Monday, September 1, 2014
Wisconsin Trivia: What was Wisconsin's 2nd-largest city in 1910?
Superior's population peaked in 1910.
Turning Points in Wisconsin History: Mining in Northern Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Historical Society) Northern settlement was shaped largely by and for the benefit of people outside Wisconsin, especially investors from Eastern cities who hoped to make a quick fortune through mining. Their interest in extracting and transporting ore from the western end of Lake Superior led to the founding of Superior, Ashland, and Bayfield.