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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Our Partners

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The Keweenaw National Park Information sign at the Quincy Mine & Hoist illustrates how the park works in partnership with many entities.

NPS Photo, Dan Johnson.

When Keweenaw National Historical park was established in 1992, the park's enabling legislation mandated that the park would work with a wide variety of agencies, organizations and individuals to protect and interpret the natural and cultural resources relating to the copper mining story on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The park works with these partners on both a formal and informal basis. Our formal partners include the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission, the Keweenaw Heritage Sites and the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association.
 

Did You Know?

Washington School was built in 1875 by the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company.

Many copper mining companies in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula followed a management practice known as corporate paternalism. The companies provided housing, schools, hospitals, libraries, bath houses and other amenities in order to attract and retain a loyal and productive workforce.