• Underground Tamarack Trammer Car

    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Quincy Mine Office

From the Quincy Mine Office located along U.S. Highway 41, administrators oversaw daily operations.
From the Quincy Mine Office located along U.S. Highway 41, administrators oversaw daily operations.
NPS Photo, Dan Johnson.
 

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, administrators of the successful Quincy Mining Company occupied this stately Jacobsville sandstone building. Today, its office spaces are leased to private enterprises. Future plans call for both an interior and exterior restoration to return it to its former historic appearance. The building is not open to the public at this time.

Did You Know?

Miners pose outside the #5 Tamarack Mine shaft in this 1908 photograph by Adolph F. Isler. Keweenaw NHP Archives.

The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.