Hollowed Ground: Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s (Great Lakes Books Series)
Details a century and a half of copper mining along Upper Michigans Keweenaw Peninsula, from the arrival of the first incorporated mines in the 1840s until the closing of the last mine in the mid-1990s.
Paperback, 392 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Wayne State University Press
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Fascinating and comprehensive story of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula, from wilderness to boom to bust, and all the technology and town building in between. Have a new understanding and appreciation of one of my adopted "homes", the Copper Country. Another important work by the area's preeminent local historian.