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Deck with a view


September 16, 2017

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

THE OVERLOOK deck at the city of Ironwood's park on Mt. Zion is dedicated Friday. From left are city commissioner Kim Corcoran, Phil Kucera, Leroy Repischak, president of the Ironwood Class of 1957; Mayor Annette Burchell and Paul Anderson.

IRONWOOD - The new overlook on Mt. Zion is a result of a lot of positive efforts falling together, Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell said Friday.

"It only happened because of a unique collaboration," she said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the overlook deck near Gogebic Community College.

There was fog in the air after a mild rainstorm, but the majestic Copper Peak slide was visible in the distance from the overlook.

About 75 people attended the ribbon-cutting, many of them from the Luther L. Wright Class of 1957 who contributed to the deck project, with the construction spearheaded...

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