Today in Michigan History

August 11, 1942

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello visited Ironwood.

America’s number one box-office comedy team, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were welcomed in Ironwood by cheering crowds. Their weekend visit raised $127,000 for the purchase of “25,000 tons of victory iron ore.”

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