Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company records

CCI

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Title
Cleveland - Cliffs Iron Mining Company records
ID
CCI
Date
1856-1960
Extent
1200.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

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Scope and Contents note

Introduction

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives acquired the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company (CCI) records from the state of Michigan in 2001. The records are on deposit with NMU and are still owned by the state of Michigan. Previously, the State Archives of Michigan maintained the records. In 1959 the State of Michigan acquired land formerly owned by CCI in Fayette, Michigan, and restored it as a State Historical Park by the Michigan Department of Conservation. Among the materials found by the Department during the first days of the restoration project were the records of the Cleveland Cliffs Company. Wooden storage boxes full of records were removed to the Department's headquarters at Marquette for examination. Those relating to Fayette were sorted out and returned to the Park. Boxes of records relating to other aspects of the Company were removed to the museum of the Marquette County Historical Society for storage. Records described here were delivered to the State Archives on June 25, 1965, following the transfer of records from the Company to the Michigan Department of Conservation, Parks Division. The State Archives received two more accessions in 1966 and 1968.

Administrative History

In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the iron and steel industry was the foundation of the industrialization of the United States. The iron ore mining industry provided the raw materials that fed this industry and shaped the historical development of the Upper Midwest of the United States. The Cleveland Iron Mining Company was one of the pioneering producers in the Lake Superior Iron Mining District by 1890. In 1850, the Michigan legislature chartered the Cleveland Iron Mining Company with operations centered in Ishpeming, Michigan. Over the next 40 years, many more iron mining companies formed, failed, or merged into the Cleveland Iron Mining Company. In 1891, the Cleveland Iron Mining Company and the Iron Cliffs Company merged to become the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Mining Company (CCI). After the merger, CCI began to form or acquire a number of companies to carry out its different functions. The component companies were classified as constituent, allied, or associate firms. Constituent companies were those whose capital stock was entirely owned by CCI. Allied companies were those in which CCI owned part of the capital stock. Associated companies were those in which CCI owned no capital stock but which were operated by CCI. In 1914, CCI reorganized and consolidated these companies, ending the business operations of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company, the Iron Cliffs Company, and the Jackson Iron Mining Company.

Prior to the reorganization and full consolidation in 1914, the constituent companies were listed as:

Cleveland - Cliffs Iron Company Cleveland Iron Mining Company Iron Cliffs Company Jackson Iron Company Pioneer Iron Company Munising Company of Ohio Bay Mills Land and Lumber Company Central Land and Timber Company Grand Island Steamship Company

Among the allied firms of the Cleveland - Cliffs Iron Mining Company before and after the reorganization were the following:

Bunker Hill Mining Company Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railway Company Munising, Marquette, and Southeastern Railway Company Munising Paper Company Munising Woodenware Company Cliffs Chemical Company Upper Peninsula Land Company

CCI organized its lumbering activities into various operations and jobs which may be indentified by either the name of the contractor or by the operation number. Whether cut by the Lumbering Department or outside contractors, the Land Department was in charge of the sale of forest products and kept a varying percentage of the stumpage price of those products. CCI established the Land Department in 1896 to be responsible

The Collection is arranged by the following Record Groups:

RG 65-30, 1869-1930, 66 cubic feet, 8 volumes RG 66-36, 1864-1931, 149 volumes RG 68-102, 1860-1933, 213 volumes, 12 cubic feet MS 86-100, 1856-1960, 1,025 cubic feet, 235 items

Collection Scope and Content Note

The records of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company span the period from 1856 to 1960. These records document three of the major turning points in the history of American iron ore mining: (1) the shift of the iron and steel industry from reliance on local supplies of low to medium-grade ore to reliance on distant supplies of high-grade ore shipped long distances from the Lake Superior basin to the lower Great Lakes and the related shift of the American iron and steel industry from the east side of the Alleghenies to the upper Midwest; (2) the consolidation of iron ore mining in the hands of large corporations between 1895 and 1904, stimulated by and coexistent with the emergence of U.S. Steel as America's first billion dollar corporation; and (3) the replacement of natural with artificial ores in the aftermath of World War II (beneficiation and pelletization).

RG 65-37, RG 66-36 consists of various administrative records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company. The record group includes: reports of pressure of blast (1879-80, 1885) for Pioneer furnace no. 1 and no. 2; reports of coal kilns (1880); statements relating to mercantile department (1874-78, 1884-87); statement of new construction (1924-30); contracts (1866-68, 1880), including contracts with Edward Breitung about silver lead; lists of subscribers to aid injured, blind and distressed individuals (ca. 1870-80), including name of donor or subscriber, amount given, and occasionally name of person aided; collections for medical services (1879-85) consisting of statements for costs covering medical services to company employees; weekly reports of diamond drill operations (1877-84, 1888, 1890); insurance policies (1872-75) for plant and equipment; statement of family charges and rent (1885); financial journals of Land Department operation (1889-90, 1896-1914); inventory (1896-1900) of equipment and supplies; invoice book (1887-88); ledger sheets of special accounts relating to stock of forest products, real estate, equipment and construction (1914-17); forms (1867-90); receipts, orders, invoices and statements (ca. 1870).

