The Italian Hall disaster during copper mine strikes in 1913 in Calumet is still talked about today in the U.P, and that story will be told to a much larger audience with an upcoming PBS documentary.
Excerpt: The documentary is "Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913." It's an examination of the miners' strike 100 years ago in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
It's something Steve Lehto knows a little something about, which led to him being a historical consultant on the film. He's promoting it throughout the state before it airs for the first time on PBS Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
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