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By William J. Sproule

through the early 1900s, copper mining used to be at its height within the �Copper nation� of Michigan�s top Peninsula. a variety of groups sprang up in the course of the quarter, yet trip among cities used to be tough because the roads weren't paved and have become impassable throughout the wintry weather months while over 2 hundred inches of snow might inundate the world. The bad trip stipulations and growth interval within the Copper nation have been instrumental elements that led to the development of a streetcar line to serve the realm. provider started in 1900, and the community was once prolonged numerous occasions over the following few years. Ridership peaked in 1910, while over six million passengers rode the process; even if, it declined within the Nineteen Twenties as cars grew to become extra well known, roads have been more advantageous, and the copper increase subsided. carrier eventually led to 1932. it's a interesting historical past that surprises a lot of today�s citizens that streetcars operated within the area.

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