Experience the Keweenaw
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.
This is Michigan's Top of the World. For Everyone. Every Season.
Here is where the largest fresh waters on earth create a peninsula called the Keweenaw. Where adventure falls from the sky, grows from the ground and springs from Lake Superior.
Business Development Organizations
Michigan Tech Alumni Association supports healthy economic growth in the Upper Peninsula. The Keweenaw is experiencing significant economic growth in high-technology, knowledge-driven businesses with innovations ranging from advance software development to manufacturing state-of-the-art vehicles for concrete and construction industries.
This website is aimed at communicating the strong Geoheritage of the western UP, including the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale, with the aim of helping any reader understand:
- Where can we go in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale to learn earth history?
- What is Geoheritage?
- How does Earth Science guide us and influence our living and culture?
- What are the geologic elements of the Keweenaw and Isle Royale?
- What does the Keweenaw window into earth's history contribute to our world view?