PBS's Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 commemorates Michigan's bitter labor past
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Date Written: 08/01/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15663
One hundred years ago, a major strike by copper miners was continuing in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which protrudes into Lake Superior in northern Michigan. In the middle of the months-long battle against intransigent mine owners, at least 73 people, mostly children, were killed in a horrific incident at a celebration on Christmas Eve in 1913.