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    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?

The Nordberg Steam Hoist, the largest steam hoist in the world, once lowered miners 9,260 feet down into the shafts of the Quincy Mine.

To reach 9,260 feet down into the shafts of the Quincy copper mine, the world's largest steam-driven hoist was built in 1918. The Nordberg Steam Hoist and its reinforced concrete building, with brick veneer and Italian-tiled walls, cost over $370,000 but was used for only eleven years.