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Williams Album 0 : p. 06
Calumet Public School Library

Copper Miners' Strike, Mich., 1913-1914

Copper mines and mining -- Michigan -- Calumet


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Newspaper clippings (Sept. 27 to Oct. 9, 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 ""6"". -- Sept. 27 - Judge O'Brien dissolved injunction against Western federation of Miners. Attorney Kerr drew up the bill. Firing was reported to military authorities at Mohawk, along with threats to blow up houses. -- Sept. 28 - Picketing in Red Jacket, Swedetown and other Calumet locations. Rough actions employed by women sympathizers. In Ahmeek, train with mine guards halted with barricade, shots were fired, and train returned to Calumet. Strikers visit home of workmen at Mohawk to ask men to refrain from work. -- Sept. 30 - Allen F. Rees, of Houghton, counsel for Calumet & Hecla Mining company will be in Lansing to begin proceedings in supreme court to prevent strikers from picketing. Shooting occurred in Ahmeek, automobiles were struck. -- Oct. 2 - Allen E. Rees counsel for Calumet & Hecla Mining Company asked state supreme court for mandamus compelling Houghton county circuit court to enjoin picketing. Strikers from Ahmeek, Mohawk and Copper city, a crowd of 1500 men and women attempted to prevent workers from going to work at Allouez. -- Oct. 3 - In Lansing, General Abbey sends word that more troops are needed. Governor Ferris will meet with Major Vandercook to confer. Rioting in Hurontown, demonstrations at Quincy and Hancock, picketing at Mohawk, Allouez, Ahmeek, and other mines north of Calumet are efforts to prevent men from returning to work. Keweenaw board of supervisors at Eagle River wired Governor Ferris for additional troops, due to situation in Ahmeek and Mohawk sections. -- Oct. 4 - Strikers congregated on Pine Street between Seventh and Eighth to intercept workers, met by deputies and soldiers. Disorder at Wolverine when strikers threaten to lynch soldier, whose horse injured girl. Sheriff Cruse came with deputies on train car, General Abbey arrived with other soldiers and dispersed the rioters. -- Oct. 5 - Guy Wilkins, clerk at office of Ahmeek Mining company was shot and wounded at North Kearsarge. Nearly fifty children remained at home from New Allouez, Ahmeek and Mohawk schools. -- Oct. 6 - Sympathetic strike of school children grows as 500 pupils of Ahmeek, New Allouez, and Mohawk schools remain at home. They later form a parade marching about Ahmeek. American federation of Labor appeals to each labor union to contribute to aid for striking miners. -- Oct. 7 - James M. Pollock Jr. stationed at Isle Royale mine fatally shot. Joe Manerich, one of men in crowd shot by Pollock and in St. Joseph's hospital. State supreme court issued order to Circuit Court Judge O'Brien to renew injunction restraining strikers from picketing. At Calumet & Hecla, operations resuming to more normal work. -- Oct. 9 - Except for disturbance in Keweenaw county, where Alfred Anderson, workman, was beaten between the Mohawk and Ahmeek mine by a man and two women, the strike zone was free from disorder, following injunction granted by Circuit Judge O'Brien.

Williams Album 0 : p. 06

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