Wascott Copper Mine #1
In Wisconsin, United States
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The first stop on your tour of the old Wascott (Weyerhauser)
Copper Mine area.
You're looking for... Hey, this is a copper mine. Take a guess at what you're looking for :)
I hope you enjoy hearing and feeling the long-gone mining ghosts of the past!
Turn of the century copper miners
Native Americans mined copper on the shores of Lake Superior in prehistoric times. Between 4,000 and 1,200 B.C., copper jewelry and implements from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan were part of a trade network that stretched from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf Coast, giving rise to the name "Old Copper Culture."
Now, you may have spent some time in this area on the Smiley or other cache series. Seems to me you should poke around and see how this area got its name. Have fun, good luck, keep your feet dry and beware of the bugs.
But before you leave this spot, enjoy the view of the Ounce River below. The Ounce is one of the most beautiful little rivers in Northern Wisconsin!!
Be sure to wear blaze orange during hunting seasons!
|Take a pen or pencil with you.
Depending on how tightly the cover was replaced on this cache, it may be a bit difficult to open. Please take a Leatherman, pliers, crescent wrench or some such tool just in case.
Please DO NOT ENTER any of the shafts!
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Last Updated: on 8/23/2013 5:05:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:05 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum