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Hurley - the Top Of Wisconsin
Hurley Area Chamber of Commerce
(715) 561-4334, 316 Silver St., Hurley, WI 54534
90 Golf Holes in the Hurley Area

Nearby Chambers


Ashland Madeline Island Minocqua
Ironwood Area Manitowish Waters Washburn
Lake Gogebic Area Mercer  

Iron County Historical Society
The Romanesque old County Courthouse contains exhibits reflecting the history of iron mining, lumbering, domestic life and the veterans from the north woods.

303 Iron Street, Hurley, Wisconsin 54534, Phone: (715) 561-2244

Minnesota History Quarterly: Logger Strike
Guide to the Oral History of the American Left

Saxon Harbor Boating Club
The purpose of the club is to:
1. Promote safe boating;
2. Pursue the environmental protection of Lake Superior and its rivers and streams;
3. Attempt to keep members aware of changing regulations which pertain to fishing and boating;
4. Seek the improvement of Saxon Harbor and its facilities and assist where possible; and
5. Contribute to the betterment of the community, where possible.
Iron County Community Credit Union
"Persons residing or employed or own property in Iron, Ashland & Vilas counties, Wisconsin; and Gogebic County, Michigan are eligible to join. Simply open a Share Savings Account with a minimum balance of $10.00 and you are a member! Then you can enjoy all the benefits of the credit union advantage - higher rates on deposits, lower rates on loans and the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a local financial cooperative with others in your community."
"Recognizing that we all work and live in a beautiful area, we are committed to making it an even better place to live and work. As a group we saw a common need and agreed on a common goal. That need is for an area-wide group to provide a positive and unifying influence for our communities."

Little Finland
P.O. Box 352, Hurley, WI 54534, phone (715) 561-4360

Little Finland is the home of the National Finnish American Festival. The NFAF works to preserve Finnish - American heritage. The museum has a wonderful collection of Finnish artifacts, most of which came with their owners from Finland. Old Bibles, a rug loom, musical instruments and curios make up only a small part of the holdings. 

Other Finnish Information
Haven North Condos
1075 La Rue Court, Hurley, Wisconsin 54534
e-mail: lodging@havennorth.com
(715) 561-5626 or 1-888-40-HAVEN

"You have your choice of one, two, three or four bedroom condominiums that sleep from one to ten persons with beautiful views of Lake Michele. All units have fireplaces and firewood and come complete with pots, pans, cooking utensils, microwaves, toasters, coffeepots, refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers. All linens and towels are provided."

HURLEY, WI 54534
Phone: (715) 561-2460
Mobile: (715) 562-0221
Fax: (715) 561-4971
Wayne Nasi Construction
"If you would like more information or an estimate, email us or give us a call at 1-800-475-7663. We will be glad to talk and meet with you to discuss your general contracting and roofing needs."

Anton-Walsh House
Bed and Breakfast

Hunt's Guide to Michigan's Upper Penninsula

Hunts' Guide  - HURLEY AREA
"Snowmobilers love Hurley because it's so snowy, so friendly, and so handy. Snowgoer magazine consistently rates it "best nightlife in the Midwest." The entire downtown is virtually on trail because the snowmobile trail is on the old railroad right of way. "
Mattson Works.
http://mattsonworks.com/ is an amazing genealogical and historical resource for people of the north woods.  It includes names, addresses and occupations for residents of Gogebic County, Michigan & Iron County, Wisconsin from the directories of 1888 to 1947.  One can use their search engine or browse the pages of each directory which include over 150,000 listings.

Hurley Wisconsin
This is the Mattson Works page that includes all their information on Hurley.

