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October 2017

10/22/1908-The first light at the Rock of Ages Lighhouse was exhibited (illuminated) for the first time.

October 22
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10/22/1844-The Lake Superior Mine site between Eagle River/Phoenix had 30 buildings and 140 people living at the site.

October 22
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10/23/1910-The wooden steamer Langhamcarrying coal, sinks in Bete Gris Bay seeking shelter from a storm.

October 23
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10/24/1884-The iron steamer Scotia was blinded by the snow in a gale, ran aground on Keweenaw Point and was wrecked.

October 24
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10/24/1856-Keeper Mark Petty arrives at the Rock Harbor Lighhouse and exhibits (illuminates) the light shortly thereafter.

October 24
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10/24/1855-The Garden City Mining Company was organized. It worked till 1866, had a small location with homes, mill, etc.

October 24
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10/25/1872-The Mineral Range Railroad Company incorporates, renaming the Mineral Range & L’Anse Bay RR

October 25
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10/26/1888-The wooden steamer J.L Hurd, while only partially docked at Eagle Harbor, drifted in a gale, ran aground, but was recovered.

October 26
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10/26/1818-Territorial Governor Lewis Cass creates Michilimckinac County which includes almost all of the U.P..

October 26
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10/28/1868-The Portage Lake and Keweenaw Railroad Company incorporates but never runs

October 28
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