Map Your History: Story Feature #6
We travel to Calumet, MI for today's #MapYourHistory story.
"The C&H Drill Shop was built in 1885 from discarded, low-copper-content basalt known as “poor rock,” as a place for sharpening and repairing mining drills. Vacated in 1968, the Copper Country Curling Club inherited the use of this cold, rough building in 2005. Today, the Club is proud to host what is surely the most environmentally-friendly regulation ice in the United States! There is no mechanical cooling required, thanks to the amazing thermal mass of the thick rock walls that buffers against even several days of midwinter thaw. This clever reuse leverages the robust and raw construction of this historic industrial building to wonderful advantage, and works to keep another beautiful piece of the area’s rich industrial heritage intact and in use!"
--John Arnold, email@example.com
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