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James MacNaughton, also variously known as "the King of Houghton County", the "Czar of the Copper Country" or simply "Big Jim" (b. March 4, 1864) was the third and last known President and General Manager of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company during the hate-filled Copper Country Strike of 1913–1914. In addition to the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, MacNaughton was also the General Manager of the Ahmeek Mining Company, Allouez Mining Company, North Kearsarge mine, South Kearsarge mine, Tamarack Mining Company, Osceola Consolidated Copper Company, St. Louis Copper Company, Laurium Mining Company, La Salle Copper Company, Isle Royale Copper Company, Superior Copper Company, and the Centennial Copper Mining Company. MacNaughton also held a position as the Chairman of the Houghton County Board of Supervisors and the first chairman of Miscowaubik, a private business club headquartered in Calumet, Michigan.

The MacNaughton Cup was named in his honor in the year of 1913 as he was an avid supporter of amateur ice hockey.


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