Mass City, MI - Bird's Eye View (1912) - Contributed
by Paul Petosky
In addition to the usual mine building, there are
about sixty good dwellings on the location, also a
town site, Mass City which is the terminus of the
Mineral Range Railroad and a station on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul line. It has a bank, shipping
facilities and several churches. The Mass stamp mill
is at Keweenaw Bay on the west shore of that body of
water in Baraga county at the junction of the
Mineral Range and Duluth South Shore & Atlantic
railways, thirty four miles northeast of the mine.
Here are also wharves, a warehouse shops and quite a
collection of dwellings. In 1909 the Mass mine
produced 1,723,436 pounds of refined copper.
A History of the northern
peninsula of Michigan and it's people: its mining...
By Alvah Littlefield Sawyer, 1911