From Tech Today:
The Holland Sentinel published a feature article on Michigan Tech’s Industrial Archaeology students’ analysis of early mining activity in the vicinity of Fort Wilkins State Park.
From the Abstract:
To better document the fort’s history related to copper mining, a group of Michigan Technological University students — led by doctoral candidate Sean Gohman and Patrick Martin, Michigan Tech professor of industrial archaeology — is exploring land that is now part of the state park, looking specifically for evidence of mining activity by the Pittsburgh & Boston Mining Co., which operated in the region in 1844-48.
Click here to read the full article: Archaeology students seek answers to Fort Wilkins’ mining past