Copper Country History Linked to by Daily Kos

"Papa is Striking For Us." A children's strike parade in Calumet, Michigan in October of 1913. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Kos.)

“Papa is Striking For Us.” A children’s strike parade in Calumet, Michigan in October of 1913. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Kos.)

The Daily Kos, an online political community that offers news, community involvement, and activism updates, posted an article today about early twentieth century labor conflicts, with a special feature on the 1913 Copper Strike. A labor parade organized by Big Annie, that included hundreds of striking miners’ children, took place on the streets of Calumet. The Calumet News reported that the children were themselves upon a strike when roughly 500 young students didn’t show up for school.[1]

In addition to the Daily Kos making mention of the 1913 Copper Strike, it also quoted directly from a previous post from this site, so this blog has seen a huge upsurge in traffic today. Solidarity!


[1] The Calumet News, October 7, 2013

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Today in the 1913 Copper Strike

Mother Jones and Guy Miller (WFM) lead a labor parade in Calumet.  They are joined by strikers and young boys to show support for all on strike. (Photo courtesy of the MTU Archives, Keweenaw Digital Archive, available here)

Mother Jones and Guy Miller (WFM) lead a labor parade in Calumet. They are joined by strikers and young boys to show support for all on strike. (Photo courtesy of the MTU Archives, Keweenaw Digital Archive, available here)

A parade was held in Calumet today and what a parade it was!  Famed labor activist Mother Jones had arrived in Michigan earlier in the week and she marched proudly with the strikers during the August 10th parade. In the photo above you can see Mother Jones alongside Guy Miller, a representative from the Western Federation of Miners.