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The Lake Superior copper deposits in 1820.

Visit to the Copper Mines


In 1820 Henry Schoolcraft, who would later reside for decades in the Lake Superior region, visited the site where copper had been extracted by Native Americans and the French. He recounts here what his party, including Michigan governor Lewis Cass and future Wisconsin governor James Doty, observed a generation before modern mining began there.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Mining in Northern Wisconsin
Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864.
Pub Data: Chapter vi in: Narrative journal of travels from Detroit northwest through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820 (Albany : E. & E. Hosford, 1821)
Citation: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe. "Visit to the Copper Mines." Chapter vi in: Narrative journal of travels from Detroit northwest through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820 (Albany : E. & E. Hosford, 1821). Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@l
it(lhbum01453div14)); Visited on: 4/19/2014
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