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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?

Looking out over the City of Houghton and Portage Lake towards the Huron Mountains.

"Keweenaw" (pronounced key-wah-nah) is an Ojibway word that means "the crossing place," or "land crossing between two bodies of water." It refers to the Ojibway's use of Portage Lake as a portage across the Keweenaw Peninsula.