Ernie's Gas Station
As a child I did not know that Ernie Poisson's gas station was really the old Mineral Range Railroad (MRRR) train station. It is such a small building that I did not suspect its former role. Here is a photograph of one end of the building that I took a few summers ago. On my next trip I will try and take better photographs of all four sides.
For me, being held captive by homesick parents who insisted that I spend my summers in, of all places, Hubbell, I never felt that I had arrived in their homeland until after I crossed under the Ahmeek trestle. Years later, when I grew up and came to love the Copper Country, I can remember my first visit back to Hubbell just after the trestle had been torn down. I was in shock. I finally realized that the copper mines would never come back. Of course, we all know that the Ahmeek Mill and trestle was really in Tamarack Mills, adjacent to Hubbell.
This page, and all contents, are Copyright © 1996 by John P. DuLong, Berkley, MI. Created 28 November 1998. Last modified 30 April 1999.