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    National Historical Park Michigan

Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission October Meeting

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Date: October 24, 2006
Contact: Tom Baker, Management Assistant, (906) 337-3168

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission will convene for its regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Finlandia University, located at 601 Quincy Street, Hancock, Michigan.

The commission, paneled by citizens appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, represents the general public and works collaboratively with the National Park Service to manage the resources of Keweenaw NHP. The commission’s quarterly meetings are open to the public and last approximately two hours. For further information or directions, please contact the park at 337-3168.

Did You Know?

A small memorial park in Calumet, Michigan where the Italian Hall once stood is for the 74 people killed in a stampede on Dec. 24, 1913.

Woody Guthrie's song "1913 Massacre" brought attention to a tragedy that occurred in Calumet, Michigan on December 24, 1913 during a bitter copper miner's strike. Reports claim that a shout of fire caused panic at a party at the Italian Hall. 73 people died in the stampede down the steep stairway.