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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Keweenaw Stories Quincy Mine's Shaft-Rockhouse

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Running Time: 2:25 minutes
Produced by: Dan Johnson
Written by: Kristen Schmitt

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Did You Know?

Looking out over the City of Houghton and Portage Lake towards the Huron Mountains.

"Keweenaw" (pronounced key-wah-nah) is an Ojibway word that means "the crossing place," or "land crossing between two bodies of water." It refers to the Ojibway's use of Portage Lake as a portage across the Keweenaw Peninsula.