Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.
The Journal of American History
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Copper is no longer mined on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, but the remaining scars of industry are visible reminders of the corporations that once dominated that landscape along Lake Superior. Twentieth-century deindustrialization created hardships for residents and municipalities in funding basic improvements and developing a new economy. When one industry influenced nearly every aspect of community life and then gradually disappeared, the residents were left to recuperate, sort through their historical memories, and create a new direction.