Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Promoting nature, history & silent recreation in Ironwood, MI



New Historic Signs in the Miners Park

via @Jim Decur:
Beautiful new signs at the MMHP trail head. Nicely done Rick Semo and Ivan Hellen

Trailhead Aurora A Installed
Aurora “A” Shaft

Standing in the Lorenson Baseball Field at the Miners Trailhead in 1900, this is the view you would have seen of the Aurora “A” Shaft. 

Headframe Installed
The Headframe

You know you’re in mining country when you see a headframe, the entrance for miners to an underground mine and the exit for the ore.

A Beautiful Day to Honor Our Miners!

Updated Annual Mining Memorial Heritage Day flyer

Added Guided Miners Memorial Heritage Park tour from 2 to 3pm.
Added 2nd video to the Theatre North showing from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

The “Pabst ‘H’ Disaster” video at Theatre North​ is the Radio Drama Awards Second Place Radio Play from 1986 by Ray Maurin with photos added.

The “Ironwood – How We worked” covers the 2012 Miners Mural Dedication in Ironwood and the unveiling of Pabst ‘G’ and ‘H’ historical signs in 2013.

Visit “Iron-Wood No. 1” in the Miners Park

Mining Memorial Heritage Day, Saturday, Sep 26.

“The components of this “minimalist” sculpture symbolize the three occupations instrumental in the development of the Gogebic Iron Range: mining, logging and railroading. Minus any one of the three, it’s quite possible none of the Range communities from Wakefield, Michigan to Upson, Wisconsin would exist today.”

Iron-wood No. 1

A site-specific construction in steel and wood
By Philip Kucera

Ironwood’s Annual Mining Memorial Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 26th.

“Hallowed Ground”

I consider the “caving ground” running along the major areas of mining within the Gogebic Range to be “Hallowed Ground.” — Philip Kucera

Ironwood’s Annual Mining Memorial Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 26th on the Gogebic & Penokee Range.

Is the history of the Miners Park important to Ironwood?
Check out what the Land Use & Community Character Chapter of Ironwood’s Comprehensive Plan has to say about the Miners Park and why the Comp Plan recommends the creation of the Miners Park Land Use District, larger than the current Miners Park.

22 - Land Use & Community Character - Overview23 - Land Use & Community Character - Goals & Policies
32 - Land Use & Community Character - Framing Concepts Industrial

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