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Mine: Chapin Mine, Iron Mountain, MI


Began → Chapin Mine → Became

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November, 1883 - DISTURBANCES AT IRON MOUNTAIN, MICH. The strike at the Chapin mine at Iron Mountain, Norway, Mich., assumed an alarming aspect Saturday. Four hundred malcontents approached Superintendent Stockbridge of the Ludington mine and requested an answer to their demands. He refused to yield. He was then thrown down, kicked and knocked around generally, during which cries of "kill him," "hang him," etc., were freely uttered. As soon as he recovered himself he told the men they could have anthing they wanted, that they might all go back to work and consider their day's work done at any reasonable hour. The saloon keepers of Iron Mountain have all closed their places and consequently there is no drunkeness. The local police force is powerless to do anything toward preserving order or quieting any disturbances that may arise, and it is altogether probable that one or more companies of the State militia will be ordered out to preserve peace and protect the property of the county. The Sheriff has been sent for and he will arrive tomorrow morning. [San Fransisco Bulletin, November 19, 1883]

November, 1883 - The strike at the Chapin mine at Iron Mountain, Norway, Mich., assumed an alarming aspect Saturday. Four hundred malcontents approached Superintendent Stockbridge of the Ludington mine and requested an answer to their demands. He refused to yield. He was then thrown down, kicked and knocked around generally, during which cries of "kill him," "hang him," etc., were freely uttered. As soon as he recovered himself he told the men they could have anthing they wanted, that they might all go back to work and consider their day's work done at any reasonable hour. The saloon keepers of Iron Mountain have all closed their places and consequently there is no drunkeness. The local polic force is powerless to do anything toward preserving order or quieting any disturbances that may arise, and it is altogether probable that one or more companies of the State militia will be ordered out to preserve peace and protect the property of the county. The Sheriff has been sent for and he will arrive to-morrow morning. -- [San Fransisco Bulletin, November 19, 1883]

June 15, 1896 - IRON MOUNTAIN, June 15---An attempt was made Sunday night to kill Captin Martin Goldsworthy and family of the Chapin mine. Two sticks of dynamite were exploded under their house, wrecking the structure badly. Nobody was injured. There have been no troubles at the Chapin mine and the men are apparently contented. It is though the act was committed by men whom Captain Goldsworthy had refused to employ.--[Kalamazoo Gazette, June 19, 1896]

June 4, 1901 - Chapin Mine, Iron Mountain, Dickenson Co. - Dynamite explosion - 8 fatalities