Station: Humboldt, MI

Humboldt MI DepotHumboldt was settled on the Escanaba River in Marquette County around 1865 when the Edwards Mine was opened nearby. It was a station on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railroad. [MPN]

In addition to mining in the area, Humboldt eventually became the location of a major iron ore processing facilities and taconite production plant. The facilities were closed for many years and the railroad tracks pulled up but the area has been reborn by the establishment of new ore processing facilities for nickel and other metals in the region. Track was relaid by the Mineral Range railroad which now serves the new processing facility.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railway station in Humboldt, around 1916. [Mark Worrall collection]