October 2008 Advisory Commission Meeting
Contact: Tom Baker, (906) 337-3168
The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission will convene for its regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the second floor conference room at park headquarters located on the corner of Red Jacket Road and Hwy. US-41. Agenda items include discussion regarding the role of Copper Country Preservation, Inc., the 501(c)(3) arm of the group's operations. 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 National Historical Park. The Commission's quarterly meetings are open to the public.
For further information or directions, please contact the park at 337-3168.
Did You Know?
Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.