• Underground Tamarack Trammer Car


    National Historical Park Michigan

Landscapes of the Keweenaw


Produced by: Jenni Burr

Written by: Aerran Riley

Did You Know?

Washington School was built in 1875 by the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company.

Many copper mining companies in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula followed a management practice known as corporate paternalism. The companies provided housing, schools, hospitals, libraries, bath houses and other amenities in order to attract and retain a loyal and productive workforce.