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Ironwood history honored in mining mural

 

July 22, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

A SMALL group circles around the Pabst Mine Mural for its dedication ceremony on Saturday. Speaking at the event was from left, Mayor of Ironwood Annette Burchell, Peter Sturgal, attorney; Dan Perotti, artist; Mike Meyer, director of Ironwood Chamber of Commerce and Ivan Hellen, local historian and member of Downtown Ironwood Development Authority.

By BRYAN HELLIOS

bhellios@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - A couple dozen people gathered on Lowell Street Saturday morning for the Pabst Mine Mural dedication ceremony.

The mural, drawn by local artist Dan Perotti, serves as a memorial for the over 1,100 men who lost their lives in mining accidents on the Gogebic Iron Range.

"This is a representation of why our community is here," Annette Burchell, mayor of Ironwood said while adding, "This wonderful community was built on the hard backs and the sacrifices of men and families who are honored in this mural."

She said the piece of art is vis...



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