While the central focus of Keweenaw National Historical Park revolves around history of the region's copper mining industry, the reach of the copper resources and the industry extended far beyond the mines and workers.
The park and the Keweenaw Heritage Sites explore four primary stories or themes connected to copper mining. As more resources, research and staffing become available, these stories will be further developed in publications, exhibits, guided programs and web pages.
Did You Know?
Keweenaw copper milling facilities were normally located along lake shorelines because they used large volumes of water in the milling process and the lakes served as a dumping site for the waste material known as stamp sand. Access to the lake also facilitated shipping and receiving of supplies. More...