Keweenaw


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Keweenaw

(kē`wĭnô), peninsula, 60 mi (97 km) long, projecting NE from the W Upper Peninsula, NW Mich., into Lake Superior. Portage Lake and a connecting ship canal cut across the middle of the peninsula, converting its upper portion into an island and creating an important waterway. The canal is crossed by a bridge with one of the world's heaviest lift spans. The local area is popular with vacationers. Keweenaw National Historical Park traces the development of copper mining in the Upper Peninsula (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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As the capacity and popularity of the groomers developed, Keweenaw Research Center, a division of Michigan Tech University that specializes in snow research, recognized the Ebert's Sur-TracTM groomer as a perfect fit for a government project in Antarctica.
Near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula were the mines that centered around Copper Harbor, Eagle River, and Eagle Harbor.
In the past, for example, Keweenaw partners had to raise $4 for every dollar offered in a federal grant.
He honored the occasion near Keweenaw Bay with several French-Canadian coureurs de bois and Huron converts to Christianity.
Many shorelines in embayments along the southeastern half of Lake Superior (east of the Keweenaw Peninsula), however, continued to prograde in face of the lake level rise (Johnston et al.
In 1979, when asked about his life on the Keweenaw Bay Reservation, he said he knew little, that most of"that Indian stuff" died with his mother's father, Old Chief Loonsfoot.
In 1872 the Portage Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal, begun over a decade earlier, was completed, permitting vessels to pass through the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Fort Wilkins was built in 1844 during the Keweenaw Copper Rush.
Buried under the roiling, wooded hills of Northern Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula are the remains of a copper deposit that drove the region's economy for more than a century.
with Copper, 12.5 cm, Phoenix mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan.