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The Calumet Historic District is an area in Calumet, Michigan best known for its copper mining past. Its history goes back to the mid 1860s, when Edwin Hulbert discovered a copper-bearing load in the area and gathered investors to start production.

The Calumet Historic District became the home of the Hulbert Mining Company. For a long time, it produced almost one-half of the world?s copper supply. Even after the discovery of more copper sources in the Western areas of the country, it still managed to supply up to 63 percent of the total demands for copper in the US.

The mines in Calumet closed down in the 1930s, more than 50 years after they were opened. This helped the place pioneer steam-power technology, and become a major venue of immigration and ethnic settlement.
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