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BIOGRAPHIES

BUSINESS & MFG.

CEMETERIES

CENSUS - PENSIONERS - TAXES

CHURCHES

GALLERY

COUNTY HISTORY
History Upper Peninsula

MILITARY

OBITUARIES

SCHOOLS


CITIES & TOWNS IN KEWEENAW COUNTY
AHMEEK
City of Ahmeek
Ahmeek Post Office
BELLE HARBOR
City of Belle Harbor
BETE GRISE
City of Bete Grise
CLIFTON
City of Clifton
COPPER HARBOR
City of Copper Harbor
Fort Wilkins
COPPER RANGE
City of Copper Range Railroad
EAGLE RIVER
City of Eagle River
Courthouse Eagle River
Monument Douglas Houghton
EAGLE HARBOR
City of Eagle Harbor
GAY
City of Gay
ISLE ROYALE
City of Isle Royale
History of Isle Royale
SS Emperor
JOHNS
City of Johns
LAC LA Belle
City of Lac La Belle
MANITOU ISLAND
City of Manitou Island
MOHAWK
City of Mohawk
Glaciadome Rink
PHOENIX
City of Phoenix
History of Phoenix Mining
ROCK HARBOR
City of Rock Harbor
SINGERVILLE
City of Singerville


Keweenaw County was set off from Houghton on March 11,1861, the county seat was located at Kagle River, and the first election was held in the fall of the same year. Keweenaw county as yet remains relatively undeveloped, but as the natural resources of the county come in for their share of exploitation, it may take its place among the larger and influential counties of the Peninsula.

A history of the upper peninsula of Michigan ... Author: Fuller, George N. (George Newman), 1873-1957)


Keweenaw, Houghton, and Ontonagon counties are considered the copper counties of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, for it's within their limits that the major portion of the copper has been mined. The unquestioned leaders in the mining of this metal are the Calumet & Hecla and the Quincy Mining companies, the former of which is one of the largest in the United States, and the latter of which, while it is not as large, is favorably known for the large dividends it has always paid. The Quincy concern was incorporated March 30, 1848, with a capita! of $500,000, was reincorporated in 1878 for a second period of thirty years and with a capital stock of $1,000,000, subsequently increased to $2,500,000, and entered upon its third thirty-year period of incorporation in 1908 with a capital stock of $3,750,000. The mine at Hancock was originally explored in 1856. The lands of the company now cover a large area, extending from the northern shore of Portage lake to a point half way between Hancock and Calumet, property that was acquired, in large part, from other mining enterprises, including the Pewabic Mining company, whose affairs were closed in 1905 and transferred to the Quincy Mining company at that time. The company has been aggressive in the acquirement of extensive docks at Hancock, has built its own railroad to connect its various mines, smelters, and mills, and has spared no pains to equip its mines with the most modern machinery of all kinds.


LIBRARIES / SOCIETIES / COUNTY OFFICES
Keweenaw County Historical Society

Future


Keweenaw is bordered by only one county - Houghton
All other access to this county is by water or air.

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