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History Etched
in Copper

keweenaw national historical park

Keweenaw by Joe Ross (2).jpg

Copper has called generations of people here

From 7,000 years ago through the 1900s, people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s during a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.

Photo by Joe Ross.

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