Copper Country Heritage Guide - Types

A rich history such as the one experienced by the Keweenaw peninsula invited the urge for local groups and societies to erect memorials and monuments to those people and events that helped shape the Copper Country. Many of these monuments were constructed decades ago, as the copper industry began to wane and the new industry of tourism was brought in to replace it. Many of those buildings and people that no longer call the Keweenaw home are inshrined in one of several monuments and memorials scattered along the roads and highways of the peninsula.

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Gipp Memorial

Laurium – Legendary college football star George Gipp – who was born and raised in the residential community of Laurium – is honored at this small park built in his name.

Hays Memorial

Hays Memorial

Phoenix – Originally erected in 1930, this large boulder near the Cliff Mine was once home to a bronze plaque commemorating the life and work of John Hays, one of the founders of the Cliff Mine.

Osceola No.3

Calumet – This Osceola shaft was the scene of the Keweenaw’s worst mining accident – a tragic 1895 fire that resulted in the deaths of thirty underground workers.

Stone Boat

Stone Boat

Kearsarge – One of three such structures built across the Keweenaw, this stone boat was erected from building materials left over from various local WPA projects.