Keweenaw National Historic Park holds weekly walking tours in Calumet

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CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - In Houghton County, the Keweenaw National Historical Park is hosting a weekly event all summer to show off the history of Calumet.

The Calumet downtown and industrial walking tours are built around showing off the rich history of the area to visitors.

The tour is split up into two segments, one exploring the industrial history of the city, and the other exploring Calumet's downtown and the history of the community. Park officials believe the history of the area deserves to be shared.

“We pulled hundreds of thousands of tons of copper from the area and that helps power electronics, it’s used to make pennies, etc. The Copper Country is important not only to Calumet and the area, but to the nation and the world," said Ian Ochoa, a Seasonal Interpreter Ranger for the Keweenaw National Historic Park.

The tours are free and they run every Wednesday and Friday through the end of August.

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