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Upcoming Fourth Thursday in History Event

by on September 22, 2013
An scene of the Victoria Mine shafthouse in Ontonagon.  Date unknown. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Tech Archives, Keweenaw Digital Archive)

A scene of the Victoria Mine shafthouse in Ontonagon. Date unknown. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Tech Archives, Keweenaw Digital Archive)

The Keweenaw National Historical Park’s Fourth Thursday in History series will feature a talk on Ontonagon and the 1913-1914 strike at the next installment. Bruce Johansen of the Ontonagon County Historical Society will discuss what happened in Ontonagon during the tumultuous days of the strike.

Johansen is a retired history teacher and author who specializes in the history of Ontonagon County. His talk will explore how Ontonagon’s residents reacted to the strike and also how the county’s communities were involved. He will also put the strike in context with another labor conflict of the era, the 1906 Rockland strike, which foreshadowed the district-wide labor struggle that took place a few years later.

This talk will be presented at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Visitor Center. Once you enter the park, follow the signs to the Visitor Center, which is located at 33303 Headquarters Road, west of Silver City, Michigan. It is free and open to the public. For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at (906) 337-3168 or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.

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