Missing in the Copper Country

Missing in the Copper Country is a multi-faceted program of social media posts, temporary exhibits, ranger-guided programs, and interactive youth programming. Developed by park ranger Lynette Webber, this series of photos looks at the missing buildings, streetscapes, landscapes, people, and events of the Copper Country. Historic images are transposed over present day scenes from the same location. The history of each photo is researched and compiled into a short interpretive narrative that is included with the photos. The researched images are posted weekly on social media, used in temporary exhibits, on walking tours, and in illustrated programs. Missing in the Copper Country helps to bring together history, preservation, interpretation, and education.
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13 minutes, 38 seconds

Join ranger Lynette Webber to learn about the resources and techniques used to cross-reference historic images and document change over time in the Copper Country with the Missing in the Copper Country project.

Interested in researching the Keweenaw Peninsula yourself? Come visit our Digital Historical Resources page to get started!

Last updated: September 21, 2022

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