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Marquette, Michigan, USA

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The land around Marquette was known to French missionaries of the early 17th century and the trappers of the early 19th century. Development of the area did not begin, however, until 1844, when William Burt and Jacob Houghton (the brother of geologist Douglass Houghton) discovered iron deposits near Teal Lake west of Marquette. In 1845, Jackson Mining Company, the first organized mining company in the region, was formed.

The village of Marquette began on September 14, 1849, with the formation of a second iron concern, the Marquette Iron Company. Three men participated in organizing the firm: Robert J. Graveraet, who had prospected the region for ore; Edward Clark, agent for Waterman A. Fisher of Worcester, Massachusetts, who financed the company, and Amos Rogers Harlow. The village was at first called New Worcester, with Harlow as the first postmaster. On August 21, 1850, the name was changed to honor Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit missionary who had explored the region.

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  • 1854 - Marquette
    Marquette, an unorganized county of Michigan, in the W. part of the upper peninsula, contains about 3600 square miles. It is intersected by the...Read MORE...


  • News 1887 - CARS PILED THIRTY FEET HIGH
    MARQUETTE, Mich., Sept. 20. - A Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic train of sixty-five cars laden with ore got away from the trainmen last night and ran...Read MORE...


  • News 1887 - To The Water's Edge. The Steamer Arizona Is Set on Fire By Acids and Is Consumed.
    Marquette, Mich., Nov. 17. - The steamer Arizona, of the Lake Superior Transit Line, was burned to the water's edge this morning. She left this port...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. TWO MEN AND THREE BOYS TORN TO SHREDS.
    Marquette, Mich., Aug. 2. - A terribly fatal explosion occurred at the Republic Mine late this afternoon. Two cases of giant power exploded in pit...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - The doors of the bank of J. N. Knapp at Marquette, Mich., were closed on the 4th. The liabilities were estimated at $30,000 to $50,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889

  • 1895 - Marquette
    Marquette, a city and summer resort, capital of Marquette co, Mich., is situated in a township of the * name, on the S. shore of Lake Superior, about ...Read MORE...


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  • 1906
    Marquette, a post-village of Green Lake co., Wis., in Marquette township (town), on the S. shore of Paoawa Lake (an expansion of the Fox River),...Read MORE...


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  • 1956 - April 29 - WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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  • 1854 - Marquette
    Marquette, an unorganized county of Michigan, in the W. part of the upper peninsula, contains about 3600 square miles. It is intersected by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1887 - CARS PILED THIRTY FEET HIGH
    MARQUETTE, Mich., Sept. 20. - A Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic train of sixty-five cars laden with ore got away from the trainmen last night and ran... Read MORE...

  • News  1887 - To The Water's Edge. The Steamer Arizona Is Set on Fire By Acids and Is Consumed.
    Marquette, Mich., Nov. 17. - The steamer Arizona, of the Lake Superior Transit Line, was burned to the water's edge this morning. She left this port... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - The doors of the bank of J. N. Knapp at Marquette, Mich., were closed on the 4th. The liabilities were estimated at $30,000 to $50,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889
  • News  1889 - A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. TWO MEN AND THREE BOYS TORN TO SHREDS.
    Marquette, Mich., Aug. 2. - A terribly fatal explosion occurred at the Republic Mine late this afternoon. Two cases of giant power exploded in pit... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Marquette
    Marquette, a city and summer resort, capital of Marquette co, Mich., is situated in a township of the * name, on the S. shore of Lake Superior, about ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Marquette, a post-village of Green Lake co., Wis., in Marquette township (town), on the S. shore of Paoawa Lake (an expansion of the Fox River),... Read MORE...

  • 1956 - April 29 - WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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