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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?

Once the scene of buslting industry, the Quincy shaft-rock house at the number 2 shaft and accompanying hoist house sit silent today.

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.