Cascade, Marquette County, Michigan

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Cascade is an unincorporated community in Marquette County, in the U.S. state of Michigan.[1]

The community was named from the presence of the Cascade Iron Mining Company in the area.[2] Iron ore was discovered in the area in 1873, and the station at the junction between the Chicago and Northwestern Railway and the Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad was called Cascade Junction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cascade, Marquette County, Michigan
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways (2nd ed.). Chicago: n.p. p. 52. OCLC 26612299 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Naming of More than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities (Great Lakes Books ed.). Detroit: Wayne State University Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6. 

Coordinates: 46°26′49″N 87°29′07″W / 46.44694°N 87.48528°W / 46.44694; -87.48528