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Ironwood, Michigan: Miners Memorial Mural

Over 100 real miners are painted in an imagined group portrait on the side of a building in a town named Ironwood. You can probably guess what kind of metal they mined.

E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, MI
Downtown, on the north side of E. McLeod Ave. just west of its intersection with S. Suffolk St.
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Miners Memorial Mural.

Miners Memorial Mural

Not all of the miners shown had died in mining accidents.

[Brenda, 08/13/2023]

Miners Mural.

Miners Memorial Mural

This impressive mural celebrates the region's mining history. It's right on the way to Hiawatha the World's Largest Indian.

[Mark Flaherty, 07/29/2013]

Artists Kelly Meredith and Sue Martinsen spent over four years researching and painting the mural, which depicts over 100 real miners. It was unveiled on June 16, 2012, and proved so popular as a photo-op that in 2013 the city created a car-free zone in front of the mural. A booklet available in Ironwood provides biographies of each of the miners.

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