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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Keweenaw Stories   Remnants of a Copper Mining Giant

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Running Time: 2:52 minutes
Produced by: Dan Johnson
Written by: Kristen Schmitt

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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.