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Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "The heart of the copper country." Note the "Railroad Crossing" sign over the street near the cow. This continues the righthand side of the previous post, made up of four 8x10 glass plates. In all, there are seven parts to this series. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.