Barnes-Hecker program set

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: “Why? The Untold Story of the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster” at 6 p.m. May 25.

A presentation will be given by James Paquette. The real history of Michigan’s Iron Country is not the history of mines and mining companies, it is the history of the miners themselves, largely made up of immigrants who came to the region. This presentation honors that history by bringing to light the untold truth about the worst mining disaster in Michigan history, the Nov. 3, 1926, cave-in at the Barnes-Hecker Mine that killed 51 men.

The program will be followed by a question-and-answer session at the center. Call 906-226-3571 for more details. $5 suggested donation.


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