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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

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There is properly no history; only biography.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (History, 1841)

Copper is only one of many hues that color the Keweenaw Peninsula. Each fall, trees turn remarkable shades of red, yellow, and even purple — welcome blasts of color before snow turns the world white. Pink wild roses and orange wood lilies brighten the summer, offsetting Lake Superior's blues.

The Keweenaw Peninsula's history is just as colorful. From larger-than-life figures to the individuals who lived quieter lives, the people who lived the Copper Country's history and created its culture have stories to tell.

Below are links to people profiles. As more research is completed, additional pages will be developed on a variety of individuals and added to this section. Check back often!

 

Did You Know?

Once the scene of buslting industry, the Quincy shaft-rock house at the number 2 shaft and accompanying hoist house sit silent today.

Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.