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Calumet, MI - Door

During the Copper Country Strike of 1913-1914, families gathered for a Christmas Eve party in an Italian Hall. Someone ran into the hall and yelled "fire", which led to a stampede down a stairwell to some closed doors, resulting in 74 deaths, mostly children. While it will likely never be known for sure, some say it was an act by local copper bosses, while others say it was a tragic accident. Today it is known as both, the Italian Hall Disaster, and the Christmas Eve 1913 Massacre.

Photo of another building, not the Italian Hall, by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
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Calumet, MI - Door