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      Big Annie inducted into Hall of Fame

      A popular historical figure of the 1913 copper strike was inducted into the Labor's International Hall of Fame Friday evening at the Calumet Visitor's Center.

      Calumet native Annie Clemenc, also known as "Big Annie" because of her 6??2" stature, was the face of the copper strike rallies. She worked to bring justice to the underpaid mining workforce and was commonly seen waving a giant American flag.

      Her great-grandchildren were in the Keweenaw Friday to accept a plaque for Annie??s induction.

      Annie's great-granddaughter, Anne Marie Kelly, said her family never knew of Big Annie??s story until recently.

      ??This is such an honor to be related to such a strong, powerful historical figure, and we couldn't be more pleased or more honored that this induction took place tonight,?? said Kelly.

      The labor's International Hall of Fame is based in Detroit and honors historical men and women who supported working-class people and families.