RG 68-102 consists of various business records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company for the years 1865-1933. The record group contains mainly statements, reports and memoranda relating to financial aspects of the company's various operations involving mines, land, employees, sales and transportation. Earliest records relate to sale of sawmill products, and the latest reports operation of Hotel Williams. RG 66-36 is mainly comprised of correspondence and business records of the Land and Lumber Departments, including payrolls, manifests, contracts, and mine inventories. MS 76-90 contains the records of the CCI land department, lumbering department, and other units or companies associated with those units during the first several decades of the 20th century. Most materials relate to Alger County, the focus of the Company's lumbering operations, and to Marquette County, the focus of the mining operations on the Marquette range. The majority of the materials assembled here are the records of the Land Dept. (ca. 1896-1926) and the Lumbering Dept. (ca. 1905-1940). In addition, several series of records are from the Cliffs-Dow Chemical Co., the Northern Veneer Institute, the Piqua Munising Wood Products Co., and the Upper Peninsula Land Co. Record types in the collection include account books, financial statements, inventories, payrolls, land ledgers, and reports of logging operations.

MS 86-100 is the largest of the collection's record groups and includes 2,908 items and 235 maps. The record group consists of numerous record series, including Routine Business records Formal Business records, Agents Annual Reports, Mining records, Transportion records, Correspondence, and Maps and Plans. These record series include, but are not limited to, a variety of record types, including payroll books, ledgers, balance sheets, deeds, leases, bondholder agreements, contracts, and cost analyses.

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Collection Inventory

RG 65-30 1869-1930 66.0 Cubic feet

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RG 65-37A. Department of Parks and Recreation, Conservation Division 1866-1930 24.0 Cubic feet

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Lot 22.

RG 65-37, RG 66-36 consists of various administrative records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company. The record group includes: reports of pressure of blast (1879-80, 1885) for Pioneer furnace no. 1 and no. 2; reports of coal kilns (1880); statements relating to mercantile department (1874-78, 1884-87); statement of new construction (1924-30); contracts (1866-68, 1880), including contracts with Edward Breitung about silver lead; lists of subscribers to aid injured, blind and distressed individuals (ca. 1870-80), including name of donor or subscriber, amount given, and occasionally name of person aided; collections for medical services (1879-85) consisting of statements for costs covering medical services to company employees; weekly reports of diamond drill operations (1877-84, 1888, 1890); insurance policies (1872-75) for plant and equipment; statement of family charges and rent (1885); financial journals of Land Department operation (1889-90, 1896-1914); inventory (1896-1900) of equipment and supplies; invoice book (1887-88); ledger sheets of special accounts relating to stock of forest products, real estate, equipment and construction (1914-17); forms (1867-90); receipts, orders, invoices and statements (ca. 1870).

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RG 66-36. Parks and Recreation Division 1864-1931 160.0 volumes

Scope and Contents note

RG 65-37, RG 66-36 consists of various administrative records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company. The record group includes: reports of pressure of blast (1879-80, 1885) for Pioneer furnace no. 1 and no. 2; reports of coal kilns (1880); statements relating to mercantile department (1874-78, 1884-87); statement of new construction (1924-30); contracts (1866-68, 1880), including contracts with Edward Breitung about silver lead; lists of subscribers to aid injured, blind and distressed individuals (ca. 1870-80), including name of donor or subscriber, amount given, and occasionally name of person aided; collections for medical services (1879-85) consisting of statements for costs covering medical services to company employees; weekly reports of diamond drill operations (1877-84, 1888, 1890); insurance policies (1872-75) for plant and equipment; statement of family charges and rent (1885); financial journals of Land Department operation (1889-90, 1896-1914); inventory (1896-1900) of equipment and supplies; invoice book (1887-88); ledger sheets of special accounts relating to stock of forest products, real estate, equipment and construction (1914-17); forms (1867-90); receipts, orders, invoices and statements (ca. 1870).

Volumes 1:14 of 160

Scope and Contents note

Volume 1 is missing. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for description.

