Station: Freda, MI

Freda was a location on Lake Superior which was the location of the Champion Mine stamping mill. The location was near the end of the Copper Range railroad Freda branch. The mill was in operation from 1899 to 1967.


November 17, 1903. Eugene Major, brakeman on the Copper Range railroad, fell from a freight train near Freda and broke his neck, death resulting instantly. He was 27 years old. [PHTH-1903-1117]

1971. Mining Railway Being Removed. The rails of the Copper Range branch line between Mill Mine Junction and Freda, a milling town are being removed.  Freda once was the location of the Champion Copper Mill, which crushed all Champion Mine rock for more than half a century. The Copper Range Railroad is a subsidiary of the Copper Range Co., which owns the White Pine Mines in Ontonagon County. [Escanaba Daily News, September 4, 1971]