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Italian Hall -Windstorm

Disasters, Natural Disasters, Buildings, Persons Italian Hall wrecked by windstorm [People standing by the wreckage of building. Rather fuzzy photo from a broken glass slide]

Scanned: May 1, 2006

Disasters - Italian Hall

Disasters, Accidents, Persons Bodies of some of the victims in one of the morgues. [Several bodies of young children are pictured.]

Scanned: August 2, 2006

Italian Hall Disaster in Pictures

Disasters, Buildings, Public Buildings, Municipal Buildings, City, Persons "Italian Hall Disaster in Pictures" Where 74 people lost their lives in the Christmas Eve Celebration at Calumet, Mich., Dec. 24, 1913, in the panic of false cry of "fire" during big strike in Copper Country. The biggest catastrophe of its nature in the history of Michigan. [#11 in a series of 11 photographs depicting the aftermath of the tragedy. The town hall used as a temporary morgue and where the inquest was held.]

Scanned: May 5, 2009

Cities & Towns - Hubbell

Disasters, Natural Disasters, Persons, Water Mellonsville - Hubbell flood on April 13, 1941 (Easter Sunday). C&H railroad track. [Image of what is left of the railroad track.]

Scanned: May 27, 2008

Calumet and Hecla

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Disasters, Mine Accidents, Persons Final cave in at surface, showing upper part of last stope, all copper rock below having been removed. Calumet - Hecla Mines, Calumet, Mich. [Two barely visible men stand in opening of stope. Mining buildings in full operation stand above the crater.]

Scanned: December 15, 2009

Fire - Osceola Mine

Disasters, Fires, Mine Fires, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Persons Osceola Mine Fire (Isler photo showing large group of people outside of shafthouse. Reeder: "30 lives lost - this negative of #4 shaft - fire was in #3 shaft"]

Scanned: April 27, 2006

East Houghton Flood

Transportation, Railroads, Street, Railroads, Disasters, Natural Disasters, Persons East Houghton Flood [A street car operator is astonished at the amount of water in the street.]

Scanned: September 21, 2010

Biography -Maude Sincock Roberts

Persons, Disasters, [Photo of Maude Sincock Roberts, a local survivor of the sinking of the Titanic on April 17, 1912. Maude passed away in 1984 at the age of 93.]

Scanned: December 11, 2006

Disasters - Fires

Disasters, Fires, Persons, Buildings Fire breaks out at a warehouse on the shores of Portage Lake in Ripley. [Photo of the roaring blaze with two people with fire hoses in the middle of the image. Please see comment section for further information.]

Scanned: April 10, 2008

Disasters - Fires

Disasters, Fires, Persons, Buildings An early morning fire Sunday destroyed the building housing the Hollywood Tavern on Hancock Avenue in Hancock. The tavern was operated by John Burgbacher Sr., and apparently started from a small heater in the tavern portion of the three-section structure. [Firefighters battle the flames at the tavern. The Best Western Copper Crown Motel is next door. See comment section for further information.]

Scanned: April 11, 2008