Volumes 1:14 - Letters In

Volumes 15:31 of 160

Scope and Contents note

Volume 25 is missing. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volumes 15:17 - Letters In

Volumes 18:25 - Press Copies of Letters Out

Volumes 26:31 - Manifests

Volumes 32:60 of 160

Scope and Contents note

Volume 53 too large for shelves. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volume 32 - Manifests

Volume 33 - Inventory of Barnum Mine

Volume 34 - Inventory of Michigamee Mine

Volume 35:45 - Inventory of Iron Cliffs Company

Volumes 46:50 - Record of Blasts

Volumes 51:52, 54 - Charcoal Book

Volumes 55:57 - Coal Book

Volumes 58:60 - Ledger of Rent, Sale, and Lease

Volumes 61:79 of 160

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volumes 61:62 - Ledger of Rentals

Volumes 63:69 - Iron/Forwarding Book for Pioneer Furnace

Volume 70 - Daily Report of Ore Mined and Shipped

Volumes 71:74 - Record of Pig Iron

Volume 75 - Weelky Furnace Reports

Volume 76 - Cost Sheets Related to Rented Buildings

Volumes 77:79 - Day Book of Expenses

Volumes 80:111 of 160

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volume 80 - Day Book of Expenses

Volume 81 - Orders for Mine Supplies

Volumes 82:84 - Time Books

Volume 85 - Monthly Wages Computing Tables

Volumes 86:89 - Journal of Company Store

Volume 90 - Journal of Labor

Volumes 91:94 - Journal of Accounts

Volume 95 - Receipt Book

Volume 96 - Customer's Insurance Policy Experiation Book

Volume 97 - Certificate of Ore Analysis

Volume 98 - Credit Book

Volume 99 - Account of Mining Operation

Volume 100 - Account of Lumber Sawed and Delivered

Volume 101 - Invoices of Purchases by Company Store

Volume 102 - Ledger of Company Store

Volume 103 - Ledger of Accounts of Lumbering Department

Volume 104 - Card of Accounts

Volume 105 - Record of Sale of Forage

Volumes 106:107 - Invoices of Goods Purchased

Volumes 108:111 - Records of the Osage Mining Company

Volumes 112:119 of 160

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volume 112 - Records of the Osage Mining Company

Volumes 113:119 - Payroll Ledgers

Volumes 120:137 of 160

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volumes 120:124 - Payroll Ledgers

Volumes 125:126 - Record of Orders from Superior Charcoal Iron

Volume 127 - Record of Deliveries of Hinkle and Pioneer

Volume 128 - Plat Book

Volumes 129:137 - Ore Books

Volumes 138:153 of 160

Scope and Contents note

Volume 153 is missing. See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volumes 138:153 - Ore Books

Volumes 154:160 of 160

Scope and Contents note

See RG 66-36 Finding Aid for full descriptions.

Volumes 154:160 - Ore Books

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RG 68-102. Conservation. Parks Division 1860-1933 75.0 Cubic feet

Scope and Contents note

Lot 40.

Scope and Contents note

RG 68-102 consists of various business records of the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company for the years 1865-1933. The record group contains mainly statements, reports and memoranda relating to financial aspects of the company's various operations involving mines, land, employees, sales and transportation. Earliest records relate to sale of sawmill products, and the latest reports operation of Hotel Williams. RG 66-36 is mainly comprised of correspondence and business records of the Land and Lumber Departments, including payrolls, manifests, contracts, and mine inventories. MS 76-90 contains the records of the CCI land department, lumbering department, and other units or companies associated with those units during the first several decades of the 20th century. Most materials relate to Alger County, the focus of the Company's lumbering operations, and to Marquette County, the focus of the mining operations on the Marquette range. The majority of the materials assembled here are the records of the Land Dept. (ca. 1896-1926) and the Lumbering Dept. (ca. 1905-1940). In addition, several series of records are from the Cliffs-Dow Chemical Co., the Northern Veneer Institute, the Piqua Munising Wood Products Co., and the Upper Peninsula Land Co. Record types in the collection include account books, financial statements, inventories, payrolls, land ledgers, and reports of logging operations.

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MS 86-100 (Annual Reports and Maps) 1856-1960 1025.0 Cubic feet

Scope and Contents note

MS 86-100 is the largest of the collection's record groups and includes 2,908 items and 235 maps. The record group consists of numerous record series, including Routine Business records Formal Business records, Agents Annual Reports, Mining records, Transportation records, Correspondence, and Maps and Plans. These record series include, but are not limited to, a variety of record types, including payroll books, ledgers, balance sheets, deeds, leases, bondholder agreements, contracts, and cost analyses.

Series 3: Agent's Annual Reports 1893-1960 92.0 volumes

Scope and Contents note

The Annual Reports of the Land, Lumber, and Mining Departments contains 150 volumes that date from 1893 to 1960. CCI agents hand wrote, typed, and assembled the reports and sent them to the Company's headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. These reports document the operations of iron mines, furnaces, and the exploitation of forest resources. The reports contain detailed comments and descriptions of local management regarding mine, furnace, chemical, land, and lumbering operations, but also detailed quantitative data on the costs of operating mines, furnaces, and logging operations. The reports also provide accounts of the ethnic composition of the workforce, labor union and strike activity, and information on the status of the company's social welfare and safety programs.* In essence, the annual reports bring together all the various financial, production, and labor records found in the other disparate components of the collection into one easily accessible source. Not surprisingly, therefore, this record series is the most heavily used by researchers. *Reynolds, Terry. Archival Report: The Cleveland - Cliffs Iron Company Collections, Northern Michigan University Archives, Michigan Historical Review, 30:1, Spring 2004, 142.

