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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?

Washington School was built in 1875 by the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company.

Many copper mining companies in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula followed a management practice known as corporate paternalism. The companies provided housing, schools, hospitals, libraries, bath houses and other amenities in order to attract and retain a loyal and productive workforce.