Steward Mine Sees Renovation Efforts, Turns on Engines

The 1500 Horsepower Nordberg hoisting engine, built in Milwaukee in 1912, runs once again at the Steward Mine yard on North Main Street. Known as the chippy hoist, it was used to service the needs of the miners while the main hoist was in use hauling ore to the surface from depths up to 4 thousand feet. The engines stopped in the Leonard mine in 1978, falling silent for nearly forty years…until now.

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