Print

Stamp Mill: Champion Mill, Freda, MI

The Champion Mill was constructed on Lake Superior in Freda in 1902. It processed copper ore from the Champion Mine.


Mining Railway Being Removed. The rails of the Copper Range branch line between Mill Mine Junction and Freda, a milling town are being removed.  Freda once was the location of the Champion Copper Mill, which crushed all Champion Mine rock for more than half a century. The Copper Range Railroad is a subsidiary of the Copper Range Co., which owns the White Pine Mines in Ontonogan County. [Escanaba Daily News, September 4, 1971]