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Republic in Marquette County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of the Men Who Lost Their Lives

As a Result of Working at the Republic Open Pit Iron Mine

 

— 1954-1982 —

 
In Memory of the Men Who Lost Their Lives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2014
1. In Memory of the Men Who Lost Their Lives Marker
Inscription.  
Lawrence A. La Fave — August 12, 1962
Robert E. Bengtson — Nov. 7, 1962
Norman S. Korpi — Sept. 9, 1965
Ronald W. Polkki — Oct. 18, 1969
Melvin L. Roberts — Nov. 22, 1969
John Hedko Jr. — June 25, 1972
Robert W. Mattson — Dec. 10, 1979
Robert J. Lamere — Dec. 20, 1979

This memorial provided through the courtesy of the Republic Area Historical Society, the United Steelworkers of America – Locals 4950 and 4974, and the Negaunee Elks Club.
 
Erected by Republic Area Historical Society, United Steelworkers of America - Locals 4950 & 4974, and the Negaunee Elks Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 46° 24.366′ N, 87° 58.872′ W. Marker is in Republic, Michigan, in Marquette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park City Road and Republic Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the center
In Memory of the Men Who Lost Their Lives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 27, 2014
2. In Memory of the Men Who Lost Their Lives Marker
(marker visible behind Munson Park sign)
of Munson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Republic MI 49879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cecil E. Munson Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Republic Iron Company (a few steps from this marker); Old Kloman Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Republic Open Pit Mine Observation Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Life of a Miner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Mine Exploration and Development (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Republic Open Pit Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Republic.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Republic Iron Mine, Republic, Michigan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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