Box 1 of 5

Scope and Contents note

Missing 1897,1998.

Annual Report--Mining 1893

Annual Report--Mining 1894

Annual Report--Mining 1895

Annual Report--Mining 1896

Annual Report--Mining 1899

Annual Report--Mining 1900 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1900 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1901 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1901 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (1 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (2 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (3 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1902 (4 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (1 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (2 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (3 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1903 (4 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1904 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1904 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Land 1904

Annual Report--Mining 1905 (1 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1905 (2 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1905 (3 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1906 (1 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1906 (2 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1906 (3 of 3)

Box 2 of 5

Annual Report--Mining 1907 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1907 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1908 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1908 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Land 1908

Annual Report--Mining 1909 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1909 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1910 (1 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1910 (2 of 2)

Annual Report--Mining 1911 (1 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1911 (2 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1911 (3 of 3)

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (1 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (2 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (3 of 4)

Annual Report--Mining 1912 (4 of 4)

Annual Report--Land 1913

Annual Report--Land 1914

Annual Report--Land 1915

Annual Report--Mining 1913

Annual Report--Mining 1914

Annual Report--Mining 1915

Annual Report--Mining 1917

Annual Report--Mining 1918

Annual Report--Mining 1919

Annual Report--Mining 1920

Box 3 of 5

Annual Report--Mining 1921

Annual Report--Mining 1922

Annual Report--Mining 1923

Annual Report--Mining 1924

Annual Report--Mining 1925

Annual Report--Mining 1926

Annual Report--Mining 1927

Annual Report--Mining 1928

Annual Report--Mining 1929

Annual Report--Mining 1930

Annual Report--Mining 1931

Annual Report--Mining 1932

Annual Report--Mining 1933

Annual Report--Mining 1934

Annual Report--Mining 1935

Annual Report--Mining 1936

Annual Report--Mining 1937

Annual Report--Mining 1938

Annual Report--Mining 1939

Annual Report--Mining 1940

Box 4 of 5

Annual Report--Mining 1941

Annual Report--Mining 1942

Annual Report--Mining 1943

Annual Report--Mining 1944

Annual Report--Mining 1945

Annual Report--Mining 1946

Annual Report--Mining 1947

Annual Report--Mining 1948

Annual Report--Mining 1949

Annual Report--Mining 1950

Annual Report--Mining 1951

Annual Report--Mining 1952

Annual Report--Mining 1953

Annual Report--Mining 1954

Box 5 of 5

Annual Report--Mining 1955

Annual Report--Mining 1956

Annual Report--Mining 1957

Annual Report--Mining 1958

Annual Report--Mining 1959

Annual Report--Mining 1960

Series 8: Historical Maps 1882-1937 235.0 items.

Scope and Contents note

The Historic Maps and Plans include 235 items that date from 1882 to 1937. The maps describe individual mines and their surrounding communities on the Marquette Range, Minnesota iron ranges, and Wisconsin. Some of these are maps of the surface plant, while others deal with underground workings or details of shaft houses. A considerable number detail the timber interests of CCI and other large landholders in the central and western Upper Peninsula. Still other maps relate to the development of the watersheds that CCI tapped in the early twentieth century to produce hydroelectric power for its mining and other related operations. Numerous students, scholars, and the general public have accessed this record series to gather historical information on land use, forestry practices, and environmental depredation.

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Map showing the subdivision of south half of sect 10 T. 40 N. R. 22 W. and place of the Gladstone CO's Furnace Addition -- Gladstone Company, Gladstone

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Plat of Lands in City of Negaunee (3 maps) 1889

2

City of Negaunee Sections 5 and 6 1900

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City of Negaunee 1905

4

Map Sowing Mineral Rights at Negaunee 1906

5

City of Negaunee and vicinity 1907

6

Map of a portion of City of Negaunee showing acreage laid out in mining lots by Pioneer Iron Company 1910

7

City of Negaunee 1910

8

City of Negaunee 1913

9

City of Negaunee (9 Maps) 1921

10

Vail 2 Operation -- Autrain 1925

11

Chicago and North-West Ry. The Negaunee Mining District-Marquette County 1887 (Corrected June, 1889)

12

American Iron Company's Lands and Magnetic Surveys of Three Lakes District, Marquette; Baraga County (10 Maps) 1913

