Mill: Champion Mill, Freda, MI
Began → Champion Mill → Became
Produced: Refined Copper Ore
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]
The Champion Mill was constructed on Lake Superior in Freda in 1902. It processed copper ore from the Champion Mine.