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On November 23, 1903, Colorado governor James Peabody sent the state militia to Cripple Creek to crush the Western Federation of Miners led strike in that mining town. This all too typical action by the state during the Gilded Age had major repercussions. It succeeded in ending the strike, but it also led the WFM […]
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This is the grave of John Hay. Hay was born in 1838 in Salem, Indiana and grew up in Illinois. He entered Brown University in 1855 and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1858 after starring there and entering Providence’s literary scene. He moved back to Illinois though so he could study law. It was […]
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This is the grave of Charles Pillsbury. Born in New Hampshire in 1842, Pillsbury graduated from Dartmouth in 1863. Rather than fight in the Civil War, Pillsbury moved to Quebec, where he worked for the next 6 years as a clerk and then as a partner in a mercantile firm. A lot of Midwestern grain […]
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This is the grave of Thomas Catron. Born in Missouri in 1840, Catron graduated from the University of Missouri in 1860 and joined the treasonous Confederate army in his home state. He fought throughout the war, rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant after having fought at such battles as Mission Creek and Pea Ridge. […]
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