13

Proposed Arrangements of Tracks in Cliff Shaft MineYard, Ishpeming 1898

14

Profile of Cliffs-Shaft Mine Geological (7 Maps) 1926

15

Barnes Explorations Sections 3, T.47 N., R.28 W. Ely Township (7 Maps) 1907

16

Sketch Map Sections 2 and 3, T.47 N., R28W. Ely Township 1907

17

E.W. Longitudinal Projection of Barnes-Hecker and Morris Mines, Ely Townships 1921

18

E.W. Longitudinal Projection of Barnes-Hecker and Morris Mines, Ely Townships 1926

19

Magnetic Survey of Crystal Falls-District, Mastodon Township (18 Maps) 1913

20

Crystal Falls District, Mastadon Township 1921

21

Contour Map of Territory Surrounding Ore Body in Section 3, T.47 N., R28 W. Ely Township, 1920

22

NW. and SE. Vertical Section Through Proposed Shaft Section 3, T.47 N. R28 W. 1920

23

Plan of the Isabella Mine and Vicinity, Richmond Township 19(6 Maps) 19

24

Plan of Mary Charlotte Mine (30 Maps) 1922

25

Plan of Mary Charlotte Mine (36 Maps) 1923

26

North Lake District Map, Ely Township 1909

27

Plan of North Lake Mine First Level, Ely 1911

28

Plan of North Lake Mine Second Level, Ely 1911

29

Plan of North Lake Mine Third Level, Ely 1911

30

Plan of North Lake Mine First Level, Ely 1911

31

Plan of North Lake Mine Second Level, Ely 1911

32

North Lake District Plans Showing Proposed Layouts and No. 5 and 2 Shafts, Ely 1911

33

Plans of Princeton Mine (28 Plans) 1910

34

Princeton Mine No. 2 Showing Proposed Stocking Ground, Forsyth 1910

35

Princeton Mine No. 2 Shaft Showing Cross Sections No.2 Forsyth 1910

36

Princeton Mine No. 2 Shaft Main Levels- 1910

37

Princeton Mine Suface Layout at No. 2 Shaft and Proposed No.3 Shaft Sec. 20T.45N.,R.25W., Forsyth 1910

38

Plan of Stephenson Mine (4 Maps) 1926

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Plan of Stephenson Mine Sixth Level 1926

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Plan of Wade Mine (2 Plans) 1920

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Wade-Helmer Mines and Vicinity 1924

42

Plan of Wade-Helmer Mine Open Pit (2 Plans) 1924

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Plan of Wade Helmer Mine 1924

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Plan of Wade and Helmer Mines 1924

45

Wade Mine E. W. Cross Sections (12 Plans) 1925

46

Wade Mine and Vicinity (5 Plans) 1926

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Wade Mine and Vicinity 1926

48

Wade Mine Open Pit (3 Plans) 1926

49

Wade Mine Open Pit (5 Plans) 1927

50

Wade Mine Ore Contours- East Deposit and Plan of Development 1930

51

Wade Mine Ore Contours- East Deposit 1930

52

Map of Transmission Line Plans Marquette to North Lake, Marquette County (20 Maps) 1913

53

Township 49 Range 33, L'Anse Township 1901

54

Map of the Marquette Iron District Michigan, Marquette 1909

55

Carp River Water Power- Showing Proposed Development and Lands, Marquette County 1910

56

Map of the Marquette and Negaunee Districts Showing the Carp and Dead River Water Powers, Marquette County 1911

57

Map of the Marquette and Negaunee Districts Showing the Carp and Dead River Water Powers, Marquette County 1911

58

Proposed Carp Basin No.2, Ishpeming Township 1911

59

Carp River Development (5 Maps) 1911

60

Carp River Water Power Profile of Proposed Dam in S.E. 1/4 Sec. 29-48-26

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Carp River Water Power- Showing Proposed Transmission Line 1911

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Carp River Water Power Sec 35; T.48 N.,R25 W Marquette County 1911

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Carp River Water Power, Ishpeming Township 1911

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Carp River Water-Power, Ishpeming Township 1911

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Map of Hydro-Electric System Showing Carp River Water Power, Transmission Lines Marquette County 1912

66

Carp River Water Power, Marquette County 1913

67

Carp River Water Power Damsite at No. 1 Storage Basin 1914

68

Carp River Water Power, Marquette County- dated 1913 (Received 1916)

69

Holman-Cliffs Mine 1925

70

Holman Mine and Vicinity 1927

71

Holman Brown Pit Showing Contours of Pit Below QuarterLevel and Contours of Bottom of Ore 1928

72

Hill Trumbull Mine Open Pit- 1929

73

Homan-Cliffs Open Pit 1930

74

Holman Cliffs Open Pit 1930

75

Holman-Cliffs Open Pit 1930

76

Holman- Cliffs Mine Open Pit Showing Areas From Which 1930 Production Will Be Taken 1930

