Michael Forgrave

CCE is written, photographed and illustrated by Mike Forgrave. After having graduated from Michigan Tech, Mike spent 16 years in the Copper Country exploring the remains of the great industrial empire that was. In 2007 he began to document those explorations through the pages of CCE, hoping to share the beauty and majesty of the region to the rest of the world. Since then Mike has written over 1300 articles and a dozen books on the subject, creating one of the largest on-line resources for Copper Country history in the process.
A Beach Alone
Copper Country

A Beach Alone

The east shore of the Keweenaw might as well be a different planet, as much as most guests to the…
Mining Men
Copper Country

Mining Men

Another Day and Another Dollar at a Copper Country Mine
Welcome to the New Copper Country Explorer
Copper Country

Welcome to the New Copper Country Explorer

My name is Mike Forgrave and I’ll be your guide through all the remarkable beauty, history, and heritage there is…
James & Henry
Cemetery

James & Henry

Killed at Copper Falls Mine
A Corner Lost in Time
Copper Country

A Corner Lost in Time

Head up a block from Lake Linden’s downtown and you will find the start of the village’s residential district. Like…
An Architectural Beauty
Calumet

An Architectural Beauty

By the 1880s it had become apparent that the Calumet and Hecla Mine had become the region’s most dominating company…
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