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IRONWOOD, a city of Gogebic county, Michigan, U.S.A., on the Montreal river, in the N.W. part of the upper peninsula. Pop. (1890) 7745; (woo) 9705, of whom 4615 were foreign-born; (estimated 1906) 10,177. It is served by the Chicago and NorthWestern and the Wisconsin Central railways. The city is situated about 1500 ft. above sea-level in the Gogebic irondistrict, and is principally a mining town; some of the largest iron mines in the United States are within the city limits. Ironwood was settled in 1884, and was chartered as a city in 1889.

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