Monday, April 7, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 7

April 7, 1914 – A posse headed by Sheriff John Meining of Duluth is protecting the Bangor Mine on the Mesabi Range, the property of the Pickands Mather Company, as a result of a walkout of 100 men on Saturday, April 4.

The miners, it is said, became dissatisfied when the company changed from the account system to the contract system, under which the men are paid according to the amount of work they do. No acts of violence have been reported.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Posse Protects Iron Mine; Walkout at Bangor Property at Virginia, Minn.”; April 07, 1914; p. 1

Bangor Mine, Pickands Mather Company

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