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Milwaukee & Northern Railroad completes line into Champion
November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am
Milwaukee & Northern Railroad completed the line from Milwaukee into Champion, Michigan, about 30 miles west of Marquette, on this day in 1887. The town, named for the Champion Mine, was at the time a bustling mining center of approximately 2,500 people. Today it is a quiet home to around 250 full-time residents.