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In a religious colleaugue, Monsieur de Tracy, he renamed the lake Lac Tracy of “Superior.” Also, in collaboration with Father Marquette, he later published the first map of Lake Superior and the northern portions of the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan waterways.
Found at the Oconto site were freshwater clam shells indicative of the Mississippi River and a shell representative of the southern Atlantic coastline. It’s people may have been the earliest metalsmiths in the world working with the first malleable mineral known to mankind.He described a one- hundred pound chunk he had cut off with his axe from a single mass of copper.In this same year, after the French and Indian War, the Treaty of Paris gave the British control of these lands.1800: Congress passed a resolution appointing an agent to collect information regarding the copper mines of the Lake Superior Region, including Isle Royale.1843: The Ontonagon Boulder was shipped to the Smithsonian Institution, where it still resides.1666-1667: Father Claude Allouez was the first white man to see Michigan copper.
His reports in Jesuit Relations (1632 to 1673) attracted earliest attention to the Great Lakes area.
It yielded vast quantities of copper both in ancient, as well as in modern times.
Records made over twelve years at the turn of the century reveal that two and one-half million tons of copper passed through the Soo Locks. Yet, beneath each and every modern copper mine was an ancient pit mine.
It was 16.5 feet beneath the surface, and under it were poles, as if it had been entirely detached, but not much displaced.
The boulder weighed 5,720 pounds, as described by Mr.
They fashioned arrowheads and bracelets and other tools and ornaments But copper, like shells, was not native to either Green Bay or Lake Michigan.