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    • Central - Abandoned house

    • Black and white photograph from 1962 of an abandoned house in the ghost town of Central, Michigan. The Central Mining Company was organized in 1856 to mine a rich vein of copper along the bluffs. The town of Central grew up around the mine, up to...
    • Central (Mich.); Keweenaw County (Mich.); ghost towns; dwellings; buildings;
    • Central - Ruins of mining building

    • Black and white photograph from 1962 of the ruins of a mining building in the ghost town of Central, Michigan. The Central Mining Company was organized in 1856 to mine a rich vein of copper along the bluffs. The town of Central grew up around the...
    • Central (Mich.); Keweenaw County (Mich.); ghost towns; buildings; mining buildings
    • Grindstone City - Man viewing abandoned grindstones

    • Black and white photograph of a man viewing abandoned grindstones in Grindstone City, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this finest of abrasive stones. The rock (a form of sandstone)...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); men; people; grindstones; ghost towns
    • Grindstone City - Remains of brick wall

    • Black and white photograph of the remains of a brick wall in what was Grindstone City, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this finest of abrasive stones. After World War I,...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); ghost towns;
    • Deward - Abandoned church and school

    • Black and white photograph of the Deward, Michigan school and Swedish church from approximately 1932. The town of Deward was founded to liquidate the pine tracts of the town's namesake, D(avid) Ward. When the mills closed in 1912, the town died as...
    • Deward (Mich.); Crawford County (Mich.); ghost towns; buildings; church buildings; schools;
    • Deward - Last resident of Deward, Mich.

    • Black and white photograph of Mrs. John Olsen, the last resident of Deward, Michigan, taken approximately 1932. The town of Deward was founded to liquidate the pine tracts of the town's namesake, D(avid) Ward. When the mills closed in 1912, the...
    • Deward (Mich.); Crawford County (Mich.); women; people; animals; dwellings; ghost towns
    • Deward - Logging town at its peak

    • Black and white photograph of the town of Deward, Michigan at it's peak, between 1901 and 1912. The town of Deward was founded to liquidate the pine tracts of the town's namesake, D(avid) Ward. When the mills closed in 1912, the town died as well....
    • Deward (Mich.); Crawford County (Mich.); logging industry; ghost towns; dwellings; snow;
    • Deward - Humorous signpost

    • Black and white photograph of humorous signpost in the ghost town of Deward, Michigan. The town of Deward was founded to liquidate the pine tracts of the town's namesake, D(avid) Ward. When the mills closed in 1912, the town died as well. The town...
    • Deward (Mich.); Crawford County (Mich.); ghost towns; signs; snow; winter scenes
    • Deward - Remains of old saw mill

    • Black and white photograph of the remains of an old saw mill in the ghost town of Deward, Michigan. The town of Deward was founded to liquidate the pine tracts of the town's namesake, D(avid) Ward. When the mills closed in 1912, the town died as...
    • Deward (Mich.); Crawford County (Mich.); ghost towns; mills; winter scenes; snow; logging industry
    • Deward - Snow covered tree stumps

    • Black and white photograph of snow-covered tree stumps in the Deward, Michigan location. The town of Deward was founded to liquidate the pine tracts of the town's namesake, D(avid) Ward. When the mills closed in 1912, the town died as well. The...
    • Deward (Mich.); Crawford County (Mich.); logging industry; ghost towns; winter scenes; snow

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