|Wednesday night we headed out to a state park to watch the sunset. This photo was taken at about 10:30 pm.|
|The next morning we went way underground at Quincy Mine. |
This photo was taken about 365 feet below the surface; the mine goes down another 9,000 feet.
|Once they passed the era of three-man teams, two men holding a spike in place and the other bashing it with a twelve-pound sledgehammer in near darkness, these were the tools they used to get the copper out of the peninsula.|
|Miners get tired.|
|They had to cut this steel drum into thirty-two pieces to get it into the wheelhouse in 1918.|
It's the axle for a four-mile-long pulley, pulling men, equipment, waste, and ore out of the ground.
|The day was about to get colder.|