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Monday
Mar182013

THE ITALIAN HALL DISASTER

It is impossible to understand what truly meant to be a miner in the early 1900s. The Italian Hall Disaster, a tragedy that occurred on December 24, 1913 in Calumet, is a perfect example of the struggle our ancestors had to endure. 73 peopleincluding 59 children, were crushed to death in a stampede when someone yelled "fire" at a party attended by 400 people, mostly Finnish striking mine workers and their families. Among the victims, three girls: Jenny Giacoletto (9), Teresa Rinaldi (12), and Caterina Bronzo (21) (more

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