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10/04/1842-The Treaty of LaPointe cedes most of the western half of the U.P. and supposedly Isle Royale to the U.S. government

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10/06/1873-The U.S. post office was established in Allouez.

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10/07/1901-While searching for the crew of the Hudson the wooden steamer Thomas Friant ran aground off Copper Harbor but was recovered.

10/07/1878-The Island Mine post office is close, mail is sent to Minong, Isle Royale

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10/10/1889-The Portage Lake Mining Gazette reported that the schooner S.H. Kimball had earlier suffered storm off Keweenaw Point but was recovered.

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10/11/1862-The Portage Lake Mining Gazette reported that the side-wheeler City of Cleveland had earlier run ashore off of Manitou Island but was recovered

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10/16/1898-The wooden steamer Jesse H. Farwell ran aground at Copper Harbor while seeking shelter form a storm but was recovered.

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10/18/1910-The steel steamer William C. Moreland, carrying iron ore from Superior, WI, wrecked on Sawtooth Reewf near Eagle River due to smoke from a forest fire.

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10/19/1875-The light at the Menagerie Island Lighhouse was exhibited (illuminated) for the first time by Acting Keeper William Stevens.

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10/20/1898-The steamer Henry Chilson crashes onto Rock of Ages.

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10/21/1852-A post office is established at the North American Mine

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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11/01/1857-The propeller City of Superior hits the rocks while entering Copper Harbor in the snow and wrecks

11/01/1949-The DSS&A consolidates with the Mineral Range Railroad

11/01/1949-The Mineral Range Railroad Company is merged into the DSS&A

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