Calumet, Michigan: Death Doorway of 1913

Italian Hall memorial is the brick-arched doorway of the doomed building, now surrounded by an empty lot. 73 people died in a 1913 stampede, triggered when someone yelled "Fire!" at a crowded party.

Italian Hall Tragedy Memorial

Address:
423 7th St., Calumet, MI
Directions:
On the west side of 7th St., one block south of MI-203.
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Italian Hall Tragedy

During a copper mine strike in late 1913, on Christmas Eve, hundreds of striking miners and their families gathered for a party. An unidentified person yelled "Fire!" and a panic and stampede ensued. 73 died, more than half of them children under 10. There was no fire.

[Mark Bauer, 09/17/2020]

The unique monument is the brick-arched doorway of the doomed Italian Hall building, now surrounded by an empty lot.


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