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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Annual High School Local History Smackdown

photo: A team confers after hearing their question during the 2007 High School Local History Smackdown.
A team confers after hearing their question during the 2007 High School Local History Smackdown.
NPS photo, Dan Johnson
 

The High School Local History Smackdown is a fast-paced competition that provides area students with an opportunity to have fun with history. The competition is part of the Fourth Thursday in History program, coordinated by Keweenaw National Historical Park.

The 12th Annual High School Local History Smackdown will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Did You Know?

This exposed vein of copper bearing rock leading into Lake Superior at Fort Wilkins State Park provided evidence of the area's copper wealth

Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.