Empire Mine and the Cascade Range--Allan Koski
This book is for you, if you want to learn about:
- The history of Palmer, MI and the Cascade Range.
- The struggles and working conditions of early immigrant iron miners.
- The importance of major strikes in lifting miners into middle class.
- The history of the Steelworkers (USWA) on the Marquette Iron Range.
- The tragedy filled, long slow road to improving mine safety.
- The gradual demise of Michigan's underground iron mines.
- The rise of MIchigan's Taconite Industry.
- The birth of an Empire - Michigan's largest iron mine.
- The rise of women into the ranks of iron miners.
- The difference between Magnetite and Hematite.
- The discovery of some of the oldest fossils visible to the naked eye.
- And much more...