Calumet Historic District - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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The Calumet Historic District takes up much of the village of Calumet in Michigan’s Houghton County. The district is historically significant due to the area’s copper mining history. Copper was discovered here in 1864 and by 1870 was producing more than half of the country’s copper. The district includes the sites and properties that were interictal elements of Michigan’s copper industry in the Keweenaw Peninsula. It was added to the National Historic Landmark and Historic Places register in 1989.

Some significant places within the district are the Calumet Visitor Center, Keweenaw Heritage Center, the Copper Mining Museum, The Copper Country Firefighter Museum, Calumet Theatre and the Italian Hall Memorial Park. Calumet’s downtown area still maintains a lot of its historic appearance and atmosphere and is a wonderful place to visit and have a look back at an important American industry.

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