Mill: Champion Mill, Freda, MI

Began → Champion  Mill → Became


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Produced: Refined Copper Ore


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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.