Construction on a major link in the historic Iron Ore Heritage Trail began this week, and it will connect the area where the first iron mines were dug to the port where the ore has been shipped from for about 150 years.
Crews are clearing the pathway that will run for nearly 12 miles from Negaunee into Marquette, passing a number of sites that are related to the early mining era of the region. Paving of the section is expected to be completed early next summer. more . . .
From: The Mining Journal
Oct. 3, 2012