The Keweenaw Time Traveler Explore App is now ready for general use! The public test version, which has been available since we launched in June 2017, has been replaced with a fully-functional version that gives users access to historical maps loaded with information about the people who shaped the Copper Country's past. Plus, you can add your own stories and photographs about your favorite Keweenaw places.
The Explore App Lets you Stroll through History
Right now, the Explore app works best on desktops and laptops. We’ll be working on mobile use for the future!
Find a Person or Place using the Search Function
You also could have found this house by searching using the Addresses mode. This house number on Albion Street changed several times. The Sanborn map above shows that it had recently changed from 215 to 319. And neither of those are the current address for this house! Our geocoders solve this problem by matching historical addresses to modern addresses. Also, searching the Places mode will give you towns, streets, lakes, and buildings with the same name.
Share Your Stories and Connect with other Time Travelers
You can add your own stories like this by navigating to the map location and year that correspond to your story, and clicking on this button. Then tell your story, add up to three photographs, and hit Submit. You don't have to add your name, but doing so will help you connect with other Time Travelers who have more to share.