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Williams Album 0 : p. 07
Calumet Public School Library

Copper Miners' Strike, Mich., 1913-1914

Copper mines and mining -- Michigan -- Calumet


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Newspaper clippings (Oct. 10 to Nov. 4, 1913) regarding the 1913 Copper Miners' Strike by the employees of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in the Calumet, Michigan area. Page is hand numbered ""7"". -- Oct. 10 - Lukka Plese admits complicity in murder of Deputy Sheriff James Pollock Jr. at Hurontown results in arrests of strikers at Dodgeville. -- Oct. 11 - Prosecuting attorney Lucas reports 250 cases have been started since the strike began. -- Oct. 12 - Shots fired at parade at Centennial by men claiming to be Ascher mine guards. -- Oct. 13 - Copper Country Commercial Club committee summarizes investigation. -- Oct. 14 - Artillerymen on guard of Keweenaw strikers. Picketing continued from Centennial to Wolverine. Parades held in Red Jacket and Laurium. The dry house at the Number 15 shaft of the Calumet & Hecla mine was damaged by fire. -- Oct. 16 - Strikers picketing by New Allouez. Strikers gather by Wolverine. George Tote of Kearsarge arrested on charge of shooting W. Guy Wilkins of Ahmeek. -- Oct. 17 - Some Wolverine miners to return to work. -- Oct. 18 - Attempt was made to blow up Keweenaw Central train with dynamite at Copper city. Engineer Stephen Cocking stopped train, aboard were mine guards enroute to Mohawk from the New York agency. Frank Dupont of the Dupont garage in Laurium, fired upon in Ahmeek, later had tires slashed near Allouez. -- Oct. 19 - Men and women strikers gather near Allouez. -- Oct. 21 - Rev. Dr. James D. MacDonald of Highland Park Presbyterian church of Detroit reported that miners had nothing to complain of in matters of Calumet housing and Lake Superior water provided by the Calumet & Hecla Mining company. -- Oct. 22 - Rioting in north end of copper district. -- Oct. 23 - Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Cane and Joseph Hirsch were injured by strikers inn Blue Jacket. South Shore train due in Calumet was attacked by Quincy Hill. Shots were fired at coaches with workmen going to Calumet & Hecla mine. Shooting occurred again at Osceola. -- Oct. 24 - 200 strikers of north end of Houghton and Keweenaw counties arrested. -- Oct. 25 - Arrests made, including several women at Allouez street car station. -- Oct. 26 - Representatives of strikers carry proposition to Houghton of no discrimination towards returning workers about affiliation with Western Federation of Miners. Outside workers arrival in Calumet proving boon to housing market. -- Oct. 27 - Over 1200 outside men have arrived to work for Calumet & Hecla mining Company. Deputy United States Marshall Whalen of Holland investigating attack on train near Osceola. -- Oct. 28 - Hearing of nine strikers charged with murder of Deputy Sheriff Pollock before Justice Little in Houghton. Strikers defended by Western Federation of Miners. -- Oct. 29 - A deputy sheriff arraigned before Justice Armit as a result of shooting Margaret Fazeka at Kearsarge. -- Oct. 30 - Hearing of Allouez strikers convened before Judge O'Brien, attorneys for operators and Western Federation of Miners discuss injunction. -- Oct. 31 - Parades held at Ahmeek, Allouez, Copper City, Mohawk, Quincy and Red Jacket, but not at Wolverine. -- Nov. 1 - Michigan supreme court to consider O'Brien injunction. -- Nov. 2 - In Washington, Representative MacDonald talked to President Wilson about strike. -- Nov. 3 - Judge O'Brien refused to grant continuance of trials of deputies charged with murder of strikers in Seeberville. -- Nov. 4 - Western Federation of Miners to set up cost stores in Laurium, Red Jacket, Hancock, South Range, Allouez, and Ahmeek.

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