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Sep 27, 2009 - Fort Wilkins in AM, McLain in PM

Fort Wilkins was built in 1844 at the end of the peninsula in anticipation of lawlessness in this area where copper was just discovered and a rush was on to get rich by people of different nations and of different languages and cultures. Copper was present at the Fort and a company came in to mine it. The mine only produced 40 tons before the vein ran out at 125 feet deep, though. Archeologists found some of the holes for the mine, so they were dug out and maintained so we could see them. Creepy to think people went into the earth with...

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