77

Ishpeming Improvements-Ishpeming Michigan 1911

78

City of Ishpeming T. 47 N.R. 27 W. Feb 7th, 1912

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City of Ishpeming showing S. 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Sec 9, T. 47 N., R 27 W. 1916

80

Plat of Village of Michigamme (2 maps) 1900

81

Plat of Michigamme Co's Lands (2 maps) 1905

82

Maps of Munising (14 maps) - 1886- 1917

83

Plat of the Anna River Addition to the Town of Munising, Alger County, Michigan (3 maps)- 1910

84

Laponte Addition to Munising 1910

85

Owners of Record on Marquette Iron Range, Between Dexter Mine and Ishpeming, Michigan- 1916

86

Map showing ownership in section 18 and parts of sections 17, 19 and 20 T. 47N R.26W-Richmond Township 1910

87

Map of Baraga County showing boundary of lands on the mineral formations 1914

88

Map of Baraga County 1914

89

Part of Baraga County 1918

90

Map of Luce County 1915

91

Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties 1910

92

Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties Showing Boundary of Lands on the Mineral Formation 1914

93

Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties 1914

94

Parts of Marquette and Dickinson Counties 1926

95

Portion of Bingham Mine Showing Surface Removed by Olivier I.M. Company 1923

96

Explorations on Section 2-46-29 and Explorations on Sections 11-46-29 (in Minnesota) (2 Maps) 1925

97

Section "A"- Section "G" Looking East Clark Mine (in Minnesota) (7 Maps) 1926

98

Clark Mine and Vicinity (in Minnesota); Sections K-N; P; Q; T Looking East 1927

99

Section "A"- Section "H" Looking East Clark Mine (in Minnesota) (8 Maps) 1927

100

Map of Pascoe Mine Shaft (7 Maps) 1910

101

McColmon Exploration N.W. 1/4 Sec. 17 T. 44 N.R.35 W. Michigan., Iron River Township (4 Maps) 1913

102

Plan of Ravenna Mine (5 Plans) 1917

103

Canisteo Cliffs Mine Open Pit 1930

104

Bourne Mine Open Pit (8 Plans) 1916

105

Explorations S.E.1/4-SW1/4 Sec. 6 Town 57 Range 20 (2 Maps) 1916

106

Composite Map Hartford and Cambria Mines- (8 Plans) 1927

107

Mackinaw and Gardner Mines 1st -5th Levels (5 Plans) 1929

108

Mackinaw and Gardner Mines 1st -5th Levels (5 Plans) 1929

109

Mackinaw and Gardner Mines 7th-10th Level (4 Plans) 1936

110

Helmer and North Star Mines Surface 1920

111

Helmer Mine Underground 1920

112

Helmer Mine (6 Plans) 1920

113

Holmes Mine 4th Geological Level 1930

114

Holmes Mine Showing Relationships Between Underground Working and Railways Tracks (2 Plans) 1937

115

Lake Superior Iron Company (showing mineral rights), Marquette County 1921

116

Lake Superior Iron Company Diamond Drill Holes on South Half N.W. QuarterSec. 10 T.47N. R.27 1929

117

Jackson Mine N 1/2 of the S.W. 1/4 of Section 1

118

Geological, Negaunee Township 1906

119

Jackson Mine Section 1 T.47N R.27W., Negaunee Township 1907

120

New York Mine Map of Underground Workings, Ishpeming 1882

121

City of Ishpeming S 1/2 of the S 1/4 of Section 3, Ishpeming 1911

122

E.W. Longitudinal Projection of the East-Lloyd and Morris Mines, Ely Township 1920

123

Plans of Morris Mine Geological, Ely (4 Plans) 1921

124

Morris Mine Surface Plan, Ely Township 1924

125

Prescott Company General Layout of Mill, Menomoniee 1918

126

Oliver Iron Mining Co. Section 16 Mine Ishpeming (12 Plans) 1914

127

Plans of Virgil Mine, Ishpeming (9 Maps) 1921

128

Plan of Virgil-Mine First Level, Spies Mine-Third Level, Ishpeming 1921

129

Section 15 T.47.,R27W., Ishpeming 1921

130

Plan of Virgil and Spies Mine, Ishpeming 1921

131

Plan of Spies-Virgil Mine 4th and 5th Level (2 Plans) 1925

132

Spies Mine Course of Discharged Mine Water, Ishpeming 1926

133

Sub. Division of Smiths Bay Sec. 7-46-29 1907

134

Subdivision of Smith's Bay of the Michigamme River Sec.7-46-29 1907

135

Republic Mine, Republic 1914

136

Republic Mine, Ely Township 1914

137

Smith's Bay, Republic Showing Proposed Division of Mineral Rights, Ely Township 1915

