Sunday, January 30, 2011

1894 Coxey Army

Through all of the cataloguing I've been doing of the research material gathered while working on The Fowlerville Chronicles, I have learned bits and pieces of history that I'm finding very interesting to read further on. One such subject matter involves the Coxey Army, which you can read more about by clicking here. My interest was piqued after reading a short article in The Fowlerville Review, which follows:

The Coxey army, which is marching to Washington and which at first was looked upon as a joke, is fast assuming very serious proportions. On Wednesday, one branch of the army stole a train of cars at Butte, Montana, and when a company of deputies attempted to take the train from them, they gave them a pitched battle and retained possession of the train. The federal troops have been called out and things are assuming very serious and alarming conditions.

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