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Old 05-21-2010, 08:30 AM   #11
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A few comments about the Wisconsin portion of the Gogebic Range.






This is what the Gogebic Range looks like. Iron was discovered here in 1872. By 1886 there were 54 mines operating. They described the area as having inexhaustible stocks of high grade ore. Stocks rose 1200 percent. The rich speculation crashed in 1887.


In the mid-1600s, 400 Fox Indians raided Madeline Island (part of the Apostle Islands) and kidnapped four Ojibwa women. The Objiwa warriors silently pursued the Fox in the fog.


When they got to this cliff site, the Ojibwa engaged the Fox in a naval battle and wiped them out.


I wonder if this fisherman, who is enjoying an exceptionally calm day, knows what happened here.




Lake Superior water is clear and cold. The water temp is probably still in the 40s. More on the lake later.


This is Little Girl Point. Ojibwa lore says that a maiden got lost in the woods on her wedding day. She was later seen here with her lover. This point was a regular rest stop for people traveling from the Apostle Islands to the Porcupine Mountain area.


The power of water and ice keeps filling in this outlet at a boat launch site.


Today is one of those days where the horizon often becomes indistinguishable from the water.
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