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The Copper Country

The Copper Country, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is rich with diverse mining history. Situated near the Huron mountains, the Copper Country has some of the most breathtaking views in Michigan. From the Copper Harbor lighthouses to the Chassell Strawberry Festival, the Copper Country has activities for all.

Discover Copper Country History

Discover Copper Country History

Copper Country History is rich and diverse, made alive through the various people groupings who have lived in the four counties of Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, and Baraga.

Whether it is prehistory, modern history, or the current history, copper mining, lumber, fishing, and Lake Superior are common threads that interweave each historical era into a colorful pattern only equaled by the beauty of each of the seasons.


Incredible Miles of Virgin Shorelines


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community


Birthplace of Pro Ice Hockey


Rich in Mining History


Home of Michigan Tech University

Copper Country Blog

“My Family Story”, A History of South Range Michigan

By Mike Beiring | December 15, 2020

While the beginning of South Range was officially platted in 1902 by the Wheal Kate Mining Company, the history of the south range of the Michigan copper range actually began many years prior. In the mid to late 1800s, Slovenia, Finland, England, and Italy were mired deep in poverty. My own family’s history in Slovenia […]

The Coral Shop: Pasties and Homemade Pies

By Mike Beiring | November 18, 2020

Original Ownership of The Coral Shop Irene (Urmas) Beiring purchased the Coral Shop in 1944 with the help of Mike Kerban (her brother-in-law) and her stepdad, Christ Kirkeby.  She was single when she bought it from Cora and Al Coltman. Cora and Al had combined their names for the naming of their business – The […]

The History of CertainTeed in L’Anse Michigan

By Mike Beiring | November 17, 2020

A History of CertainTeed L’Anse History that established CertainTeed as a leading national producer of fire-proof ceiling tile‍ Fact 1: CertainTeed Success in L’Anse Tied to the Hebard Brothers of 1877 Initially, the development of the CertainTeed location was tied to the success of the Hebard Brother lumber mill in Pequaming.  Charles Hebard recognized the […]