Saturday, February 14, 2015
Calumet, Michigan - Part of Lombard-American history
firechasers YouTube channel
The default image above is the old headquarters of the now defunct Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, an important copper mining operation from 1868 through World War II, and closed for good in 1970. The building is now part of the historical park.
Calumet was once the home of the Italian-American Federation of the Upper Peninsula, an umbrella voice for the benevolent societies of the area. In those days, it was sink-or-swim for immigrants. Calumet was unfortunately also the site of what is known as the Italian Hall disaster of 1913. The town is part of the Lombard story in the United States.
Two other videos about Calumet:
Calumet and Hecla Mining Co.