Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HuffPost: Article on Italian Hall disaster by Steve Lehto

HANCOCK -- Steve Lehto, author of two books on the Italian Hall disaster, recently published an article in the Huffington Post, "The Italian Hall Disaster: One Reason to Observe a Silent Night This Christmas Eve," posted on Dec. 21, 2011.

Lehto notes that Christmas Eve marks the anniversary of the tragic events of Dec. 24, 1913, when someone yelled "Fire" -- a false alarm --during a Christmas party in Calumet's Italian Hall and at least 73 people, mostly children, died in the panic that ensued.

Click here to read the Huffington Post article.

Author Lehto, who is a professor and practicing attorney as well, has researched the Italian Hall tragedy and written about it in Death's Door: The Truth Behind Michigan's Largest Mass Murder and Shortcut: The Seeberville Murders and the Dark Side of the American Dream (To access Steve Lehto's Facebook Resource Page on the Italian Hall, click on the ad on this page for the second book, published this year).

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