  Paul A. Sturgul
"Extensive experience in elder law and estate planning"
  HURLEY Wisconsin - Money,Political Contributions.
  Hurley Traffic Count Map
  North Hurley (Wisconsin) Co-operative Association, Records
  Hurley, Wisconsin Business Directory
Iron Belt, Pence, Upson
  Red Birch Haus
"For everything that means "getaway fun" to you--Red Birch Haus puts you right where you want to be - centrally located among all the four season attractions the Lake Superior northwoods has to offer! Located just minutes from the nightlife of Hurley and WhiteCap Mountain Ski/Skye Golf Resort; a short drive from the slopes of Indianhead, BlackJack and Big Powderhorn Mountain and situated directly on the snowmobile/ATV trail route in the historic snow belt mining town of Iron Belt, WI--home of the highly rated Uller Cross-Country Ski/Hiking Trail, this fully furnished and freshly remodeled three bedroom/one bath vacation home offers you the comfort and amenities that'll make your stay a pleasure as you unwind from the day's fun. Sleeps up to 12 comfortably.  For reservations: 612-990-6309 or fun@upnorthlodging.net"
Iron County

Iron County Wisconsin
  Water Falls
  Biking Map pdf
  County Map pdf

Study of Heritage Tourism UWEX

North Country Trail
The North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches more than 4,000 miles to link communities and wilderness areas across seven northern states.  It passes thru Hurley.

Gogebic-Iron County Airport
Ironwood, Michigan  49938    (7 miles NE)   906-932-3121

"Fuel available: 100LL JET-A, Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Runway 9/27,  Dimensions: 6501 x 130 ft. / 1982 x 40 m,  Surface: asphalt/grooved, in fair condition,  Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 85000 lbs"

  Traffic Count Map
  2000 Census Quick Facts
  Pine Lake Lodge Resort & Restaurant
Hunt's Guide to Michigan's Upper Penninsula Hunts' Guide: Montreal, WI
"The mining location around the Montreal Mine, the world's deepest iron mine (4,337 feet). looks more like a tidy New England village today than a former industrial site. It's a pleasant place for walking or biking."
Wikipedia Montreal, Wisconsin
"The Montreal Company Location Historic District, which includes several of these company town houses, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980."
  Montreal Company Location Historic District
"Originally, miners settled around the mining shaft and constructed homes on land leased from the mining company. Streets were placed randomly and houses faced in various directions. Between 1907 and 1917 the company abandoned the informal housing policy and initiated a program of company-owned rental housing."
Montreal House Rentals
Contact: Tracy Schill
  Inn in Montreal, Wisconsin
"The Inn was established to offer warm, friendly, and comfortable guest housing for the Four Season Traveler. The geographical location of Montreal, Wisconsin provides the very best of all seasons."
  Wisconsin's Ancient Copper Miners
"While Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Point and Isle Royale have received most of the copper mining glory, similar metalliferous lava belts cross northwest Wisconsin from the east at Montreal River and the Michigan border to Interstate Park on the west at St. Croix Falls and the Minnesota line."
  Wisconsin Mineral
"To the north a different early Proterozoic metasedimentary sequence contains argillites, schist, marbles, and iron formations. A major iron range, the Gogebic Range, extends into Wisconsin from Michigan. The Montreal mine, now abandoned, produced fantastic specimens from its underground workings, including well-crystallized hematite, goethite, manganite, barite, pyrolusite, and manganocalcite (Dickey 1938; LaBerge 1984)."
  Traffic Count Map
Bessemer , Michigan


City of Bessemer
"The earliest explorations of Bessemer were done by single men of small exploring parties. In 1880, a hunter and trapper Richard Langford, discovered iron ore under an overturned birch tree. However Captain N. D. Moore is credited with disclosing the ore which led to the development of the Colby property. In 1882, a few log cabins were built. The Dolan house of logs was one of the first built on what is now East Mary Street. Bessemer was a heavily timbered region which would later lead to the lumber industry. Mining began in 1883."
"Most of the functions of County Government are performed by officials elected by the citizens of the individual county, which is as it should be. The general supervision of county governmental functions is performed by the County Board of Commissioners. The separate operating offices, departments and bureaus of County Government are in the charge of the separately elected officials."
  Bessemer Chamber of Commerce
"The Chamber works for the benefit of the entire community by fostering economic growth through promotion, development, education and problem solving, in order to advance general welfare and prosperity of the City of Bessemer."
Marty's Goldenaires
"Established in 1950 as a Senior Corps, membership includes men between the ages of 16 and 79 years. This unique age mix gives Marty's Goldenaires a blend of nostalgia, a solid nucleus, and a young enthusiasm and excitement which is evident as the audience involve themselves in Marty's Goldenaires performances!"

