Norrie Park


Norrie Park photo of Norrie Park
This recreational area was named in honor of A. Lanfear Norrie, who in 1882 began to explore for iron ore on the Gogebic Range. His discovery resulted in the opening of the Norrie Mine in Ironwood. Soon other mines, such as the Ashland, Aurora, Pabst and Newport were booming in these bustling locations. Ironwood is said to have been named after the mining "captain," James Wood, who was nicknamed "Iron" Wood. After a destructive fire in 1887, the community was rebuilt.
 

Registered Site L0012
Erected 1960

Location: Norrie Park Rd
Ironwood, Gogebic County

Topics:
Parks


Home
Facebook link
Like us to get daily history updates.
 
N46.4332134 W90.1612544
View detailed Google map w/Satellite view
 
© 1991-2015 James Brennan. All rights reserved.