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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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"These data suggest that measurable levels of lead were emitted by preagricultural societies mining copper on Keweenaw Peninsula starting as early as 8,000 years ago," Pompeani said.
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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.
But he made clear that the Indians would have to vacate the Keweenaw peninsula to open the way for copper mining.
The largest deposits of this rare mineral are found on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.
The second chapter informs the reader about the Saginaw Valley, a lumber region, and the Keweenaw Peninsula, with its mining industry.
Going north into the Keweenaw Peninsula, things get a bit trickier.
NWF and other groups have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require immediate environmental assessments for three sites on the tip of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior.
In 1931 Homer Flooring relocated from Newberry, MI, to its present location in Dollar Bay on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, amid vast stands of top-quality northern hardwoods.
In early 2001, the Foundation team also received a one-year-old, 10.5 inch scat from a woman in the town of Hancock, on Lake Superior's Keweenaw Peninsula in Houghton County.
Its objectives are fourfold: first, to present a brief narrative on Irish copper mining and the role of Irish copper miners in the development of the two primary nineteenth-century American copper ranges, Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula and Butte, Montana; second, to offer a more precise method of determining surname frequency in Ireland; third, to apply this refined method to the Beara Peninsula and the two other major Irish copper-mining districts, Knockmahon and Avoca; and, finally, to correlate the surname frequency of the three primary Irish copper-mining districts to the surname frequency of both Butte and the Keweenaw Peninsula.
One of America's great copper-mining districts was in Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. From the 1840s into the 1880s, it was the premier copper-mining district in the country.