Monday, June 6, 2016
I'm showing the map again so you get a little perspective. In the U.P. you have water on all sides and scattered throughout the middle in smaller lakes. You have trees. Rocks. Hills. Snow. Not a lot of people or towns. Many hundreds of years ago the native people discovered copper in the hills and the largest copper mines in the world were in the Keewenaw Peninsula, that little tail looking peninusla just below the word 'Lake' in Lake Superior. This is where we spent most of the time. It's clean up there, it's stunningly beautiful, and it's quirky. The place was settled by the French, British, copper was mined with men from Wales and the Scandanavian countries. I was told the Keewenaw Peninsula has per capita, more millionaires and more poverty than anyplace else in Michigan.