New Library on Copperland Corporation’s website! A few historical documents to get your home school students on the path to understanding the rich copper mining history in Keweenaw, Houghton & Ontonagon counties.

These are our favorites, but there will be more to come.

“Where Copper was King” had us laughing til tears ran down our faces, and guessing which mine author James North Wright was focusing his fiction on. (I think it was the Minesota.)

James North Wright (1839-1910), by the way, was agent for the mighty Quincy mine in 1868. In 1880 he was the agent for Calumet & Hecla Consolidated (in direct competition with Minesota), and in 1888 he became superintendent of C&H.

Captain Vivian Johnson was agent at the Franklin & Pewabic and Huron mines in 1880. See if you can identify him in author Wright’s “Where Copper was King”.



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