Our Heritage - Central Mine Powder House Remains

Kathryn Lund Johnson's avatar Kathryn Lund Johnson Vote Code: 67980

My image is of the remains from inside the powder house at Central, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The powder house was where the explosives were stored, and it was located a safe distance from the mine and the town. Copper mining began at this location in 1856. At one time, the town of Central housed more than 130 people, most of whom were immigrants from Cornwall, England. In 1898, mining ceased operations and the town of Central ultimately became a ghost town.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 milimeters
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 24 inches