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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Keweenaw Voices

Logo for Keweenaw Voices, the park's oral history project.

To preserve and interpret the history of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the National Park Service has recorded interviews with a variety of people whose first person accounts provide a glimpse into what life was like in the region. Our goal is to make these interviews available on the web so that you can hear history come alive through the voices of those who experienced it. This page will continue to grow as more interviews are conducted or others are converted to a digital format and added.

 

Our first interviews are being prepared for uploading to the web. Check back soon!

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.