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Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3

Photograph of a fraternal hall, Italian House, probably located on Iron Mountain's North Side. In an era when employee benefits were virtually non-existent, fraternal and benevolent societies played a major role in social life and often provided death benefits to the families of members. Many nationalities had fraternal orders including the Germans, English/Cornish, French, Slavs, Swedes and Italians.

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