Powderhorn Northwoods Suite at Big Powderhorn Mountain, Powderhorn Road,Bessemer, MI 49911
Getaways are meant to be fun! Whether you're a winter skier, snowmobiler, snowboarder or snowshoer--or a summer lover of sand beaches, fresh air and abundant natural beauty, Powderhorn Northwoods Suite puts you right in the heart of all the things here in 'God's Country' that make getaway time FUN time...all with a little modern convenience, a little northwoods charm and a whole lot of comfort!  All new for 2009--Vacation Getaway lodging for up to 8--right at the base of Big Powderhorn Mountain with convenient direct access to Snowmobile Trail #2 and the Wolverine Nordic Cross-Country Ski Trails. Choose your fun. It's all here! 

phone: 612-990-6309,   e-mail   web site

327 S. Sophie Street, Bessemer, MI 49911
"The Abelman Clothing Store has been operated for 120 years, first by Abe, followed by his sons Joe and Maurice, and currently his grandson Bob Abelman.  The store hasn't changed much from the days when Abe was there. It's still operated on a basis of friendship and good values like businesses were run years ago."
  bessemer area school district
 301 East Seller Street, Bessemer, MI 49911, (P) 906-667-0802
" The Bessemer Area Schools, as part of a global community, will strive to provide positive growth in academic, social, and emotional development, for every child in a caring and cooperative environment."
  Bessemer Auto Company
This is a standard Ford Motor Co.website including info on new models.  No local car information appears available.
Big Snow Outfitters
"Big Snow Outfitters, in Bessemer, MI is located in the heart of Big Snow Country in the Upper Michigan Peninsula (UP)  We're your one stop shop for ski rentals, snowboard rentals and sales. BSO is the largest Atomic dealer in the UP and carries SL and GS race stock. BSO is also a Burton and Sined Snowboards dealer."
BlackJack Ski Resort ... Current Conditions
"With a natural snowfal average of 210" and major improvements to our high-tech snowmaking system, BLACKJACK offers exceptional ski and snowboard conditions."
  Cedar Creek Photography
Copper Peak
"Built in 1969, Copper Peak remains the only ski flying hill in the western hemisphere."
  Gogebic County Federal CU
"Its existence began March 2, 1952 then known as Pickands Mather Employees Federal Credit Union for the employees of the then Pickands Mather mines.  Geneva Mine later became another Pickands Mather mine and on November 4, 1957 the bylaws were amended to include the employees of all the Pickands Mather mines in Wakefield, Bessemer, Ironwood, and Hurley and their immediate families."
Gogebic Range Bank
"We are a full service bank with a complete line of deposit and loan products for both consumer and business customers. We also offer full-service brokerage services through PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc.  GRB is a wholly owned subsidiary of West End Financial Corp. or WEF and WEF has approximately 160 shareholders."
IndianHead Mountain Resort ... Current Conditions
"The half-pipe and terrain park proved to be a great addition to the resort last year. We now have piped-in music with the XM Satellite Radio System. Steward Epps returned this season to improve and add new snow features including, a kink, mailbox, rainbow, fun box and a straight rail for the more aggressive snowboarder."
Johnson's MotorSports
Casual Apparel, Protective Gear, Accessories, Videos/DVD's
  Lakeshore Equipment and Sales-
"Lakeshore Equipment & Truck Sales employs a full time heavy duty mechanic and shop to help with the capabilities to troubleshoot and repair problems you may be having with your forestry machinery and logging equipment."
  Scott Michaels Entertainment
"At Scott Michaels Entertainment we take many steps to make sure that we are presenting the music and spoken word in the greatest clarity and fidelity possible. To do this we facilitate the use of subwoofers that recreate the extreme low end of the spectrum, and other full range speakers that accurately reproduce the mid range and
spoken word. On top, we boast crystal clear and loud large constant directivity horns to make the high end come alive."
  Professional Computer Services, LLC
"Dependable, quality service you expect-period!  PC Repairs / Upgrades, Certified, Over 15 years experience, Commercial and residential"
  Spring Creek Homes
"Spring Creek Homes is located on US2 in Bessemer, MI. Homes are provided for Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Hurley, Mellen, Mercer, Ashland, Minocqua and surrounding areas."

