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The Copper Country of Michigan as a Vernacular Region
Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (2012)
  • Bruce Sarjeant, Northern Michigan University
Abstract
Although the Copper Country of Michigan is a common name used to geographically describe a portion of the northwestern Upper Peninsula, the definition of where this area lies in exact terms varies. Even more varied is the public's perception of where the Copper Country is thought to be. In geographic terms, such an area is called a vernacular region. This paper briefly examines the "boundaries" of Copper Country as defined through textual descriptions, maps, the use of the name, and finally, examples of where this region is according to the public when asked “where is Copper Country”.
Keywords
  • Copper Country,
  • Michigan,
  • Vernacular Region
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter March 2, 2012
Citation Information
Bruce Sarjeant. "The Copper Country of Michigan as a Vernacular Region" Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bruce_sarjeant/2/