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Railroad gang
Dickinson County Library

Railroads -- Employees

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Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3

Extremely early and unidentified photograph may record a crew from the railroad gang which cut, graded and laid the tracks from Powers to the new iron mines during 1877. The somber men appear well-equipped with shovels, sledge hammers and pick-like hammers used to drive railroad spikes.

Railroad gang

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