Ironwood, Michigan

  City of Ironwood
Ironwood Masonic Lodge 389
  • "Tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behaving with kindness and understanding to all people.
  • Practising charity and care for the community by charitable giving and voluntary work.
  • Striving for the achievement of the highest ethical and moral behaviour and spiritual truth."
Hiawatha, World's Tallest and Largest Indian
"Despite Ironwood's boast, Hiawatha is technically not the world's tallest Indian -- a desperate, skinny colossus in Skowhegan, Maine, stretches skyward another ten feet. But Hiawatha's sturdy proportions and outfit make him a more photogenic Indian."
Wilder Fine Arts
"For 25 Years the Porter Family traveled across the country selling their art to other art galleries and interior decorators before settling down in the small town of Ironwood Michigan located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan."


Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 33, Ironwood, MI 49938-0033

This site is actually about the 112th Annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters' Association Tournament which is being hosted by the Ironwood and Bessemer Departments.  The page of the City of Ironwood site about the Department is at Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department

Northwoods Wilderness Recovery
This is the site of a pro-environmental group that seems based in Marquette but is dealing with western UP issues also.
Luther L Wright High School - Vietnam Era
Ed Estola has put together a remarkable site about the Ironwood High School.  Concentrating on the years 1960-1975, he has put together numerous pictures and memories.  The site has web based assets that would be of interest to grads, contact info, chat, and reunion information.
Grand View Health System
"Established in 1923, Grand View Health System serves the people of the Gogebic-Iron Range in upper Michigan and northern Wisconsin with high-quality medical care and services."


DOVE, Inc. Outreach Center
Northwoods People For Peace
"Northwoods People For Peace is a group on the Gogebic Range located in Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan against the War in Iraq."
  Gogebic County Fair
Ironwood Theatre
"In 1982, owner Thomas Renn gave the Ironwood Theatre to the City of Ironwood through the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority(DIDA). Restoration efforts began at that time under the direction of the newly formed Ironwood Theatre Preservation Committee. On January 11, 1985, the Ironwood Theatre was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places."
Lake Superior Renaissance Faire
"The Faire is being "Reborn" after a long hiatus. Plans for this faireLogoDated.jpg (267857 bytes) years Faire are grander and more active with twice the area to play with. More games, more authenticity and more enthusiasm than ever before. Medieval and Renaissance enthusiasts from near and far are joining together to give the Faire real flare and excitement. Join us for a festive romp in the mystical "Shire of Lochenwold" as we relive the best of times between the Seventh and the Seventeenth Centuries."
"We are a group of area business people and educators, committed to and enthusiastic about our communities. We include individuals who have lived in the area for much of our lives, raised our families here, conduct our livelihoods here, and call this area our home. We include relative newcomers to the area who have chosen to establish themselves in this region. What we have in common is our love of the area and its people."
Ironwood Info - The Northwoods Online Magazine
This is an eMagazine. a more long term perspective to "an uncensored alternative to the Globe", which tries "to give some coverage to the small communities and schools not just Ironwood."  At it you will find everything from recipes to timely background pieces about issues and events spanning the western end of Michigan's upper peninsula,  from Ontanagon to Ironwood.  Run by Lou Bonagura, Ironwoodinfo is a Michigan non-profit media corporation and independent of advertising influence on content selection and position taken.
Superior Chronicle,
Technically, more than a yahoo groiup, this is an attempt to start an on line newspaper, an experiment with community journalism.  Apparently a serious commercial venture, It has at least one computer literate person doing advertising pages off a single template.  The graphics are first class.  I will no longer be linking to "Yahoo Wars." 
  Whitecap Mountain
"'...among the Midwest ski resorts the Whitecap terrain and trail system is most like the mountains.'  Six chairlifts and the special Magic Carpet Lift for beginners in Polar Bear Bowl carry over 6,000 skiers every hour."

