Lake Superior Podcast

S1 E3: Wyndeth Davis - Superintendent of Keweenaw National Historical Park

April 24, 2021 National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation Season 1 Episode 3
Lake Superior Podcast
S1 E3: Wyndeth Davis - Superintendent of Keweenaw National Historical Park
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Lake Superior Podcast
S1 E3: Wyndeth Davis - Superintendent of Keweenaw National Historical Park
Apr 24, 2021 Season 1 Episode 3
National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

Copper is a key element in Lake Superior’s fascinating history.  In fact, for 7,000 years people have been mining it in the "Copper Country" of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Telling that story is the mission of Keweenaw National Historical Park,  headed up by Wyndeth Davis. Her park encompasses 22 sites in 4 counties--ranging from deep underground in Quincy Mine to the high bluff overlooking Lake of the Clouds in Porcupine Mountains. She shares how her life path brought her to the U.P., and the challenges of operating and documenting an historical park that brought the country from lanterns to lightbulbs. 

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Copper is a key element in Lake Superior’s fascinating history.  In fact, for 7,000 years people have been mining it in the "Copper Country" of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Telling that story is the mission of Keweenaw National Historical Park,  headed up by Wyndeth Davis. Her park encompasses 22 sites in 4 counties--ranging from deep underground in Quincy Mine to the high bluff overlooking Lake of the Clouds in Porcupine Mountains. She shares how her life path brought her to the U.P., and the challenges of operating and documenting an historical park that brought the country from lanterns to lightbulbs.