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Houghton County Railroads collection

Identifier: SLC-009

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and other documents from railroads in Houghton County, Michigan, including the Copper Range Railroad, the Mineral Range Railroad, the Soo Line Railroad, and the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railroad. The materials date from 1863 to 1948.


  • 1863 - 1948

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No copyright (


195 Megabytes

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

The original records are held by the Houghton County Historical Society. They can be contacted at (906) 296-4121 or

View This Collection Online

This collection is part of UPLINK, the Upper Peninsula Digital Network. You can see it on the UPLINK website here.

Houghton County Railroads collection
Annika Peterson
17 June 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Superiorland Library Cooperative Repository

1615 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette MI 49855
(906) 228-7697


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

These finding aids will give you an overview of the contents and context of each collection. Finding aids only exist for collections that each organization has shared with UPLINK or (in the case of the NMU Archives) for processed collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections that might help with your research, please contact the relevant heritage organization(s) directly.

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