Current Conditions

  BlackJack Ski Resort
"With a natural snowfal average of 210" and major improvements to our high-tech snowmaking system, BLACKJACK offers exceptional ski and snowboard conditions."

Current Conditions

"The half-pipe and terrain park proved to be a great addition to the resort last year. We now have piped-in music with the XM Satellite Radio System. Steward Epps returned this season to improve and add new snow features including, a kink, mailbox, rainbow, fun box and a straight rail for the more aggressive snowboarder."

Current Conditions

Mount Zion
"Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Mt. Zion is the oldest winter recreation complex in “Big Snow Country”. Owned and operated by GCC, Mt. Zion is open to the public. This complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program."
Copper Peak
"Built in 1969, Copper Peak remains the only ski flying hill in the western hemisphere."
Big PowderHorn
"Combine 17 feet of average natural snowfall with incredible views of Upper Peninsula forests. Add a dash of renowned grooming, family friendly specials, and a down-home staff who treats you like family. Throw in a charming Bavarian style village with a complementary shuttle and you have the makings for an unforgettable winter getaway!"

Current Conditions

  Iron County Historical Society
The Romanesque old County Courthouse contains exhibits reflecting the history of iron mining, lumbering, domestic life and the veterans from the north woods.303 Iron Street, Hurley, Wisconsin 54534, Phone: (715) 561-2244
"Agogeebic Press is dedicated to publishing books on local history, with special attention to the mining days. To date I have written and published sixteen books on Gogebic Range history, all described in this booklet. Besides historical research, I can carry out genealogical research, and provide advice on publishing to anybody who wishes to publish their own book. If you are interested in having a book published, please contact me for more details."

Iron Mining in Wisconsin
"Forty-five of the 70.7 million tons of ore produced from the Gogebic Iron Range in Wisconsin came from the Cary Mine near Hurley and the Montreal Mine at Montreal. The remaining ore came from smaller mines such as the Ottawa, Atlantic, Iron Belt, Germania and Plummer mines, most of which ceased operation before World War I."


Classic Wisconsin DOOMED - Buddy Holly in Hurley
"As the small caravan of vehicles departed the Iron County maintenance garage in Hurley, the sheriff’s deputies leading the rescue must have wondered if they would find any survivors at all."
Keweenaw County Historical Society

Mining History Association

Copper Country Mining History

  History of Gogebic County
Iron County Historical Museum
P.O. Box 272, Caspian, MI 49915    (906) 265-2617
"Heritage Hall and two Mining Halls have been added to the engine house to develop over 75 major exhibits. The painted beams in Heritage Hall reflect some of the 39 ethnic groups that make up Iron County Communities. The Mining Halls contain early mining tools and equipment, several glass dioramas showing underground ore bodies, tramming tunnels and mine levels, a memorial to the 562 miners killed, and the development of unions."
Wisconsin - Gazetteer 1853 (University of Michigan)
Wisconsin Historical Society Surveyor's Tree Blaze -
"Perhaps motivated by this newfound mineral wealth tantalizingly out of reach, some Michiganders began to question the 1848 border. The movement to redefine it gained momentum until 1908, when Michigan re-wrote its constitution, unilaterally pushing almost its entire border with Wisconsin southward. The new border claimed almost 500 square miles of territory – along with its iron mines, farmland, summer resorts, water power sites, fishing banks, and property tax revenues – that had belonged to Wisconsin for the previous 60 years."
Jewish family in early Hurley
Sharey Zedek Synagogue
Theodore Roosevelt International Highway

