What's New On Tom's Travel Blog?

Flickr has been improved! Almost all photos on this blog come from my Flickr Photostream. You can now go directly to a page that shows all of my Flickr photo sets by following this link. It's the easiest way to navigate in my on-line photos.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ironwood, Michigan

Last night we stayed in Ironwood, Michigan after finishing our tour along the southern shore of Lake Superior.  We began the morning with a quick stop at one of the notable monuments in Ironwood, the Hiawatha statue.

This is a few blocks away from both U.S. 2 and the historic downtown section of Ironwood, but certainly worth a detour.  Hiawatha stands 52 feet tall and his moccasins are big, indeed.  He can stand up to any Paul Bunyan in Minnesota or even to a "muffler man."

A plaque at the base describes they physical particulars, but gives no answer to the inevitable, "why?"

Nearby, you will find a brief description of the iron ore industry in Ironwood.
Ironwod-1 Ironwood-1

No comments: