Sunday, June 1, 2014


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.

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