Theodore Roosevelt International Highway


Rail Road History



Penokee R.R.
Shortly after the birth of Hurley in 1887, the Penokee RailRoad was built, joining the Wisconsin Central south of Ashland to the iron mines of Hurley.  Soon thereafter, the Geogebic & Montreal River RR was built from Hurley to Bessmer.
Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railway Company
About the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railway Company prepared by Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society... Word File
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR
Escanaba & Lake Superior RR
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway
History of Soo Line and Wisconsin Central
Soo Line Online
DMIRR Missabe Railroad Historical Society
Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Texas Type Locomotives
Links to Historical Wisconsin Railroad Sites
Railroad History of Central Wisconsin


CopperRange Railroad
Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR No. 21
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society
  Internet Railroad History Museum of Michigan
Michigan Historical Markers About Railroads
Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum Maps
Library of Congress RAILROAD MAPS of the United States
rail dreams
Custom Model Railroad Design and Construction
Lake Linden, Michigan (906) 296-0462 FAX (906) 296-0862
Historic Rail Equipment In UP and North Woods
  Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR No. 730
  Chicago & North Western RR No. 175
  Quincy & Torch Lake RR No. 5
  Jackson Iron Co. (un-numbered 0-4-0)
  Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR No. 21
  Mellen Lumber Co. No. 6
  Copper Range Railroad Open Platform Passenger Coach #60
   (MidContinent Museum document on restoration)
Copper Range Combination Car #25 
Thunder Lake Lumber Co. No. 5
Wisconsin Central RR No. 2713 4-6-2
Marinette, Tomahawk & Western RR No. 19 2-6-0
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie RR No. 950 2-10-0
Railway postal diagram of the state of Wisconsin prepared for the use of the Railway Mail Service; W. L. Nicholson, Topographer P.O. Dept.
  History of Gogebic County
  Wisconsin - Gazetteer 1853 (University of Michigan)
Jewish family in early Hurley
Sharey Zedek Synagogue
Day Trips
  The Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin Traveler
"The Traveler includes food and lodging, recreation and attractions, northern adventures, shopping, real estate, lighthouses, shipwrecks, antiques and collectibles, fine arts and crafts, and our marvelous lakes, rivers, streams and forests."

Fayette, MI
"Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891, Fayette offers visitors the unmatched serenity of a Lake Michigan harbor, white cliffs and verdant forests. This well-preserved museum village recalls another time when it was a noisy, dirty company town with an immigrant population that shared daily hardships, joys and sorrows."

This is an interesting article about it from the Detroit News.  http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=142&category=life

Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center
"Dick Bong became America's all-time Ace of Aces, downing 40 enemy planes in the Pacific theater of the war while flying P-38 fighter planes. His many decorations for outstanding skills and extraordinary courage included the Congressional Medal of Honor."
Alberta Village Museum
"This unique village with its sawmill, was built by Henry Ford in the midst of his northern forest holdings.  It was to become one of his "village industries", which were common in lower Michigan.  Alberta provides and interesting example of sawmill technology, a planned community in a beautiful forest setting, and the power of one man's vision to create a suitable environment for his employees."
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
"In 1935  Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Today, Seney supports a variety of wildlife, including endangered and reintroduced species. Bald eagles, common loons, and trumpeter swans are regularly seen during the summer months, especially June and July, when they are raising their young."
Seney, IL Air Pollution Web Cam
Black River National Forest Scenic Byway
"The Black River flows through areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees and has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops to meet Lake Superior. On September 19, 1992, Highway 513, which follows this section of the Black River, was officially dedicated as a National Forest Scenic Byway in recognition of its exceptional beauty and recreational opportunities."
Keweenaw National Historical Park
"Keweenaw National Historical Park preserves the heritage of copper mining in this unique setting amid many of the original structures and landscapes of the copper era. It preserves the stories of human struggle, ingenuity, vision and conflict."
Porcupine Mountains State Park
"Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park's 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember."
North Lakeland Discovery Center
The North Lakeland Discovery Center is a community-based environmental learning center dedicated to exploring, preserving, and enhancing the Lakeland area's natural, cultural, and historic resources. The Center is located on a 66-acre site in the heart of northern Wisconsin's tranquil Lakeland destination region.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Wild landscapes in the greatest of lakes.
  • Land of pine and hemlock, eagle and bear.
  • Ancestral home of the Ojibwe people.
  • The nation's finest collection of historic lighthouses.
  • Paradise for campers, boaters, and kayakers.

