"Smelter-from-shore ghost" by NPS photo , public domain

Keweenaw

National Historical Park - Michigan

Keweenaw National Historical Park celebrates the life and history of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of 2009, it is a partly privatized park made up of two primary units, the Calumet Unit and the Quincy Unit, and 21 cooperating "Heritage Sites" located on federal, state, and privately owned land in and around the Keweenaw Peninsula. The National Park Service owns approximately 1,700 acres (690 ha) in the Calumet and Quincy Units. Units are located in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

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Official visitor map of Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) in Michigan. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Keweenaw - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) in Michigan. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official visitor map of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (NLS) in Michigan. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Pictured Rocks - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (NLS) in Michigan. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/kewe/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keweenaw_National_Historical_Park Keweenaw National Historical Park celebrates the life and history of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of 2009, it is a partly privatized park made up of two primary units, the Calumet Unit and the Quincy Unit, and 21 cooperating "Heritage Sites" located on federal, state, and privately owned land in and around the Keweenaw Peninsula. The National Park Service owns approximately 1,700 acres (690 ha) in the Calumet and Quincy Units. Units are located in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties. From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in 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. Keweenaw National Historical Park is located is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost part of Upper Michigan. Calumet Visitor Center The Calumet Visitor Center is located at 98 5th Street in downtown Calumet. Visitors can explore 3 floors of interactive exhibits, films and museum pieces focusing not only on mining history, but the social aspect as well. The Visitor Center is fully accessible and free of charge. Please note that the Visitor Center will be open as staffing allows. You may call (906) 337-3168 for the most current information. Follow U.S. Highway 41 to Houghton and then north across the lift bridge into Hancock. The Calumet Unit is located approximately 12 miles north along U.S. Highway 41 in Calumet, Michigan. As you come into Calumet, travel to the third light and turn left on Red Jacket Road. You will pass Park Headquarters on the right. Drive two blocks until Red Jacket Road curves and turns into 5th St. You will see the Calumet Visitor Center, a three story brick building on the right, with parking just past. Keweenaw NHP Headquarters Two story stone and brick building. The American flag flies in front of a blue sky background Park Headquarters is housed in the former Calumet & Hecla Mining Company General Office building. Keweenaw History Center Two story stone and brick building. a ranger leads a group of visitors in front or the steps A ranger guided walk outside the former Calumet & Hecla Public Library, now known at the Keweenaw History Center. Calumet Visitor Center Three story brick building, with snow covered trees along the right side The Calumet Visitor Center in the historic Union Building showcases three floors of interactive exhibits, films, and museum pieces. Quincy Mine 140 foot tall industrial building with a steeply pitched roofline under blue skies and snowy ground The Quincy Mining Company #2 Shaft-Rockhouse and Hoist House in winter. Quincy Mining Company Smelter With a colorful autumn background, numerous industrial buildings sit on the waterfront The Quincy Smelter is one of the best-preserved copper smelting facilities of its era. Keweenaw Copper at War As World War I entered its second year, the American Institute of Metals trade journal blithely remarked that “[i]t is almost impossible to kill a man in an up-to-date and scientific way without using copper." Miner in a mineshaft Remembering the Italian Hall Tragedy The people of Calumet, Michigan and Keweenaw National Historical Park, commemorate a tragedy that occurred in the midst of a bitter copper miners strike. Luminaries line a path to the Italian Hall memorial. 2016 Freeman Tilden Award Recipients In 2016, six rangers were awarded a national or regional Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation. Learn more about their amazing programs! Lynette Weber NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Keweenaw National Historical Park, Michigan Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. [Site Under Development] park headquarters building Shaping the System under President George H.W. Bush President George H.W. Bush was an ardent supporter of the national parks. Explore some the parks that are part of the legacy of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. President George H.W. Bush shaking hands with a park ranger at the World War II Memorial National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Top 10 Tips For Visiting Keweenaw NHP Make the most of your visit to the Keweenaw! Summer scene of a two story stone building

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