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On November 21, 1927, Colorado state police massacred six striking coal miners at the Columbine Mine in Serene, in what was just one of so many instances in American history of government using police forces as the private strikebreaking army of employers. Colorado miners, both in coal and hard-rock, had helped define American labor history […]
This is the grave of Harry Orchard. Born Albert Horsley in 1866 in Ontario, the future Orchard was a rounder and a thug. He married and started a cheesemaking business, but then burned it for the insurance money and left his wife and their baby daughter for another woman. He worked at any number of […]
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