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Station: Matchwood, MI

Matchwood was settled about 1888 by the Diamond Match Company that established logging camps here. They harvested pine trees here to produce matches. [MPN] This was a station on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railroad about 10 miles east of Bergland and Lake Gogebic.

The town was nearly wiped out by a forest fire in 1893 but was rebuilt. I similar forest fire hit the town in 1906. [MPN]