The UP Copper License Plate is a beautiful copper plate that’s perfect for letting them know where you’re from … or want to be.
Copperland is located in Lake Linden, Michigan (Houghton County) and is operated by the Gariepy family. Founder Jake Gariepy worked twenty-eight years as a furnace operator for the Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. in Hubbell, MI and learned copper-smithing after the mining company ceased operation. He was a welder on the famous Bishop Baraga Statue erected in 1972 that now overlooks Keweenaw Bay between L’anse and Baraga.
In 1977 he founded Copperland, which is now run by his son and daughter-in-law.