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John Lakner Employment Card, Calumet & Hecla Mining Company

Persons, Immigrants, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, [Employment record for John Lakner, an Austrian trammer employed by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company from 1899 through his death in 1905. According to the card, Lakner was killed November 13, 1905, in a blast on level 119 of the #5 shaft, due to "miscounting the reports of the firing of three block holes."]

Scanned: January 16, 2009


John Pirc Employment Card, Calumet & Hecla Mining Company

Persons, Immigrants, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, [Employment record for John Pirc, a Slovenian trammer employed by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company from 1906 through his death in 1908. Card indicates Pirc died April 29, 1908, after falling down the Osceola #14 shaft and fracturing his skull.]

Scanned: June 23, 2006


Identity Badge for Unknown Employee, Calumet & Hecla Mining Company

Persons, Immigrants, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, [Example of identity badge used by Calumet & Hecla Mining Company. Little is known about the badges, though some researchers have suggested that they may have been used as a security measure during World War I. They do not include any names, only a numbering system which may have referenced a now-lost log book.]

Scanned: June 23, 2006


Big Annie

Persons, Immigrants, Industrial Relations, Labor Disputes, Strikes and Lockouts, Miners, Copper Miners Big Annie Clemens [A leader of the 1913-1914 mine strikes (Michigan Tech Centennial Page 62)]

Scanned: February 28, 2008