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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?

Portrait of Maggie Walz

Maggie Walz, a Finnish immigrant, worked as a domestic servant while attending night school to learn English. She eventually became a prominent business woman in Calumet. Maggie advocated for women's rights, organized a temperance society and assisted many in the Finnish community. More...