CLIMATE: Cold, snowy winters; warm summers
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Late Spring to Early Fall
Freda is currently being re-inhabited, and even has a small cafe! It is located about 17 miles west of Hancock, along an unnumbered paved road, which also passes through Redridge, q.v.
REMAINS: The most important remant is the very large stamp mill, located on the shores of Lake Superior; walk down a steep path from the parking lot of the cafe in order to see how extensive the ruins really are.
|Freda was founded in the early years of the 20th century as the site of a major stamp mill for the ores of the Champion Mine; it was on the tracks of the Copper Range Railroad (as was Redridge, q.v.). By WWI, it had a population of over 500, but the mill, like that in Redridge, became superfluous after WWII. The tracks were removed in 1971, and Freda became a ghost town. Submitted by: Kurt Wenner
Courtesy Kurt Wenner