in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The words "Keweenaw Peninsula" are magic to those of us who live here.
The Keweenaw, The Copper Country, the land formed in the PreCambrian era, before the existence of life on the surface of the earth.
The land mined by prehistoric miners, starting in 3,000 b.c., of over 1.5 billion pounds of pure copper.
The land embraced by Lake Superior, the largest expanse of fresh water in the world.
The land recognized as copper country by Father Claude Allouez in 1666.
The land of the first mining boom, developed by the men who later were the '49ers of Gold Rush fame.
The land where miners had no roads and everything came and went by ship on an unpredictable Lake Superior. The land where winter travel was by dog sled or on foot.
The land owned by the Chippewas until the treaty of 1843, the land of fur traders, the voyageurs, John Jacob Astor and the American Fur Company.
The land of shipwrecks, brave rescues and heroism by the Lifesaving Service. The land of solitude with our early lighthouse keepers standing their lonely vigils. The land of strong, brave and independent miners.
Welcome to the land of wonderful mineralogical features, of captivating scenery, of rugged hills, waterfalls and healthy air.
The land surrounded by Lake Superior, our Mother of Waters. The land of lighthouses, sandy beaches and agates.
The land of wildflowers, forests, camping, fish, bears, spectacular fall colors and the deepest of winters. The gateway to Isle Royale National Park.
The land of ghost-towns, old mining villages and ruins, the Estivant Pines, old cemeteries and an abundant crop of wild berries.
The land of pasties, churches, mining shafthouses, the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company and the mining tycoons who operated it.
The land of snow, snowmobiling, and skiing.
beauty, and peace.
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