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The City of Montreal, or the “City Beautiful”, as it has come to be known, was built and maintained by the mining company. Built within walking distance of the Main Shaft beautiful white “mining company” homes were built for the miners and their families. These homes range from 2 and 3 story bedroom homes for the “captains and foremen” to smaller single story bungalows for the workers. Many of these houses are still standing and have been included in the National Register of Historic Places under the name of The Montreal Company location Historic District. Water and sewer systems were also provided, again by the mining company.
The Montreal Mine closed in 1962 after approximately 100 years of operation. The miners dug to a depth of 4335 ft below the surface. 45 million tons of ore were shipped during this period. Some of the mine buildings are still standing since this closing 51 years ago. Some are still being used but not for mining operations. The main shaft has since filled with water. An overflow from this shaft flows crystal clear water directly into the Montreal River. Tailing piles still loom over the site that housed the Mining Offices and Doctors Clinic.
PUBLIC NOTICE !!
The City of Montreal has been informed that some houses in Montreal and Gile have had pipes freezing.
If you have ever been on the list for leaving your water running in sub-zero weather, please do that now. A stream of steady water about the size of a pencil should be sufficient.