Posts Tagged ‘ Bisbee Deportation ’

Bisbee Deportation Planned at Masonic Hall with Lawmen and Businessmen Targeting Wobblies

November 18, 2011
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Once upon a time in Bisbee, miners and sympathizers were forcibly evicted by a conspiracy of lawmen, businessmen and “good Masons” who met and planned the violent deportation at the Masonic Hall, which is now the Bisbee Mining and Historical Society.
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Scenes From the Bisbee Deportation – 1917

August 29, 2010
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Scenes From the Bisbee Deportation – 1917

On the morning of July 12th, 1917, a well armed band of vigilantes and lawmen rounded up and deported over one thousand members and sympathizers of the International Workers of the World, known as the IWW. Its members favored worker owned and operated industries, and proposed to abolish wages, while controlling industrial production through...
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Bisbee – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

August 26, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona is notable for many curiosities and tall tales, and Bisbee folks have often found themselves "between a rock and a hard place." This phrase originates in Bisbee, and has its beginnings in the labor struggles of the early twentieth century. The phrase described the circumstances of the workers of Bisbee, who were...
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