Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Side by Side: Wisconsin's Ashland and Iron Counties

Dividing line: A tale of two WI counties in the shadow of mining. (Wisconsin Reporter, 7/22/2013)

Excerpt:   Hurley, Wisc., in the heart of the state’s mining region (and the county seat of Iron County), like the idea of mining jobs in their region. Their neighbors in Ashland County aren’t that excited about the prospects.

The populations of both counties peaked in 1920.

Economic impact of tourism (Source:  Wisconsin Department of Tourism)

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau:  

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