Though it may first appear as an out-of-the-way village nestled along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet was the heart of the region during copper mining’s heyday.
Download a copy of the Downtown Calumet Self-Guided Walking Tour booklet. Copies will also be available for purchase in the future from the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association.
Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
Did You Know?
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.