(Park Map)

Houghton County Historical Museum
Big Things
ABC Raceway
The ABC Raceway is a 3/8th-mile red clay oval located just five minutes south of Ashland, Wisconsin, near the southern shore of Lake Superior.  The track hosts weekly Saturday night stock car racing programs from mid-May through late August.
Light Houses
  Lighthouses - The Upper Peninsula Traveler
"Great Lakes shipping and travel shaped Michigan's history. Along the state's 3,200 miles of shoreline, more than 2 dozen museums and historical sites help preserve that maritime tradition."
Marine Historical Society of Detroit Photo Gallery
A great selection of good resolution boats of the Great Lakes.
Ma & Pa's Lighthouses
"Gerald and Joanne Strebe are very proud of the hand crafted lighthouses, windmills, wishing wells, lamps and other rustic furniture treasures produced in our workshop. "
  Silverleaf Incorporated
Internet Cafe, Training, Computer Sales, Service and Support, Web Hosting
216 E. Aurora Street, Ironwood, MI 49938, Phone: (906) 932-7394
  Tech Connect
109 2nd Avenue South Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-5574   Cell: 906-364-2346
  UP Computer Solutions
Al's Computer Service
Office Hours: M-F 1:00 - 5:00
N11701 Pump Station Road, Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906) 932-0871
E-mail: aestola@als-c-s.com
Local Businesses with Websites
Eagle Bluff Golf Course
"From the moment you arrive at Eagle Bluff, you'll know you've arrived at someplace special. The beautiful penokee mountains in Northern Wisconsin are the setting for the 18 hole Eagle Bluff Golf Course."
Hitts Fine Furniture
  • 128 E. Aurora St. Ironwood, MI 49938
    (906) 932-4400
  • 504 Main Street W  Ashland, WI 54806 
    (715) 682-8900
Associated Bank
Bessemer Auto Co.
102 East Lead St, Bessemer, MI, 49911
Phone: (906)667-0291
Fax: (906) 667-0310
E-Mail: bessauto@chartermi.net
Charter Communications
Coldwell Banker Larson Realty
Days Inn
850 N. 10th Avenue, Hurley, WI  54534, US
Phone: 715-561-3500     Fax: 715-561-3236
E-mail: 5533@hotel.cendant.com
  Harma's Lawn & Property Service
13314N Harma Road  Hurley, Wisconsin 54534
Phone (715) 561-3843
  Home Medical Products & Services
223 Silver St. Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: (715) 561.2525
Fax: (715) 561.5556
Hurley Coffee Company
122 Silver Street
Phone: 715-561-5500   Fax715-561-5501
  Joe's Pasty Shop
  Jonen Vacation Home
105 Maple St.
Contact: Aaron Jonen 414-840-0102 ajone825@yahoo.com
Northwoods Rental & Supply, Inc.
116 2ND AVE N   HURLEY, WI 54534
Phone: (715) 561-5221
Toll Free: (800) 483-3838   Fax: (715) 561-4300
Email: info@rentupnorth.com
  Pine Lake Lodge
Route 1, Box 487
Hurley, Wisconsin 54534
(715) 476-2410 or (715) 476-0244


