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?
During the ice ages, glaciers ripped chunks of copper away from exposed rock outcrops and then carried the copper sometimes long distances before depositing them. These loose pieces are referred to as float copper.