The City of Montreal

The City of Montreal (HMREU)

Location: Montreal, WI 54550 Iron County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 25.893', W 90° 13.878'

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Site of the World's Deepest Iron Mine

The City of Montreal, incorporated in 1924, known for a short time as the Village of Hamilton, is a combination of the communities of Montreal and Gile.

Gile, on the river, was the center of the area's timber industries. The largest, the Montreal River Lumber Company, operated from 1884 until 1904, milled 80,000 board feet of white pine a day. Lumbering continued here on a smaller scale until 1915.

Montreal, on the hill, was the site of the Montreal Mining Company facility which shipped its first ore in 1886. Mining followed the Penokee Range iron formation slope to the north, extending one mile west and three-fourth miles east of this marker. This industry, operated by Oglebay Norton Company, shipped a total of 45,747,708 tons, and at its closing in 1962 had reached a vertical depth of 4,335 feet.
Marker Number77
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Iron County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 712709 N 5145722
Decimal Degrees46.43155000, -90.23130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 25.893', W 90° 13.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 25' 53.58" N, 90° 13' 52.68" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1489 Plant St, Montreal WI 54550, US
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