  Silver Street Motel
100 Silver Street
Hurley, WI 54534
715-561-4008 Fax
  Paul A. Sturgul
 312 Silver Street
Hurley, Wisconsin 54534
Telephone: 715-561-4600
Fax: 715-561-2761 Toll Free: 888-613-0600
concentrates his practice in Elder Law and Estate Planning
  Wayne Nasi Construction, Inc.
"Wayne Nasi Construction is a general contractor and single-ply roofing specialist servicing Northern Wisconsin and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan"
Whitecap Mountain
Golf Course http://www.skyegolf.net
Ski Hill http://www.skiwhitecap.com/

Web Cams ... (Some not so Local)

Iron Co. Courthouse Hurley- Iron Nugget Indianhead Mt. Madison Sault Ste. Marie
Au Train BlackJack Ski Resort Duluth Chicago Detroit




Things to be hooked in


Connection to Buddy Holly Death

"Sun. 2/1/59 UNRECORDED: The tour is supposed to stop at the Cinderella Ballroom in Appleton, Wisconsin for an afternoon matinee, but it is cancelled after the bus breaks down on Highway 51 near Pine Lake about fifteen miles south of Hurley, Wisconsin. The bus had just left Hurley, which is one mile or so west of Ironwood, Michigan. A sheriff’s deputy takes Carl Bunch, suffering from frostbite, to the Grandview Hospital in Ironwood. The bus is towed to a garage in Ironwood and, trying to get to their evening performance in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the tour boards a train. When they perform at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Ritchie plays drums for Buddy, Buddy plays for Dion, and Dion plays for Ritchie. After the show, Buddy phones his mother. The repaired bus arrives to take the group to Clear Lake, Iowa. In a clip on website http://www.vastvideo.com/i/2.1/navigate.asp?cid=171 Tommy Allsup talks about the cold touring, the frostbite, the plane charter and why his wallet was found at the crash site."






Best Bars In America
Esquire's Best Bars in America, 2006

You know a great bar when you're in one. If it's a dive, it's a Christ-this-place-is-a-dive dive. If it's an Irish pub, it's not an "Irish" pub. If it's a cocktail lounge, it's got some Tanqueray Ten and a bottle of rye somewhere. This story is about those places.

3/14/2007, 9:31 PM

One thing: We haven't patronized every bar in America, though we're working on it. For the parts of the country we've never had the honor of drinking in (Hoonah, Alaska, for instance), we asked our friends -- the most knowledgeable and passionate of whom is Esquire drinks correspondent David Wondrich. Despite our connections, we've clearly shortchanged some great cities and have no doubt overlooked some great bars.

The Bars of Silver Street
Hurley, Wisconsin
You're having: A Leinie's or a Hamm's.
I discovered Silver Street on a recent road-to-nowhere bar crawl with my Peace Corps buddy Adam. Heading north out of the Chippewa reservation in Wisconsin's Northwoods, the darkness and endless tracts of bars will whittle your expectations down to nothing. Until you crest a hill and see the old mining town of Hurley and its Silver Street: a quarter-mile-long stretch of road with twenty-five bars and half a dozen strip clubs. We crossed our Rubicon when we entered Nora's Bar & Red Carpet Lounge. A couple bottles didn't set us back five dollars, including tip. Then it was Mac's Bar, The Krash Inn, Freddie's Old Time Saloon, Iron Nugget, and a dozen others. At Iron Horse, we happened upon a "meat raffle," with meat-raffle girls in tight jeans spinning a wheel for beef prizes: "pasties and sauce," raw hamburger, and prime rib (for which everyone stood up). Adam ended up winning ten pounds of skirt steak; we traded it to the locals for beer. The last bit of Silver Street is a section of tiny strip clubs: Cheeks, Club Carnival, the Silver Dollar Saloon, and others. For as remote as Hurley is, the girls aren't bad. Even in mukluks.
--Tony D'Souza