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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Park Advisory Commission to Meet

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Date: April 19, 2007
Contact: Tom Baker, (906) 337-3168

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission will convene for its regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Avenue in Hancock. The Commission, paneled by citizens appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, represents the general public and works collaboratively with the National Park Service to advise and assist with managing the resources of Keweenaw NHP. The Commission’s quarterly meetings are open to the public. For further information or directions, please contact the park at 337-3168.

Click here to download a pdf of the minutes from the previous meeting.

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.