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September Events

by on September 8, 2013
This banner was carried in one of the many parades of the Copper Country Strike of 1913-14. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Tech Archives, Keweenaw Digital Archive)

This banner was carried in one of the many parades of the Copper Country Strike of 1913-14. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Tech Archives, Keweenaw Digital Archive)

Two new events have been added to the calendar for September. The Painesdale Mine and Shaft will host a 1913 Strike commemorative event on Saturday September 21st at 11:00 am. Michigan State Representative Scott Dianda and local author and historian Gary Kaunonen will present talks about the strike at the Albert Paine Memorial United Methodist Church in Painesdale. Refreshments and tours of the Champion #4 shaft, captain’s office, and hoist house to follow the speakers. Also, on Monday September 23rd the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock will host a poetry reading of Eelu Kiviranta’s poem, “The Copper Country Strike of 1913.” This event will begin at 7 pm.  Both events are free and open to the public.

 

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