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The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States, including most of Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. The area is so named as copper mining was prevalent there from the mid to late-19th century through the early 1970's. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Keweenaw County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Houghton County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Baraga County is a county located in the state of Michigan, named after Bishop Frederic Baraga. ... Ontonagon County is a county of the state of Michigan. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance copper, metallic Atomic mass 63. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


While mining continues on a small scale, tourism and logging are now the area's major industries. Popular tourist destinations include the cities of Copper Harbor and Houghton, and the Porcupine Mountains with Lake of the Clouds. Snowmobiling is very popular in the winter, and snowmobile trails are found in most areas. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Loggers on break, c. ... Copper Harbor is a small unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Joke Road sign to Houghton Houghton, Michigan is the county seat of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. ... The Porcupine Mountains are group of small mountains spanning across the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shore of Lake Superior. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park (NPS Photo) A snowmobile is a land vehicle propelled by one or two rubber tracks, with skis for steering. ...


The Copper Country is largely rural, and much of it has been designated as state parks or similar designations. These include McLain State Park, Porcupine Mountains State Park, and the Copper Country State Forest.


Institutions of higher education include Finlandia University in Hancock, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, and Michigan Technological University in Houghton, originally established in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School. Finlandia University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, reflecting the spiritual heritage of the region's many Finnish immigrants. Michigan Tech was founded in response to the needs of the copper mines. Finlandia University is a university located in Hancock, Michigan, on the Keweenaw Peninsula. ... Michigan Technological University (abbr. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ...


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Copper Country - encyclopedia article about Copper Country. (1202 words)
The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan.
and Houghton Houghton, Michigan is the county seat of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
The city is located on the south shore of Portage Lake, primarily on the slope of a hill on the opposite side of the Portage Lake valley from Hancock.
Copper Country - definition of Copper Country in Encyclopedia (88 words)
Copper Country - definition of Copper Country in Encyclopedia
The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States, consisting of Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties.
The area is so named as copper mining was prevalent there from the mid to late-19th century until 1968.
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