Description: 73 known victims of the Italian Hall catastrophe on December 24, 1913 are buried at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet, Michigan. The victims were attending a Christmas party for the children of copper strikers at the Italian Hall on Seventh Street in Calumet when an unknown man gave a false alarm of fire at the entrance to the second floor meeting hall. The victims suffocated in the ensuing stampede on the staircase. More than 80% of those who were killed were children; most of the adults who died were parents of children who attended the party. The available evidence supports the strikers' view that the false alarm was deliberate and was given by a strikebreaker. No one was ever arrested for the act nor was any criminal investigation ever conducted. The Italian Hall is the subject of the well known Woody Guthrie song, "Italian Hall Massacre." The Houghton County Genealogical Society mounted a display about the Italian Hall victims at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton in 2013. I copied the grave locations from that exhibit. I don't know the source that the Society used but I assume that the information ultimately came from the cemetery office. The death certificates for all 73 victims are available at http://seekingmichigan.org/discover/death-records. The spellings are often erratic and difficult to pin down. I also reviewed the 1910 census records for most of the victims. Most of the grave locations are found in one of four groupings, two in Section 26 and two in Section N. These are presumably the trenches that were dug for the original burials. A few victims were reportedly moved to other parts of the cemetery at a later date. It's not clear to me whether the remains of those individuals were actually re-interred or whether it was a situation of a memorial created for those particular individuals in another part of the cemetery. To the best of my knowledge, there are presently memorial stones for 32 of the 73 victims; in several cases there is more than one victim listed on the same stone.