138

Smith's Bay, Ely Township 1915

139

Republic District Section 15 T,47N.,R27W., Ishpeming

140

Republic Mine Geological Pascoe Shaft Section, Ely Township (2 Plans) 1928

141

Tilden Mine Proposed Crushing Plant (2 Plans) 1928

142

Swanzy Exploration for Francis Mine Sec 27-45-25, Forsyth Township (6 Maps) 1922

143

Maps of Transmission Line Plans Ishpeming to Princeton, Princeton Michigan, North Lake and Marquette (18 Maps) 1913

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Maps of Transmission Line Plans Autrain to Munising, Munising, Michigan and Autrain Township (10 Maps) 1913

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Map of the Sturgeon River Showing Proposed Developments, Baraga County 1910

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Map of Sturgeon River Development 1910

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Sturgeon River Development Upper and Lower Dam (2Maps) 1910

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Dead River Storage map Showing Proposed Storage Basin, Marquette County 1911

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Storage Reservoirs on Dead River and Tributary Streams (19 Maps) 1912

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Dead River Falls, Ely Township (3 Maps) 1915

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Proposed Intake Basin Hoist Falls Dead River, Ely Township 1916

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Dead River Storage, Ely Township (2 Maps) 1923

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Map of City of Marquette Michigan 1911

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Autrain River Development Proposed Diverting Dam Upper End Storage Reservoir, Alger County (2 Maps) 1911

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Autrain River Development Proposed Diverting Dam Storage Reservoir, Alger County 1911

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Autrain Water Power, Alger County 1914

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Lands for the Northern Forest Protective Association in Western Upper Peninsula, Upper Peninsula (7 Maps) 1914

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MAAS Mine, Negaunee 1899

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MAAS Mine Plan of Proposed Yard 1901

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Plan of MAAS Power House Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Ishpeming (2 Maps) 1906

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Proposed Method of Straightening MAAS Mine Shaft from Ledge to Surface 1910

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MAAS Mine, Negaunee 1910

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MAAS Mine 1910

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Plan of MAAS Mine Shaft Cutting Edge and Angles for Deck, Negaunee 1910

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Plan of MAAS Mine Proposed Fourth Level 1910

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Map of MAAS Shaft General Makeup, Negaunee Township 1910

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MAAS Mine 1912

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Belt Conveyor Layout- Plan MAAS Mine Crusher Plant CCI Company, Ishpeming (4 Plans) 1917

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Negaunee Mine Map Showing Property with Proposed Useof Surface, Negaunee 1908

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Proposed Tracks to New Negaunee Mine Shaft and Connection with MAAS Mine Cut-Off, Negaunee 1908

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Negaunee Mine Map Showing Property with Proposed Useof Surface, Negaunee 1908

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Negaunee Mine Shaft House Detail of Dump Plate etc., Negaunee 1909

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Layout at No. 3 Mine Shaft, Negaunee 1910

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North-South Section through MAAS and Negaunee on 000 Line, Negaunee 1910

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Plan of Negaunee Shaft No. 3, Negaunee 1910

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Negaunee Mine East-West Section 600 Feet South of the Northwest Corner of Section 5, Negaunee 1910

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Map of Negaunee Mine Tenth Level, Negaunee 1910

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City of Negaunee N. 1/2 of S.E. 1/4 Section 6-47-26 1915

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Geological Cross Section N-S through No. 3 Shaft

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Negaunee Mine 267 East Showing MAAS- Negaunee and Athens Ore-Bodies, Negaunee 1915

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Approximate Vertical Projections of Ore Body at Athens and Lucky Star Mines, Negaunee 1900

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Geological Map to Accompany Reports of E.E. White on Athens Property, Negaunee (4 Maps) 1911

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Athens Shaft House Details, Negaunee 1912

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Map and Longitudinal Projection in E-W Plane Athens and Lucky Start Drilling Showing Ore-Body and Sulfur Analysis, Negaunee 1914

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Map and Longitudinal Projection in E-W Plane Athens and Lucky Start Drilling Showing Ore-Body and Sulfur Analysis, Negaunee 1914

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Map and Longitudinal Projection in E-W Plane Athens and Lucky Start Drilling Showing Ore-Body and Sulfur Analysis, Negaunee (18 Maps) 1914

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Projection on N-S Plane Union Hole No. 12 Athens, Negaunee 1914

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Part of Section 5 and 6, T.47N.,R.26W., Negaunee (3 Maps) 1915

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City of Negaunee S. 1/2 of S.E. 1/4 6-47-26, Negaunee 1915

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1Map of Boeing Mine (2 Plans) 1920

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Boeing Mine Open Pit (4 Plans) 1920

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Map of Boeing Mine Showing Underground Workings 1920

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Plan of Boeing Mine 1920

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Boeing Mine Exploration Sheet-Test Pits (3 Plans) 1920

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Map Showing Ore in Vicinity of Location Boeing Mine 1923

