Keweenaw

Keweenaw was set aside from Houghton County in 1861. 1861 PA 118; 1862 PA ex.sess. 2-3. In 1897, Isle Royale, which had been a separate county, was reorganized to join Keweenaw. 1897 PA 65. Keweenaw County is said to have been named after an Ojibwe word meaning “portage.”

Selected general works

Drust-Bellous, Betty Marie.
Birds of Passage: A Study of the 19th Century Cornish Miners of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan.  2016.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F575 .C6 D78 2016

LaVanway, Paul.
The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Story. 2010.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .K43 L38 2010

Sanderson, Nancy Ann.
Copper Country Postcards: A View of the Past from the Keweenaw Peninsula. 2005.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .K43 S37 2005

Frimodig, David Mac.
Keweenaw Character: the Foundation of Michigan’s Copper Country. 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .K4 F73 1990

LaVanway, Paul.
A History of Keweenaw County’s Roads and Highways. 2007.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .K4 L38 2007

Selected newspapers

Houghton.
Daily Mining Gazette. 1862-.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Mohawk.
The Keweenaw Miner. 1913-15.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Copper Harbor.
Lake Superior News and Miner’s Journal. 1846.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Michigan. Geological Survey Division.
Map of Isle Royale, Keweenaw County, Michigan. 1935.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH MAPS 4N OVERSIZE G4112 .I8 1935 .M5

Steele, Gregory.
Keweenaw County Mine Location Maps: An Essential Guide to Rockhounding in Keweenaw County. 1981.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N TN 273 .S7 1981

Miller, Lee A.
Index & Reference Guide for the Copper Mining Industry of Michigan. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N TN 443 .M5 M54 1986 v.1

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat Book of Keweenaw County. 1930-1939.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413 .K5 H5 1930z

Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners.
Land Atlas and Plat Book, Keweenaw County, Michigan. 1981/82, 1988.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413 .K5 R6

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Northam, Louise Barrows.
Keweenaw County, Michigan, Cemeteries. 1970-1979.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .K4 K4 1970z

State of Michigan. Department of Auditor General
Examination of the Books and Records of Keweenaw County for the Calendar Year…. 1950-1972.
LIB OF MICH OFFICIAL HJ 9259 .K49 E93

Daily Mining Gazette.
Copper Country Classified Business and Professional Directory: Houghton and the Major Portions of Keweenaw, Ontonagon, and Baraga Counties. 1948.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574 .C67 D23 1948

Stevenson Corporation.
Industrial Survey of Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga Counties. 1920-1929.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N HC 107 .M52 H684 1920

State Task Force for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.
Keweenaw County Economic Profile.  1970.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S HC 107 .M52 K4 1970

Selected government publications

United States. Department of Agriculture. Natural Resources Conservation Services.
Soil Survey of Keweenaw County Area, Michigan. 2006.
LIB OF MICH ELECTRONIC RESOURCES A 57.38/22:K51

Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Fisheries Division.
A Survey of Lake Medora, Keweenaw County with Special Emphasis on the Endangered Species… 1975.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S QL 638 .S2 G353 1975

Michigan Department of Conservation. Parks Division.
Fort Wilkins State Park, Compiled by Workers of the Writer’s Program of the Work Projects Administrator in the State of Michigan. 1941.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S F572 .K4 F67 1941

Schelle, Kenneth E.
Report on the Michigan Copper Country for the Department of Defense. 1958.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572 .A15 R4z

Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department.
Annual Report. 1963.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N RA 88 .W47 A6

Updated 11/28/2018