Welcome to the Copper Country Heritage Guide

The CCE Heritage Guide is your comprehensive guide to the Keweenaw's rich cultural and historical resources, remnants of a time when the peninsula provided the country with the majority of its copper supplies. Though the many mines that once operated here have since closed, their powerful influence can still be felt in the impressive architecture lining downtown streets, the sprawling ruins lining the shores and shrouded within the forests, and the impressive network of old rail grades criss crossing the countryside. These remnants tell the story of copper's reign here, the industry that held that power, and the diverse population of immigrants that helped build both that industry and the communities that developed around them.