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Located at the southern end of Keweenaw Bay, where the shore is rimmed with great rocky cliffs of red sandstone, L'Anse was a stopping point for French explorers, trappers, and missionaries. Growth as a shipping center for lumber was anticipated when the Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad terminated here in 1872. L'Anse Brownstone Company opened a quarry northeast of the village in the Keweenaw Bay area in 1875 and ran it until 1879. Three other quarries operated here in the 1890s.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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