July 12, 2011

July 12: The Bisbee Deportation, 1917

On this day in 1917, nearly 1300 striking miners were forced from their home and abandoned in Hermanas, New Mexico. Were the men enforcing this lawless vigilantes, or public-minded citizens?

Read article here.

Pictured: Strikers on the long march to the cattle car. From the Arizona Historical Society.

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