August 2003 Photo ("Camp Keweenaw")

The Discussion Board: Featured Photo of the Month: August 2003 Photo ("Camp Keweenaw")
By Kevin E. Musser (Admin) ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 6:32 am:

"Camp Keweenaw" Vacationing in the U.P. 1946/47 (Kevin Musser Collection) As it is vacation time across the U.P. it only seems fitting to feature a family on vacation in the Keweenaw, but during a much slower paced time. It is interesting to notice in this collection 14 photos that although a lot has changed in this world since 1947 little has changed in the Keweenaw, ah, how nice. The Shaltz family photo album contains over 100 photos and I am featuring 14 here via a Pasty Central Photo Album and my Keweenaw Photoshop (click on the Images bar on any page at this site). I just acquired this collection and haven't started to find out who this family might be but they appear to be displaced yoopers who lived down state and still had family in Dollar Bay. If you have any clues let me know. 1946 and 1947 was a time of transition on the Copper Range, The largest of the Copper Range steam engines #100 and #101, 2-8-0 C-3S Americans, were scrapped in early 1947 and replaced by 2 Balwin DS-4-4-1000's and numbered #100 and #101 signaling the end of steam on the Range. Along with #23, #30 and #58, who were also scrapped in 1946/47, only 3 steam engines (#25, #27, #29) survived into the early 1950's when in 1953 steam became a thing of the past on the Copper Range. The Shaltz's took some nice photos of the Copper Range logging at Donken and the depots in Houghton, but steam avoided their camera as it was already disappearing.

By Jimbofish ( on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 12:37 pm:

I'd like to see the rest of the photos, but I don't find any "images bar" anywhere here. how do I do this?

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