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Thomas James Katona holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a specialty in labor relations. He is also a state certified mediator as well as a graduate of the AFL-CIO Organizer Institute. Currently, The Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 512 employs him.

He created and acts as Webmaster for this web site. His maternal grandmother, Annette (Prenevost)Hitchings, was born in Iron Mountain, Mi in 1900. Her father was an iron miner. The 1913 massacre had a profound influence on the entire mining community across the U.P. Mr. Katona heard mention of this incident from his grandmother and others as a child growing up in Detroit, Mi.

In 1994, Mr. Katona found himself in Calumet, Mi. He happened by the monument on 7th street and the old stories, now nearly forgotten, came flooding back. He decided to attempt to preserve the memory of the event by creating this site.

Contact information is as follows:

E-mail to:

Snail Mail to: 4173 Finn Town Rd., Cornell, Michigan 49818

Fax: 906-238-4495

Donations to defray the cost of this site are gladly accepted. You can do so by credit card over PayPal's secure server.

“We never forget”