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Boeing Mine Proposed Plan of Plat, Pump House and Sump for 2nd Level (3 Plans) 1925

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Plan of Boeing Mine 1925

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Profile showing Proposed Change of Mine Water Ditch

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Boeing Mine (2 Plans) 1925

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Boeing Mine Section s Showing Ore Formations on Boeing and Susquehanna Mines 1926

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Plan of Boeing Mine 1926

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Hill Trumbull Mine Cross Sections through Test Pits-Area A and B, Houghton 1920

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Hill Trumbull Mine, Houghton 1921

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Hill Trumbull Mine, Houghton 1921

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Hill Trumbull Sketch Illustrating Method of Stripping and Mining, Houghton 1921

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Hill Trumbull Mine, Houghton (2 Plans) 1923

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Hill Trumbull Mine Open Pit, (6 Plans) 1925

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Hill Trumbull Mine 1925

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Map of Hill Annex Mine and Vicinity, Calumet 1928

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Map of Hill Trumbull Mine Showing Open Pit Operations, Houghton (10 Maps) 1929

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Mesaba Mining Company Showing Hill Trumbull Washing Plant, Minnesota 1929

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Large Map Eastern Upper Peninsula 1906

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Alger County 1915

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Fox River Burning -- Alger and Luce County 1912

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Alger and Schoolcraft Counties- Ownership of Lands Along Autrain River 1908

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Alger and Schoolcraft Counties 1913

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Alger and Schoolcraft Counties 1913

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Map showing part of Alger and Schoolcraft Counties 1914

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Map showing part of Alger and Schoolcraft Counties (2 Maps) 1922

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Lands owned by Cleveland Cliffs Mining Companies 1926

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Map of the Lands of the Michigan (land) and Iron Co., limited in the counties of Marquette, Baraga and Houghton, Northern Peninsula Michigan 1894 (Received 1889)

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Land owned by mining companies in the mid-Upper Peninsula 1912

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Land owned by mining companies in the mid-Upper Peninsula (7 Maps) 1913

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Lumbering lands owned by Mining Companies in Upper Peninsula 1923

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Mining Company lands in the mid-Upper Peninsula 1923

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Rock River Operation, Alger County (2 Maps) 1925

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MS 76-90

Series 6: Lumber Contracts and Jobs 1915-1938 8.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

The Land Department maintained a record for each logging operation or job. Generally, these files contained: 1) copies of the logging contract; 2) maps showing the location of the job; 3) monthly cost sheets; and 4) monthly details of deliveries to other operations and outside parties. The Department broke down costs and deliveries according to species of tree (birch, ash, balsam, etc.) and cuts (logs, posts, bark, etc) of wood. The following inventory lists the logging operations, contract numbers where applicable, and dates. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of operation.

August A. Anderson. 405 1919-1923

Noel Anderson. 337 1919-1923

Roy L. Carr. 358 1919-1923

Connor Brothers. 378 1919-1923

Dalton Land Log Job. 1919-1923

Davenport and Underhill (2 folders). 259 1919-1923

Dixon Job. 1919-1923

Fitzgerald and Cayer. 589 1919-1923

Forest Lake Log Job. 1919-1923

Gust Fredeen (3 folders). 255 1919-1923

Grand Island Bark Job. 1919-1923

E.A. Grondin. 257 1919-1923

E.A. Grondin. 298 1919-1923

Arthur Guntley. 305 1919-1923

Charles Hammill, Grand Island. 258 1919-1923

Charles Hubbard. 462 1919-1923

Andrew G. Johnson. 398 1919-1923

Hank J. Johnson. 304 1919-1923

John W. Kerkella. 349 1919-1923

Oliver Le Fonde. 463 1919-1923

John V. Lustila. 352 1919-1923

John V. Lustila. 454 1919-1923

Victor Maki. 455/542 1919-1923

Louis Mandocky. 347 1919-1923

Toni Miller. 420 1919-1923

Wesley Miller. 305 1919-1923

Midway Job. 1919-1923

Anthony Mushlock. 303 1919-1923

Anthony Mushlock. 206 1919-1923

Tofelt O. Nault. 324 1919-1923

Operation No. 73 (2 folders). 1919-1923

Operation No. 114. 1919-1923

Operation No. 119. 1919-1923

Operation No. 166. 1919-1923

Operation No. 196. 1919-1923

Operation No. 203. 1919-1923

Edgar Raisch. 256 1919-1923

George Roberts. 276 1919-1923

William Sherbinow. 1919-1923

Robert Shippy. 413 1919-1923

Robert Shippy. 481 1919-1923

Arthur Skinner. 345 1919-1923

Arthur Skinner. 394 1919-1923

John W. Snell. 312 1919-1923

Torma Job. 1919-1923

Underhill. 1919-1923

Charles Webb. 241 1919-1923

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