Keweenaw's Copper Story
From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.
Did You Know?
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of our Nation's historic places considered worthy of preservation. It is administered by the National Park Service under the Secretary of the Interior. Several structures within Keweenaw National Historical Park are on this list.