeming area's.

    these sites will keep you busy for awhile



    This next one is a Master list of Wisconsin logging companies. Some of these worked both states
  3. jrhall60

    jrhall60 New Member

    Thanks for the links. Tons of good information.

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