Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".
DSS&A no. 555 leaving Calumet with a passenger train. The Calumet passenger and freight depots are in the background as well as St. Joseph, the Slovenian Catholic church, now called St. Paul. Photograph courtesy of Michigan Technological University, Copper Country Historical Collections.
The 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike was an extremely important event in American labor history. The strike began July 23, 1913, in Michigan's Copper Country. Many in the Copper Country were soon bitterly divided between two camps, a pro-mining company contingent and a pro-union (Western Federation of Miners) faction. Acts of violence from both sides further polarized the copper region