HISTORIC MICHIGAN: Six Small Mining (Ghost) Towns
Sometimes there's just TOO MUCH to do in Michigan...but that's a good thing.
CASE IN POINT: in the upper peninsula, there are literally HUNDREDS of old mining camp towns, many of them bunched together, just a few feet apart. Some of them only have houses, with no stores.
The ones I've chosen to highlight here are Allouez, Bumbletown, Copper City, Kearsarge, Phillipsville and Wolverine, literally just feet away from each other. These are now considered by many to be 'ghost towns' - faint reminders of what they once were - even though there are still residents in each. They were all settled around the 1860's.
These old mining communities are lightly inhabited, with some old stores still standing and a few newer ones. If you drive through these communities, you'll notice the architecture of houses that were hurriedly built to be accommodate miners and their families back in the 1800's.
Take a look at these six communities located in the Keewenaw Peninsula and pay a visit during your next Michigan roadtrip!
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO & SEE IN OUR STATE.