Copper Miners: Trials and Tribulations in 1913

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Wednesday, 04/14/2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was once known as Copper Country. Miners worked long hours in harsh conditions. The dangerous conditions and the mistreatment of the miners led to a 9-month labor strike in 1913.  This strike led to a tragedy that forever changed the Copper Country. Join author Donna Simons for this presentation on the trials that faced copper miners and life in Michigan’s Copper Country.

About the presenter:

Donna Simons earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Wayne State University. She is a freelance writer and presents historical lectures throughout Michigan.  In 2013, she published her first novel, Copper Empire, which is set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Donna has a strong connection to the Copper Country because her grandmother was born and raised in Houghton and passed down stories of what life was like in that region. Donna enjoys traveling to the Copper Country every summer.

This is a Zoom event.  Register online and a Zoom link will be emailed the day before the presentation.


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04/14/2021 7:00 PM 04/14/2021 8:00 PM America/Detroit Copper Miners: Trials and Tribulations in 1913

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was once known as Copper Country. Miners worked long hours in harsh conditions. The dangerous conditions and the mistreatment of the miners led to a 9-month labor strike in 1913.  This strike led to a tragedy that forever changed the Copper Country. Join author Donna Simons for this presentation on the trials […]

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