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Answers in the park

October 6, 2012
By Kurt Hauglie (khauglie@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

CALUMET - The Keweenaw National Historical Park will be celebrating its 20th anniversary Oct. 13, and during the week leading up to it, a scavenger hunt will take place at 12 locations in the Calumet area.

Tom Baker, KNHP ranger and management assistant, said the event is a way to introduce the park to people who may not be aware of it.

"The purpose of the scavenger hunt is to help immerse the public in the history of the Copper Country," he said.

Baker said an information packet with the list of the 12 sites and a map can be picked up at all Copper Country Intermediate School District schools, the Calumet Visitor Center or the KNHP headquarters building, both on Red Jacket Road in Calumet Township.

On the list of locations, Baker said there are questions participants must answer. There are bonus questions, also, such as what was the other profession of Calumet & Hecla Mine Company Superintendent and President Alexander Agassiz, who was trained in zoology.

The completed answer sheet must be returned to the Calumet Visitor Center by 10 a.m. Oct. 13.

Baker said there will be prizes awarded for those with the most correct answers, but participants don't have to go to all 12 locations.

"They can do whatever they want," he said. "The winner will be the one with the most correct answers."

Ties will be broken by a random drawing of entries, Baker said. Prizes will be awarded at noon in Agassiz Park in Calumet.

Participants in the scavenger hunt can take part individually, as families or in teams, Baker said.

 
 

 

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